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Stefan Labuschagne named WVIAC Player of the Year, Will Johnson Coach of the Year

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Concord University men's golf coach Will Johnson was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year, Stefan Labuschagne was tabbed the WVIAC Player of the Year and three other Mountain Lions earned All-WVIAC honors when the league office announced its yearly awards Wednesday.

The Coach of the Year honor is the first of Johnson's career. He earned the distinction after guiding the Mountain Lions to the program's sixth conference title when CU defeated the field by 16 strokes at the league championship tournament in October.

Leading the charge to the WVIAC championship on the course was Labuschagne, who took home medalist honors at the event after shooting a three-round total of 220 (+4). Labuschagne also finished second at the WVIAC Central Regional, tied for fourth at the WVIAC Northern Regional and 19th at the WVIAC Northern Regional. He is the fourth golfer in Mountain Lion history to be named WVIAC Player of the Year.

Joining Labuschagne on the All-WVIAC first team was Evan Muscari, who placed in the top-five of all three WVIAC regionals as well as taking fifth place at the conference championships. The highlight of Muscari's season so far has been shooting a -8 to win the WVIAC Central Regional title.

Nathaniel Begley and Matt Morgan were also recognized by the conference for their play this year. Begley garnered second team All-WVIAC accolades while Morgan received honorable mention all-conference recognition.

Begley placed third at the league championships while Morgan placed second at the WVIAC Northern Regional and seventh at the WVIAC Central Regional.

Concord's season continues its season April 7-8 at the West Chester University's Dr. Ed Cottrell Invitational.