Ivie named SCAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year

Matt Ivie

SUWANEE, Ga.—In exclusive voting by the league's head men's lacrosse coaches, Matt Ivie of Birmingham-Southern College was selected 2011 SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year.

Colorado College's Zach Hoisington repeated as SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year, and Colorado College head coach Guy Van Arsdale was once again named the SCAC Coach-of-the-Year.
In the same balloting, Davis Brown of Sewanee: University of the South was voted SCAC Newcomer-of-the-Year.

Ivie, a sophomore attacker from Alpharetta, Ga., finished the regular season with 73 points on 65 goals and eight assists. He ranked in the top five in the league in a number of offensive categories including goals per game (4.06 – 1st), total points (73 – 1st), points per game (4.56 – 2nd) and game winning goals (3 – 1st). Ivie is the first Birmingham-Southern player to be named the league's Offensive Player-of-the-Year in men's lacrosse.

In being selected the league's Offensive POTY, Ivie received five of eight votes from the coaches. Colorado College's Carson Christman received the other three votes.

Other Panthers named All-Conference were senior Ben Schaefer (First Team), junior Jacob McPherson (Second Team), and sophomores Nicco DeRosa and Andrew Huffman (both Second Team).

For the full list of winners, click here to view the release at the SCAC web site.