SUWANEE, Ga. - In exclusive voting by the league’s head men’s lacrosse coaches, Matt Ivie of Birmingham-Southern College was selected 2011 SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year, while Colorado College’s Zach Hoisington repeated as SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Colorado College head coach Guy Van Arsdale was once again named the SCAC Coach-of-the-Year.
In the same balloting, Davis Brown of Sewanee: University of the
South was voted SCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year.
Ivie, a sophomore attacker from Alpharetta, Ga., finished the regular season with 73 points on 65 goals and eight assists. He ranked in the top five in the league in a number of offensive categories including goals per game (4.06 – 1st), total points (73 – 1st), points per game (4.56 – 2nd) and game winning goals (3 – 1st). Ivie is the first Birmingham-Southern player to be named the league’s Offensive Player-of-the-Year in men’s lacrosse.
In being selected the league’s Offensive POTY, Ivie received five of eight votes from the coaches. Colorado College’s Carson Christman received the other three votes.
Hoisington, a senior defender from Alexandria, Va., helped lead a Colorado College defense that ranked first in the SCAC in ground balls with 42.62 per game. He helped the Tigers to a number one ranking in the league in penalty killing (86.8 percent) and a number two ranking in caused turnovers (10.54 per game). Hoisington totaled 24 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers.
Hoisington received six of eight votes to earn the SCAC Defensive POTY honor. Chris O’Quain of Southwestern received the other two votes.
Brown, a first-year attacker from Norcross, Ga., tallied 42 points on 30 goals and 12 assists. His 42 points led the team lead while his 30 goals were second on the team. Brown also ranked in the top 10 in the SCAC in goals per game (9th – 2.00/game) and points per game (10th – 2.80/game) while also totaling 21 ground balls.
Brown received four of eight votes in the Newcomer-of-the-Year voting. Hendrix College’s Cameron Millstone received three votes while Colorado College’s Jack Kreitler picked up the remaining vote.
Coach Van Arsdale guided the Colorado College men to the program’s second consecutive SCAC title in 2011. In his second season as the head coach of the Tigers, Van Arsdale led Colorado College to a perfect 7-0 SCAC record along with a 13-0 overall mark and the school’s first-ever SCAC tournament championship. He also helped guide the Tigers to the program’s and SCAC’s first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Van Arsdale received five votes from his peers in the COTY
voting. Curt Foxx of Hendrix (two) and Marty Waters (one) of
Sewanee received the remaining votes.
To view the entire 2011 Men's Lacrosse All-SCAC team, click here.