May 3 – CLEVELAND, Ohio – Following his first season as a member of the Hiram College men's lacrosse team, freshman standout Hunter Jenkins has been named an All-North Coast Athletic Conference Honorable Mention selection, announced the NCAC on Wednesday afternoon.
Playing in all 12 games during his freshman season, Jenkins ranked among the Terrier's best in most major offensive categories. The attackman ranked tops on the team in total points, while sitting second in both goals and assists and third in ground balls.
Finishing the 2017 campaign with 23 total goals, Jenkins tallied seven multi-goal games, including four with at least three markers. He posted a school record seven goals in a 17-16 decision at Franciscan University, breaking the previous school mark of six.
In addition to his goal record, Jenkins also shattered the total points mark in the game against the Barons, completing the day with 10 total points. He added three assists to his seven tallies, breaking the previous point record of eight held by teammate Nick Rollason.
Jenkins finished the year with a team high 38 points, coming just one point shy of the Terrier single-season mark. In addition, his 15 assists were also one away from a Hiram mark.
At the conference level, Jenkins ranked among the NCAC's best, ranking in the top 15 in the league in goals, assists and points per game, while also sitting 12th in man-up goals. He was one of just three players in the NCAC to rank that high in all four categories, joining Denison's Spencer Butler and Kenyon's Robert Jacobs.
Also solid on the defensive end, Jenkins accumulated 36 ground balls throughout the season, ranking in the top 20 in ground balls per game (3.0). With that ranking, Jenkins proved to be the only player in the conference to rank in the top 20 in all five categories.
With his honor, Jenkins becomes the first Hiram freshman to be named an All-NCAC selection since Greg Summers was given an honorable mention nod in 2013.