Monday, May 31, 2010

Former HSC Grad Honored!

Matt Green a former Hampden Sydney College basketball player and the current Sports Information Director at Shorter College  in Rome, GA was named the SSAC Sports Information Director of the Year.  You can read about his accomplishments on the Rome News Tribune's website.  Congratulations to Matt!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Former Trainer at HSC Headed to Woodgrove HS

Paul Peterson a former HSC trainer is headed to Woodgrove High School after serving as the athletic trainer at Potomac Falls High School for the past 10 years. Mr. Peterson was also at Geogetown University for five years, Hampden-Sydney College for two years and as a graduate trainer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years.
Mr. Peterson has an extensive background in working in the field of athletics, he also has a passion for building excellent programs, promoting athletics and creating relationships to be proud of in western Loudoun County.

This article came from

Friday, May 28, 2010

Suffolk News-Herald | Helping a friend

I found the inspriring story in the Suffolk News Herald.

“You never think something like this will happen to a good friend. It’s something you just hear about,”
Kyle Jett’s good friend is Ryan Beale. At Nansemond-Suffolk, they were lacrosse and basketball teammates and standouts. Both were three-sport athletes as Beale played volleyball in the fall and Jett played football.
They especially starred on the lacrosse field. Jett went on to play at Hampden-Sydney....(Read the whole story)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

100 Days Until the First Game!

Today marks the 100 day countdown to kickoff the 2010 season!  The HSC Tigers are coming off one of their most successful seasons.  The 2010 kickoff is at Averett University's E. Stuart James Grant Athletic Center in Danville, VA.  The Averett Cougars finished 2nd in the USA South Conference last season.  Kickoff is slated for 1:00 PM.  Don't miss the action!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Former HSC Grad Tucker Named as Head Coach

Below is an article written by Neil Fuller.  The story is from the Progress Index.  Congratulations to Coach Tucker!

CHESTER - Kevin Tucker loves baseball. And the Matoaca baseball program.
But the opportunity to return to his alma mater - Thomas Dale - and take over the football team legendary coach Vic Williams turned into the 2009 VHSL Group AAA champion was too irresistible for Tucker.  The Thomas Dale administration formally offered the position to Tucker on Wednesday. He quickly accepted.

"I'm very excited to have this opportunity at my alma mater," said Tucker, who graduated from Thomas Dale in 1998. "My grandfather played (at Thomas Dale). My dad played (at Thomas Dale). Both of my uncles, along with seven cousins, have all played at Thomas Dale.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HSC Gains a Big Target in Erik Jacobson of Cave Spring

Erik Jacobson of Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, VA has committed to play football for the Tigers of Hampden Sydney.  Erik is a 6'5" 205lb receiver that has been honored with several post season awards including - First Team All District; First Team All Region; Honorable Mention All State; and Second Team All State as Underclassman. Before his senior season at Cave Spring he was listed as a Top 100 2010 prospects in Virginia by Virginia Preps. In addition to being a great football player, Erik was also a member of the 2009 Cave Spring State Championship Boys Basketball Team.

Tom Drury of Lakeview Academy in GA to Attend HSC!

Tom Drury a 5'10" 190lb fullback and linebacker has committed to play football at Hampden Sydney College this fall. He was featured in the Gainesville Times as a "Player to Watch" and was picked as the Gainesville Times player of the week. His coach at Lakeview was Matthew Gruhn.

In addition to being an outstanding athlete, Tom is on the Student Council and he is the VP of Lakeview's  Xplorer club. By the end of his senior year Tom will have earned 45 hours of community service from volunteering at homeless shelters, marathons, the humane society, and volunteering for the Republican Party.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Suffolk News-Herald | More than ‘going pro’

Below is a link to a nice story that discusses Division III athletics.  Klye Jett a senior at Hampden Sydney is also featured!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tyler Ikwild Commits to Hampden Sydney

Loudoun Valley High School senior Tyler Ikwild has committed to continue his football  and academic career at Hampden Sydney.
Ikwild has committed to Hampden-Sydney College, where he will join his brother Trevor, a rising senior linebacker on the Tigers’ roster. Three more former Vikings—Jack Devine, Clyde Kessler and Josh Phipps—were also part of Hampden-Sydney’s 2009 roster.

Tyler Ikwild was an All-District linebacker for Valley in 2009.

Josh Miller Earns Scholar Athlete Award

The following article appeared on on Decemeber 22, 2009.   Congratulations to Josh!

H-SC's Miller Earns Scholar-Athlete Award

Tigers' Football Standout Tabbed for ODAC/Farm Bureau Honor

SALEM, Va. --- Hampden-Sydney College gridiron standout, Josh Miller, is one of eight student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member schools to earn a 2009 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award during the fall athletic schedule. Miller, who tied with Washington and Lee University's Greg Kurkis for the award, was tabbed from a pool of nominees by a vote of each of the conference's sports information directors.
The ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award is given to a student-athlete in each of the conference's 22 sponsored sports.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tyler Ritter of Ragsdale to be a Tiger AGAIN!

Tyler Ritter a 6'2" 265 lb offensive lineman from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, NC has chosen to trade the Blue and White of the Ragsdale Tigers to the Crimson and Silver of the Hampden Sydney Tigers.  Tyler chose Hampden Sydney after visiting schools in 7 states and the District of Columbia.  He was chosen as the Most Outstanding Lineman on a team that went 13 - 1 his senior year.  As a senior Tyler was part of a team a that beat 11 playoff teams.

"Academics was the first priority - HSC is one of the top schools  in the state of Virginia academically and they have one heck of a great football team."  When considering academics and playing for a winner -Hampden Sydney became the obvious choice.  Since he started playing at 9 years old, Ritter has only played in 8 games that his teams have lost.  He was a member of teams that won the conference championship in 8 out of the 9 years he has played football.  He was coached by 2 of the best and most respected high school coaches in the state of NC.  Ritter started his prep career at Eastern Randolph where he was coached by Burton Cates his  freshman and sophmore years. He transfered to Ragsdale and was coach by Tommy Norwood  for his final 2 seasons.

When asked why he chose Hampden Sydney Ritter said "It was the camaraderie of the team and coaches that impressed me the most.  I can't wait to get started."

Tyler was recruited by coach Glen Young.
If you would like to see video on Tyler click on the following link -