Kyle Weber, Men's Lacrosse, Bates College
Kyle Weber's outstanding four-year career with the Bates men's lacrosse team culminated with a dream season. Weber earned First Team All-America and First Team All-NESCAC honors after leading the Bobcats to a 16-2 final record, the most victories in team history. Weber's nine-goal performance in an early-season victory over Amherst helped the Bobcats roll to the best start in program history, a 14-0 record.
Weber, a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, produced one of the greatest all-time offensive seasons in program history, particularly from the midfield position, with 57 goals and 78 points. He ended his career with 114 goals and 163 points. Weber and his fellow teammates from the Class of 2017 saw the program go from a 4-9 campaign as first-year into two NCAA Tournament appearances and a 38-12 record overall since 2015.
Carrying a double major in mathematics and economics, Weber also embodied excellence in his academic life, earning three NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors and graduating as one of 38 members of Bates' Class of 2017 to receive the Department of Athletics' Senior Scholar Award, for four-year athletes who keep a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better.
Weber studied chaotic dynamical systems for his mathematics capstone experience with Associate Professor Chip Ross; the title of his economics thesis, meanwhile, was "A Behavioral Model for Projecting the Labor Force Participation Rate Extended to 2024." After graduation, he began working for Nike in Oregon.