Harding, Goodwin Earn ECAC POY Honors

Harding, Goodwin Earn ECAC POY Honors

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DANBURY, Conn.—Five members of the Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team earned All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) honors announced by the conference Thursday (April 30).

Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop James Mahoney) and Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster Secondary) earned the biggest honors for the Storm, being named ECAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year respectively.

Lucas Shafer (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) joined Harding and Goodwin on All-ECAC First-Teams, being named All-ECAC First-Team Attack as while as earning a spot on the All-Rookie Team.  Defensive midfielder Brandon Donohue (South Buffalo, N.Y./Bishop Timon) joined Shafer on the All-Rookie Team.  Nicholas Simonetti (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome/Queens) was named All-ECAC Second-Team Goalkeeper.

Harding earned Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight year after earning numerous Offensive Player of the Week honors this year.  Harding has tallied 41 goals and eight assists.  Harding scored three or more goals in eight games this year and had three games with five goals.  In addition to his offensive output, Harding has gone 38-of-64 (59.4%) in the faceoff-X and has 24 groundballs. 

Goodwin earned Defensive Player of the Year honors after earning numerous Defensive Player of the Week honors.  This season, Goodwin has tallied 87 groundballs and 43 caused turnovers.  Goodwin picked up seven or more groundballs eight times, including a season-high of 14 against Lindenwood University.  Against Roberts Wesleyan College and Mercyhurst University, Goodwin caused six turnovers.  In addition to his defensive prowess, Goodwin has scored three goals and assisted on two.

Shafer earned numerous Rookie of the Week honors en route to his First-Team and All-Rookie Team selections.  This season, Shafer is second on the team in points with 26 goals and 16 assists.  Shafer scored four goals in three different games this season and assisted on a season-high four assists at Alderson-Broaddus University.  In addition to his offensive output, Shafer collected 25 groundballs and caused 10 turnovers.

Simonetti earned a pair of United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Defensive Player of the Week honors en route to his Second-Team selection.  Simonetti started all 14 games for the Storm in net, winning 10 decisions.  This season, Simonetti ranks as one of the top keepers in country, allowing just 7.40 goals per game.  He has made 100 saves with a 54.6 save percentage.  Against the University of Tampa, Simonetti made a season-high 16 saves.  He made 10 or more saves in four contests.

Donohue earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team after a superb season as a defensive oriented midfielder.  Donohue played in all 14 games for the Storm, collecting 20 groundballs and causing 15 turnovers.  Against Tampa and Queens University, Donohue caused a season-high four turnovers.  In addition to his defensive prowess, Donohue scored one goals and assisted on two.

-LEC-