Gorman, Saint staff honored by Liberty League
St. Lawrence University junior forward Brendan Gorman was named Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year in voting by the league's coaches and the Saint coaching staff of Bob Durocher, Charlie Bour and Willi Steinrotter were named league Coaching Staff of the Year.
Gorman was the Liberty League Rookie of the Year as a freshman and earned first team All Liberty League honors for the second straight year. He was also a regional All America in 2009. The junior, who missed the last game of the season and the first game of the Liberty League tournament, scored seven goals and had four assists as a junior including two game winning goals. He is expected to be available for Saturday's 1 p.m. championship game against Rensselaer at Sandy MacAllaster Field.He was joined on the first team by sophomore midfielder Sam DeMello who led the team with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points.
Durocher was named Coach of the Year for the 10th time in his career and was joined by his assistants as Staff of the Year for the second time since the formation of the Liberty League. He passed the 250 win plateau with a victory over St. John Fisher and will take a career record of 255-91-37 into Saturday's league championship game.
The Saints landed three players on the second team. Junior back Mike Manfredi, senior back James Stewart and goaltender Nate Goss-Woliner were selected for that team and forwards Sean Scott and Dan Marvin were named honorable mention selections.