Averett, Lynch Earn Distinction as Scholar All-Americans

Averett, Lynch Earn Distinction as Scholar All-Americans

Two of 74 Players Throughout Nation on USILA List

PERRY, N.Y. — The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, having already recognized both players for their performance on the field by placing them on its 2012 Division III All-America Team, today included Rory Averett (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North) and Matt Lynch (Ivyland, Pa./LaSalle College) among the 74 men's lacrosse players throughout the nation who were designated 2012 Scholar All-Americans.

The USILA established its Scholar All-America Program in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically, and as citizens of their communities. Averett, who achieved a 3.16 cumulative GPA at Goucher, graduated in May with a B.A. degree in business management; Lynch majored in business management and economics and concluded his four years with a 3.61 GPA.

The two four-year letterwinners both surpassed 200 points during their careers. Averett, an attackman who was an honorable mention on the 2012 USILA Division III All-America Team, is Goucher's all-time leader with 190 goals, while Lynch supplied the Gophers with 117 goals and 103 asssists during his four seasons and became the first player in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program ever to land on a team in the All-America voting when he showed up as a midfielder on the third team this year.

Only five players in the 21-year history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program have ever been recognized by the USILA as Scholar All-Americans. The first was Qadir Stern in 2002, followed by Dan Flamholz in 2007 and David Jadin in 2010 before Averett and Lynch joined the group this year.