May 13, 2011

Lyndon student-athletes receive post-season honors

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Four Lyndon student-athletes were recently honored by the North Atlantic Conference for their respective performances in the 2011 spring sports season.

Natalia Shams, a senior third baseman with the Hornet softball program, earned an All-NAC Second Team selection by hitting .267 with 16 hits and a team-high 23 runs scored.

The Global Studies major who resides in Swampscott, Mass., also amassed five doubles, one home run, 22 walks and 24 total bases in the 2011 season. Her on-base percentage of .470 was tops on the squad and her slugging percentage of .400 was fourth on the team.

In men's tennis, sophomore Michael Howard of Rocky Hill, Conn. was named to the All-NAC First Singles Team for a second straight year. The Electronic Journalism Arts major was 4-5 on the season in first singles and teamed with fellow soph Tyler Schofield to go 3-7 in first flight doubles.

Rounding out the list of Lyndon honorees were two members of the Hornets men's lacrosse program for the efforts on the defensive end of the field.

Long-stick midfielder Caleb Noble, an Electronic Journalism Arts major from Rowley, Mass., was outstanding in the center of the field, stopping many runs at the Hornet goal by the opposition and jump-starting the Lyndon counter attack.

Joining Noble as an All-NAC Second Team selection was sophomore defenseman Ryan Brown of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Brown was outstanding when it came to keeping some of the most notable attackers in the NAC at bay and was a pleasant surprise on offense.

The Physical Education-Teacher Education major managed to collect eight goals and one assist for a total of nine points. Fourteen of his 20 shots found their way on goal for a shots-on-goal percentage of .700 which led the team.

In team honors, the Lyndon baseball program won the 2011 NAC Team Sportsmanship Award for the 2011 campaign.