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Ryan Bell named honorable mention All-American by USA Lacrosse Magazine

SPARKS, MD. – USA Lacrosse Magazine released the Division I Men’s Lacrosse All-America selections today (May 9). Forward from Providence College Ryan Bell (Smithtown, NY) was recognized as an All-America Honorable Mention.

Bell finished the 2024 season ranked first on the team in scoring, with 66 points on 21 goals and 45 assists. He is Providence College’s all-time assists leader (119), having passed Matt Pymm ’99, who finished his career with 102 assists. The junior also set the single-season assist record (45) and single-season points record (66) during the Friars’ final game of the season. Kyle Ojakian previously set both records with 42 assists and 63 points in 2002. Bell scored five or more points in eight games this season, including five games with seven or more. He ranked first in the BIG EAST and third in the nation in assists per game (3.00) and first in the BIG EAST in points per game (4.4). He was honored by the league five times during the regular season, earning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week three times and Weekly Honor Roll recognition twice. Additionally, he was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, All-BIG EAST First Team and landed on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List.

Bell is the seventh brother all-time to earn All-America Honors with his honorable mention from USA Lacrosse Magazine. Michael Chabra was also recognized as a USA Lacrosse Magazine and All-America Honorable Mention last season (2023). Former brothers Michael Farley ’07 and Ben Johnston ’08 were USILA Division I All-American Honorable Mention selections in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Jarrod Neumann ’17 was a USILA Second-Team All-America selection in 2017. Tate Boyce ’19 is the only player in program history to earn All-America recognition in multiple seasons, earning USILA Third-Team honors in 2017 and earned honorable mention honors in 2019. Additionally, Neumann, Boyce and Toby Burgdorf ’21 received Inside Lacrosse Maverick Media All-American recognition. Boyce and Toby Burgdorf were honorable mention selections in 2017 and 2020, respectively, while Neumann was named to the third team in 2017.

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