Brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson, Onondaga, who play lacrosse for the University at Albany, were the two leading scorers in NCAA Men's Division I Lacrosse going into Friday's game against the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Albany survived the match 18-14, and the Thompson brothers set two school records in the process.
With his six-goal, four-assist performance, Miles Thompson, a senior, became Albany's all-time leading scorer, with 251 points (in lacrosse, the points statistic is computed by adding a player's tally of goals and assists). Lyle Thompson, a junior, recorded two goals and five assists to become the school's all-time assist leader, with 134.
Nationally, the Thompson brothers continued their dominance of the scoring statistics. Miles Thompson now has 51 goals on the year, ahead of the next-best player, Duke's Jordan Wolf, who has 46 (Duke has played two more games than Albany). Lyle Thompson remains at the top of the assists category with 55, well above Loyola Maryland's Justin Ward, who has 42. Lyle Thompson averages an NCAA-best 6.62 points per game, with Miles hot on his heels with 6.42 points per game. The third-most-prolific scorer in NCAA Division I is Kieran McArdle of St. John's, who averages 5.69 points per game.
Cousin Ty Thompson, Mohawk, also plays on the Albany squad, and had two goals and three assists on the day.
The Albany Great Danes have one more conference game to play, on Saturday, April 26, against Binghamton. Both teams are undefeated in the America East conference.