5 Statesmen on Academic All-ECAC team – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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5 Statesmen on Academic All-ECAC team

Five members of the Hobart College lacrosse team were among the 43 student-athletes earning a spot on the 2012 Academic All-ECAC Lacrosse League team, announced by Commissioner Rudy Keeling today.

Junior defensive midfielder Ryan Korn, junior long-stick midfielder Ethan O’Connor , sophomore long-stick midfielder Peter Bolte, sophomore midfielder Ryan Munnelly, and sophomore attackman Cam Stone were honored by the conference for their excellence in the classroom and on the field.

To earn a spot on the team, student-athletes must meet the following criteria: maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average; reside at least three semesters at his current institution (first-year transfers and first-years are ineligible); be a significant contributor to his team; and participate in at least 50 percent of his team’s games (33 percent of the minutes for goalies).

A biology major, Korn is a two-time Academic All-ECAC honoree. He played in all 13 games for Hobart this season. Korn scored his first collegiate goal in a 15-10 win over Binghamton and logged an assist against Colgate. He collected 12 ground balls and caused four turnovers on the season. In three collegiate seasons, including one at Providence, Korn has appeared in 42 games, recording a goal and an assist, 29 ground balls and four caused turnovers.

An economics major, O’Connor also a two-time Academic All-ECAC pick. In 13 games this season, he ranked second on the team with 43 ground balls and caused five turnovers. O’Connor also contributed on the offensive end of the field, scoring three goals and assisting on one. In 37 career games, he has four goals, an assist, 64 ground balls, and six caused turnovers.

An environmental studies major, Bolte produced two goals, including one man down, scooped up 13 ground balls and ranked third on the team with 10 caused turnovers. He scored both goals and caused a season-high three turnovers at Bucknell. In 23 career games, Bolte has two goals, 15 ground balls, and 12 caused turnovers.

An international relations major, Munnelly saw action in 12 games in 2012, picking up a ground ball against Binghamton. He has played in 14 games over the past two seasons.

Undeclared, Stone started every game, logging 12 goals and a team-high 29 assists for 41 points. He also had 13 ground balls and three caused turnovers. Stone paced the ECAC in assists per game (2.23) and ranked seventh in points per game (3.15). He registered a season-high six points, all assists, at Bucknell. Stone also enjoyed three five-point games, including two goals and three assists and a season-high three ground balls against then No. 15 Syracuse. The 2012 recipient of the William H. Dobbin ’40 Memorial Award as Hobart’s offensive MVP has played in 26 career games, producing 20 goals, 33 assists, and 21 ground balls.

The quintet is the most Statesmen to earn Academic All-ECAC honors since seven members of Hobart’s 2009 squad were honored. Since 2008, 25 Statesmen have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments with a spot on the team.