Haggerty named to SAC Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

Haggerty named to SAC Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Tusculum senior goalkeeper Kevin Haggerty has been named to the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team.

Haggerty, a senior from Suffern, New York, recorded 28 total saves and posted a 6.00 goals against average in his two SAC Tournament games.  He allowed just four goals in an 11-4 SAC Quarterfinal win over Lincoln Memorial last Tuesday, matching a season-high with his 16 saves against the Railsplitters. In TC's 8-7 loss to 11th-ranked Wingate in the SAC Semifinal on Thursday, he was brilliant in the cage once again where he finished with a dozen saves marking his sixth straight outing with 10 or more stops.

Haggerty started all 15 games in goal for the Pioneers this year and ranked third in the league in both goals against average (8.35) and save percentage (.584), setting career bests in each category. The 2017 All-SAC second team selection had 10 or more saves in 10 games for the Pioneers, and registered at least nine saves in all eight conference games en route to ending the season with 163 stops. Haggerty had a season-high 16 saves against Lenoir-Rhyne, and finished the year by averaging 13 saves per game in the Pioneers' final six contests.

Haggerty is the program's career leader in every goalkeeping category, including games (43), minutes (2,529), goals against average (9.92), saves (468), save percentage (.543) and wins (21).

Tusculum recorded its best season in school history by posting an 11-4 overall record, including 6-2 in league play to finish tied for second in the South Atlantic Conference.  Tusculum advanced to the SAC Semifinal round for a second straight season and earned the program its inaugural national ranking.  TC is currently ranked 20th in the nation and has been listed in the top-20 in the last four weeks.

2017 SAC All-Tournament Team
Will Sheridan- Wingate (MVP)
Alex Llerandi- Wingate
Drew Thompson- Wingate
Vinny Aiello- Wingate
Sean Moran- Wingate
Justin Swick- Queens
Jonathan Paige- Queens
Anthony Valenza- Queens
Collin Lett- Lenoir-Rhyne
Kevin Haggerty- Tusculum