Indianapolis - After completing an illustrious career as the standard-bearer for Transylvania goalkeeping, Transylvania men's lacrosse senior Cooper Fogle has been recognized by the NCAA as the 2016-17 NCAA Division III statistical champion for Goals-Against Average.
Fogle, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky (Ballard HS), started and played in all 17 games for the Pioneers during the 2016-17 season, allowing 97 goals for a goals-against average of 6.32 goals allowed per game.
In addition to his statistical achievement, the Louisville product picked up 13 wins in his final campaign for the Pioneers, leading his team to its first ever NCAA Tournament berth. As a four-year starter for the Pioneers, Fogle saw his team ascend from a second-year program to becoming a squad which advanced to the NCAA tournament in just its fifth year of existence.
Over the course of Transylvania's program-best 13-4 season, Fogle and the Pioneers held opponents to three goals or fewer in six different contests, culminating with a 12-1 victory over conference foe St. Vincent in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference tournament championship.
Fogle collected 136 saves in his final campaign with the Pioneers, a season which serves as a significant milestone in the program's progression. Amplifying his defensive fortitude, Fogle recorded in-game save percentages of 57 percent or better in 11 of 17 games.
The senior was also recognized for his defensive prowess by the ORLC in being named the Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Fogle's career concluded in May along with the Pioneers in the second round of their inaugural trip to the NCAA Tournament, where the senior recorded his third straight game of double-digit saves.
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