« Lacrosse 2018

Chris Blewitt

School

Saint Joseph’s University

Position
Attack
Major
Finance

Classroom

Chris Blewitt, a finance major (3.92 GPA) and member of Saint Joseph’s University’s Delta Sigma Pi national professional business fraternity, was selected as the 2017 Northeast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was voted onto the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Men’s At-large First Team as a junior last year. Over the past two seasons he has been voted onto the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic all-area team and has earned the SJU men’s lacrosse program’s Academic Award twice for owning the highest GPA on the squad. He has qualified for the SJU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in all seven of his semesters and has qualified for the NEC Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.75) in all three of his spring semesters and is on track to graduate in May 2018. He interned with CIT Group in Summer 2016, where he worked in their Trade Finance group, and interned with Mizuho Securities USA in Summer 2017, where he worked as an analyst in their Sales and Trading department. He will be returning to Mizuho Securities USA in Summer 2018 as an analyst in their Capital Markets group.

Character

“Since his arrival on Hawk Hill, Chris Blewitt has exemplified the attributes of a student-athlete. He has nearly a 4.0 GPA and is a first-team, All-League performer. Even more impressive than his academic and athletic accomplishments are the intangibles he brings to the table. Chris has an incredible work ethic, is entirely selfless and holds himself and his teammates accountable. He truly is a remarkable young man, and everyone in our program looks up to him.” – Taylor Wray, head Coach

Blewitt also was voted team co-captain by his teammates this year. On March 16th, 2018, he was chosen to run the official NCAALAX Instagram account’s Story for a day.

Community

Blewitt was heavily involved with and spearheaded the SJU men’s lacrosse program’s efforts in dedication its home game vs. St. John’s this March (2018) to the One Love Foundation. He volunteered with the Philippines Lacrosse Association to organize and coach a lacrosse clinic for students at the University of Makati in the Philippines to help spread to the sport abroad in August 2017. He also volunteered with New York Cares, where he spent time at the Stanley Isaac Center—a non-profit, multi-service organization that focuses primarily on the needs of children and low-income families as well as out-of-school and out-of-work youth—to help run a seminar that teaches basic financial concepts to students to help cultivate an appreciation for financial awareness. He also has participated in Stop Hunger Now’s day of service in New York City, where he helped to package more than 10,000 meals for impoverished children in third-world countries. In Fall 2016, he and the Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse program participated in the University City Classic and raised $3,000 in donations toward HEADstrong in an effort to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through providing essential programs and services. In Fall 2015, the Hawks hosted the first annual HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage, through which the Hawks fundraised $3,000. He has participated in the SJU Kinney Center 5k Walk/Run for Autism multiple times, as well as SJU’s Martin Luther King Day of Service for four consecutive years, which involved cleaning up public trails/blocks and renovating elementary schools to benefit the local Philadelphia community.

Competition

Blewitt entered his senior campaign as a 2017 First-Team Northeast Conference attackman, the 2015 NEC Rookie of the Year and a 2015 NEC All-Rookie team selection. In 53 career appearances with 52 starts as a four-year starting attackman, he owns 135 career points on 79 goals and 56 assists alongside 69 ground balls. He ties for ninth all-time in career assists and 10th all-time in career points at Saint Joseph’s. He has scored in 37 of 53 career games and has recorded a point in 49 of 53 career games. He owns 24 multi-goal games, including seven hat tricks, four games with four goals, and one game with five goals, and owns 18 games with more than three points, including three games with four points, six games with five points, one game with six points, and two games with seven points. In four opportunities, he started all four of SJU’s NEC postseason games and owns four goals and two assists in postseason play, including two goals in the 2016 NEC title game vs. Hobart and two goals and one assist in the 2015 NEC semifinals win over Mount St. Mary’s. In 2017, he led SJU in points with 45, goals with 27, and assists with 18. His 2017 highlight-reel games include matching a career-high seven points on two goals and career-high five assists at Mount St. Mary’s, scoring a career-high five goals at Manhattan, assisting on late equalizers to force overtime vs. Hobart and Sacred Heart, scoring the late equalizer to force overtime vs. Monmouth, and hitting the back of the net twice against then-No. 2 Maryland. He also had a hat trick vs. then-No. 14 Penn as a rookie in 2015.