Wiedemann, Postma honored by the SAC with All-Conference nods

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Brevard men’s lacrosse freshman, Adam Wiedemann was named South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Freshman of the Year and named to the All-SAC Second Team while classmate Sam Postma was named to the All-SAC Honorable Mention Team,the conference office announced today.

Wiedemann, a Brampton, Ontario native, had a very impressive rookie season for the Tornados as he led the team in goals (37), assists (34), and points (71). For a majority of the year, he also led the SAC in all three categories as well. He finished the regular season second in the SAC in goals, first in points, and first in assists.

Wiedemann also was third in the nation with 2.27 assists per game as well as the top freshman along with being sixth among Division II players in points per game with 4.73. He had a consecutive point streak for the first nine games of his collegiate career, including a 10 point day during an 18-5 win over Emmanuel on February 14 when he had five goals and five assists.

He then had a season-high 12 points during a 19-6 win over Lees-McRae on March 31 with five goals and seven assists. He finished the regular season with 11 multi-goal contests as well. Wiedemann was also named Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week twice this year.

Postma, who is also from Brampton, Ontario, finished the regular-season with 36 points (25 goals, 11 assists), which was good for third on the team. He was fourth on the team in assists and goals. He began the year scoring at least a goal in six of his first seven games, including a four point day (three goals, one assist) during a 14-8 win over North Greenville on February 19.

He had a season-high five goals during an 11-7 loss to Belmont Abbey on March 4 and 3 goals and two assists during a 14-11 comeback win over Catawba on March 7, after the Tornados were trailing 6-0 in at the end of the first period. He finished the regular season with a point streak of seven straight games.

Both players were key pieces to helping the Tornados reach the conference tournament for the first time in program history as a second year program. Brevard will take on Lenoir-Rhyne tonight at 5 p.m. in Hickory, North Carolina in the SAC Tournament Quarterfinals. Video and live stat links are available at www.bctornados.com.

Click here to read the full release from the South Atlantic Conference.

All-SAC First Team
Jimmy McBride, Mars Hill
Ned Kaish, Lenoir-Rhyne
Casey Hock, Queens
Evan Farkas, Queens
Anthony Malcom, Mars Hill
Josh Smith, Coker
Tim Cloud, Queens
Stephen O'Hara, Lenoir-Rhyne
Dylan Marks, Coker
Patrick Thomas, Queens (tie)
Drew Thompson, Wingate (tie)
Daniel Rew, Catawba
Jack Grinewich, Mars Hill

All-SAC Second Team
Austin Murphy, Wingate
Adam Wiedemann, Brevard
Garrett Chan, Queens
Ryan Sage, Mars Hill
Jon Hanlon, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mike Martiello, Coker
Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mike Dorcy, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jacob Breig, Catawba
Jonathan Paige, Queens
Tim Ryan, Coker

Honorable Mention
Jay Goldsmith, Lenoir-Rhyne
Connor Kennedy, Catawba
Josh Wassum, Coker & Tanner Kotch, Wingate
Adam Hebert, Catawba
Nate Wade, Tusculum
Cory Schumacher, Wingate (tie)
Sam Postma, Brevard (tie)
Robert Godwin, Wingate
Mitch Chapman, Tusculum
Robert Benjamin, Wingate
Ryan Benck, Lincoln Memorial
Tyler Botts, Lenoir-Rhyne
Eric Dolan, Queens

Player of the Year
Anthony Malcom, Mars Hill

Freshman of the Year
Adam Wiedemann, Brevard

Coach of the Year
David Olliver, Coker

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