Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/22/12
Below are the Top 11 players listed by Inside Lacrosse in its Top 25 Freshman Rankings for 2012. Click here for the full story.
Lehigh goalie Matt Poillon was named the top freshman. Poillon, who also earned the top spot in the early-season rankings, finished second nationally in goals against average (6.75) and fourth in save percentage (59.7). He tied a career-high 16 saves in the NCAA Tournament vs. Maryland, stopping all six third-quarter shots sent his way.
The honorable mention All-American and Patriot League Goalie of the Year garnered six Patriot League weekly awards – Goalie of the Week four times and Rookie of the Week twice – while also earning Cascade National Rookie of the Week on two occasions.
Poillon made double-digit saves nine times, including each of his last two contests.
1. Matt Poillon, G, Lehigh (59.7%, 6.75 GAA in 17 games)
2. Ryan Walsh, A, Colgate (38G, 22A in 18 games)
3. Kevin Massa, F/O, Bryant (63.9%, 137 GB in 18 games)
4. Goran Murray (Haverford School), D, Maryland (19GB, 14CT in 18 games)
5. Joey Sankey (Penn Charter), A, North Carolina (22G, 22A in 17 games)
6. John Glesener, M, Army (16G, 17A, 10GB in 15 games)
7. David Dickson, A, Bucknell (14G, 26A in 16 games)
8. Matt Donovan, A, Cornell (18G, 14A in 13 games)
9. Wes Berg, A/M, Denver (26G, 11A in 16 games)
10. Jimmy Bitter, A, North Carolina (27G, 14A in 17 games)
11. Keith Dreyer (Malvern Prep), A, Air Force (19G, 27A in 13 games)