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Ben Frost Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

Ben Frost
Ben Frost

Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Ben Frost has been named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for the third time in his career. In doing so, he adds to his laundry list of awards during the spring semester and joins Dean Granoff '08 and Dillon Hamil '11 as the only other players in program history to be named to the academic all-area team during each of their eligible seasons.

The all-area team is voted on by the sports information offices of the 29 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. In order to be eligible for academic all-area honors, an athlete must be in at least his or her second year at the institution and hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better. Haverford was one of only three NCAA schools, including Division I, II, and III with more than one student-athlete named to the academic all-area team.

It has been a season full awards for the Fords' senior leader. Below is a list of his award total to date:

  • William W. Ambler '45 Award (highest cumulative GPA of all Haverford senior student-athletes
  • USILA honorable mention All-American – 23rd in school history
  • Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year – second time in career, overall winner for all men's sports in 2019, 11th two-time winner in CC history (all sports)
  • honorable mention All-Centennial Conference – second straight year
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District – second straight year
  • Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll – earned every eligible season
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area – earned every eligible season

A chemistry major, Frost was one of four players who started all 15 games for the Fords this season, He tallied new career highs in every offensive category. He led the team in shots (98) and shots on goal (54), while ranking second in goals (24), and fourth in both assists (8) and points (32). Scoring 14 of his 24 goals in Centennial Conference play, the Fords' senior finished with a goal in 12 of the 15 games. Highlighted by his play against conference foes, he recorded an offensive point during each of the final 11 games, scoring multiple goals seven times during that stretch.

The 2019 Haverford College men's lacrosse season was highlighted by a pair of top 10 victories on the road against Dickinson and Ursinus which kept the Fords in the playoff hunt right up until the final day of the regular season. Those two victories represented just the second time in program history that the Fords have beaten two top 10 teams in the same season. The only other occasion came in 2010 when the Fords captured the program's first Centennial Conference Championship. The Fords played the ninth-toughest schedule in all of Division III this season and now have 11 wins against top 10 teams in school history.