PERRY, N.Y. – Josh Gosselin, a four-year member of the Castleton University men's lacrosse team, has been named a Division III Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), announced Monday by the national coaches' organization.
Gosselin received the Scholar All-America Award for maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.0 and by, according to the USILA website, "(behaving) in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field." Gosselin's nomination was approved by the Scholar All-America Committee of the USILA, one of 76 Division III student-athletes to earn the recognition this season.
Gosselin's prowess came in the face-off circle, as he was a three-time First Team All-North Atlantic Conference selection as a face-off specialist. He completed his collegiate career having won 67.8 percent (683-for-1008) of all face-offs, finishing in the top 20 in NCAA Division III in face-off winning percentage each of the last three seasons.
He also led the team in ground balls in each of the last three seasons, accumulating 383 ground balls from 2015 to 2018, fourth-most in Castleton history. This past season, Gosselin was perfect in face-offs twice in a single game: against Maine Maritime on March 31 (11-for-11) and against Thomas College on April 14 (23-for-23), the third-highest total of face-off victories without a loss in Division III in 2018.
Gosselin, the MVP of the Spartan men's lacrosse team in 2018, graduated last month with a bachelor's degree in business management. Gosselin helped Castleton post a 44-30 (.595) overall record over the past four years, including a 27-3 (.900) mark within the NAC, plus he led the Spartans to four straight NAC Tournament championship games, winning the conference title in 2015 to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The Castleton University men's lacrosse team is one of 18 Spartan squads moving to the Little East Conference starting in the 2018-19 academic year.