2012 Season Recap
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – The H-SC Lacrosse team had another successful season this year despite being rattled with significant injuries for the entirety of the year. The Tigers finished 9-7 overall and 5-2 in the ODAC to earn the #3 seed in the ODAC Tournament.
Hampden-Sydney played a difficult schedule this year, including four games against foes who were ranked in the top ten of the country during the season. The team posted big wins over Catholic, Colorado College, Washington & Lee, and Randolph-Macon. With the Tigers earning the #3 seed for the ODAC Tournament, H-SC earned the right to host a First-Round ODAC Tournament game before falling to Washington & Lee 9-8 in a thrilling contest.
One of the big highlights of the year was a trip to Dallas, Texas, for spring break where the Tigers defeated Colorado College 9-6 in Gerald Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Following the game, there was a banquet on the SMU campus with parents, friends, and alumni along with a speech from retired NFL player Chad Hennings, the honorary captain for the game.
It proved to be a record-breaking year for Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry). Mavromatis finished his four-year career as one of the most prolific scoring players in school history. He shattered the record for career assists by 18 to finish with 108 and now ranks seventh in career points with 183, good for the second most of any midfielder ever at Hampden-Sydney. Additionally, he ranks fifth in all of NCAA Division III for career assists for active players and seventh in the NCAA when including all three divisions.
Five players earned All-ODAC honors, headlined by Mavromatis placing on the First Team. Earning Second-Team honors was Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch), Nate Norbo (Waterford, VA/Loudon Valley), Andrew Pritzlaff (Denver, CO/Kent Denver), and Cameron Sheppard (Denver, CO/Kent Denver).
Keller also closed out his career as one of the best attackman to ever wear an H-SC jersy. He concluded his career fifth in career goals with 152 and sixth in career points at 192.
Keller and Mavromatis were both selected to participate in the 71st Annual USILA North-South Classic that is to be played at Harvard Stadium on May 25. The North-South Classic is a senior All-Star game pitting the best seniors in the country against each other prior to the National Championship game that will be played on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The honors continued to roll in for Keller and Mavromatis as both were voted as USILA Honorable Mention All-Americans.