Benjamin Dease '95
Ben was a standout basketball and lacrosse player for Cape Henry Collegiate during the ‘90s. He played three years of varsity for each sport and served as captain of both teams during his senior year. For his stellar athletic ability and his dedication as a loyal teammate and leader, Ben was honored with the Patrick Foley Award as the outstanding male athlete his senior year.
Known as a defensive specialist in both basketball and lacrosse, Ben’s aggressive yet disciplined approach, coupled with keen anticipation skills and smart decision making, made him a force on the court and field. Most defensive players stay out of the headlines; however, everyone recognized Ben’s contributions in both sports, including opposing coaches.
Ben was well known as an excellent long-stick defender in lacrosse and was named First Team All-TCIS three times during his varsity career. Ben’s tenacious defensive marking helped the Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team win its first TCIS Championship in 1994, and Ben was named the TCIS Tournament Defensive MVP. In 1995, Ben’s senior year, he was honored with First Team All-State recognition.
Ben continued his lacrosse career at Randolph-Macon College where he was a three-year long-stick defensive starter. He was named to the All-ODAC team during his junior and senior years. Ben’s senior year, he led a defensive squad that allowed only 8.2 goals per game. That same year, he was honored as his team’s Defensive MVP.
Still a fan of the game, Ben continues to play defense for the Norfolk Neptunes, and he coaches a U13 team with the 757 Select lacrosse club. When he is not playing or coaching, Ben can frequently be found on the sideline of a CHC game cheering on the Dolphins.