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Dan Lomas

School

High Point University

Position
Attack
Major
Business Management

Classroom

Dan Lomas recorded a 3.675 grade-point average in the classroom during the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year. He has earned Millis Scholar-Athlete Honors in all four years at High Point University. The accolade is given to High Point student-athletes who post at least a 3.0 GPA. Overall, he carries a 3.593 GPA in business management. After the 2015 season, he was named to the Academic All-Southern Conference Team for posting at least a 3.3 GPA while appearing in a minimum of half of the team’s contests. Lomas added a selection to the SoCon Commissioners Medal for carrying a 3.5 GPA through the 2015 spring semester.

Character

Lomas is one of the most respected student-athletes at High Point University throughout the athletic department. He and his fellow seniors – who started the men’s lacrosse program as freshmen – took time to meet with the women’s basketball team at HPU, which is very young, to discuss the struggles of being a young team trying to learn to win at the college level.

Head coach Jon Torpey shared his thoughts on Lomas:
“Dan Lomas’ career has been defined by greatness both on and off the field. As an original member of our program four years ago, Dan’s leadership and character have led a player driven-team to unimaginable heights. As the old adage goes, if your best players are your hardest workers and best leaders, your team will follow suit. Dan has exemplified this every step of his journey. We are very fortunate to have had Dan lead this team as a captain for three years – one of two players to earn that honor three times – and his legacy and the foundation he has built will be here long after he graduates.”

Community

When he’s not dominating on the field or succeeding in the classroom, Lomas is dedicating his time to the community. He has served as a Big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and run in the Greensboro Run for Autism all four years at High Point University. Lomas and the men’s lacrosse team have been instrumental in the university’s involvement in the American Red Cross’ Stuff-A-Stocking program as well. Beyond that, Lomas has worked on builds for Habitat for Humanity and volunteered at Special Olympics competitions. He also uses his social media profile to help the push for causes like Bell Let’s Talk Day to help raise awareness for mental illnesses in Canada.

The following is the complete list of Lomas’ volunteering:
Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2012-present
Volunteer, Ronald McDonald House Winston Salem
Volunteer, Special Olympics North Carolina
Volunteer, Habitat for humanity North Carolina
Volunteer, Open Door Ministries High Point
Volunteer, Vs. Cancer Foundation
Volunteer, Autism Society of North Carolina
Volunteer, High Point Cycling Classic
Coach, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Volunteer, Salvation Army of High Point
Volunteer, Super Mario 5K run
Volunteer, Stuff a Stocking High Point
Coach, Deep River Renegades
Volunteer, Brenner’s Children’s Hospital
Coach, TYLA Youth Clinic

Competition

Lomas is the most decorated student-athlete in HPU men’s lacrosse’s history. The Burlington, Ontario, native is a two-time USILA honorable mention All-America selection and a two-time conference offensive player of the year. Lomas has buried a program-best 121 goals after upping his own single-season record to 43 in 2015. The attackman is second among active players nationally in career goals scored and is 13th in career points with 136. Lomas’ consistency on the field (earning at least one goal in 42 of 46 career appearances) combined with his explosiveness (three games with a program-record six goals) makes him one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the nation. The lefty became High Point’s third-ever Major League Lacrosse draft pick when the Ohio Machine took him 38th overall. As a junior, Lomas was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List before leading the Panthers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He paced the HPU offense with four goals as it earned a 9-8 double-overtime victory over No. 20 Richmond in the Southern Conference championship game. Along with fellow MLL draft pick Matt Thistle and junior Michael LeClair, Lomas is a part of one of the most experienced and talented attack units in the country.