Vanderhegghen named All-American
To cap off his sterling career, Grace’s Brandon Vanderhegghen earned All-American honors from both the NAIA and NCCAA.
Vanderhegghen was named Second Team All-American by the NCCAA and was honorable mention by the NAIA. Additionally, he was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team after helping the Lancers to a third-place finish last week.
Vanderhegghen ends his four-year career ranked No. 31 for Grace in career scoring with 1,398 points. In the 2015-16 campaign, he averaged 16.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game — all career-best marks.
Academically, Grace was recognized with four members earning Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete status. Seniors Caleb Featherston, Kyle Fillman and Drew Perrin and junior John Swanson earned the academic distinction, given to upperclassmen with a GPA of at least 3.5.
Grace had the most Scholar-Athletes (four) of any school in the Crossroads League.
The Lancers finished the year with a record of 21-14 and 9-9 in CL play. Head coach Jim Kessler has now racked up 743 wins in his NAIA Hall of Fame career.