AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men's lacrosse team placed three student-athletes on the USILA Scholar All-America team as recently announced by the organization.
Amherst seniors Sam Chen, Uzoma Egbuchulam, and Matt Killian comprised the Mommoths' three selections. In total, 10 players from the NESCAC were represented on the list which featured 78 student-athletes from NCAA Division III.
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 3.0 (4.0 scale). He has 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 an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
In 2017, Amherst compiled an overall record of 13-5 including an 8-2 mark in NESCAC play. The Mammoths earned an at-large bid to the program's fourth straight NCAA Division III Championship, and fifth appearance overall. Egbuchulam and Killian helped Amherst to the team's fourth straight season of 13-or-more wins, as both were named All-NESCAC and All-NEILA during their senior campaigns. Killian was also a Second Team USILA All-American selection, while sophomore teammates Evan Wolf and Andrew Ford were USILA Honorable Mention All-Americans.