Windsor Selected as CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
York, Pa. – For the second consecutive year, St. Mary's College of Maryland is home to the Capital Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as senior men's lacrosse player Peter Windsor (Towson, Md./St. Paul's School for Boys) is the 2011-12 recipient.
Windsor's selection as the CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year comes on the heels of him garnering a spot on the 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team.
He is the third St. Mary's student-athlete to earn the honor since the inception of the award in 1992. Men's basketball players Sean Keehan (1994) and Sam Burum (2011) were the previous CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year awardees to represent the Seahawks.
To be eligible for the CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate athletic success and be a major contributor to their program. The award is voted on by the conference athletic directors and sports information directors.
Windsor graduated on May 14 with a bachelor's of arts degree in economics while minoring in mathematics, compiling a 3.748 cumulative GPA in four years. He was a member of the Dean's List all eight semesters as well as a two-time St. Mary's Scholar. A four-time Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team member, Windsor was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society as a junior and maintained that membership as a senior. He served as the historian for the Class of 2012 and president of the Student Investment group.
Windsor is a 2012 USILA All-American as well as a two-time first team All-CAC selection after earning back-to-back nods as a junior and senior. The 5-8 long-pole midfielder finished second for the Seahawks with 41 ground balls and third with 21 caused turnovers while ranking tied for 14th in the conference in caused turnovers. In starting all 16 games, he added two goals and earned the CAC Defensive Player of the Week award on March 12. Windsor tallied a season-best four caused turnovers three times and scooped up a season-high five ground balls twice in 2012.
A two-year team captain, he started off his senior campaign as a 2012 Inside Lacrosse Face-off Yearbook preseason honorable mention All-America.
During his stellar four-year career, Windsor picked up 154 ground balls and caused 85 turnovers while adding two goals and an assist in 62 games played with 51 starts.
St. Mary's posted a 10-6 record (6-2 CAC) in 2012, going undefeated at Seahawk Stadium with a 7-0 mark. The Seahawks finished third in the conference and advanced to the CAC semifinals for the fourth straight season.