WALTHAM, Mass. – Three student-athletes from the Bentley University men's lacrosse team earned Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference team distinction for their sport, the conference announced Thursday; former players Max Adler (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Northfield Mount Hermon) and Connor Holbrook (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan), and rising senior, goalie Robert Hamerman (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset).
Bentley led the conference in selections, with three players chosen out of 10 for men's lacrosse.
Adler, a 2nd team USILA/Nike All-American and a draft pick of Major League Lacrosse's Denver Outlaws, had a 3.43 GPA in 2016-17 and majored in corporate finance and accounting. Holbrook, who was a starting defenseman for head coach Jim Murphy for all four of his seasons at Bentley, was a computer information systems major with a 3.64 GPA. Hamerman started the final four games of the season for the Falcons, and played in 11 games overall, and achieved a 3.66 GPA with a major in finance.
In addition to being named a USILA All-American and first team All-Conference, Adler has also garnered several major academic awards in the postseason. That list includes USILA/Nike Scholar All-American honors and CoSIDA Academic All-District 1. This is the second straight season he's been named Academic All-Conference.
On the field, Adler finished his senior year ranked fourth in Division II in face-off winning percentage (67.9%), and ranked third in ground balls per game (9.54).
Holbrook concluded his Bentley career having started 47 out of a possible 54 games in four seasons. He started every game in his sophomore and junior seasons. In 2017, he was among the team leaders in caused turnovers (11) and was a regular starter on defense.
Hamerman burst onto the scene with an 11 save effort in 46 minutes of action in Bentley's near-upset of then-No. 3 ranked Adelphi on April 15. From that point, he started the final four games of the season, which included a 14 save effort against then-No. 17 ranked Saint Anselm, and 15 saves against then-No. 4 ranked Le Moyne.