Six From Goucher Earn All-Landmark Recognition

Six From Goucher Earn All-Landmark Recognition

TOWSON, Md. — Goucher placed six players, including all three of its starting midfielders, on the 2014 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Team.

As revealed today, the team includes 27 student-athletes representing six of the seven men's lacrosse programs which compete in the Landmark Conference. Position-by-position voting was done by the head coaches and the balloting produced a first team that included three attackman, four midfielders, a long-stick midfielder, a short-stick defensive midfielder, a face-off specialist, three defenseman and a goalkeeper, as well as a second team made up of 13 additional players.

Goucher's six all-conference selections were evenly split between the first and second teams.

The first-team selections were junior attackman Sam Morgan (Wilmot, N.H./Kearsarge Regional), senior midfielder Pierce Ingram (Austin, Texas/Westwood) and sophomore defenseman Andrew Foster (Ashland, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy).

Morgan is the team leader in goals (23) and points (36) this season and ranks second in assists (13).

This is the second year in a row that the head coaches went with Ingram as one of the top three midfielders in the conference. He supplied the Gophers with 17 goals and seven assists through the first 13 games of his final season.

Foster was a fixture on a defensive unit that limited all six of Goucher's Landmark Conference opponents to eight or fewer goals, holding three of them under six goals. He leads the Gophers in caused turnovers with 15.

The three players from head coach Brian Kelly's squad that faces Scranton tomorrow night in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference playoffs who landed on the All-Landmark second team were sophomore midfielder Owen Demmerly (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), senior short-stick defensive midfielder Steve Patterson (Minneapolis, Minn./Blake School) and junior goalkeeper Karl Wiszumerski (Pottstown, Pa./The Hill School).

Demmerly heads into the playoffs with 18 goals and 10 assists, making him the third-leading scorer on the team. In his 12 starts, Patterson compiled nine goals, three assists, 27 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Wiszumerski started in goal in all 13 games the Gophers played during the regular season and achieved an 8.11 goals against average and a .516 save percentage by making 94 saves and allowing 88 goals.