Athletics

Amherst's Evan Redwood and Alex Fox Earn Pair of Honors

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Evan Redwood was named First Team All-NESCAC and
All-New England for his play this season.

AMHERST, MA – The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced the members of the 2010 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference teams today, tabbing Amherst sophomores Evan Redwood (Lutherville, MD) and Alex Fox (Garden City, NY) for the First and Second Teams, respectively. The conference honors come just days after Redwood and Fox were selected by the NEILA to the 2010 Division III All-New England Teams.

Both Redwood and Fox played in every game as rookies last year, before moving up to the first midfield line this year to provide the Lord Jeffs with a potent one-two punch offensively. Fox developed into a sure-handed shooter from the top, while Redwood made his mark as one of the quickest players in the league.

Fox put his stamp on the season early on, scoring seven goals and dishing out three assists for a career-high 10 points against ECSU in the second game of the year. Redwood seemed to only get stronger as Amherst played through the tough NESCAC schedule, finishing the year fourth in points per game against conference opponents (2.89).

Fox led Amherst in scoring this season, finishing the year with 26 goals and 12 assists for 38 points. In his two years wearing the purple and white, Fox has already amassed 35 goals and 17 assists to cross the 50-point plateau. In his 28 games played, Fox has scored six goals on extra-man situations, while also grabbing 41 ground balls. With Second Team All-Conference and All-Region honors under his belt as a sophomore, Fox will enter the 2011 season primed for a run at both the top teams as a junior.

Redwood dished out a team-leading 16 assists this season, while scoring 20 goals to finish second on the team in points with 36. Redwood also ranked second on the team in ground balls with 47, trailing only Amherst’s face-off man, Parker Holcomb’s (Dallas, TX) 49. Redwood scored a trio of man-up goals in 2010, and led the team with three game-winning tallies as well.  With his First Team All-NESCAC and First Team All-New England selections this week, Redwood has already proven he will be one of the elite players in the region for the next two years, while having a shot at All-American honors in the coming weeks.