9 - Ben Hessels
Ben Hessels
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Laytonsville, Md.
High School: Poolesville
Position: M
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2012: Started all 15 games...15 goals...two assists...17 points...two man-up goals...49 groundballs...two caused turnovers...39-of-69 in faceoffs...ranked third on the team in goals and fourth in groundballs...scored two goals against Saint Leo (3/28), Salem State (4/11), Massachusetts Maritime (4/21), and Clark (4/28)...registered 10 groundballs, a 12-of-18 faceoff performance, one goal and one assist versus the University of New England (3/17)...collected six groundballs at UMass Dartmouth (3/14) and Babson (4/14)...Pilgrim League academic all-conference.

2011: Played in 11 games...four goals...two assists...six points...12 groundballs...one caused turnover...6-of-13 in faceoffs...posted two goals and two assists at Clark (4/2)...gathered four groundballs in the Pilgrim League semifinal at Springfield (5/4)...won three of his four faceoff attempts against Springfield (4/30).

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering...also a member of the MIT football team...Lambda Chi Alpha.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Thomas Poolesville High School...first team all-division as a senior...received "Unsung Hero" Award as a sophomore...named most valuable offensive player his junior year...also lettered in football...first team all-division as a senior...team MVP...most valuable offensive player as a junior...most valuable defensive back as a sophomore...member of the science, math, computer science, and engineering magnet program at his high school...National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Mark and Julie Hessels.