Four Presidents Earn All-PAC Honors; Hanna Named To First Team
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College sophomore forward Brian Hanna (Allison Park, Pa./Shaler Area) garnered First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference laurels to highlight four Presidents’ men’s soccer players honored by the league on Wednesday.
Senior Jimmy Gante (York, Pa./Dallastown), junior Cody Peddicord (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and sophomore Jon Best (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) were all selected to the All-PAC Second Team.
Hanna tied for ninth in the league with 17 points, while starting all 16 matches. He tied for the team lead by scoring seven goals and added three assists. Hanna has appeared in 33 games during his career and has contributed 14 goals and five assists.
Gante shared the team assist lead with Hanna (3) and added one goal for five points. Gante is a two-time All-PAC selection and three-year starter for the Presidents. During his 67-match career, Gante totaled nine goals and nine assists.
Peddicord paced W&J and tied for seventh in the league with 18 points. He also led the team with four assists and tied Hanna for the lead with seven goals. Peddicord was named to the All-PAC Second Team for the second-straight year.
Best posted the fourth-highest save percentage among PAC goalkeepers at .785 and tied for fifth with 73 saves. His four shutouts were the most by a W&J goalie during a single season since 2008 when Tyler Hodgins also recorded four. Best earned six victories and a 1.34 goals against average during his first season as a starter.
Arkangelo James of Bethany was named PAC Player of the Year, while Thomas More’s Jeff Cummings earned the PAC Coach of the Year award.
W&J completed its season with a 6-7-3 record under Head Coach Ian McDonald.