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Silberlicht tabbed USILA Scholar

Hobart senior goalie Max Silberlicht was named a Scholar All-American today by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). He is just the sixth Statesman to be so honored since 1989.

Earlier this month, Silberlicht graduated with a bachelor’s degree in movement studies. A three-time Dean’s List honoree, he was also a 2006-07 Hobart Deans Scholar. Silberlicht has been named to the ECAC All-Academic team three times.

On the field, Silberlicht played in 50 career games, posting a 9.24 goals against average, 553 saves, a .576 save percentage, and an 18-27 record. His win total and GAA are Hobart Division I career records, while his save total and save percentage are second. Silberlicht broke the Statesmen DI mark for GAA in a season with an 8.05 in 2008 and lowered the standard to 7.91 in 2009.

Silberlicht earned second team All-ECAC honors this season with a .567 save percentage (14th in the nation) and a 10.37 GAA. He made a career-high 23 saves in a 9-8 overtime loss to then No. 2 Syracuse.

Silberlicht is the first Hobart player to earn Scholar All-American honors since Austen Gardiner ’00. Hobart also boasts Scholar All-Americans in Eric Stein ’89, Shawn Trell ’89, Thomas Pena ’94, and Nathan Roost ’98.

To be selected as a Scholar All-American, a student-athlete must be an All-American or a member of a North-South All-Star team (special circumstances permit the committee to waive this requirement), be a
senior with cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and behaved both on and off the field in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to collegiate lacrosse.