MILWAUKEE - The MSOE lacrosse team capped a historic season with four players being named to the All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference Second Team when the league announced its post-season awards Friday.
The Raiders had just two players named to the All-MLC Second Team in program history prior to this season but landed double that figure this season alone. Senior Oliver Winsor was named to the team for the second-straight season and was joined by seniors Clay Gustafson and James Shipp and sophomore Jacob Killian.
Winsor was the top-scoring midfielder on the team with 36 points on 26 goals and 10 assists this season. He was fourth on the team in both goals and points. He added 18 ground balls and caused four turnovers. He became the fourth member of the program's 100-point club in the season-opener and finished his career in the top three in goals, assists, and points.
Gustafson was an All-MLC Honorable Mention selection in each of the last two years. This season, broke his own school record for points in a season for the second campaign in a row. He handed out a school-record 40 assists this season, finishing third on the team with 31 goals for 71 points. He became the first Raider to 200 points and also 100 assists during the season and wrapped up an outstanding career with school records for career goals, assists, and points.
Shipp and Killian anchored a record-breaking defense that boasted a school-record 6.13 goals against average. That was two full goals better than any other team in program history. Killian caused a team-high 42 turnovers on the team with 57 ground balls. Shipp notched 12 ground balls and forced eight turnovers on the season.
Davies was another productive scorer out of the Red & White midfielder, tallying 30 points on 23 goals and seven assists in 14 games. He grabbed 23 ground balls and forced 13 turnovers.
A repeat honorable-mention selection, Laffey took another step forward as the team's face-off specialist, expanding his role within the offense in the meantime. He won 204-of-345 face-offs on the year, collecting 95 ground balls. That figure is just four off the school record he set as a freshman. On offense, he scored four goals and assisted on three more.
Marquette was another key member of the Raider defense, playing in 13 games with 32 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
Kupferman is a four-year letterwinner for MSOE. This season, he picked up 27 ground balls with seven caused turnovers. He also won 30 of the 45 face-offs he took.
The Raiders crushed the school records for wins in a season in 2018, going 12-4 on the year. They set nearly every program record on both offense and defense while posting the first winning season in team history.