McArdle earns the distinction for the second season in a row, garnering the highest individual honor ever bestowed on a lacrosse player in St. John’s history in back-to-back years after also being named All-America honorable mention as a sophomore in 2012.
“Kieran’s contributions here have been well documented,” said St. John’s head lacrosse coach Jason Miller. “It’s hard to put it into words. He is clearly one of the best players, if not the best, in the history of this program and one of the elite players in the country.”
“This is such a great way to end my four years at St. John’s,” said McArdle. “None of this could have happened without the help and hard work of my great teammates and coaches.”
McArdle, a starter since his freshman year at St. John’s who played over 55 games for his University, is one of two players in St. John’s history to be recognized as an All-America selection.
Over the last four seasons, McArdle has cemented his place as his era’s elite offensive threat in the Big East Conference and one of the most feared attacking weapons in the country.
This season, after tallying 80 points on 40 goals and 40 assists, he repeated as Big East Offensive Player of the Year and for the second year in a row was named one of 25 finalists for the coveted Tewaaraton Award.
McArdle put together a historic season in 2014, becoming St. John’s all-time career leader in points, assists and goals in three separate games, all Red Storm victories.
The attackman became St. John’s all-time career points leader on March 18 when he scored six goals – including the overtime winner – to go with two assists in an 11-10 home victory over local rival Hofstra to take his career points tally to 222.
Just four days later, McArdle added another program record to his resume, scoring six goals in a comeback victory at Stony Brook to take his career tally to 110, the most ever at St. John’s.
The senior reached the program “triple crown” on March 29 when he dished out four assists in a 14-7 victory at Providence, becoming St. John’s all-time career assist leader with 124.
McArdle scored a total of three game-winning goals this season, including one in his final game at DaSilva Memorial Field in an 11-10 overtime victory over Villanova on Senior Day, and marked his final Queens campaign by becoming the first player in program history to record 200 points, 100 assists and 100 goals in a career.
McArdle ended the season as the owner of the nation’s second-longest point scoring streak, as the attackman recorded at least one point in 52 consecutive games, a streak which began as a freshman in a 9-4 loss to Stony Brook on March 15, 2011.
The senior also graduates with the second-most assists among the NCAA’s active members while his 264 career points rank him fourth in Division I among active players.