Men's Soccer wins Gold Vest Award at 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony
Pioneers earn postseason academic awards for 2016-17 season
Pioneers will face winner of Notre Dame/Marquette on Saturday, May 20, on ESPNU
Women's lacrosse wins Gold Vest Award at 82nd Annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
With seven points today, freshman Ethan Walker now has 35 points during winning streak
USATSI Gallery - NCAA Lacrosse: Men's Championship - Denver vs. Maryland
USATSI photos of Denver vs. Maryland men's lacrosse national championship on May 25, 2015
USILA Scholar All-American (2018)...Earned a spot on Team USA for the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships...First Faceoff Specialist selected No. 1 Overall in the MLL Collegiate Draft (Boston Cannons)...Tewaaraton Award Finalist (2017 and 2018)...2018 Senior CLASS Award Finalist...Tewaaraton Award Nominee (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)...USILA First Team All-America (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)...IL Media First Team All-American (2017 and 2018)...NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015)...2018 USILA Player of the Year Watchlist...2018 BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year...BIG EAST Conference Midfielder of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)...First Team All-BIG EAST (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)...Named NCAA.com Offensive Player of the Week (5/19/15, 4/10/17)...USILA National Team of the Week (2/27/18, 3/27/18, 4/10/18)...Warrior/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week (2/16/18)...Named BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week (5/15/15, 4/10/17)...BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (3/21/16, 4/24/16, 2/20/17, 3/27/17, 4/3/17, 4/10/17, 2/26/18, 3/5/18, 3/26/18, 4/9/18)...BIG EAST Preseason Team (2016).
Sixth player in the history of an award that dates back to 1922 to earn USILA First Team All-America honors in all four years, and the first to do it since Mike Powell in 2004…NCAA career record holder for faceoff wins at 1158 and faceoff winning percentage at .714…Double-digit faceoff wins in 68 of 69 career games (2018 vs. Air Force), 15+ faceoff wins in 46 career games and 20+ wins in 21 career games…Went 63-2-4 in faceoff match-ups in his career (L: 2015 NCAA First Round vs. Brown, 2016 BIG EAST Final vs. Marquette | T: 2015 at North Carolina, 2015 NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Ohio State, 2018 at Air Force, 2018 NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Albany)…Picked up 644 career ground balls, good for second in NCAA history in that category…Scored 30 goals and added 12 assists for 42 career points, shooting .316 in his career.
Played in all 17 games as Denver’s primary faceoff specialist…Career-high 12 goals to go along with two assists…Won double-digit faceoffs in all 17 games to stretch his career streak to 52 games…Won 15+ faceoffs in 12 of 17 games and 20+ faceoffs in six of 17 games…Scored his first career hat trick to go along with an assist and 23-of-28 from the dot in Denver’s 16-11 win over Villanova…Scored three goals in the NCAA Tournament, two against Air Force (5/13) and one against Notre Dame (5/20)…Double-digit ground balls in eight games, including a season-high 18 in the NCAA First Round against Air Force. NCAA RANKINGS: 1st in 2017 in Faceoff winning percentage (.744 – 4th best in NCAA history), 2nd in faceoffs won (297 – 7th most in NCAA history) and second in ground balls per game (10.47 – 10th most in NCAA history).
Played and started in all 16 games as Denver’s FOGO…Double-digit faceoff wins in all 16 games, 15+ faceoff wins in 11 games and 20+ faceoff wins in six games, including four of the last six…163 ground balls, second in Denver’s single-season record books…272-392 (.694) from the faceoff dot, the second-most faceoff wins in program history (behind his 310 wins in 2015)…Tallied five points on two goals and three assists…Forced two caused turnovers…Double-digit ground balls in nine games, including a school-record 20 ground balls in Denver’s 17-10 win over St. John’s (4/16)…Over .500 in all but one game (vs. Marquette 5/7)…NCAA RANKINGS: First in the country in ground balls/game with 10.19 and fourth in the country in faceoff winning percentage at 0.694.2015:
Started all 19 games as the Pioneers' faceoff specialist, finishing the season 310-456 from the dot...Netted eight goals and distributed five assists as Denver's FOGO...Baptiste's 310 faceoff wins set the NCAA record for faceoff wins by a freshman, and the Denver rookie finished fourth in the NCAA record books in faceoff wins...Finished with double-digit faceoff wins in all 19 games...Tallied 15+ faceoff wins in 13 of Denver's 19 games...Recorded 25 faceoff wins twice, the second-highest faceoff wins mark in school history (26, Ben Wahler vs. Ohio State, 4/19/08)...Picked up double-digit ground balls in five games, including a season-high 16 on 4/18/15 in Denver's 13-9 win over Providence...NCAA RANKINGS: Finished first in faceoff winning percentage (0.680) and ninth in ground balls per game (7.37).
Four-year letterwinner at Morristown-Beard School...2014 US Lacrosse All-American...Team Most Valuable Player...First Team All-New Jersey
Alden Hess Award Winner...Captain of club team...Under Armour Underclass All-American...Four-year swimming letterwinner...National Honor Society of High School Scholars
Born on July 3, 1996 in Newark, N.J...Son to Leon and Dena...Has one sister Breeann...Chose the University of Denver because of the location of the campus and the elite coaching staff...Goal is to make the most of his time at DU, make lasting relationships and win a national championship...Plans to major in business.
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