Hempstead, New York – The NCAA Division I Hofstra Pride Men’s Lacrosse team announced 4 of its players, including 2014 Loveland High School grad Tanner Griffin, were voted to the All-Colonial Athletic Association
In the All-CAA Preseason Team voting, Hofstra honorees included defender Tanner Griffin, the 2014 Southern Ohio Region High School Lacrosse Player of the Year. Griffin was elected as a USILA High School All-American his senior season at Loveland High.
A starter since arriving on campus, Griffin stood out in 2016, playing in all 15 games and picking up a career-high 25 ground balls for the Pride. Very adept at forcing turnovers, he recorded six caused turnovers last year to bring his two-year total to 14. Griffin also assisted on the game winning overtime tally against Princeton Feb 26 in Hempstead, NY.
The Tanner Griffin File
Big things are expected out of 2017 Preseason All-CAA selection Tanner Griffin. After starting all 14 games and earning CAA All-Rookie team honors in 2015, Griffin, a junior, picked up 25 ground balls and forced six turnovers while playing in 15 games with five starts last season.*
Third season on the Hofstra Lacrosse roster…2017 Preseason All-CAA Team…2016: Played in all 15 games and started five as a sophomore…Recorded one assist, against Princeton, from the back line…Picked up 25 ground balls including a season-high five against St. John’s and four at Massachusetts…Third on the team with six caused turnovers including two against NJIT…Took two shots with one on goal.
2015: CAA All-Rookie Team selection…Started all 14 games on defense as a freshman…Picked up 24 ground balls including a season-high five at Ohio State and four at Princeton…Forced eight turnovers including two against Massachusetts and Fairfield.
High School: Played four years of lacrosse and football at Loveland (OH) High School…Named to the USILA All-America team and voted Southern Ohio Player of the Year as a senior…Also an all-region first team pick in 2014…Picked up 93 ground balls and tallied three goals and two assists in 2014…Earned Under Armour Underclassmen All-America honors as a junior after scooping up 108 ground balls and notching three goals and three assists…Two-time All-ECC selection and all-region pick in 2012 and 2013…Was a three-year varsity starter at safety for the Loveland football team and played on the Ohio Division 2 State Championship team in 2013.
Personal: Has three brothers…Spends his free time working out, staying in shape and spending time with family and friends…Volunteered for Shoes for the Homeless and Christmas for the Homeless drives…Criminology major.