HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Centennial Conference is celebrating 25 years as one of the elite small college athletic conferences in the country with the announcement of its Silver Anniversary teams. With criteria selected by conference officials, the Silver Anniversary teams are designed to highlight the best of the best over the conference's first quarter-century.
For inclusion on a Silver Anniversary team, a student must have a degree from their institution and meet one of the following qualifications:
- Three-time or four-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- Two-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year
- First-team All-America AND two-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- Two-time All-America (first, second, or third team)
For individual sports such as swimming and track & field, the accomplishments must have occurred in the same event.
On Thursday, the Centennial Conference released the list of 53 men's lacrosse players who were named to the Silver Anniversary team. The Haverford College men's lacrosse team won the 2010 Centennial Conference Championship and has played in three NCAA Championship Tournaments during its time in the Centennial Conference. From the past 25 years, Chris Anderson '01 and Max Hjelm '11 have been named to the Centennial Conference's Silver Anniversary squad.
The Conference was founded in 1981 as the Centennial Football Conference and began competition as an all-sports conference in the fall of 1993. The Conference crowns champions in 24 sports.
Haverford College Men's Lacrosse Silver Anniversary Honorees (by graduation year)
Chris Anderson '01
- 2001 honorable mention USILA All-American
- Three-time first-team All-Centennial Conference
Max Hjelm '11
- Three-time USILA All-American (third team in 2010; honorable mention in 2009 and 2011)
- Three-time first-team All-Centennial Conference (2009, 2010, 2011)