BALTIMORE, Md. – Eight Goucher College student-athletes have been named to the Landmark Conference All-Sportsmanship team.
Joe Burns (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) (men's golf), Lauren O'Leary (Potomac, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) (women's golf), Jeremy Buckler (Severna Park, Mount St. Josephs) (men's lacrosse), Gillian Sickler (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) (women's lacrosse), Elliot Diehl (York, Pa./York Suburban) (men's tennis), Mandile Mpofu (Harare, Zimbabwe/Arundel School) (women's tennis), Miles (Mia) Taylor (Bowie, Md./Wakefield) (men's outdoor track and field) and Taylor Gunter (Laurel, Md./Sandy Spring Friends School) (women's track and field) were all selected to the team for the Gophers.
Burns played in three events for the two-time defending Landmark Conference championships on the golf course. He posted his best score at the Goucher Spring Invitational on April 14. O'Leary competed in eight events for the women's golf team and was in third place after the first round of the Landmark Conference Championships on April 27.
Buckler had two goals and three assists in the first three games of the men's lacrosse season before an injury derailed the rest of his senior campaign. Buckler was on the field and started for the Gophers in his senior game on April 27. Sickler played in 10 games including one start in between the pipes for women's lacrosse, posting 24 saves and an 11.94 goals against average.
Diehl capped off four-straight Landmark Conference men's tennis titles and went 15-7 on the year in doubles including a 13-4 mark with Frankie Mullinix (Washington, D.C./The George School). Diehl also went 9-1 on the year including winning his last singles match of his career to clinch the conference semifinals match against Susquehanna University on April 30. Mpofu earned all-conference second team honors for her doubles play with Anais Gill (Cambridge, England/Hill Road Sixth Form College). The duo went 10-6 in doubles on the year and Mpofu was 11-6 at No. 2 singles.
Taylor finished 10th in the 110m hurdles and 20th in the 100m while helping the 4x100m relay to a fifth-place standing and the 4x400m relay to seventh place at the Landmark Conference Outdoor Track And Field Championships on May 4-5. Gunter wrapped up her outstanding senior campaign with a gold medal in the discus and a silver in the shot put while finishing fourth in the hammer. Gunter, who was the only one in the conference to be selected three times on the sportsmanship team, was also named the conference Field Athlete of the Week twice in the outdoor season.
The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes who epitomize the ideals of sportsmanship. The student-athletes selected demonstrate fair play, graciousness in victory and respectfulness in defeat. They are ambassadors for the team, both on and off the field, and galvanize their teammates toward their goals. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, officials, spectators, and the greater campus community.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the Landmark Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2013 as a way to highlight student-athletes who are making an impact. The Landmark previously awarded a Sportsmanship Cup before the All-Sportsmanship Team replaced the Cup for the 2013-14 academic year.