Sophomore Matt Woodson (Timonium, Md.) of the Goucher College men's lacrosse team was tabbed as a First Team selection at attacker, highlighting the four selections for the Gophers to the 2018 Landmark Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams.
Goucher's three other selections to the All-Conference Team were second-team picks and were all members of the Gopher senior class. They were midfielder Pierce Bailey (Miami, Fla.), defender Peter Cost (Berwyn, Pa.) and goalie Matt Messerle (Limerick, Pa.).
All four selections were a first in the careers for each Goucher student-athlete, as the group led the Gophers to a 10-6 overall mark and a 4-2 ledger in the Landmark Conference in the 2018 regular season. The team has also qualified for the Landmark Conference Playoffs for the first time since 2014 and captured double-digit wins in a season for the first time since 2012.
Woodson has been the spark for the Gophers offense all season long, ending the season with a team and conference-best 27 assists. Woodson, who also scored 16 goals to end the regular year with a point total of 43, had multiple assists in nine games throughout the course of the year. For his efforts, he was named the Landmark's Offensive Athlete of the Week on April 23 after matching a career-high with four assists in a 9-5 win at Drew.
Bailey, meanwhile, started all 16 games in the midfield for the Gophers during the regular season, scoring 18 goals, while adding seven assists. He collected a team-best 34 ground balls, as well, while posting a pair of hat tricks throughout the course of the regular season.
Cost was the leader of the Gopher defense the entire regular season, starting 15 of 16 matches. He enters the playoffs with a team-best 30 caused turnovers, which is the second highest mark in the Landmark Conference to date. Cost, who also collected 24 ground balls, has led a defense that has caused 177 turnovers as a team, which is a Landmark high.
Messerle has put together a banner season in net for the Gophers in 2018. Starting all 16 matches, he has made a Landmark Conference best 166 saves, while posting a saves percentage of 56.7. With a goals against average of 8.38 (fourth best in the conference), Messerle has made double-digit saves in six matches throughout the course of the year.
To view the full 2018 All-Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse teams, click here.
The Goucher College men's lacrosse team heads to second-seeded Elizabethtown on Wednesday in the semifinals of the 2018 Landmark Championships. Things get underway at 4 p.m.