Men's Lax Players Earn Post-Season Honors - Stone Is Three-Time All-American
May 20, 2009
Three members of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team were honored as several post-season teams were announced. Seniors Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.), Skyler Hopkins (Easton, Md.) and Dave Campbell (Boise, Idaho) were all honored as the threesome helped lead the Panthers to a 15-3 record in '09, with a trip to the NCAA semifinals.
Stone earns first-team All-American honors for the second straight season after earning honorable mention cudos during his sophomore season. The two-time NESCAC Player of the Year is also a three-time first-team All-NESCAC selection. The middie had his biggest season as a Panther, netting 57 goals after scoring 29 in each of the previous two seasons. He led the NESCAC with 3.17 goals/game this season, while ranking second with 4.1 points/contest. Stone finished the season with 16 assists to go along with his 57 goals for 73 points, including 46 ground balls. The All-New England honoree scored a career-high seven goals in an April 14th win over Skidmore, scoring six goals in a game twice this season. He also scored 26 goals in a five-game span in early April. Stone ended his career with 124 goals and 48 assists for 172 points in 69 games.
Hopkins earned honorable mention All-American honors, while also being named to the All-New England team. The attackman ended the season second on the team with 34 goals coming in 18 games. He averaged 1.89 goals/game to put him 13th among his NESCAC peers, while tying for the team-lead with six man-up goals on the season. Hopkins, a first-team All-NESCAC selection, scored in all but two games this season, netting a season-high four goals in back to back wins over Colby and Amherst. The senior ends his career with 77 goals and 36 assists for 113 points in 58 games.
Campbell was an honorable mention All-American selection, after earning second-team All-NESCAC honors. The senior took 92% of the team's face-offs this season, winning at a .540 efficiency for the season. Campbell scored seven goals this season, including two tallies in wins over Springfield and Amherst. He ends his career with 15 goals and five assists for 20 points, winning 469 of 862 (.544) face-offs taken.
Stone, Campbell and Hopkins were also selected to play in the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game. The contest will take place on Friday, May 22nd at Harvard Stadium, with a face-off time of 2:00 p.m.