The 2016 Under Armour All-American senior game is coming up and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at how some of the game’s alumni have done since they played in the game with our High School Lacrosse Yearbook.
|Past Under Armour All-Americans|
In High School: Thompson was a one of the most dynamic high school lacrosse players in the nation with 511 career points. Thompson started his high school career at Salmon River in 2007 as an eighth grader and was there for his freshman season in 2008. For the 2009 and 2010 seasons, he transferred to Lafayette Central (Lafayette, N.Y.). He went back to Salmon River to complete his high school career. He went on to play college lacrosse at Albany and was the consensus No. 1 recruit in the nation. He was a 2011 Under Armour All-American and a three-time All-Central New York First Team selection. He was selected to the inaugural Warrior 40, which brought together the best 40 boys’ high school lacrosse juniors in the nation in 2010.
In College: Thompson was the first-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy for men’s lacrosse player of the year after wining it during his junior and senior seasons. He set an NCAA Division I record for career points (400) and assists (225). There was not much Thompson did not do in college. He was the America East Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team, Fans’ Choice Player of the Year and Championship Most Outstanding Player after his senior year. He was drafted No. 1 overall in the Major League Lacrosse First Year Player Draft by the Florida Launch. He finished his senior season with 121 points, the second-highest single season total in Division I history, second only to his own mark of 128 in 2014.
As a Pro: Thompson played in eight games for the Launch. He made his MLL debut at Ohio, scoring his first career goal in the opening quarter and ended the night with one goal and three assists for four points. He had 22 goals, and 16 assists in his first season in the MLL.