Moritz Ackerhans and Jonathan Hewett become DePaul's third and four all-BIG EAST golfers
May 13, 2014
CHICAGO - DePaul standouts senior Moritz Ackerhans and freshman Jonathan Hewett were named all-BIG EAST Conference selections by the league's coaches it was announced on Tuesday. The pair becomes just the third and fourth Blue Demon golfers to earn all-conference honors since 2006.
"This is a complement to our program and the success that we had this year," head coach Betty Kaufmann said after hearing the news.
"We had one player (John Pavelko) earn all-conference honors last year and two this year -- it shows that our program is moving in the right directions. It is always an honor to be named all-conference and for Moritz it is the columniation of his career and for Jonathan it marks a successful start for his young Blue Demon career."
Ackerhans led the Blue Demons with his 74.79 stroke average in 33 rounds played. The senior recorded three top 10 finishes including second place finishes at the Carlton Oaks Invitational and the John Dallio Memorial. The Kiel, Germany native paced DePaul in five tournaments and carded his lowest 54-hole total of 217 at the Red Wolf Intercollegiate.
Hewett led DePaul at the BIG EAST Championship and finished in 10th place. The freshman was just the sixth ever Blue Demon to place in the top 10 at the BIG EAST Championship and the first to earn all-BIG EAST honors. For the year, the Clacton-on-Sea, England native recorded a 75.00 stroke average which was second on the team behind Ackerhans. Hewett placed in the top 25 in seven events while finishing in the top 10 twice.
DePaul was one of five BIG EAST programs to have multiple players named All-Conference.
St. John's Ryan McCormick, who won medalist honors at the BIG EAST Championship, was named the league's Player of the Year and the Red Strom's head coach Frank Darby was named the conference's Coach of the Year. Lloyd Jefferton Go, from Seton Hall was named the Freshman of the Year.
Moritz Ackerhans, DePaul, Sr.
Jonathan Hewett, DePaul, Fr.
Ed McCrossen, Georgetown, Sr.
Greg Podufal, Georgetown, Jr.
Brandon Cloete, Marquette, Jr.
Patrick Sanchez, and Marquette, So.
C.J. Swift, Marquette, R-So.
Ryan McCormick, St. John's, Sr. ^
Dylan Crowley, St. John's, Jr. ^
Lloyd Jefferson Go, Seton Hall, Fr. ^
Yuki Kato, Xavier, Sr. ^
Korey Ward, Xavier, Jr. ^
^ - unanimous selection