Demorest, GA - The 2015 Southeast Independent Lacrosse Championship, or All-SEILC, Team has been announced with a total of 14 student-athletes named to the first-ever listing. Greensboro College placed four players on the All-SEILC Team headlined by Offensive Player of the Year Blaine Wise while Head Coach Mike Foderaro was named Coach of the Year.
Blaine Wise quadrupled his goal total from last year scoring 36 goals this season after coming into the season with 18 career goals through three years with the Pride. Now a senior under first-year Head Coach Mike Foderaro, Wise also posted ten assists this season setting a new high in that column as well leading the Pride in total points with 46 while also topping the team in total goals.
"I could not be more proud of Blaine for all that he has done for our program this season," said first-year Head Coach Mike Foderaro. "He truly is a selfless human being who knows the meaning of hard work. Blaine is always there for his teammates and his coaches in times of need. Blaine has put together a great season and being voted Offensive Player of the Year shows his hard work has paid off."
A native of North Palm Beach, Florida, Wise scored a season-high six goals in a 14-7 victory over Huntingdon College in one of four games against SEILC opponents. In the four contests combined with SEILC foes, Wise scored 14 of his 36 goals on the year and leads one of the top offenses as the Pride averaged close to ten goals per game on the year.
Head Coach Mike Foderaro helped his team to its 3-1 mark against SEILC foes to go with a 6-8 overall record en route to being named Coach of the Year in just his first season at the helm.
After falling 12-7 to Ferrum in their first game against an SEILC opponent, Foderaro helped his team close in style as the Pride won its final three against SEILC foes to claim the event's #2 seed heading into the weekend including a 15-14 thriller over Piedmont on April 4 at Walker Athletic Complex, the site of the upcoming Championship.
Foderaro spoke of the award saying: "It is truly an honor to be voted Coach of the Year by my peers throughout the conference. Knowing that you have earned their respect is the true reward in receiving this award. Each and every one of us has put in hundreds of hours throughout this year trying to perfect our craft, and this award really could have gone to any of us."