Phillips, Postel Join Three Lacrosse Players on First Team
TOWSON, Md. — The 2011-12 All-Goucher Team was unveiled during a ceremony on Beldon Field this afternoon.
The All-Goucher Team is an award made possible by generous gifts made by alumnae and alumni, parents and friends to the Blue & Gold Society, and it represents the 10 most distinguished student-athletes and the most outstanding coach at the school during an academic year as selected by a panel of head coaches and athletic administrators. In choosing the 10 student-athletes to make up the All-Goucher Team, the panel placed the top five on the first team and the remaining five on the second team. In addition to being on the first team, the top vote-getter is also the team's designated captain and was recognized as such during today's ceremony.
Here is the 2011-12 All-Goucher Team, starting with the captain and first team, followed by the second-team selections, finishing up with the Coach of the Year:
Men's Lacrosse --- Captain, First Team
Kyle is the Goucher's men's lacrosse program's all-time leader with 273 career points. In 2012, he set a new single-season school record by scoring 58 goals. He was a first-team attackman on the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team and represented Goucher as an honorable mention on the USILA's 2012 Division III All-America Team.
Men's Lacrosse --- First Team
Rory is the Goucher men's lacrosse program's all-time leader with 190 goals; he also finished his career with 236 points. He represented Goucher as an honorable mention on the USILA's 2012 Division III All-America Team and was a first-team attackman on the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team. Averett was a first-team selection on the inagural All-Goucher Team last year.
Men's Lacrosse --- First Team
Goucher had never had a men's lacrosse player be more than an honorable mention Division III All-American until Matt was a third-team selection at midfield on the USILA's All-America Team in 2012. With the 35 points and 39 assists he had last season, he is the leading scorer among midfielders in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program with 220 career points. In addition, he was a first-team midfielder on the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team. Lynch was the captain of the 2010-11 All-Goucher Team.
Women's Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field --- First Team
Destiny, who was selected Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference in both women's indoor and outdoor track and field, competed in the long jump at the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finishing in 20th place. She placed first in the 60-meter hurdles and earned points for Goucher in four additional individual events at the Landmark Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships and was the Landmark Conference outdoor champion in the 100-meter dash, the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump.
Equestrian --- First Team
Karli was on the All-Goucher second team in 2010-11, but moves up to the first team for 2011-12 for placing third in open equitation over fences at the 2012 IHSA National Horse Show. She was also the IHSA's high-point rider for Zone IV Region I, which made her the region's Cacchione Cup qualifier. She was awarded first place in open equitation over fences and open equitation on the flat at the IHSA Zone IV Region I Championships.
Equestrian --- Second Team
Amory was a first-team selection on the inaugural All-Goucher Team. She was one of the top riders on Goucher's equestrian team that finished in a tie for seventh place at the 2012 IHSA National Horse Show. She was the reserve high-point rider for Zone IV Region I in 2011-12 and was awarded second place in open equitation over fences and open equitation on the flat at the IHSA Zone IV Region I Championships.
Women's Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field --- Second Team
Now a sophomore, Katherine was selected Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference after placing fifth overall at the 2011 Landmark Conference Women's Cross Country Championship. She also earned Mideast Region All-Freshmen honors for placing 53rd at the Division III Mideast Regional last fall. In track, she owns the indoor school record in the 1,500-meter run and both the indoor and outdoor records in the 5,000 meters.
Men's Lacrosse --- Second Team
As a junior, he was the first-team goalkeeper on the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team. He set a new single-season school record with his 5.58 goals-against average in 2012 and also ranked third among all Division III goalkeepers in the nation in goals-against average, as well as in save percentage (.657).
Men's Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field --- Second Team
This is Joey's second appearance on the All-Goucher Team. A graduate of Goucher College in 2012, he placed seventh at the Landmark Conference Men's Cross Country Championship, 12th at the Division III Mideast Regional and 133rd at the NCAA Division III Championship in 2011. He was only the second male runner to represent Goucher at nationals in the sport of cross country. In addition, he was the runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the 2012 Landmark Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships and also the 10,000 meters at the 2012 Landmark Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Men's Lacrosse --- Second Team
Paul was a first-team defenseman on the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team, an honor that came about after he led the Gophers with 44 caused turnovers and ranked second on the team with 68 ground balls. In addition, he tied the single-game school record of seven caused turnovers when the Gophers played Dallas on Feb. 19, 2012.
Men's Lacrosse --- Coach of the Year
Kyle Hannan, who was the head men's lacrosse coach at Goucher for 12 seasons, is the Coach of the Year on the 2011-12 All-Goucher Team. He guided the Gophers to an 18-2 record, a No. 10 national ranking and a second Landmark Conference title in a span of three years in his final season at Goucher. He is the all-time winningest coach in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program with a 129-71 record.