NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Following the 2018-19 school year, Helper Helper released the end-of-year report regarding the top schools in Division II and top ten lists for each NCAA sport.
Four Cavalier sports were named to the DII top ten lists for their community service numbers during the 2018-19 school year. Football, men's lacrosse, men's basketball and women's golf all finished in the top ten of their respective sports.
As an institution, Walsh student-athletes totaled 3,565 hours over 130 opportunities benefitting 46 different organizations. The average per student-athlete came out to 8.49 hours per student-athlete.
The Walsh football team was second in all of Division II, behind Eastern New Mexico University. As a team, the football program totaled 1,250 hours and 58 minutes and averaged 9.34 hours for every student-athlete.
"Community service is one of our program goals. Our players have taken ownership of the service projects that we are involved in. They have enriched others as well as themselves. Our staff is proud of the commitment they have made. Congratulations to our other Walsh athletic teams: men's basketball, men's lacrosse and women's golf as well," said head coach John Fankhauser.
Women's golf was fifth in Division II with 137 total hours, with each student-athlete averaging 15.22 hours.
Head coach Christina Paone said, "As student-athletes, it is extremely important to give back to the community that supports us. I'm proud of the work that our team put in throughout the year bringing awareness to such important and impactful organizations. Congratulations to our Walsh athletes for their committment to service!"
The men's basketball team was seventh in Division II, totaling 318 hours for the team. The squad averaged 12.72 hours per student-athlete.
Finally, the men's lacrosse team was ninth on the list with 377 total hours. The team finished with 11.09 hours per student-athlete.
Men's lacrosse head coach Alex Skvarch spoke about his team's dedication, "I am very proud of the commitment the players made to give back to the community. The players illustrated their accuracy in action to serve and care for those around them."
Helper Helper is the official NCAA volunteer management platform that allows teams and organizations to compile community service hours. Division II student-athletes totaled 222,114 hours over the span of 6,049 different opportunities. You can find the whole report linked below.