PERRY, NY – Midfielder Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin) was named a United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American on Tuesday while Ned Bowden (Crozier, VA / Collegiate) and Bobby Fulton (Atlanta, GA / Wesleyan) were tabbed USILA Scholar All-Americans.
Armstrong becomes just the fifth H-SC Lacrosse student-athlete to be named an All-American as both a sophomore and junior, joining elite territory with Jamie Worthen '98, Chamie Burroughs '99, Chris Biddison '03, and Chris Lucas '03. Armstrong was announced as a First-Team All-ODAC player earlier in the month. He finished second on the team in points (46), goals (30), assists (16), and man-up goals (5) and led all H-SC midfielders in each category. Armstrong posted at least three points in 10 games, scored a goal in 16 of 18 games, and contributed at least one points in 17 of 18.
To be a Scholar All-American, a student-athlete must be a senior and have maintained a 3.0 or better cumulative grade-point-average. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
Bowden, a long stick midfielder, led the team in caused turnovers (22) and ground balls (53) and also added two goals and an assist. He was also a First-Team All-ODAC player and was Academic All-ODAC all four years as a Physics major. Fulton scooped 19 ground balls with 11 caused turnovers as a short stick defensive midfielder. He was also Academic All-ODAC for four years as an Economics major with a minor in Military Leadership and will be entering the Army Special Forces tract this summer. Additionally, Fulton is the first solo captain in the history of Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse. Bowden and Fulton helped anchor a team defense that allowed just a 6.79 goals against average in ODAC competition.