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Denis F. Soden
Denis F. Soden
Induction Year: 1997
Sport: Basketball
Graduation Year: 1968

Denis Soden is regarded as one of the all-time great basketball players in Hampden-Sydney history; he still ranks among the Tigers' top-ten scorers, with 1,293 career points.  A co-captain and four-year letterman, Soden was a two-time All-Virginia Small College selection.  He was an excellent shooter, solid rebounder, and standout defensive player.  He was named team MVP and was the leading rebounder for three straight years during his career.

As a sophomore, Soden scored a season-high 27 points versus Shepherd College, including the winning basketball at the buzzer.  During his senior campaign, he averaged 18.5 points-per-game.

An excellent student, Soden was on the Dean's List all four years at Hampden-Sydney.  In addition, he served as President of the Student Body, Chairman of the Honor Council, and received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

He is now an attorney with Spinella, Owings and Shaia, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia.