19 - Ben Hessels
Ben Hessels
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Laytonsville, Md.
High School: Poolesville
Position: WR
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2011: Started all nine games as a receiver … Academic All-NEFC … third on the team with 18 catches … also ran for a pair of scores … also third on the team in scoring (26 pts.) and in kick return yards (99) … at least one reception in every game but one … pair of catches in the season opener at Becker (9/10) for 42 yards and one score … season-high of four receptions in back-to-back games at UMass Dartmouth (10/1) and at Plymouth State (10/8) … one rushing and one receiving TD at UMass Dartmouth … returned a season best three kickoffs for 40 yards at Salve Regina (10/22).

2010: Played in all nine games for the Engineers … fourth on the team with 12 receptions for 179 yards … led the team with his 14.9 yards per catch average … made at least one catch in each of the final six games of the season … one catch in the season opener against Becker (9/11) … also rushed twice for 30 yards and a score against the Hawks … brought in a season-high three passes for 27 yards at Western New England (10/16) … matched that with three more receptions at Nichols (10/30) … set season highs with 89 receiving yards and a 33-yard reception against the Bison.

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … also plays lacrosse for the Engineers … Lambda Chi Alpha.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Thomas Poolesville High School … first team all-division as a senior … team MVP … most valuable offensive player as a junior … most valuable defensive back as a sophomore … also lettered in lacrosse … first team all-division in that sport as a senior.

Personal: Son of Mark and Julie Hessels.