By Blake Moore
ADA — Ohio Northern junior Cameron Marous (Brecksville) was named Third Team Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large in men's lacrosse for 2019 in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Marous becomes the first ONU men's lacrosse player to earn Academic All-America honors.
This season, he led the Polar Bear offense with 34 goals, 21 assists, 55 points, and 92 shots as an attacker. The junior also chipped in 25 ground balls and six caused turnovers during the campaign.
Marous was tabbed Second-Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference for the third consecutive season. He has also been named the 2017 OAC Freshman of the Year, a 2018 Academic All-OAC honoree, a three-time OAC Player of the Week, and a one-time USILA Team of the Week selection during his career.
Marous is Ohio Northern's all-time leader with 81 career assists and 190 career points. He is also second with 109 career goals and is eighth with 92 career ground balls.
To be considered for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a sophomore-or-higher in academic standing, serve as a starter or important reserve player for their respective team, and have a 3.30 minimum cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale at their current institution. In addition, all nominees must have participated in 50 percent of the team's competitions at their designated position.
The at-large category encompasses athletes who compete in lacrosse, swimming and diving, ice hockey, field hockey, fencing, tennis, gymnastics, golf, wrestling, rifle, volleyball, skiing, or water polo.
Ohio Northern posted a 13-5 overall record and finished third in the OAC with a 6-3 league record in 2019. With the No. 3 seed in the OAC Tournament, the Polar Bears reached the program's first OAC championship game under fourth-year head coach Nat St. Laurent.