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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Eric Dickinson has earned All-American honorable mention status after scoring 45 goals for the Bears this season. Photo courtesy of LRU Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Eric Dickinson has been selected as an All-American honorable mention by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Dickinson, a junior midfielder, led the Bears and tied for the South Atlantic Conference lead with 45 goals this season. The three-time first-team All-SAC selection also had 19 assists, and his 135 career goals trail only Joe Buduo (141) for the most in program history.

L-R track and field members to compete at NCAA nationals

Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s track and field team are set to compete at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships this week in Kingsville, Texas, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

Sprinter P.J. Lotharp will make his second consecutive appearance at the national championships, this time competing in the 200-meter dash. His prelim race is scheduled for 5:50 p.m. Friday, with the final set for 7:55 p.m. Saturday.

Lotharp, who was named an All-American in the 60-meter dash a year ago, is also a member of the Bears’ 4x100-meter relay team. That team, consisting of Kaynmon Maddox, Ja’Tay Culliver and Lucas Besong, will compete in preliminary action at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. The 4x100 final will take place at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

The championships will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

L-R leads SAC in community service hours

The Lenoir-Rhyne athletic department led the South Atlantic Conference and ranked among the top 20 Division II schools in community service hours for the past academic year, according to a press release from LRU Athletics.

As an athletic department, the Bears completed 6,029 community service hours for the 2018-19 academic year. That number ranked 18th in Division II and topped the SAC, while marking the second straight year Lenoir-Rhyne volunteered more than 6,000 hours.

The Lenoir-Rhyne softball team led the department with an average of 14 volunteer hours per student-athlete, while the football program paced the department in total hours with 960 over the course of the school year.

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