Hausman and Swords Recognized in All-Northeast Honors

Lucas Hausman is Bowdoin's first First Team All-Region selection
Lucas Hausman is Bowdoin's first First Team All-Region selection

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College junior Lucas Hausman (Westport, Conn.) and senior John Swords (Sudbury, Mass.) were recognized as All-Northeast Region selections on Monday by

Hausman was named as a First Team All-Northeast Region performer while Swords was named to the Second Team. Hausman is Bowdoin's first First Team All-Region performer in the 14-year history of the honor.

Also Bowdoin's first NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Hausman paced the league in scoring with 20.7 points, but saw his production rise against conference foes as he averaged 24.7 points during the regular season. He ranked fourth in the conference in free-throw percentage (87.8) and tenth in field goal percentage (49.9). The First Team All-NESCAC honoree was at his best at the end of the season, pouring in 30 or more points in four of Bowdoin's last nine games. Hausman tied the program's 61-year old single-game scoring mark when he scored 44 points against Bates on February 13, and fell two points shy of tying the NESCAC Championship single-game scoring record when he tallied 37 points versus Williams in the quarterfinal round.

The NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, Swords garnered his second straight Second Team All-Region honor. The seven-foot center's presence in the paint helped the Polar Bears hold opponents to 64.2 points per game and a conference-low 38.3 percent shooting this season. Swords finished the season second among all NESCAC players with 254 rebounds and tied for second with 55 blocks. He also enjoyed a fantastic season offensively, averaging 12.9 points per game and led the nation in field goal percentage at 69.8% this winter.

Bowdoin finished its season with a record of 18-8, advancing to the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament.