Two members of the Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team have been honored as 2012 All-American selections.
Sophomore attackman Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) was named an NJCAA First Team All-American and sophomore midfielder Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catharines, ON) was named to the second team.
Latimer, a Second Team All-American selection last season and a preseason All-American coming into this season, was also named to the All-Region first team and All-Conference first team this year. He recorded 118 points in 19 games this season, including a school record 66 goals. He finishes his GCC career holding the records for most goals in a single game with nine, most points in a single game with 14 and most career points with 217.
“Connor is a true scorer. Getting a player with his talent really helped put our program on the map,” said GCC Assistant Coach Derek Hoover. “He is a hard worker and is always looking to get better. He was a great leader for us this year as a captain and was always looking to get the best from his teammates.”
Halliwell-Allen led the nation in assists by a midfielder with 47, the seventh highest total by any position player in all of the NJCAA. He scored 72 total points which was tied for the 13th most in the country.
“For me, Spencer was one of the best midfielders in the country this year. In two years, he became the total package. He is mature, a leader, has high character and developed his game with hard work every day,” Hoover said.
Halliwell-Allen was also named to the All-Conference first team and the All-Region first team this year.
The Cougars finished the season with a 15-4 record. They were Western New York Athletic Conference Champions, reached the Region III Tournament Final Four and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament for the second consecutive season.