CoSIDA Recognizes Lynch for Academic Excellence

CoSIDA Recognizes Lynch for Academic Excellence

Senior Midfielder with 3.59 GPA Now on National Ballot

BEREA, Ohio — Matt Lynch (Ivyland, Pa./LaSalle College), a senior midfielder on Goucher's men's lacrosse team, was named today to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District II Men's Division III At-Large Team, which was chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Lynch is an economics and business management major who compiled a 3.59 cumulative grade point average through his first seven semesters at Goucher. He started all 20 games this season for a team that went 18-2, was crowned champion of the Landmark Conference and advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

The four-time letterwinner supplied the Gophers with 35 goals and 39 assists this season, raising his career totals to 117 goals and 103 assists. He is one of only four players in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program to surpass 200 career points and he ranks third all-time in assists.

Lynch was selected a first-team All-Landmark Conference midfielder for the third time this season and he was an honorable mention USILA Division III All-American in 2010 and again in 2011.

CoSIDA founded its Academic All-America program in 1952 to recognize and award the premier college scholar-athletes throughout the nation for their ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. To be nominated by his/her sports information director, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her institution and be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.

District II includes all Division III institutions located in Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

Lynch's name will next appear on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national ballot with other all-district honorees from NCAA Division III institutions throughout the country. The men's at-large team is open to athletes from the following sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.