Goalkeeper Kyle Mullins Becomes First Spartan Named All-CCIW

Apr 28, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Freshman goalkeeper, Kyle Mullins, garnered second team All-CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) honors after leading the conference and the University of Dubuque men's lacrosse team with 85 total saves in five CCIW games.

Mullins stopped 182 shots over the course of the entire season, including seven in the Spartans (2-10, 1-4 CCIW) first-ever win against Defiance (Ohio), 8-4, on March 21, and 13 in UD's second and final win at Carroll (Wis.), 12-4, on March 28. Mullins' 85 saves in league play was more than double the next highest total (34) and one less than the next three goalkeepers combined.

Mullins' second-team nod was the first-ever conference honor for the Spartans in their first season of conference affiliation. The freshman started 11 of 12 games and finished with a 15.86 goals against average. Mullins totaled 10 or more saves in 10 of 12 games while facing 607 shots and concluding 2015 with a 2-9 record.

"Kyle is a great competitor and he has really hit the ground running in his college career," adds Head Coach Tyler Simmons. "Not only has he established himself as one of the top goalies in the conference, but he has also emerged as a vocal leader for the defense."

The Lakewood, Colo. native majors in Flight Operations.