November 16, 2012
Gannon midfielder earns top PSAC honor
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. Ė Gannonís Sean Pike was selected as the 2012 PSAC Menís Soccer Athlete of the Year for his contributions to the Golden Knights alongside the Freshman of the Year Jacob Oldaker from Lock Haven. Mercyhurstís Head Coach Dale White is the PSACís Coach of the Year, as he led the Lakerís to their first PSAC title in program history.
Pike, also a first team All-PSAC choice, has scored five goals for the Knights this season and has assisted on six occasions, third in the PSAC. He scored the game winner in the 72nd minute of a 3-1 victory over Davis & Elkins, the same opponent Gannon, the top seed in the Atlantic Region, will meet in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Championship tournament on Sunday, November 11.
Oldaker sits atop the Bald Eagle in goals and points with six marks and 14 points accumulated in his first collegiate season. He ripped 50 shots in 17 matches in 2012, with 30 being on target, ranking him in the top ten within the conference in shots per game.
White is in his third season at the helm of the Mercyhurst menís program and has guided the Lakers to three straight NCAA appearances, marking the Lakersí 12th playoff berth since 1995 and the programís fourth consecutive appearance.
The release of the 2012 All-PSAC rosters marks three athletesí, Matt Kadoch of Millersville, Gannonís Sean Washek, and Millersvilleís Andrew Dukes, third appearance on an All-Conference squad. East Stroudsburgís Nick Fischer and Gannonís Robbie Bennett are repeat first team selections.