AMHERST, Mass. – Senior captains Brogan Mahon and Evan Wolf of the Amherst College men's lacrosse team have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team for their efforts in the classroom and on the field in 2019.
In total, 75 Division III student-athletes were honored with Scholar All-American praise by the USILA, with 11 players, including Mahon (Economics & Germanic Languages & Literature) and Wolf (Computer Science), 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.
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 All-Star team, or an All-Conference player.
One of the most highly decorated players in Amherst men's lacrosse history, Wolf was named the USILA DIII Iroquois National Outstanding Player of the Year, USILA Lt. Col. JI Turnbull Outstanding Attackman of the Year, USILA First Team All-America, IMLCA First Team All-America, First Team All-NEILA, NEILA Player of the Year, First Team All-NESCAC, NESCAC Player of the Year and a Tewaaraton Watch List selection for his stellar play on the field while excelling as a computer science major. Wolf finishes his career with a stat line of 115 ground balls, 181 goals, 99 assists and 280 points in 69 appearances donning the Purple & White.
Mahon, a tri-captain alongside Wolf, appeared in all 22 contests for the Mammoths in 2019, acting as an instrumental force in the midfield en route to racking up 16 goals, 19 helpers and 35 total points while picking up 23 ground balls and causing seven turnovers. Mahon wraps up his career with Amherst boasting a final stat line of 48 ground balls, 43 goals, 43 assists and 86 points in 59 appearances.
Concluding the 2019 season with a 18-4 overall ledger and a 8-2 record in conference play, Mahon and Wolf were instrumental to leading Amherst to the programs' first-ever NCAA Championship Final appearance in the programs' seventh trip to the national postseason and the highest final coaches poll ranking in program history (No. 2).