May 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Five Indiana Tech men’s lacrosse players were honored on Thursday, May 24 when the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA) released its 2012 All-Conference Teams.
Juniors Craig Schaepkens (Davison, MI/Davison) and Jeff Harter (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) were both First Team All-Conference selections.
Schaepkens picked up his second piece of hardware as an attackman following an Honorable Mention selection last year. He paced the Warriors this season with 80 points on 38 goals and 42 assists. His 80 points tied for third in the conference while his 42 assists ranked him fourth. Schaepkens had a career-day in the win over Butler, finishing with nine points on seven assists and two goals.
Harter earned his first All-Conference nod after a terrific season anchoring the Tech defense. He played in all 17 games and scooped up 22 groundballs.
Brent Nichter (Ft. Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers) was named to the Second Team for the second straight year at attack. Nichter finished the season among the league leaders with 45 goals, which also led the team, and added 22 assists. Additionally, he picked up a team-best 54 groundballs. He scored a career-high six goals in the regular season finale against Davenport, where the Warriors fell just short of upsetting the No. 5 Panthers.
Third Team honors were given to Collin Hoffman (Caledonia, MI/Caledonia) and Dylan Johnston (Oshawa, Can/All Saints). Hoffman and Johnston, along with Harter, were integral pieces of the Warrior defense this season. Hoffman grabbed 25 groundballs and had one assist. Johnston was second on the team in groundballs with 50, scored 13 times, and had six assists.
The Warriors were CCLA Central champions for the second consecutive season, finishing with a 4-0 divisional record and a mark of 9-8 overall.
To see the full list of honors visit http://mcla.us/honors/2012/CCLA/all_conference/2/
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