VINC AND JAMIESON NAMED ALL-PROSSep 29, 2015
(September 29, 2015)… Rochester Knighthawks goalie Matt Vinc and forward Cody Jamieson were named National Lacrosse League All-Pros. Vinc, who won the league’s Goaltender of the Year award, was named to the First Team, while Jamieson was selected to the Second Team.
Vinc posted impressive numbers once again, as he collected a 10-6 record and played in a career-high in minutes (1003:58). In 2015, he finished tied for first in the NLL with an impressive .803 save percentage. He was also second in saves (655) and goals-against average (9.64). Along with Angus Goodleaf, he limited opponents to a league-best 173 goals against.
This evening at the Annual NLL Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony, Vinc earned his third straight Goaltender of the Year honor, and the record fifth of his career. He also earned his sixth All-Pro selection.
“I am very excited for ‘V,’” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “V is always working hard on and off the floor to make sure he's giving us his best to give us an opportunity to win.”
Jamieson, who won the 2014 NLL MVP Award, was named an NLL All-Pro for the third time in his career (2012, 2014-15). This past season, he was named the 2015 Knighthawks Offensive MVP, after leading the team with 36 goals and 92 points. He finished the season tied for the league-lead with four game-winning goals, and was only one of two Rochester players to record a point in all 18 regular season games.
“He makes people around him better,” said Knighthawks forward Dan Dawson.
In five seasons in Rochester, Jamieson has posted 164 goals, 263 assists and 427 points in 83 games. The former first overall pick is already third all-time in team history in assists (263) and points (427), and fourth in goals (164). From 2012-14, he won three straight Champion’s Cups (2012-14), and was named the Championship Game MVP in 2012 and 2013.
“His lacrosse IQ is crazy high,” said Knighthawks assistant coach Paul Day. “His ultimate goal is to win and he has proven that for years. He has won everywhere, putting team first.”