Vaughn Garners Newcomer of the Year Honors, Eight Tigers Collect All-SAA Recognition

Vaughn Garners Newcomer of the Year Honors, Eight Tigers Collect All-SAA Recognition

SAA Release | 2018 Men's Lacrosse All-SAA Team

ATLANTA - Led by Jake Vaughn's recognition as Newcomer of the Year, the Sewanee men's lacrosse program placed eight student-athletes on the 2018 All-Southern Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Team, announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Two Tigers were named to the First Team: Thomas Lynde and Hayden Hunt, four to the second team: Jake VaughnWill Pratt, Grant Gilmore and Ryan Stubits and Ian Marr and Cal Pearce were selected as Honorable Mention.

Vaughn tallied 22 goals and eight assists for 30 total points in his freshman campaign for Sewanee in 2018 at attack. Playing in 15 of the 16 games this season, the Dallas, Texas native has recorded one hat trick, coming on March 31 in Sewanee's 11-6 win over Centre.

Lynde earns his second All-Conference selection after being named Honorable Mention a year ago. The Richmond, Va. native finished with 35 points thanks to 21 goals and 14 assists. The junior also collected 24 groundballs at the midfielder position. A 33 percent shooting percentage, he recorded two hat tricks and totaled a season-best six points against Transylvania thanks to three goals and assists each.

The offensive leader for Sewanee in 2018, Hunt earns his third All-Conference selection in as many years. Entering the SAA Tournament Championship, the Memphis, Tenn. native is fourth in scoring with 38 goals and sixth in total points with 48. The junior helped the Tigers to the SAA Championship match with seven points, five goals, in the Tigers' 14-12 win over Berry.

After a slow start in conference play, Pratt came alive in conference play, scoring 17 of his 29 points and 12 of his 20 goals in six SAA games. The Roswell, Ga. native had a career-best five goals in the regular season finale on April 14 against Berry.

Gilmore had two multi-caused turnover matches this season, both coming in wins over Centre in regular season play and Hendrix in the first round of the conference tournament. The junior finished with eight forced turnovers and 29 grounders in 16 contests played.

The face-off specialist for the Tigers in 2018, Stubits, after winning 139 faceoffs in 2017, recorded 196 in 2018. Out of 291 attempts, the Mullica Hill, N.J. native recorded a 67.3 win percentage and collected 106 groundballs. In two matches against Berry, the junior won 45-of-60 faceoffs and scooped up 31 grounders.

Marr helped on the defensive side of the ball for Sewanee. The Charlotte, N.C. native tallied 19 groundballs and forced four defensive stops.

Pearce stepped up in a big way on defense, recording 17 caused turnovers, including three each against North Central (Ill.) and Rhodes. While scoring four goals in 15 starts, he also scooped up 52 groundballs.

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