Two Wildcats Named Division II Academic All-Americans

Attackman Ryan Moulton holds a 3.66 cumulative GPA majoring in Mathematics
Midfielder James Smith currently holds a 3.93 GPA within his Chemistry Major

Davidson, NC –  The Davidson Men’s Lacrosse Program placed two players on the MCLA Division II Academic All-American list earlier this week as announced by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Juniors Ryan Moulton and James Smith were honored for their commitment to academics as well as their play on the lacrosse field.

The MCLA is the organizing body of the highest level of club lacrosse nationally. Davidson competes in Division II of the MCLA which is comprised of all club teams in the United States who do not have a BCS level NCAA athletic program.

Moulton, a captain of the lacrosse team and a starting attackman holds a 3.66 cumulative GPA. He is majoring in Mathematics where he holds a 3.9 GPA in his major. Moulton also minors in Economics and in addition to his leadership position with the lacrosse team, serves as a teaching assistant for the Math department at Davidson. On the field, he is averaging 1.4 goals and 1.1 assists per game.

Smith holds a 3.6 cumulative GPA and a 3.93 GPA with his Chemistry major. He holds multiple leadership positions on campus including being named a Chidsey Leadership Fellow, being awarded the Porter Vincent Chemistry Award and working as a Chemistry and Math Tutor for the Davidson College Math and Science Center. Smith handles a large percentage of the face-offs for the Wildcats and plays crease defense in special teams situations.

Inside Lacrosse MCLA Division I Academic All-Americans

A Tyler Dougherty, Colorado — 3.9 GPA in Environmental Science
A Viken Dauzdijian, Claremont — 3.6 GPA, Finance
A Dan Cohen, Cal — 3.91 GPA, Business
A Matt Giannelli, Virginia Tech — 3.7 GPA, Chemical Engineering
A/M Elliot Chang-Tung, Texas — 3.6 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
M Jack Tighe, Oklahoma — 3.93 GPA, International Business
M Tyler Ryan, Michigan State — 3.7 GPA, Zoology
M Brian Manarte, Central Florida — 3.7 GPA Pre-Clinical Health Science
M Mickell Walker, BYU — 3.73 GPA, Accounting
SSDM Patrick Rigney, George Washington — Law (GPA private)
D Ben Smood, Oregon — 3.93 GPA, Biology/Political Science
D Oliver Gregory, Georgia Tech — 3.7 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
D Malcolm McGregor, Stanford — 3.79 GPA, Political Science
D Eric Bulgarelli, Pittsburgh — 3.89 GPA, Rehabilitation Science
G Jack Regan, Colorado State — 3.94 GPA, Business Administration

Division II

A Jake Helmer, St. John’s — 3.81 GPA, Health Science
A Ed Kovel, Emory — 3.9 GPA in Business and Health Innovation
A Ryan Moulton, Davidson — 3.66 GPA in Math and Economics
M Will Hersman, St. Thomas — 3.64 GPA in Finance
M Matt Kleven, St. Thomas — 3.8 GPA in Exercise Science
M Jake Aurthur, Westminster — (GPA Private) Pre-Med/ROTC
D Connor Homscheid, Wash U — 3.86 GPA in Systems Engineering and Finance
D Ben Vasko, St. Thomas — 3.8 GPA in Philosophy and Catholic Studies
D/M/FOGO James Smith, Davidson  — 3.6 GPA in Chemistry
G Mike King, St. John’s — 3.8 GPA in Economics
G Jon Silberman, Emory — 3.93 GPA in Political Science and Arabic

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.