Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse continued to rack up the awards with the recent release of the Virginia Sports Information Director's All-State team. Head Coach Jason Rostan earned his third Coach of the Year award for the season while five Tigers were named to the All-State team, including three first-teamers.
Coach Rostan adds the All-State honor to go along with his IMLCA All-Region and All-ODAC recognition. 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).
Taking home first-team honors are Ian Levin, Hunter Brown, and Kent Henry. Levin and Brown were both named All-Americans, All-Region, and First-Team All-ODAC, while Henry was an All-Region and First-Team All-ODAC selection.
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.
Morris capped a remarkable career with his most outstanding season of his career, tallying 64 points, the 9th most in school history, along with 55 goals, tied for the third-highest total in H-SC history. Additionally, he ranks 11th in school history for career points with 164 and sixth in career goals with 136. Some of his best games have come in the postseason, against ranked teams, or versus squads that made the NCAA Tournament as he has contributed 28 goals and four assists in nine games against such teams.
Shaheen has had an outstanding season from the midfield with 62 points while leading all ODAC midfielders in goals by over 10 goals with 55, tied for the 3rd most goals in school season history. He also ranks 4th for most points by a midfielder in a season. He registered a season-high of five points in the regular season against Ohio Northern and Washington and Lee, and he has contributed 14 goals and two assists in five postseason contests.