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Ryan Creighton

School

North Carolina

Position
Midfield
Major
Business Administration
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Classroom

Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll in both 2010-2011 and 2011-12 school years…maintains a 3.065 grade point average in the Kenan-Flagler Business School…named to 2012 All-ACC Academic Team for men’s lacrosse.

Character

Elected 2014 tri-captain…Named a Tar Heel Leader of Distinction in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy at UNC at end of 2012-13 school year…this is the academy’s highest honor and is based on a 360-degree feedback system…only 5 percent of UNC student-athletes are ever honored with this award…has served as a camp counselor at Tar Heel Lacrosse Camps, LLC…has done summer internships the past three years at Key Advisors in Philadelphia, Principal Financial Group in Conshohocken, Pa. and Dakota Funds Group in Haverford, Pa.

Community

Has participated in the EVANFEST/HEADstring foundation since 2007, including his high school participation…volunteers at the annual EVANFEST youth lacrosse tournament in Malvern, Pa….also dedicates his time during the year to EVANFEST, including fundraisers and charity events…during his time at UNC he has worked with the Timothy School, the Carolina Athletics Department Outrach Program, the UNC Kid’s Cart weekly project at UNC Children’s Hospital and the Chapel Hill 2nd and 7 Foundation which promotes reading skills in Chapel Hill/Carrboro Public Schools.

Competition

2014 Preseason third-team All-America by Faceoff Yearbook…2014 preseason All-ACC selection…2012 & 2013 post-season honorable mention All-America from U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association…has played in 50 career games…has 28 goals and 12 assists for 40 points…has 51 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers…in 2013 he set a school record for most goals in a season (11) by a player who exclusively played short-stick defensive midfield…led the team in shooting percentage at .611 (11 goals on 18 shots) and in shot on goal percentage at .889…had a career high three goals verus Air Force…as a sophomore he won the team’s Needham Unsung Hero Award…started last nine games of season in first midfield after being switched from short stick defensive midfield…responded with seven goals and six assists…played in 16 games as a freshman with 10 goals and three assists…had a five-game goal scoring streak late in the season as the Tar Heel rallied to earn an NCAA Tournament invitation…scored twice in season finale versus Notre Dame, an overtime win which got UNC into NCAA Tournament.