Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse's coaching staff of Head Coach Jason Rostan, Assistant Coaches Tommy Kestermann and Billy Cameron, and Volunteer Student Assistant Eric Boyle, were named the IMLCA All-Region Coaching Staff of the Year for the South Region while three student-athletes were named to the All-Region team.
Hampden-Sydney posted a record-breaking season in 2017 as the Tigers recorded a school-record 16 wins, shattering the previous record of 13. H-SC won the ODAC Championship for the first time since 2001, and the Tigers earned their first NCAA Tournament win since 2003 on Wednesday against Transylvania. The team has also broken the school record for single-season points (486), goals (307), and assists (179).
The full list of All-Region Coaching Staffs of the Year is at the bottom of the article.
Hunter Brown was named to the First-Team while Ian Levin and Kent Henry both were tabbed to the Honorable Mention team. Brown was previously named a USILA Third-Team All-American and First-Team All-ODAC, Levin was as an Honorable Mention All-American and First-Team All-ODAC, and Henry was picked as a First-Team All-ODAC player.
Both Levin and Brown broke the previous school record for points in a season (78). Brown recorded 87 points, breaking the school record assists with 44 and the record for season midfielder points. His 44 assists were the 15th most in the nation this season while his 87 points were good for 21st. He contributed 22 points in five postseason games and was Named First-Team All-ODAC.
Levin finished the year with 91 points on 34 assists (fifth most in school history) and a school-record 57 goals. He tallied 25 points in five postseason contests, including eight on four goals and four assists vs. Salisbury. Levin ranked 13th in Division III in total points and 23rd in goals scored. He was also named to ODAC All-Tournament Team and the All-ODAC First Team.
Henry was one of the premiere defensemen in the South this spring. Consistently tasked with defending an opponent's top offensive threat, he played a prominent role in helping shut down or limiting several All-ODAC players and potential All-Americans. In the ODAC Tournament, he primarily held Shenandoah's Ryan Schott, All-American A.J. Witherell from Washington and Lee, and Lynchburg's All-American Evan Lombardo to just a combined five goals and two assists on 25 shots.
John Raba – Head Coach
Will Pilat – Assistant Coach
Will Parker – Assistant Coach
Charlie Congleton – Assistant Coach
Elijah Weeks – Assistant Coach
Jake Coon – Head Coach
Shawn Wilkins – Assistant Coach
Donny Moss – Assistant Coach
Matt Hossack – Volunteer Assistant Coach
Salisbury Jim Berkman – Head Coach
Justin Axel – Assistant Coach
Ben Sandlin – Assistant Coach
Jayme Block – Assistant Coach
Knute Kraus – Assistant Coach
Tom Cirillo – Assistant Coach
Preston Dabbs – Assistant Coach
Mike Caravana - Head Coach
Grant Zimmerman – Assistant Coach
Joel Zalesky – Assistant Coach