May 19, 2014

Harding, Goodwin Named USILA All-Americans

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio-- 11th-ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse juniors Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop James Mahoney) and Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster Secondary) were named Second- and Third-Team All-Americans, respectively, by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced Monday (May 19).

Harding and Goodwin helped lead the Storm to the program's first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship on May 4 with a 9-7 victory over Seton Hill University.

Harding, a midfielder, earned Second-Team honors for the second straight year.  This year's 2014 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-ECAC honoree led the Storm with 52 points on a team-high 36 goals in addition to 16 assists.  Harding scored three or more goals in eight games and tallied five or more points five times.  He scored a season-high six points twice, including a five goal performance against Walsh University on April 18. In the ECAC Championships, Harding scored three goals and tallied one assist against both Wheeling Jesuit University (May 2) and Seton Hill, being named to the All-Tournament Team.

Goodwin, a defender, earned Third-Team honors after being named Honorable Mention in 2013.  A First Team All-ECAC selection and two-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Week helped anchor a Storm defense that finished seventh in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 7.57 goals per game.  Goodwin collected a team-high 96 groundballs while causing 29 turnovers. In addition to his defensive stats, Goodwin had one goal and four assists.  He had a season-high 14 groundballs against Wheeling Jesuit on March 26 and caused a season-high six turnovers against Roberts Wesleyan University on April 16. In the ECAC Championships, Goodwin grabbed seven groundballs and had an assist in each game to be named to the All-Tournament Team.

"I'm real proud of these two," said Storm Head Coach Greg Stocks.  "They do all the right things on the field and in the locker room, truly deserving of the honors."

-LEC-