Gante Named First Team All-PAC; Four More Presidents Earn Honors
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College junior Jimmy Gante (York, Pa./Dallastown) earned All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer First Team accolades on Tuesday, while senior goalkeeper Pete Tomlinson (Seymour, Conn./Seymour), sophomore Cody Peddicord (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and freshman Brian Hanna (Allison Park, Pa./Shaler Area) were all named to the All-PAC Second Team.
Senior defender Nick Bradnam (Irwin, Pa./Hempfield) was also honored, as an honorable-mention selection.
Gante started all 17 games for the Presidents and was the team’s third-leading scorer. He tallied three goals and one assist for seven points. Gante scored a pair of game-winning goals, including one in double-overtime against Pitt-Greensburg. He has appeared in 51 games during his first three seasons, netting eight goals and adding six assists.
Tomlinson started 14 games and was in net for all six W&J wins. He played over 1,110 minutes and stopped 57 shots on goal. During his career, Tomlinson played in 32 games, earning 10 wins. He turned away 79 shots and had a 1.85 goals against average.
Peddicord finished the season with six goals and two assists for 14 points, all good for second-best on the team. Peddicord has played in 26 games in his career and has recorded 28 shots on goal.
Hanna enjoyed a breakout rookie campaign, as he led the team in goals scored and total points. Hanna appeared in all 17 games, starting 11, and netted seven goals. He added a pair of assists for 16 points. His goal and point totals were both the top marks in the PAC among freshmen and seventh overall.
Bradnam was the leader of a W&J defense that posted two shutouts. He started 15 games and tallied three shots on goal. Bradnam is a three-year letter winner, playing in 50 games, while scoring three goals.
W&J finished its season 6-11 overall and 3-5 in PAC play.