PERRY, N.Y. – Senior faceoff specialist Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team, as announced by the organization. He is one of 76 student-athletes from NCAA Division III institutions being recognized.
Parens earned national accolades for his play on the field the past three seasons from the USILA, marking the first time a Camel has achieved the feat since Tim Boyd was a USILA All-America Honorable Mention selection in 1999, 2000 and 2001. This past spring, he ranked second in the NESCAC in faceoff wins (205) and third in ground balls (120) to help the program register its highest overall and conference win totals since 2013. The senior ended his career with 868 faceoff wins to go along with 28 goals, three caused turnovers and a school-record 475 ground balls. Parens also made the All-NEILA Second Team and was awarded the institution's Anita L. DeFrantz Award as the best male athlete in the senior class.
To be considered for the USILA Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. In addition, the student-athlete must have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field while also being an All-American or outstanding league or conference player.