Crusaders name six to All-Conference teams; Austin Dixon earns Freshman of the Year honors

Crusaders name six to All-Conference teams; Austin Dixon earns Freshman of the Year honors
Friday, April 28, 2017
Crusaders name six to All-Conference teams; Austin Dixon earns Freshman of the Year honors

High Point, N.C. –North Greenville men’s lacrosse set a program record this week, naming six players to All-Conference teams, headlined by Austin Dixon who was named Freshman of the Year by Conference Carolinas coaches.

Austin Dixon was named Freshman of the Year by league coaches after turning in one of the best individual seasons in the program’s short history. Dixon was the second leading scorer on the team with 38-goals to go along with a team high 26-assists. The Simpsonville, S.C. native was also second on the team with 64 total points while collecting 29 groundballs and four caused turnovers. Dixon was also an All-Conference second team selection on Attack.

Alex Proly was named first team all-conference for his work in NGU’s midfield this season. The shifty sophomore scored 27-goals this season and delivered 18-assists, helping NGU to a program record in wins. Proly finished with 45-points on the season and picked up 49-grounders and cause 13-turnovers on defense.

Jake Foster a second team nod, was NGU’s most dangerous offensive weapon this season, leading the Crusaders with 54-goals. Foster also dished out four assists during the season. He finished with a total of 68-points as the top NGU attacker and collected 30-grounders and caused seven turnovers.

The defense was the strength of NGU’s team this season, led by a pair of second team All-Conference performers in Sky Dupree and Zach Randolph. Dupree collected 26 groundballs and caused 12-turnvers on defense while Randolph was responsible for 18 recoveries and 19 turnovers. The two defensive stalwarts helped hold NGU opponents to just a nine-goal average this season.

The defense also could rely on one of the best backstops in the league in goalie Braeden Dixon who was also awarded the second team. Dixon, the twin brother of Austin Dixon was a solid presence in the net for the Crusaders this season, collecting nine wins as a starter. He finished the season with 159-saves and led North Greenville to the program’s first playoff appearance in its three-year history.