Dougherty named to preseason All-America team

Lycoming College - Williamsport, PA

Lycoming College - Williamsport, PA

BALTIMORE – Lycoming junior Mike Dougherty has been named to the 2009 Face-off Yearbook Preseason All-America team, published in Inside Lacrosse magazine. The Division III team was released in the Dec. 22 issue.Dougherty, a native of Berlin, Md., earned Honorable Mention honors at the face-off position after leading the nation in 2008 in ground balls per game.

The top face-off player in the Middle Atlantic Conference, Dougherty posted a .688 win percentage in face-offs last season and picked up a league-best 177 ground balls.

His 177 ground balls in 16 games last year, an average of 11.06 per game, earned him the 2008 NCAA Division III Statistical Champion honor.

The Warriors, led by 2008 MAC Coach of the Year Brian Anken, will open their 2009 season on Wednesday, Feb. 25, when Ithaca travels to Williamsport for a 4 p.m. face-off at the Shangraw Athletic Complex.

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