May 9, 2013

Wayne State’s Eric Johnson Earns GLIAC Men’s Golf “Athlete of The Year” Award

WSU's LaSerra Named "Freshman of the Year," WSU's Horn Tabbed "Coach of the Year"

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BAY CITY, Mich. — Wayne State University senior Eric Johnson (Marquette, Mich. / Marquette) has earned the 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Golf  "Athlete of the Year" award as announced by the conference office. Johnson posted the lowest stroke average among the GLIAC's men's golfers this season. Wayne State University rookie Alex LeSerra (Jackson, Mich. / Napoleon)  was named the conference's "Freshman of the Year" while Wayne State University head coach Mike Horn was tabbed as the GLIAC "Coach of the Year".

Johnson was named GLIAC "Athlete of the Year" following a season that included three top five finishes and a stroke average of 74.58. His best finish was a second place finish on Sept. 15-16 at the Tiffin Kyle Ryman Memorial. He shot a low round of 68 in the opening round of  the first NCAA Regional of the season. Joshon was named GLIAC Men's Golf "Athlete of the Week" on April 9 following a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Regional #2 in Georgetown, Ky.

LaSerra was named GLIAC Men's Golf "Freshman of the Year" after a debut season that included two individual victories and four other top ten finishes. On the season he carried a stroke average of 73.65 with a low round of 65 at the Motor City Invitational, where he finished second. He was named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence team. LaSerra was the GLIAC Men's Golf "Athlete of the Week" on March 26 following his first career individual victory at the SVSU Invitational, where he shot a 107 (70, 37). LaSerra collected another GLIAC "Athlete of the Week" award on April 22 following his win at the GLIAC Spring Invite where he shot a 143 (71, 72).

Wayne State's head men's golf coach Mike Horn collected his fourth GLIAC "Coach of the Year" honors. He was the 2007 GCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year, and is in his 12th season at Wayne State University.  He has led the Warriors to the NCAA Super Regional in nine of the last 10 years, including seven straight. Horn guided the 2010-11 squad to a second-place finish at the GLIAC Championship and a seventh-place in the NCAA  Super Regional.  Eric Johnson went on to represent WSU at the NCAA D-II Championship. Wayne State qualified for the first time in program history as a team for the NCAA  Championship in 2009 after winning the Super Regional title under Horn's guidance.

Joining Johnson and LeSerra on the 2013 All-GLIAC First Team are: senior Trent Davison of Ferris State University; junior Chris Cunningham; sophomore Jack Rider and junior Joel Siegel  of  Grand Valley State.  

The 2013 All-GLIAC Second Team includes: senior  Brendan Jenkins of  Ashland;  freshman  Ben Cook and junior Luke Trocchio  of  Ferris State; junior Jon Clark  of  Malone; senior Jon Klein  and sophomore Tyler Maranville  of  Tiffin.

A complete list of the 2013 All-GLIAC Men's Golf teams is below:

2013 GLIAC Men's Golf Postseason Awards

Athlete of the Year:  Eric Johnson - Wayne State University

Freshman of the Year: Tyler LaSerra - Wayne State University

Coach of the Year: Mike Horn - Wayne State University

 

2013 GLIAC All-Conference Men's Golf Teams 

First-Team

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Eric Johnson

Wayne State

Sr.

Marquette, Mich.

72.90

Chris Cunningham

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Milford, Mich.

73.10

$Joel Siegel

Grand Valley State

Jr.

Sparta, Mich.

73.30

Tyler LaSerra

Wayne State

Fr.

Jackson, Mich./Napoleon

73.40

Jack Rider

Grand Valley State

So.

Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett

73.80

Trent Davison

Ferris State

Jr.

Rockford, Mich.

73.80

 

 

 

 

 

Second-Team

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Ben Cook

Ferris State

Fr.

Caledonia, Mich. / GR South Christian

74.10

Tyler Maranville

Tiffin

So.

Hartville, Ohio

74.10

Jon Klein

Tiffin

Sr.

Lake Bluff, Ill.

74.10

Jon Clark

Malone

Jr.

Clinton, Ohio/Jackson

74.11

Brendan Jenkins

Ashland

Sr.

Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson

74.20

Luke Trocchio

Ferris State

So.

St. Clair Shores, Mich.

74.20

 
 
 
 
 

Honorable Mention

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown/High School

*Avg.

Austin Schreiber

Ashland

Fr.

Medina, Ohio

74.30

Alex LaSerra

Wayne State

Jr.

Jackson, Mich./Napoleon

74.50

Kevin Hartoin

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder

74.70

Marcus Hunt

Findlay

Jr.

Port Clinton, Ohio

75.10

Rob Favaro

Wayne State

So.

LaSalle, Ont./St. Thomas of Villanova

75.10

Matt Benson

Northwood

Fr.

Grand Ledge, Mich.

75.20

Blair Turner

Northwood

Jr.

Midland, Mich.

75.20

 
 
 
 
 

* - All-GLIAC Men's Golf selections are based upon a player's stroke average in his 10 best rounds
in league play, including the three rounds of the GLIAC Tournament.  All ties are broken by total
 strokes in the GLIAC Tournament.

$ - GLIAC Tournament medalist is an automatic first-team selection.

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