Lynch Earns Spot on All-America Third Team

Lynch Earns Spot on All-America Third Team

Averett, Boncaro Make Debuts as Honorable Mentions

PERRY, N.Y. — The three players who concluded their careers at Goucher by accounting for almost 60 percent of the 386 points the Gophers accumulated this season were rewarded for their performances by being named 2012 Division III All-Americans today by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Matt Lynch (Ivyland, Pa./LaSalle College), a midfielder who had been an honorable mention on the USILA's Division III All-America teams the past two seasons, was a third-team selection this year. He's the first player in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program ever to land on a team in the All-America voting.

The only other three-time All-America selection from Goucher is goalkeeper Reeves Craig, an honorable mention in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

It's also the first time the program has ever produced three All-Americans in the same season as attackmen Rory Averett (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North) and Kyle Boncaro (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) made their All-America debuts as honorable mentions.

The three players combined to score 461 goals and hand out 268 assists during their four seasons at Goucher. Each one recorded the 200th point of his career during the 2012 season, during which the Gophers went 18-2, were champions of the Landmark Conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.