Goucher Turns Out Landmark's Best on Offense, Defense
Conference Recognizes Lynch, Lane for Playoff Performances
MADISON, N.J. — Goucher players were recipients of both of the weekly honors the Landmark Conference bestowed today in the sport of men's lacrosse: senior midfielder Matt Lynch (Ivyland, Pa./LaSalle College) was named Offensive Player of the Week and senior short-stick midfielder Jackson Lane (Aurora, Colo./Smoky Hill) was named Defensive Player of the Week for April 30-May 6.
Lynch supplied four goals and an equal number of assists to Goucher's 13-5 triumph over Catholic in the semifinals of the 2012 Landmark Conference postseason tournament, and then turned in a two-goal, two-assist performance in the finals, helping the Gophers down Drew, 10-7, to win their second Landmark title in the past three years.
With the first assist he handed out against the Rangers, Lynch became only the third player in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program to reach 100 career assists; the second one was his 37th assist of the season, which ties the school record established back in 1997 by Tim Asher.
Lane contributed the first goal to Goucher's postseason run to the 2012 Landmark Conference crown as he put the Gophers up 1-0 over Catholic just 1:31 into Wednesday's semifinal, but it was his performance on defense and in the transition game during the two playoff contests for which he drew the most praise from the coaching staff.
Lane was credited with two caused turnovers in the title-clinching victory over Drew.