W&J Men’s Lax Scoring Duo Earns All-Landmark Conference Awards
MADISON, N.J. -- Washington & Jefferson College senior attacker Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) and junior midfielder Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho, Bishop Kelly) became the first two players in school history to be selected to the All-Landmark Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team on Thursday after both players were honored on the second team.
The 2012 season was W&J’s first a member of the Landmark Conference after spending its first 10 years as a NCAA Division III independent.
Drew’s Sean McGowan was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Year, while the Rangers’ Tom Leanos was the Head Coach of the Year. Drew’s Patrick Lamon and Scranton’s Pat Farrell shared the Rookie of the Year award. A total of 26 players were honored on the first or second team from voting conducted by the league’s seven head coaches.
Wallick finished his record-breaking career as the Presidents’ all-time leading scorer with 177 points (99 goals, 78 assists).
He set a career-high with 33 goals this spring and added 21 assists for 54 points (4th-best single-season total in school history). Wallick was fifth in the conference in points per game (3.38), sixth in assists (1.31 apg), eighth in goals (2.1 gpg) and ninth in shots (98).
Wallick was also the Presidents’ all-time leader in assists (78), while ranking second in school history in goals (99) and games played (53) and fourth in shots (273).
Eck has proven to be a dangerous scoring threat alongside Wallick as he set career highs in goals (32) and assists (19) in 2012. He also led the team and ranked third in the Landmark Conference with a school single-season record 125 shots (7.8 spg).
Eck has made 43 career appearances and owns 124 career points (92 goals, 32 assists). He is 31 goals and 16 shot attempts shy of breaking the school records established by Zach Devilbiss ’09.
Washington & Jefferson posted a 5-11 record this spring, including a 1-5 mark in the Landmark Conference.