HPU’s Thistle Named SoCon MLAX Player of the Month for February

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Junior Matt Thistle of the High Point University men’s lacrosse team was named the Southern Conference Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Month, the league office announced on Monday.

The Chelmsford, Mass. native scored 25 points (12g, 13a) to help lead the Panthers to a 3-3 record in the month. His best performance came in the season opener against Delaware when he tied the program record with seven points (5g, 2a).

Thistle led the Atlantic Sun in points last season and is currently second in the SoCon with 4.14 points per contest. He was a member of the league’s preseason all-conference team selected by the coaches and is leading HPU in points (29) and assists (13) this season.

The Panthers will host Air Force in the team’s final non-conference game of the year on Saturday at noon in Vert Stadium. The Falcons will join the SoCon next season.