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Hobart honors student-athletes at annual Block H dinner

The Hobart College Athletic Department and the Statesmen Athletic Association honored the top student-athletes of 2021-22 at the annual Block H Awards dinner Monday. Senior football linebacker Emmett Forde (Catholic Memorial/South Boston, Mass.) and senior lacrosse attackman Ryan Archer (Jamesville-DeWitt/Syracuse, N.Y.) were presented with the Francis L. “Babe” Kraus ’24 Memorial Award as the senior athletes of the year.

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The William C. Stiles ’43 Memorial Award for leadership, determination and character was given to senior ice hockey forward Aaron Maguyon (Bishop Eustac Prep/Margate City, N.J.). The Mike and Mary Anne Hanna Award was awarded to Hobart rowing senior Mo Marchart (Stuttgart, Germany) and senior lacrosse long stick midfielder Dan Ryan (Lincoln Sudbury/Sudbury, Mass.). The newest award, the Thomas B. Poole ’61 Award was presented to soccer defender Charlie Widing (Tabor/Brookline, Mass.).

A 2021 consensus All-American, Forde started all nine games he played this fall. A captain on the gridiron, he finished the year with 51 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. He led the Liberty League in tackles for loss, sacks and forced fumbles, even though he missed two games due to injury.

The two-time Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year, Forde played in 39 career games. He produced 190 tackles, 43 for loss, 14.5 sacks, eight pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He is sixth on Hobart’s career tackles for loss list and 11th on the career sacks list. He was also named a first team All-American in 2019.

Archer has started every game this spring and leads the team with 21 goals, 31 assists and 52 points through 10 games. He is currently third on Hobart’s Division I single-season assists list and fifth on the season points list.

A five-year starter, Archer has played in 54 games. He has 177 career points on 82 goals and 95 assists. With six assists on Saturday, the Syracuse native broke the Statesmen’s Division I career assists record. He is currently second on the Division I points list.

A captain, Maguyon played in all 28 games this season, helping the Hobart hockey team reach the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. He finished the year second on the team with 29 points on 15 goals and 14 assists. Maguyon matched the Statesmen’s single-game record with four assists in a win over Castleton. He also had four points against Johnson and Wales.

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Maguyon played in 81 career games, recording 61 points on 32 goals and 29 assists. He helped Hobart earn three NCAA tournament bids, advancing to the national semifinals in 2019.

Ryan has started six of the nine games he’s played this spring for the lacrosse team. He has seven caused turnovers and 16 ground balls. Ryan scored twice in Hobart’s season-opening victory over Canisius and had two caused turnovers against Syracuse.

A four-time NEC All-Academic selection, Ryan has 21 career caused turnovers and 57 career ground balls. On the offensive end of the field, he has nine points on three goals and six assists.

A member of Hobart’s varsity eight, Marchart has competed in four regattas so far this year. He opened the school year by helping the Statesmen’s top boat finish ninth at the Head of the Charles Regatta. This spring, he stroked Hobart’s 1V to a head-to-head victory against Ithaca. Marchart has been a part of two Liberty League Boats of the Week.

A 2021 IRCA All-America honorable mention selection, Marchart has been a four-year member of the varsity eight. He was a part of two Liberty League Crews of the Year and won the Abe Solomon Award in 2019.

Widing is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas B. Poole Award. This award was established to recognize the talents and, even more so, the exceptional character traits of a Hobart College student-athlete that embodies the matching values of  Poole’s endless commitment to Hobart Athletics and the Colleges.

A captain on the pitch, Widing served as team captain and played in 15 games this fall, starting nine. He scored his first career goal, the lone goal, in Hobart’s 1-0 win over Skidmore and played a key role in the Statesmen defensive unit.

Widing was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. He played in 38 career games, starting 23.

Additional department-wide awards presented are listed below with their recipients.

Team award winners will be announced on in the coming days.

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