Seven Tigers Named Lacrosse All-ODAC, Three on First-Team

First-Team All-ODAC and All-State: Thomas Armstrong, Thomas Passenant, New Bowden
First-Team All-ODAC and All-State: Thomas Armstrong, Thomas Passenant, New Bowden

FOREST, VA – Seven Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse student-athletes were named All-ODAC on Friday morning with three on the first-team.

The first-team honorees include midfielder Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin), long stick midfielder Ned Bowden (Crozier, VA / Collegiate) and defenseman Thomas Passenant (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Country Day). Goalkeeper David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA / Collegiate) was named second-team while third-teamers included attackman James Hughes (Raleigh, NC / Middle Creek), midfielder Jake Koferl (Huntersville, NC / Lake Norman), and defenseman Casey Bendall (Richmond, VA / St. Christopher's).

Bowden, Passenant, and Bendall helped lead the defense to a 6.79 goals against average in league play, the third best mark in the ODAC. The trio limited several All-ODAC offensive players to below their season averages as ODAC Player of the Year Josh Currier was the only first-team attackman or midfielder to register more than two points in any one game vs. the Tigers. Bowden led the team in caused turnovers (22) and ground balls (53) and also added two goals and an assist. Passenant contributed 16 caused turnovers and 31 ground balls while Bendall posted 20 caused turnovers and 45 ground balls.

Armstrong is second on the team in points (40), goals (26), assists (14), and man-up goals (5) and leads all H-SC midfielders in each category. Armstrong posted at least three points in eight games, scored a goal in 14 of 16 games, and contributed at least one points in 15 of 16.

Noftsinger posted the third lowest goals against average in ODAC-only games at 6.79 and had the second best save percentage at 59.5%. He stopped a season-high 16 shots at Greensboro along with 14 vs. Roanoke. Additionally, he recorded eight or more saves in 13 of 16 games.

Hughes led the Tigers in points (42) and goals (31) while also handing out 11 assists. He scored three or more goals in five games, contributed at least three points in nine contests, and contributed a goal or an assist in all but one game he played in.

Koferl is fourth on the team in points with 29 on 17 goals and 12 assists and is second on the team in ground balls with 49. One of two primary face-off players, he has gone 63-135, including top performances of 9-11 against Guilford, 8-14 vs. Randolph-Macon in the regular season, and 11-18 at Christopher Newport.



2014 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year:
Josh Currier, So., A, Virginia Wesleyan
ODAC Coach of the Year: Bill Pilat, Roanoke
ODAC Rookie of the Year:
Kevin Jackson, Fr., A, Roanoke
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Cameron Dabir, Jr., A, Washington and Lee

 

All-ODAC First Team

Attack

Jason Andrews

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Josh Currier

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Aaron Murphy

So.

Lynchburg

Nick Pappas

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

 
 
 

Midfield

Campbell Armstrong

Sr.

Lynchburg

Thomas Armstrong

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

Joe Wood

Sr.

Washington and Lee

 
 
 

Long Stick

Ned Bowden

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

 
 
 

Short Stick

Jared Mitchell

Sr.

Washington and Lee

 
 
 

Defense

Colin Fraser

Jr.

Washington and Lee

Jon Gill

Sr.

Lynchburg

Michael Packo

Sr.

Roanoke

Thomas Passenant

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

 
 
 

Goalkeeper

Charles Pease

Sr.

Roanoke

 
 
 

All-ODAC Second Team

Attack

Adam Fiore

So.

Guilford

Kevin Jackson

Fr.

Roanoke

Cam Lewis

Jr.

Washington and Lee

Tyler McWilliams

So.

Roanoke

 
 
 

Midfield

Justin Butler

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Joey Dishaw

So.

Roanoke

Garrett Paglia

Jr.

Washington and Lee

 
 
 

Long Stick

Jeff Dube

Sr.

Roanoke

 
 
 

Short Stick

Nick Benhoff

So.

Randolph-Macon

 
 
 

Defense

Buck Armstrong

So.

Washington and Lee

Tommy Kestermann

Sr.

Lynchburg

Conor O'Toole

Jr.

Washington and Lee

Wes Pancoast

Jr.

Roanoke

 
 
 

Goalkeeper

David Noftsinger

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

 
 
 

All-ODAC Third Team

Attack

Cameron Dabir

Jr.

Washington and Lee

James Hughes

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

Mike Moran

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Austin Stewart

So.

Lynchburg

 
 
 

Midfield

Rob Arnold

Sr.

Lynchburg

Jake Koferl

So.

Hampden-Sydney

Colton Wood

Sr.

Randolph

 
 
 

Long Stick

Rufus Terry

Fr.

Guilford

 
 
 

Short Stick

Chris Hower

Jr.

Lynchburg

 
 
 

Defense

Casey Bendall

Jr.

Hampden-Sydney

Matt DeBiasse

So.

Randolph-Macon

Matt Dunbar

Jr.

Guilford

Troy Grogan

Jr.

Roanoke

 
 
 

Goalkeeper

Thomas Deane

Jr.

Guilford