UF roundup: No. 2 Gators set for Big East lacrosse tourney

Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:10 AM

After winning the Big East lacrosse regular season at 9-0 last weekend, No. 2 Florida (15-2 overall) heads to Villanova, Pa., looking to hoist the conference tournament trophy for the third straight season. Florida will tangle with Temple (13-4) in the first conference tournament semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today after defeating the Owls 15-5 in Philadelphia on April 22.

Florida claimed four major Big East awards Wednesday: Senior Mollie Stevens is the Attacker of the Year, senior Caroline Fitzgerald is the Defensive Player of the Year and sophomore Haley Hicklen is the Goalkeeper of the Year. To top it all off the Gators coaching staff, under the guidance of Amanda O'Leary, was named Coaching Staff of the Year. Ten Gators were named All-Conference, the most in program history.

A win today would put the Gators in the tournament championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Georgetown/Denver.

Today's Gator game can be heard on AM-850 and 98.1-FM.

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Gators pick up All-SEC honors

Four Florida men's golfers won SEC honors Wednesday.

Alejandro Tosti was named first-team All-SEC. The junior has had a stand out season, leading the Gators in stroke average (70.04) and won a team-high two tournaments, including the stroke play portion of the SEC Championship where he triumphed after a two-hole playoff.

Sam Horsfield and Gordon Neale were both named second-team All-SEC. Horsfield has led the way for Florida this year, notching a team-best four top-five finishes and eight top-25 finishes. The sophomore has also carded the most birdies this season (113), even or under par rounds (20) and even or under par tournaments (6). Neale is tied for the team lead in rounds contributed to the team score (26) and tied for second in top-25 finishes (6). He is also tied for second in even or under par tournaments (5) and third in even or under par rounds (16), birdies (96) and top-10 finishes (4).

Andy Zhang was named to the All-Freshman team, the third year in a row that a Gator has garnered the honor. Zhang has been a solid member of Florida's lineup this season, appearingin four out of the five wins, contributing 12 rounds and 81 birdies while picking up five top-25 finishes.




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