The 2019 D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region team was announced on Monday, Mar. 11, and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) was represented by Wabash’s Jack Davidson (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) and Wittenberg’s Connor Seipel (Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison) on the first team while Wooster’s Danyon Hempy (Waldo, Ohio/River Valley) and Reece Dupler (Newark, Ohio/Lakewood) were tabbed to the third team. Ohio Wesleyan’s Ethan Stanislawski (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) was also named the All-Great Lakes Region Rookie of the Year.
Davidson was named to the first team after averaging 25.1 points per game for Wabash, 10th-best in NCAA Division III. He shot 93.1 percent from the free throw line, connecting on 202 from the charity stripe this season. He also broke the all-divisions NCAA record for consecutive free throws at 95 in-a-row. Davidson was the NCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the year, announced in late February.
Seipel was named an All-Great Lakes Region first-teamer in his junior season, the first designation of his career. The Columbus, Ohio, native, was top-five among conference players in both scoring average (17.7) and rebounding average (10.3) this season. Seipel was also named an All-NCAC first team selection.
Dupler averaged 17.2 points per game in his senior season, finishing 16th within the Great Lakes Region, while his .539 field goal percentage (215-for-399) was the 13th-best within the region. Dupler's 215 field goals ranked as the third-most in the region and among the top 20 in NCAA Division III. Dupler was named an All-NCAC first team member this season, the third all-conference selection in his career.
Hempy averaged 20.6 points per game this season, scoring the fifth-most points in program history this season at 618, a total that is also the second-best within the Great Lakes Region. The junior logged 16 20-point games, including a pair of 31-point efforts against Sul Ross State University and Wabash College. He was tabbed an All-NCAC first team selection, the second all-conference nod of his career.
Stanislawski ranked seventh among conference athletes averaging 15.2 points per game this year while also ranking ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.411), 17th in assists (2.2), and 19th in steals (1.0). Stanislawski was named NCAC Newcomer of the Year and was an All-NCAC second team selection.
Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors (SID) at the various schools. There were more than 716 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region. Regions that have fewer than 40 Division III teams have two teams. The Northeast, which is nearly twice that size, has four teams, while all other regions have three teams.