Jared Yoshino (Toledo, Ohio/Southview H.S.) was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and was among four Lourdes University players who earned All-WHAC honors as the league announced its postseason accolades. Two others were named to the WHAC All-Academic Team.
Yoshino joins Dylan Gill (Holland, Ohio/Saint Francis H.S.) and Dakota Ladd (Petersburg, Mich./Summerfield H.S.) as First Team All-WHAC honorees while Danny Bichsel (Westerville, Ohio/North H.S.) was named to the league’s Honorable Mention squad. Matt Olzak (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg H.S.) and Lucas Schwartz (Perrysburg, Ohio/Saint John’s H.S.) each were named to the WHAC All-Academic Team while Yoshino was chosen for the Champions of Character Team.
Yoshino, a freshman attacker, leads the Gray Wolves with 77 points on the season. He has tallied 37 goals, third most on the team, and 40 assists, most by any Lourdes player. Yoshino also ranks second on the team having recorded 51 ground balls. Yoshino was selected to the Champions of Character Team for displaying the five core values of NAIA: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
Gill, a sophomore midfielder, has scored 29 times and registered 37 total points for the Gray Wolves. The team’s faceoff specialist, he has won 98-of-172 (57%) this season and recorded a team-high 114 ground balls.
Ladd, a freshman long stick midfielder, has helped the Gray Wolves’ defense throughout the year, as Lourdes held seven opponents to six goals or fewer on the year. He registered 28 ground balls and also won 17 faceoffs.
Bichsel has led Lourdes with 149 shot attempts on the year, which has led to a team-leading 53 goals. The sophomore attacker has also added 15 assists for 68 total points and has tallied 31 ground balls.
Olzak, a senior midfielder, has scored one goal this season. He is a nursing major who sports a 3.326 grade point average. Schwartz, a junior midfielder, has tallied four goals and added six assists on the year. He is a business marketing major with a 3.509 grade point average.