LaClair Receives First-Ever Lacrosse Honor

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – April 20, 2012 – Coker College lacrosse player Keith LaClair (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Third Team. He is Coker's first player to be honored for an award in lacrosse.

LaClair, a freshman, played in all 16 games for the Cobras. He tallied 40 points in the inaugural season – 31 goals and nine assists. His goal total was fourth-best in the conference and tops on the team, and he tied for third on the team with nine assists.

"Keith is the ultimate team player, and this honor is a credit to him as well as the team," said head coach Tony Smith. "He would be the first to say that his teammates were just as important in him being honored, which is a testament to his unselfishness. Keith is a talented player who has a bright future in Coker lacrosse, and I'm happy he was honored with this award."

The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each head coach of participating league institutions. Awards were presented at the league banquet.

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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