PERRY, N.Y. – Seniors Ian Kadish and Jordan Sanford of the Amherst College men's lacrosse team have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team, as announced by the organization Monday.
In total, 76 Division III student-athletes were honored with Scholar All-American praise by the USILA, with 14 players, including Kadish (Economics & Psychology) and Sanford (Neuroscience), representing NESCAC institutions.
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). On and off the field, student-athletes must have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse while also being named an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an All-Conference player.
In 2018, Amherst compiled an overall ledger of 15-4, including a 9-1 mark in NESCAC play. Earning an at-large bid to the program's fifth straight NCAA Division III Championship, and sixth appearance overall, Kadish and Sanford helped Amherst to the team's fifth straight season of 13-or-more wins and to the Third Round of the national postseason. Both impressing during their senior campaigns and previously earning NEILA All-Academic honors, Sanford was named to the All-NESCAC First Team, All-NEILA First Team and USILA All-America Third Team for his efforts on the field, while Kadish earned a spot in the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game.