HAVERFORD, Pa. - Haverford junior relief pitcher Brandon Jenkins and senior outfielder Ethan Lee-Tyson were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team, the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association (Philly-SIDA) announced in a release last week.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area honors, an athlete must be in at least his or her second year at the institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better.
Jenkins, an economics/mathematics double major, was named the Centennial Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year for baseball last month. The Monrovia, Calif. product took home an honorable mention all-conference nod after emerging as a shutdown lefty in the Haverford bullpen after transitioning from a starting role earlier in his career. He appeared in seven conference contests and racked up four saves in 17 innings of work. Jenkins struck out 17 batters and held opponents to just a .197 batting average. He did not allow an earned run in those appearances and surrendered just one extra-base hit in a Centennial game. Jenkins notched saves in three of his final four conference outings as his four saves overall were the most for a Haverford reliever since Patrick Falkoff '14 had seven during his senior season.
Lee-Tyson, of Weston, Conn. again proved to be an integral cornerstone for the Fords this season as he helped lead the squad to a spirited Centennial Conference postseason run, smacking a pair of difference-making home runs in Haverford's eventual 8-5 triumph over Franklin & Marshall. Lee-Tyson took over the Haverford program record for games started (150), at bats (589), runs scored (163), and hits (210) this season. Lee-Tyson also leaves Haverford in the top five in program career history in total bases (319), home runs (20), and stolen bases (70). He is within the program's top 10 all-time in RBI (111), doubles (35), triples (8), and slugging percentage (.542).
Haverford had multiple honorees on the squad for the second straight season, after Lee-Tyson joined Spencer Sohmer in earning the honor after the 2018 campaign.
The Fords reached the 20-win mark for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons and qualified for the Centennial Conference tournament for the 13th time in the last 15 years. Haverford reached the Centennial Conference Championship for the eighth time in program history before falling to eventual College World Series participant Johns Hopkins in the final in Baltimore.
Jared Melone of Division II West Chester was named the Academic All-Area Performer of the Year for the second straight season.