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Artists and Athletes on the Lacrosse Field

We revisit the SCAD Men's lacrosse team we introduced last winter. They just missed the automatic bid to the MCLA Championships in 2013. They are a wonderful story of how Artists are Athletes and Athletes are Artists and we felt this story was well worth reprinting. Congratulations to them last season both on the field and in the classroom.


The Men's Lacrosse team came within a victory of getting an automatic bid to the MCLA National Championships, but a very good Liberty University team (15-1) played the part of the spoiler and defeated the Bees by a score of 9-5.
The Bees dug a hole early in the match.  At the end of the first period the Flames of Liberty University led by a 5-1 score.  Two more goals in the second period extended the lead to 7-1.  But to SCAD's credit the second half was a different story.
The Bees outscored the Flames 4-2 in the second half and it looked for a while like SCAD might make a run for the victory, but the lead was just too much for them to make up.  The final score was 9-5, bringing the Bees' 6-game winning streak to an end.  Now the Bees await a conference decision for an at-large bid in order to have their season continue.
Shawn Horsey had two goals, two assists, and 4 ground balls.  Shelton Polka had one goal and 6 ground balls, while Nate Travis and Cody Sienkiewicz added one goal each.

  #    Name         Pos    FO    GB    G    A

1 D. Henry M 3-7   2  0 0
2 C. Sienkiewicz A 0-0   0  1 0
7 M. McQuaid M 0-0   4  0 0
10 S. Polka M 0-0   6  1 0
16 C. Hoerauf D 0-0   5  0 0
17 R. Mate LSM 0-0   1  0 0
18 S. Horsey M 0-0   4  2 1
19 T. Hoerauf D 0-0   3  0 0
21 A. Gualtieri M 4-7   3  0 0
26 S. Mann D 0-0   2  0 0
29 N. Travis A 0-0   0  1 0
31 D. Martin LSM 0-0 3  0 0
#Goalie    SGA%
14 K. Polka         14  9 .609

The Bees record to date is 9-7 after having won 7 of their last 9 matches.  The hope now is for SCAD to receive an at-large bid to the MCLA National Championship that takes place in Greenville, S.C. beginning May 13.  SCAD should hear something within the next few days. 
Congratulations go to Shelton Polka and Cody Hoerauf for making the SELC All-Conference Team.  Mike McQuaid and Kreyton Polka received Honorable Mention All-Conference.




SCAD LAX 2011 SELC Champions is a documentary about a team who, in the first time in their history won the 2011 SELC Championship. SCAD being an art and design college, one would not think that an artist or designer can be athletic. Student - Artist - Athlete are what they are known by, which is why they are under estimated. This documentary takes you through their past, what it means being a student - artist - athlete and their journey to the 2011 SELC Championship. SCAD Men Lax is a team to be inspired by, especially by any new team that is starting out or one with a few members. They are well respected and greatly admired. In December, Lacrosse Magazine announced its preseason rankings for the 2013 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division II season. The SCAD Men's Lacrosse team was announced as 7th in the nation in Division II.   Lacrosse Magazine is the flagship publication of U.S. Lacrosse, the sport's national governing body.




This video was filmed by Fabian E. Johnson II who is from Nassau, Bahamas. Fabian is a 2012 graduate from SCAD with a B.F.A in Film in Television. During his years at SCAD he was on the Equestrian Team, Team Manager for SCAD's Men Lacrosse, Student Ambassador and a Tour Guide for admission. Fabian came to SCAD to originally study graphic design but found that he had more of a passion for film, particularly editing. He has some impressive achievements for such a young man. He was Honorable Mention at the Blue Ocean Film Festival for his editing work on the documentary The Other 90%. He won the Bronze Award as c0- producer of the documentary Megateeth at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and also received the Coach's Award from the SCAD Men's Lacrosse team.

Fabian Johnson II



Shelton Polka Shot



The Savannah College of Art and design is committed to the ideal that academic pursuits should be the top priority for all student-athletes. The college competes at the intercollegiate level in cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field.  Opportunities for athletics participation also exist through the vast offerings of the college's intramural programs. Volleyball, sand volleyball, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, and various other activities are available at the intramural level.

SCAD was a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1987-92 before transitioning to a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1992-2003. The Bees sent 20 teams to NCAA postseason competition between 1996 and 2003, and during the 2001-2002 season, every SCAD athletics team logged a winning record.

Before the start of the 2003-04 season, SCAD renewed its membership with the NAIA and competes in The Sun Conference (formerly the Florida Sun Conference).

Each year SCAD student-artist-athletes are recognized locally, regionally and nationally for excellence in the classroom as well as in athletics competition. Many SCAD teams have been ranked among the nation's top 25 teams in recent years.


Shelton Polka

The athletics department coaches, administration, and staff are committed to providing all student-artist-athletes with an outstanding collegiate athletics' experience. To that end, the student-artist-athlete is encouraged to develop both academic and athletic abilities in an environment where the foremost goal is the successful completion of the college's academic requirements for graduation.

The SCAD athletics program and operating principles are consistent with the college's high standards of academic scholarship, leadership, integrity, and sportsmanship. Varsity and intramural athletics programs continually strive to develop character, maturity and fair play, as well as athletic excellence, in all student-athletes.


Chez Fabietti




Doug Henry - Darren Martin in Action



Shelton Polka - Cody Hoerauf