Jackson, Riehl Selected USILA Scholar All-American Honorees

(L-R): John Jackson and Henry Riehl.
(L-R): John Jackson and Henry Riehl.


Recent Middlebury College graduates and men's lacrosse players John Jackson (Hood River, Ore.) and Henry Riehl (Baltimore, Md.) have been named Division III Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Jackson graduated last month with a degree in environmental economics, while Riehl walked across the stage having majored in economics.

Each nominee must have senior year academic standing and at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. He must also be an All-American nominee, a member of a North/South team or an outstanding league or conference player.

Riehl, a Second-Team NEILA All-Region, a NEILA Academic All-Region recipient and All-NESCAC honoree, led the Panthers with 39 goals in 2018, to go along with 12 assists and 51 points, which placed him second among his teammates. He also recorded a NESCAC-best two man-down goals, while picking up 33 ground balls and taking 134 shots, sixth among conference foes. Riehl also tallied a point in all 34 games over the past two seasons, with four goals and three assists in a victory over Williams in April. He finished his career with 127 goals and 53 assists for 180 points in 68 games played.

Jackson was a contributor in the Panther midfield, mainly at the faceoff X. He won 48-93 opportunities this season, including a 10-14 performance to go along with a season-best six ground balls during a 12-11 home victory over St. Lawrence. Jackson added three goals and an assist this spring in addition to scooping up 25 rollers. Over his career, he won over 58 percent of his faceoff chances (702-1,210) with 361 ground balls and 18 points (14 goals, four assists) in 68 contests. Jackson was also a three-year starter at linebacker for the Panther football team.