The South Atlantic Conference Announces Men's Lacrosse Annual Awards

The South Atlantic Conference Announces Men's Lacrosse Annual Awards

ROCK HILL, S.C. ( Lenoir-Rhyne long pole midfielder Collin Lett was voted the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year, while teammate Myles Moffat was voted the Conference's Freshman of the Year.  In addition, Bears' head coach Greg Paradine was tabbed the Coach of the Year, the SAC office announced today.

Lett, a senior from Greensboro, N.C. anchored a Bear defense that ranked second in the conference in scoring defense, allowing just over nine goals per game. Individually, Lett leads the conference and is tenth in the NCAA Division II in caused turnovers per game, averaging 2.06 per game. He also picked up 56 ground balls and caused 33 turnovers. Additionally, on the offensive side of the ball he scored five goals and had three assists for eight points.

Moffat, a midfielder from Airdie, Alberta, Canada, scored 28 goals and dished out 24 assists for 54 points during his freshman campaign. He ranked ninth in the conference in goals, sixth in assists and fifth in points. He scored multiple goals in nine games this season, including scoring a season-high five goals against defending national champion Limestone.

Paradine earns his third career coach of the year honor after guiding his squad to a 15-1 record overall and an undefeated mark of 8-0 in League play.  His Bears are currently ranked No. 3 in the country and are No. 1 in the NCAA South Region Poll. The Bears won their third-straight and fourth overall South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship. Lenoir-Rhyne is currently riding an 11-game winning streak heading into the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship as the No. 1 seed.

Joining Lett on the first team were attackers Joe Budeo and Ben Corrigan of Lenoir-Rhyne and Adam Golia from Lincoln Memorial. Midfielders Eric Dickinson from Lenoir-Rhyne, Billy Kopsky from Lincoln Memorial and Conor Gronbach from Wingate.

On the defensive side of the field were defenders Chris Gazzio of Wingate and Jacob O'Connor and Tyler Bane from Lenoir-Rhyne, and in goal was Ryan Crompton from Lenoir-Rhyne.

2018 SAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference

All-SAC First Team

A – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial
A – Ben Corrigan, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Eric Dickinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Billy Kopsky, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Conor Gronbach, Wingate
D – Chris Gazzio, Wingate
D – Jacob, O'Connor, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Tyler Bane, Lenoir-Rhyne
LP – Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne
Spec. – Shane Gottberg, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne

All-SAC Second Team

A – Dalton Cook, Catawba
A – Kyle Arcuri, Lincoln Memorial
A – Jeremy Sullivan, Wingate
MF – Robert Tucker, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Alex Llerandi, Wingate
MF – Joe Barber, Catawba
D – Marc James, Wingate
D – Ryan Benck, Lincoln Memorial
D – Josh Hernandez, Lincoln Memorial
LP – Griffin Stechmiller, Queens
Spec. – Drew Flack, Queens
GK – Ryan Kearney, Mars Hill

Honorable Mentions

A – Myles Moffat, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Cole Fanzo, Catawba
A – Dima Ferreira, Mars Hill
MF – Justin Swick, Queens
MF – Seth Grimwood, Wingate
MF – Keegan Bell, Tusculum
D – Nick Rizzieri, Queens
D – Ryon Bellamy, Queens
D – Julian Maxey, Catawba (T)
D – Jake Coleman, Queens (T)
LP – Reese Orman, Wingate
Spec. – Wyatt Weiseman, Wingate
GK – Anthony Valenza, Queens

Player of the Year

Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne

Freshman of the Year

Myles Moffat, Lenoir-Rhyne

Coach of the Year

Greg Paradine, Lenoir-Rhyne

Statistical Champions

Goals per Game – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne (3.44)
Assists per Game – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial (3.06)
Shot Percentage – Joe Buduo, Lenoir-Rhyne (.487)
Save Percentage – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne (.573)
Goals-Against Average – Michael Kessler, Lincoln Memorial (8.90)
Faceoff Win Percentage – Drew Flack, Queens (.619)
Ground Balls per Game – Connor Eakes, Catawba (9.64)
Caused Turnovers per Game – Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne (2.06)
Points per Game – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial (6.31)

Team Scoring Offense – Lincoln Memorial (15.81)
Team Scoring Defense – Lincoln Memorial (8.38)
Team Scoring Margin – Lincoln Memorial (7.44)
Team Man-Up Offense – Lenoir-Rhyne (.420)
Team Man-Down Defense – Lincoln Memorial (.774)
Team Faceoff Win Percentage – Queens (.587)
Team Shot Percentage – Lincoln Memorial (.347)
Team Ground Balls per Game – Lincoln Memorial (39.81)


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