Amherst's Jackson Herrick Wins Men's Lacrosse Elite 90 Award

Jackson Herrick, Amherst

Courtesy of Amherst Sports Information

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Jackson Herrick, a junior at Amherst College, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Herrick, an economics and computer science major, carries a 3.98 GPA. He was presented with the award during the men's lacrosse banquet on Friday evening in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the site of the final for each of the NCAA Championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

Herrick has played in 18 games for the Mammoths this year. He has scored 17 goals and tallied five assists for a total of 22 points. The midfielder has picked up 12 ground balls and caused three turnovers on the season.