Tyler Downing and head coach Bill Bowman were named SCAC Men's Offensive Player of the Year and SCAC Coach of the Year as the Pirate men's lacrosse team won a program-high 10 games in 2014. The record setting season was voted as the No. 4 Moment from the 2013-14 school year.
Southwestern won five of its final six games to close out the season before falling in the SCAC Championship to Colorado College, 13-7.
Downing, a senior midfielder from Round Rock, Texas, led the SCAC in goals scored with 34 and was second in points with 41 and was named team MVP. He was a three-time SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week during the 2014 season and he also led the league in man up goals with six.
Third-year head coach Bill Bowman guided his Pirates to a 10-5 regular season mark – the first winning season in program history. Bowman has been instrumental in building the Southwestern varsity program, serving as an assistant in 2010 and 2011, before taking over as head coach in 2012.
The Pirates have improved incrementally each season under Bowman, winning five games in 2012 and seven in 2013 before this season's high-water mark of 10. Before the Southwestern program moved to varsity status in 2010, Bowman had already established a successful club level team on campus, amassing a 93-75 mark in 12 years which included a national ranking of ninth at the end of the 2009 season.
View the Top 10 Moments from the 2013-14 School Year:
#10 - Women's Soccer
#9 - Volleyball
#8 - Men's Tennis (Niko Snovely)
#7 - Women's Cross Country (Lilly Duarte)
#6 - Men's Golf (Jordan Cowart)
#5 - Softball (Nicole Gibbs)
#4 - Men's Lacrosse