Lillie, Kane claim top honors

Lillie, Kane claim top honors
James Lillie, Morgan Koopman, Alex Kane 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – A pair of McDaniel men's golfers highlighted the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team after top performances at the 2013 championship on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

James Lillie (Garret Park, Md./Walter Johnson) earned the conference's top honor, being named Player of the Year after winning the tournament with a tournament-record score of 219. Among his three rounds was a single-round tournament-record score of 68 on Saturday. He became the eighth player in program history to claim the individual crown.

Alex Kane (Danvers, Mass./Masconomet Regional) was named Rookie of the Year by virtue of his third-place finish at the tournament. Kane turned in the best round of any freshman in the field with his 54-hole total 229 that included a one-over par 73 on Friday to lead the field after 18 holes.

Head coach Scott Moyer was also tabbed Coach of the Year in the voting of his peers after guiding the Green Terror to its seventh CC title.

On the women's side, Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, Md./McDonogh) was the lone all-conference selection, earning the nod for the fourth straight year. The senior finished tied for the lead after 36 holes with a score of 161 but fell on the first hole of the sudden-victory playoff to finish runner-up for the third time. Koopman is just the fifth CC golfer – and third Green Terror golfer – to earn all-conference accolades four times.