PROVO, Utah -- The Brigham Young University men’s lacrosse team is excited to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. This year’s class includes several of the most prolific players in the history of the MCLA: Ted Ferrin ('12), Elliot Grow ('10), and Jordan Harris ('07).
Ferrin finished his career as the most decorated player in BYU and MCLA lacrosse history. His 337 points set an MCLA record that has yet to be eclipsed. In his freshman season Ferrin helped lead the Cougars to their third national title in 2007. He was awarded his first of four All-America awards for his performance. In 2011, Ferrin captained the Cougars to their fourth national championship, and his second overall. Over the course of the next two years he earned every national award, including player of the year for both the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) and the MCLA.
“Teddy was an absolute pleasure to coach,” said BYU coach Matt Schneck. “A naturally gifted lacrosse player who worked hard to become the best. His unique ability to successfully demonstrate balance both on and off the field was a tremendous example to his teammates. A team captain, two time National Champion, 2012 MCLA National Player of the Year and MCLA all-time leading record holder in points is just a small sampling of his accomplishments at BYU.“
“I can't believe it's been 5 years since I've had the opportunity to suit up for BYU,” said Ferrin. “Perhaps more surprising, however, is the impact playing lacrosse at BYU continues to have on my daily life. I've benefitted hugely by the lifelong friendships, the competitive fire, the never-give-up mentality, and the general life trajectory this program of excellence propelled me towards. I'm honored to be a part of this brotherhood.”
4x MCLA All-American (07, 10, 11, 12)
4x RMLC All-Conference (07, 10, 11, 12)
3x Team Captain (10, 11, 12)
2x RMLC Offensive Player of the Year (11, 12)
2x Scholar Athlete (10, 12)
2007 RMLC Champion
2012 Godekeraw MCLA Player of the Year
2013 LXM Pro 801 Participant
Known as one of the greatest playmakers in MCLA history, Grow set the MCLA record for assists in a career with 146. Combined with his 122 goals, Grow sit in the top 10 for total points. As a freshman first line midfielder, Grow’s playmaking ability helped the Cougars glide to the 2007 National Championship. Each year Grow continued to fill his trophy case with awards, winning RMLC Offensive Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior seasons. He was named 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-America for three straight years. Grow is currently in his third year as an assistant coach for the Cougars.
“Elliot is one of the greatest players of all times in the MCLA. He played with a passion and with an attitude that was unique to his style of play, a style that led him to the MCLA all-time leading record holder in assists,” said Schneck. “I looked to Elliot's on field leadership when I was his coach and now on the sideline as he continues to share his love for the game as a member of our coaching staff.”
“I'm beyond grateful for the BYU Lacrosse program and all it has done for me in my life on and off the field,” said Grow. “I'd like to thank my coaches that I played for and my teammates who I played with. They have each had a positive impact in my life and I appreciate them in so many ways. It's special to be a part of this program. Many have come before me and laid the foundation. To be elected into the Hall of Fame is something I never thought would happen and I'm truly honored to be a part of it.”
3x 1st Team All-American Midfielder (08, 09, 10)
3x 1st Team All-Conference (08, 09, 10)
3x RMLC Champion (07, 08, 09)
2x RMLC Offensive Player of the Year
2x Team Captain (09, 10)
2007 National Champion
2013 LXM Pro 801 Participant
As a senior captain, Harris helped anchor one of the top defenses in MCLA history en route to the 2007 national championship. Known for his vocal leadership and work ethic among his teammates, Harris was twice named team captain in 2006 and 2007. He was named RMLC Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and named to the all-conference and All-America teams in both his junior and senior seasons.
Shortly after his senior season Harris traded in his cleats for a whistle and joined the Cougar coaching staff. As defensive coordinator Harris has helped lead the Cougars to multiple RMLC championships and the 2011 National Championship. He is currently in his 9th season as a member of the coaching staff.
“Jordan has been a mainstay of the BYU lacrosse program for well over a decade as both player and coach,” said Schneck. “I had the pleasure of coaching Jordan when he was a captain, All-America recipient and member of the 2007 National Championship team. Jordan was my first call to join the coaching staff when I was hired as head coach. He has a brilliant lacrosse mind and passion for getting the very best from our players.”
“BYU Lacrosse changed my life significantly for the better,” said Harris. “I’m a better person, father, and husband because of my time associating with the people that are a part of the program. I am grateful for Coach Jason Lamb and his father-like love for myself and all my teammates. I’m grateful for Coach Matt Schneck for his tireless work moving the program forward. I look forward to continuing to give back to the program and ensure that many more players will get to take part in the inimitable BYU Lacrosse experience.”
4x RMLC Champion (05, 07, 08, 09)
3x RMLC All-Conference (05, 06, 07)
2x MCLA National Champion (07, 11)
2x MCLA All-American (06, 07)
2x Team Captain (06, 07)
2006 RMLC Defensive Player of the Year
2013 LXM Pro 801 Participant
The 2017 Hall of Fame class was honored at the Cougars game against the University of Texas on Saturday April 15.