Two Seminoles Earn All America Honors

Two Florida State Seminoles earned All America honors for the 2009 season. Senior attackman Corey Noonan became the first four-time All American in Florida State lacrosse history. He is joined by sophomore Jon Yates, who becomes just the third Seminole to earn the honor as a sophomore. Noonan capped his outstanding career at Florida State by earning Second Team All America, First Team All Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC), and SELC All Tournament Team honors for his senior season. He also earned the Doug Horn Award as the SELC’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, and the Offensive MVP award for the 2009 Southern Shootout. Noonan became the only player in the history of the SELC to win the Doug Horn Award in each of his four seasons, and the only Seminole lacrosse player to be named to the All America team in each of his four seasons. "Corey came to Florida State with a reputation as someone who played hard all the time," said Seminole head coach Bill Harkins.  "It is no wonder he made All American four times and was the SELC Offensive Player of the Year four times," he continued, "Every time he steps on the field– whether it is practice, pick-up or a championship game– he plays 100% all the time.  He is a winner, with a great attitude and personality to match." Yates, a sophomore midfielder, was named Third Team All American. He becomes just the third sophomore to earn All America honors for the Seminoles (joining D.J. Romanchuk and Corey Noonan). Yates was also named to the All SELC First Team, as well as the SELC All Tournament Team. He was the Seminoles’ third-leading scorer in 2009, and trailed only Noonan and attackman Tyler Richey in points. Yates is a candidate for Academic All America Honors, which will be announced later this summer. "Fast.  Tough.  Deadly accurate," Harkins said of Yates, "It is no wonder that he made All American in his sophomore year. Jon was elected captain for next year, so he obviously commands respect from his peers.  He will be even better next year, and we cannot wait."