Sports Information Director
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Holy Cross senior defenseman Tommy Lyons (C) (SR/Valparaiso, Ind.) has been recognized for his efforts on the ice as a Third Team North Regional defensemen during the 2013-2014 season. The recognition for Lyons makes him the first player in Holy Cross Saints hockey history to be recognized on an All-Regional team.
A three-time captain for the Saints in his career, Lyons capped off his senior season with a career year. In 33 games this season, Lyons netted a career-high 13 goals and 35 assists for a career-best 48 point season, giving him the third-most points on the team during the year.
In his career, Lyons has appeared in 116 games while amassing 33 goals and 124 assists for 157 career points; the most all-time for a defensemen.
Aside from being the leader on the ice, Lyons has maintained a GPA of 3.82 in the classroom, became a member of the Delta Sigma Honor Society, and was recently awarded with the All Saints Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership and Service. This May, Tommy will graduate with a degree in business and minors in communications, marketing and sports management.
"It means a lot to be recognized, but I could not do it without my teammates," Lyons stated. "With their efforts and commitment to the team, it made my job a lot easier on the ice."
The Saints wrapped up a program-best season with a record of 23-11 and had three players invited to 2014 All-Star Challenge, including Lyons.
In his four years with the Saints, Lyons has helped lead the team to two seasons of 20 or more wins and an overall record of 71-47-1.
Upon graduating Holy Cross this spring, Lyons will enroll in Law School at Valparaiso University.
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