For immediate release – 5/20/2014 - #375
Hornet Jon Gill Earns First-Team USILA All-American Honors
PERRY, NY – Lynchburg College senior defenseman Jon Gill earned first-team All-American honors Tuesday, as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Gill is only the second man at LC to earn first-team men's lacrosse All-American honors, with Joe Lisicky being the first in 2012.
Gill, a third-team A-A in 2013, recently ended his outstanding career at Lynchburg College. He earned first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) accolades this spring, as well as a spot on the 2014 ODAC All-Tournament Team. Gill helped LC capture the conference title and advance into the second-round of the NCAA Division III Tournament this year.
Usually assigned to the opposition's top offensive threat, Gill played a large role in LC in giving up only just over eight goals per contest in 2014. He led the team by a wide margin with 28 caused turnovers and added 50 ground balls and one goal.
"It is great for Jon to honored by the All-American selection Committee," said Lynchburg College head men's lacrosse coach Steve Koudelka. "Jon has had a great career at Lynchburg College as a student-athlete and to be named First-Team AA is a stamp on all of his hard work and dedication to being one of the best defensemen in the country."
Lynchburg also had two more student-athletes earn honorable mention All-American status; Aaron Murphy and Campbell Armstrong. Murphy, a sophomore attack, led the team with 40 assists and 89 points, and also had 49 goals. Armstrong, a senior midfielder, posted 34 goals and eight assists for 42 points. Each was a first-team All-ODAC selection this year, and Murphy was named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.
"Campbell was a great leader for us at the midfield this year and Aaron has a bright future ahead of him after having a banner sophomore year," said Koudelka.
Lynchburg finished the season 17-5.