FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GAUGHAN NAMED HONORABLE MENTION
LEWISTON, Maine Bates College senior Patrick Gaughan of Duxbury, Mass., has been named to the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III men's lacrosse honorable mention All-America list, the first player in Bates history to be recognized by the USILA. He also earned first-team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III honors.
Gaughan, who graduated in May, was selected to the teams as a midfielder. He scored 24 goals this season, second on the team, while his 14 assists and 38 points were both third on the squad. He led or tied for the team lead in scoring four times this season. Gaughan registered hat tricks against Gordon College March 19 and against Plymouth State in a March 28 home night game at Campus Avenue Field. He was also involved in two of Bates' three overtime wins this season, scoring the equalizer with three seconds in regulation April 20 against Tufts and tallying the game-winner April 24 against Trinity College as the Bobcats won both contests, 12-11. Gaughan started all 15 games this season, his first as a full-time starter. For his career, he tallied 48 goals and 22 assists.
Under second-year head coach Peter Lasagna, the Bates College men's lacrosse team finished the 2002 season with an 8-7 record (4-5 NESCAC). The Bobcats' four NESCAC wins were the most since 1985. The team won five straight games after losing their season opener, the longest winning streak since 1987. They also defeated Bowdoin, ranked No. 10 in the nation at the time, for just the second time in school history.
Gaughan is a 1998 graduate of Boston College High School. He is the son of Maureen and Joseph Gaughan, Duxbury, Mass.
For more information on men's lacrosse at Bates, please visit our Web page at http://abacus.bates.edu/sports/mlax.html.
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