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Howell and Bennage Earn All-Conference Soccer Honors

by | Nov 11, 2021


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Henry Howell has been named second-team all-conference and Vincent Bennage earned a spot on the all-rookie team, as announced by the Atlantic 10 office Wednesday afternoon.

The annual postseason awards are voted on by the league’s head coaches.

A senior captain from Bradenton, Fla., Howell finished with four goals, a team-best five assists and 13 total points this season.

In addition, the two-time all-conference (2018 All-Rookie) performer started 16 games for the ‘Cats, while leading the way with 42 shots.

A four-year starter for the Wildcats, Howell concluded his career with 11 goals, 14 assists and 36 total points.

“Henry has had an amazing career at Davidson,” said head coach Mike Babst. “Really happy to see him honored. He was influential in every conference game this season and produced some of our biggest plays. But most importantly he has been an incredible leader for our team, and has been the standard for how much one player can give to his team.”

Bennage, a freshman from Kenosha, Wisc., wasted little time making an impact as the forward scored five goals in his first five collegiate contests.

Highlighted by a two-goal performance in Davidson’s 2-1 win at Furman, Bennage led the club with seven goals, which ranked sixth among league leaders.

“Vinny transitioned to college soccer incredibly well – scoring in his first game and scoring five goals in his first five games. It is rare for a freshman to produce plays so early in a career, and it is very exciting to know that this is just the beginning of what he can accomplish as a Wildcat,” commented Babst.

Davidson concluded the 2021 fall campaign 9-7-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Atlantic 10 play. The Wildcats also advanced to their fourth conference tournament since joining the league in 2014.