Five Mids Named to Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Academic Honor Roll
June 19, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Five Navy men's lacrosse players were named to the 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll released by the conference office Wednesday, including three-time selection and 2013 Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Patriot League Team member Erik Hoffstadt (Dover, Del.).
An honors student majoring in systems engineering, Hoffstadt boasts a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average and is ranked 49th in his class of nearly 1,100 students in overall order of merit which factors in both academic (27th) and military (43rd) performance. He turned in a flawless 4.00 GPA during the spring semester, his fifth semester achieving that mark. He has been named to the Commandant's List in five of the six semesters, while earning Superintendent's List honors three times and Dean's List mention twice.
Hoffstadt played in all 13 contests this spring where he generated seven points on five goals and two assists. He opened the season by producing his first collegiate hat trick with three goals and one assist against VMI. He also contributed goals against Detroit and Lehigh.
Rising senior Paul Zimmerman (Homer, N.Y.) turned in a 3.47 GPA during the spring semester and is making his third appearance on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Like Hoffstadt, he is a also a member of the Honors Program at the Academy and is majoring in History. He has been named to the Commandant's List in all six semesters, the Superintendent's List twice and the Dean's List in each of the last two semesters. He is ranked among the top 20 percent of his class which is due to graduate next May.
A member of the Mids' goalkeeping corps, Zimmerman made his first collegiate appearance in the Mids' season-opening win over VMI.
Earning their first academic citations from the Patriot League were senior midfielder Brye French (Deatsville, Ala.), junior attackman Tucker Hull (Charlotte, N.C.) and rookie faceoff specialist Ted Demiris (Parkton, Md.).
After taking a year off from lacrosse to focus on his duties as the defensive team captain of the football team, French returned to the lacrosse field this past spring where he played in nine games and grabbed five ground balls and caused one turnover. He closed his senior year by posting a 3.33 GPA in History, marking his best semester at the Naval Academy. French graduated in May and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps.
Hull was named to the Commandant's List this spring after achieving a 3.20 GPA in Oceanography, his best semester since the fall of his freshman year. On the field, Hull was the team's second-leading scorer with 21 points on 13 goals and eight assists. Hull's season was highlighted by becoming just the 30th player in school history to score 100 points over his career when he punched in a goal against Towson on March 12. Ranked 23rd on the Mids' career scoring list, he has amassed 106 points and is one of just 14 players to reach the 100-point milestone as a junior. Additionally, along with fellow attackman Sam Jones (Annapolis, Md.), they are just the fourth set of classmates in program history to reach 100 points.
Demiris earned his way onto the honor roll after finishing the spring semester with a 3.24 GPA and declared Mechanical Engineering as his field of study. As a rookie, he made appearances in three games where he took eight draws.
A total of 112 men's lacrosse student-athletes were named to this year's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, including Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brendan Buckley of Army. Additionally, seven of the 112 honorees achieved a 4.0 GPA or higher during the spring semester. Colgate senior James Queeney, a mathematics major, led with a 4.33 GPA, while the following recorded 4.0s: Bucknell sophomores Sam Grinberg (economics major) and Michael John (interdisciplinary studies: English and math); Colgate junior Justin Kirchner (economics); Lafayette senior Anthony Zawadzki (economics) and junior Jake Mann (psychology); and Navy junior Erik Hoffstadt (honors systems engineering).
To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average during the spring semester. Student-athletes representing all four classes are eligible for the award.
Navy's 2013 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Selections
Ted Demiris Fr. Mechanical Engineering 3.24 Parkton, Md. / Hereford
Brye French Sr. History 3.33 Deatsville, Ala. / Stanhope
Erik Hoffstadt Jr. Systems Engineering (Honors) 4.00 Dover, Del. / Caesar Rodney
Tucker Hull Jr. Oceanography 3.20 Charlotte, N.C. / Providence
Paul Zimmerman Jr. History (Honors) 3.47 Homer, N.Y. / Homer