Two Lions land PING All-America honors

Two Lions land PING All-America honors

NORMAN, Okla. -- Saint Leo University golf standouts Joey Savoie and Ryan Gendron were named Division II PING All-Americans Tuesday, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). 

The duo led the Lions in their historic effort to the NCAA DII Final Four in May. 

Savoie was named a second team All-American while Gendron picked up third team All-America honors. Of the 25 student-athletes that made up the three All-America teams, 13 were from the Sunshine State Conference (SSC). 

Savoie was ranked seventh in the Division II for the majority of his sophomore campaign and averaged a team low 72.00 stroke average. He turned in seven top-10 finishes, including a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships. 

Gendron turned in the highest finish by a Saint Leo individual at the NCAA Championships in program history. The sophomore finished in third place, and completed the year with a 72.69 stroke average and two top-10 finishes.  

Complete GCAA Release 

First Team
John Coultas, Florida Southern
Lee Gearhart, Chico State
Mateo Gomez, Lynn
Santiago Gomez, Nova Southeastern
Michael Hearne, Southern Nazarene
Richard Mansell, Nova Southeastern
Sam Migdal, Central Missouri
Bradon Robinson-Thompson, USC Aiken
John Van DerLaan, Florida Southern
Second Team
Mario Beltran, Barry
Chris Crisologo, Simon Fraser
Alistair Docherty, Chico State
Keith Greene, Lynn
Forrest Knight, North Alabama
Oscar Lengdèn, Nova Southeastern
Joey Savoie, Saint Leo
Carr Vernon, CSU Monterey Bay
Third Team
Ray Badenhorst, Florida Tech
Taylor Davis, Lee
Ryan Gendron, Saint Leo
Juan Miguel Heredia, West Florida
Jose Andres Miranda, Lynn
Russ Purser, Central Oklahoma
Axel Östensson, USC Aiken
Priyanshu Singh, Nova Southeastern