HADLEY, MA – Williams senior captains Dan Wohl (La Canada, Calif.) and Hayden Rooke-Ley (Eugene, Oregon) have been named All-NESCAC in basketball.
"I could not be more proud of and happy for Daniel and Hayden," stated Eph head coach Kevin App. "I'm glad to see them recognized for their consistent performance, leadership, and effort this season. They were a joy to coach and, along with fellow captain Ryan Kilcullen, led our team on and off the court. As all seniors hope to do, they have had a tremendous impact on Williams College, the NESCAC, and our basketball program."
Wohl, the second leading scorer in NESCAC and the Ephs' leading scorer this season with 493 points (19.7/game) was named to the First Team.
Rooke-Ley, who set the NCAA Division III consecutive free throw mark by making 67 in a row, was named to the Second Team. Rooke-Ley was also the first men's NCAA Division III Player in history to be named the US Basketball Writers National Player of the Week (12/9/14).
Rooke-Ley also averaged 19.7 points a game this season, but he was limited to just 20 games due to injury. Rooke-Ley established a Williams single game record this past season when he made 12 three-pointers in a win over Johnson State.
|Hayden Rooke-Ley '15|
Against RPI on the road Rooke-Ley dropped in 10 three-pointers and scored a career high 43 points leading the Ephs to an 86-69 win.
In his career Rooke-Ley converted 297 of 340 free throws (.874), made 160 of 376 threes (.426) and tallied 999 points.
Wohl started all 25 games this season and a year ago he set the Eph single season record by starting all 33 contests. Thirteen times this season Wohl netted 20 or more points. He finished fourth in NESCAC in rebounding with 8.6/game.
In all Wohl led the Eph team in six categories including minutes (807), free throws made (115), steals (23), and blocks (19).
Recently Wohl, a double major in history and economics, was the lone New England player to be named a Capital One Academic All-American as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Wohl ended his career in the Purple Valley ranked 13th in scoring with 1,278 points and he was eighth in rebounds with 625.