BOSTON – Former Bucknell great Will Sands was selected to represent the Boston Cannons in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, which will be held on June 28 at 7 p.m. at Harvard Stadium.
Sands, who joined the Cannons following a sensational senior season, is the second-straight former Bison to be invited to play in the MLL All-Star Game. Jackson Place, a 2014 graduate, represented the Ohio Machine at the last two editions.
In his first four professional games, Sands has posted 15 points on seven goals and eight assists. He was named the MLL Rookie of the Week on June 6 following a four-assist effort in a 16-15 victory over the Florida Launch.
Sands is one of six rookies who will take part in the MLL All-Star game, joining Chris Cloutier (Denver Outlaws), Justin Guterding (Ohio Machine), Ben Reeves (Dallas Rattlers), Austin Sims (Atlanta Blaze) and Joel Tinney (New York Lizards).
In 2018, Sands was crowned a Third Team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and Inside Lacrosse after putting together one of the finest offensive seasons in Bucknell's 50-year history. The senior attacker posted 75 points on 20 goals and a school-record 55 assists. One of only four Bison to eclipse the 70-point threshold in a single campaign, he recorded at least one point in all 15 games, notching at least five in six. He topped out at 10 points (3g-7a) against Boston University on March 17, which was one shy of Bucknell's single-game record.
Over the course of the 2018 season, Sands reached a number of career milestones. He became the third Bison to eclipse the 200-point plateau, the fifth to register at least 100 assists and the sixth to net his 100th career goal. His career total of 243 points, which came on 102 goals and a school-record 141 assists, stands second in school history.
Sands was previously recognized on the 2018 and 2017 All-Patriot League First and Academic Teams, the 2018 All-ECAC Second Team and the 2016 All-Patriot League Second and Tournament Teams. A two-time member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, he made the cut to 25 from 50 this season.