For Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse
BOULDER, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference announced award winners and all-conference teams for the 2015 season today. Westminster had six players named to one of the two all-conference teams and Thomas Sarjeant was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Mason Goodhand earned the Coach of the Year honor.
Kyle Postler, Elias Fairman, and Josh Holland were each named First Team All-RMLC. Sarjeant, Zach Stout, and Trent Herbert were all selected to the second team. Westminster has now had nine players named to one of the top two all-conference teams at the Division I level.
Postler made the first team at attack after scoring 32 goals with 23 assists for 55 points. He ranks second on the team in all three categories. The senior ranks fourth in the RMLC with 49 points during MCLA games and he is second with an average of 4.08 points per game. Postler was named second team all-conference last season.
Fairman was chosen to the first team at midfield for the second-straight season. He has scored 26 goals with eight assists on the year while taking 80 shots with two man-up goals. Fairman has scored at least three goals in a game four times this season and he has led the team in shots in three outings.
Holland also made this year’s second team at midfield after scoring 37 goals with 10 assists. He ranks fourth in the RMLC with 30 goals in MCLA games this season and is third in goals per game at 2.5. Holland has scored at least three goals in a game eight times this season and he has taken a team-best 101 shots and scored four man-up goals. Holland was named third team all-conference last season.
Sarjeant earned Rookie of the Year honors and was named second team all-conference at midfield after leading the team with 29 assists and 56 points. The freshman has a team-best seven game with at least five points this season and six games with at least three assists. He had recorded at least one point in every game this season before being shutout against BYU last Friday. Sarjeant is the first Griffin to be named RMLC Rookie of the Year.
Herbert was selected to the second team at defense. He has played in all 14 games this season while making 12 starts. The senior is part of a defense that allows 10.29 goals per game and has held six opponents under 10 goals. Herbert has 21 ground balls and eight caused turnovers on the year while also recording one assist. This is his first all-conference selection.
Stout was chosen to the second team as a short-stick defender. The junior played in all 14 games with five starts. He has picked up 20 ground balls and tallied six caused turnovers. Stout also recorded three assists during the year and attempted four shots with two on goal. This is his first all-conference recognition.
Goodhand took home Coach of the Year honors for the first time in Division I. He also won the award at the Division II level in 2007. Goodhand was quick to praise the entire coaching staff for the award, giving assistant coaches Brad Lavoie and Jeremy Johnson a lot of credit for the team’s success.
Westminster also had six players named honorable mention all-conference. Troy Vance made the list at attack and Eric Crosby was named at midfield. Defenders Tanner Duryea and Joaquin Mixco were named to the honorable mention list with Taylor Atchison at LSM and Ryan Coffelt as FOS.
The Griffins are preparing for the MCLA National Tournament where they will face Georgia Tech in the first round. The game is set for 8:30 p.m. (MT) on Monday from Anteater Recreation Field 1 on the campus of UC Irvine.
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