AMHERST, Mass. – The NCAA men's lacrosse national runners-up, Amherst College have five members of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Senior All-Academic team, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Members of the team are nominated by head coaches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3, and are comprised of student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field over the course of their men's lacrosse career. To qualify, student-athletes must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a significant enough player that he was at least nominated for All-Conference selection.
For Amherst, midfielders Brogan Mahon, Jack Norton, Jack Wolff and Andrew Ford and attack Evan Wolf all qualified for the All-Academic team.
Mahon, a native of Garden City, N.Y., is a Germany & History major. Wolf (Wynnewood, Pa.) studied Computer Science while Ford (Mendham, N.J.) majored in Political Science. Norton is a History major from Newton Square, Pa. and Wolff (Duxbury, Mass.) earned his degree in Economics.
One hundred and twenty-eight senior men's lacrosse student-athletes earned selection to the 2019 NEILA Academic All-New England teams.
Brown University led all institutions with nine candidates this year, followed by Wesleyan University, who led Division 3 with 7 All-Academic selections. Overall, 51 different colleges and universities were represent across all three divisions.
Seven different schools from Division 1 made up the 26 All-Academic award winners, while 12 honorees represented six schools in Division 2, where Assumption, Bentley and Southern New Hampshire led the way with three student-athletes apiece.
Joining Wesleyan at the top of Division 3 were Clark and Rivier, who had six All-Academic selections each. In total, 90 Division 3 players representing 38 institutions made an appearance on this year's squads.