Four Zags Tabbed To All-WCC Team
Nov. 14, 2017
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Gonzaga had four players selected as the 2017 All-West Coast Conference teams were announced today. Senior defender Ben White and midfielder Christo Michaelson were selected second team, redshirt junior goalkeeper Ben Willis was tabbed honorable mention, and freshman midfielder Joe Corner was honored on the WCC All-Freshman Team.
White, a former First Team and two-time honorable mention selection, fueled the GU attack, as he scored or gave the assist on eight of GU’s 19 goals this season and started in all 17 matches. He had 11 points and was sixth in the WCC in assists with five, and 131st in the nation. He led the team in points and assists, and was second in goals with three. White also spearheaded a defense that allowed one goal or less on nine occasions.
Michaelson, started in all 16 games he played this season, and led the team in goals with four. He was named All-WCC Honorable Mention last season. He added an assist to his goal total this year and was second behind White with nine points. Michaelson led the Zags with 21 shots and 10 shots on goal. Two of his goals were game-winners, the most on the team.
Willis had an outstanding year in goal with his first All-WCC honor, finishing fifth in the WCC with a 1.36 goals against average, starting in all 17 matches and playing over 1500 minutes. He was third with a .721 save percentage and third with 62 saves. He finished fourth in the league with four shutouts. All-time at Gonzaga, he is fifth in GAA (1.37), fifth in shutouts (7), and seventh in saves (127). He joins Christo Michaelson and White who were selected honorable mention last year.
Corner made an immediate impact for the Zags this year. He scored one goal with four assists, playing in all 17 games, starting 12 of them. He fired 17 shots and six on goal, both fourth on the team. He ranked second on the Zags in assists and his goal against American was the game-winner. He joins Davis Behnke who was selected to the All-Freshman team last year.
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