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Miles Thompson

School

Albany

Position
Attack
Major
Sociology
G
33
A
17
PTS
50
GB
12

Classroom

Miles will complete his UAlbany career in the spring and plans to graduate in the Fall of 2014 with a degree in sociology.  Upon graduation, he plans on using his sociology degree to work with kids on his reservation and help them in their future.

Character

Miles and his cousin Ty chose UAlbany to encourage others in his tribe and his family to earn an education.  Upon graduation, he plans on using his sociology degree to work with kids on his reservation and help them in their future.  He was dedicated to Team Persevere, giving one of his personal lacrosse sticks to JP Hosinger.  On the field, Thompson has been a leader in the attack corps his entire UAlbany career.

Community

Miles is a strong member of his community on and off the campus of UAlbany.  With UAlbany, he helps with Team Persevere, a group dedicated to raising awareness and funds for JP Hosinger and his condition, Niemann-Pick Type C, an incurable neurological disease.  He also participates in walks for causes, including a breast cancer awareness walk at Siena.  At his reservation of Onondaga Nation, Miles helps run lacrosse camps, teaching about getting an education and life away from lacrosse.  He also participates in yearly cleanups on the reservation every spring.

Competition

Miles was part of the top attack trio in the nation last season, earning All-America status and first-team all-conference in the America East after leading an offense that scored nearly 16 goals a game, #1 in Division I.  In his career, he has earned 174 points in 43 games, including 107 goals and 67 assists.  Despite being injured in six games last year, he finished with 43 goals and 30 assists last year to earn his second All-America East selection.  He earned 14 points in a win over Stony Brook and comes into 2014 with a 14-game goal scoring streak.  His performance helped UAlbany earned an America East title and berth into the NCAA First Round.