Six Earn All-Liberty League Honors
TROY, NY — Union College’s men’s lacrosse team landed six Dutchmen on All-Liberty League teams, three earning Second-Team honors and three others recognized as Honorable Mention nods.
Cooper played in every game this season for the Dutchmen, assisting on 38 goals in his senior year alone and scoring ten goals. He led the Liberty League in assists and averaged 2.64 assists per game. He is eighth in the league for points per game with 3.36. He was named to the league’s Honor Roll twice this season and was named Offensive Performer of the Week for the week of April 2 when he had 10 points during two games.
Among league goalies with 100 saves or more, Bebout ended the year in third for saves per game, with 9.50, and saves percentage, with a .568 percent. He was also fourth among conference goalies with an 8.35 goals allowed average, who have seen more than 600 minutes of action. Bebout earned Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week for the week of April 16, for his 2-0 week against Bard and No. 18 St. Lawrence. He held the ranked opponent to just one second half goal to help Union defeat SLU 9-8 in overtime. He also ended the year with 133 saves in 726 minutes of action.
Frey was Union’s top performing rookie this season and an offensive threat across the league. The Massachusetts native was fourth on the team and first among all first years in points this season with 23, coming off 15 goals and eight assists for the Dutchmen. He started off his career at Union with three points, two goals and one assist against Endicott College and had a season/career high of three points during a single game, four different times this season.
Willis led the team with 22 caused turnovers and 39 ground balls this year. He also had four points coming off three goals and one assist. During the week of March 14, Willis was named to the USILA’s team of the week, helping the Dutchmen go 1-1 and helping Union’s defense allow an average of seven goals per game.
Newhouse was Union’s go to fogo this season, keeping the Dutchmen in tight games and providing offensive scoring opportunities. He was 129-211 from the face off this season, and had a career high nine points this season. His first goal this season, against Mount Saint Mary College, was just the second of his career. He scored five goals this season and four assists.
McKinlay had 19 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers this season, which is second among the Dutchmen. He had a game-high of five caused turnovers against Endicott College on Feb. 28.