HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney College lacrosse senior captains Hunter Brown (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle), Kent Henry (Crozet, VA/Western Albemarle), and Ian Levin (Chapel Hill, NC/East Chapel Hill) continued to rack up post season awards, being named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Monday.
The three selections are a program high and the trio becomes the 13th, 14th and 15th Scholar All-Americans in Tiger lacrosse history; the Tigers have now placed at least one student-athlete on the Scholar All-American list in six straight seasons.
In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be a USILA All-American, a member of a North-South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
An economics and business major, Brown was tabbed as a USILA All-American for the second year in a row (Honorable Mention 2018, Third Team 2017). In addition, he played in the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game, was named First-Team All-ODAC and earned All-Region honors. He posted 56 points on 37 goals and 19 assists while being named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team. He tied for the team lead in man-up tallies with five. Brown ended his four-year career ranked fifth in program history in points (207), second in midfielder points - just one point shy of tying the school record - second in assists (103), and 12th in goals (104). A three-time All-ODAC and two-time First Team honoree, he is one of only two players in H-SC history with 100+ assists and is the only player to contribute 100+ goals and 100+ assists.
Henry, an economics and business major, once again proved to be one of the top defensemen not only in the ODAC but also the region and the nation. For the second year in a row, Henry earned First Team All-ODAC honors; he was also selected to play in the North-South All Star Game, while most recently being named All-Region. For the past four seasons, he was consistently tasked with defending Tiger opponents' top offensive player. Henry finished his career as one of the top shut down defensemen to ever wear a Tiger uniform.
Levin, an economics major, was tabbed as a USILA Honorable Mention All-American for the second consecutive season. A North-South All-Star selection, Levin also earned First Team All-ODAC and All-Region honors for his tremendous senior season. Levin led the Tigers in points (74), goals (43), and assists (31). His 74 points rank as the fifth most in school history, and he is the only Tiger to post 60+ points in three seasons or 70+ in two or more seasons. A three-time All-ODAC and two-time First Team honoree, Levin completed his career at the top of the Tiger lacrosse record books, ranking second in career points (240), third in assists (91), and sixth in goals (149).
Brown, Henry and Levin were three of 76 USILA Scholar All-American selections in Division III lacrosse. The honors cap off an impressive career in which the seniors became the winningest four-year class in Tiger lacrosse history (51 wins), while earning the programs fifth ODAC Championship as juniors in 2017.