Four Gophers Earn Spots on 2015 All-Landmark Team

Four Gophers Earn Spots on 2015 All-Landmark Team

TOWSON, Md. — Each of the top four players in Goucher's lineup were honored as All-Landmark performers in a release by the league office this afternoon.

Joey Caracappa (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Saddlebrook Preparatory School) earned first team singles recognition, while Caracappa and Seth Hoesman (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) were one of three tandems in the conference to garner first team doubles accolades. Hoesman and Jack Hodges (London, England/Shrewsbury School), meanwhile, landed on the second team for singles, while Hodges and Midori Fujitani (Tokyo, Japan/International School Bangkok) secured a spot on the second team for doubles.

The Gophers finished 7-1 in the Landmark this spring, reaching their first ever Landmark championship match last weekend, and Caracappa was elevated to the No. 1 singles spot for the final five matchups of the season. He finished with a 12-4 record in dual matches, and his only conference losses were against Landmark Player of the Year Dean Polisena from Juniata. All six of his conference victories came in straight sets.

Hoesman makes the first team in doubles for a third time in as many years. He and Caracappa won 16 of 19 dual matches in 2014-15, including 6 of 8 conference matchups. They also defeated the Eagles' top pair of Polisena and Matyas Kohout by an 8-6 score in Saturday's championship.

The junior co-captain also earned All-Landmark status for his singles play for a third consecutive season. Moving between the top three positions, Hoesman went 13-5 in dual matches and 6-2 within the conference.

Hodges had the best winning percentage among Goucher's singles players, as he went 7-1 in the Landmark and 13-3 overall. He was a perfect 9-0 when playing at either No. 2 or No. 3 singles.

Fujitani and Hodges established themselves as one of the top doubles' squads in the Landmark this spring, winning 10 of 11 matches and going 7-1 during the Landmark regular season. They ended the year by becoming the first conference duo to top Juniata's Logan Moore and Sho Sato in last Saturday's final.

Prior to this season, the Gophers had never had more than two players recognized in the Landmark end-of-year awards. The program finished 2015 with a 14-6 record, registering its most wins in a campaign since 2003-04.

The full list of conference awards can be accessed here.