MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Christian Barker, Carter Hawthorne and Chad Malinowski of the Wesleyan men's lacrosse team were named 2019 Division III Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
Barker capped off an incredible career with an All-America Honorable Mention this spring. He was also named Second Team NEILA All-New England, Second Team IMLCA All-Region, and Second Team All-NESCAC. He finished the year with 36 points on 18 goals and 18 assists and concluded his career ranked eighth all-time in Wesleyan history with 187 career points (87 g, 100 a). Academically, the Economics major posted a 4.0 GPA this spring and was named to the NEILA and NESCAC All-Academic Teams as well.
Hawthorne, despite missing four games due to injury, had another impressive season as he finished second on the team in scoring with 51 points on a team-high 32 assists. The program's all-time leader in assists with 164, he also ranks third all-time in points with 271 as he eclipsed the 100-career goal mark this spring. Hawthorne is a two-time All-American while also excelling in the classroom. An Economics and Psychology double major, he posted a 4.0 GPA in the spring and graduated with a 3.857 cumulative mark. Hawthorne was also named to the NEILA and NESCAC All-Academic Teams this year and was named the Elite 90 award winner at the 2018 NCAA Championship game.
Malinowski, a two-sport captain who excelled in both ice hockey and lacrosse, had an excellent senior season for the Cardinals. He finished third on the team in caused turnovers (16) and was tied for third in ground balls (52). Malinowski majored in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics, and graduated with a 3.907 GPA. He was named to the NEILA and NESCAC All-Academic Teams as well.
Barker, Hawthorne, and Malinowski served as team captains this past spring and helped guide Wesleyan to a 13-4 season while advancing to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament. The trio also played a pivotal role in Wesleyan's 2018 National Championship and 2017 NESCAC title.