ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Senior guard Devon Mayo (Newport News, Va.) and sophomore forward Xeo Golding (Windermere, Fla.) were named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) All-Conference Second Team, announced Monday afternoon.
The pair helped guide the Lynx to the program's best record of 16-11 including a 9-6 NECC record that saw them earn their first post-season appearance in six years claiming the third seed. Additionally, Mayo and Golding also helped lead Lesley to program's first sweep of Regis College with a 61-58 win and a decisive 92-83 victory during the regular season before knocking off the Pride, 69-68, in the first round of the NECC Tournament.
Mayo, who earned All-NECC Second Team honors for a second consecutive season, was one of the conference's best three-point shooters, shooting an outstanding 39.8 from beyond the arc against NECC opponents. Shooting 41.8% from the field during his two-year career at Lesley, Mayo The Virginia native capped off a remarkable career netting 900 points – 442 during the 2016-2017 season and 250 against conference opponents.
Golding was named to the All-NECC Second Team for the first time in his two year career at Lesley after earning NECC Rookie of the Week honors three times as a freshman in 2015-2017. During his sophomore campaign, Golding recorded a career year tallying 392 points – 227 against conference foes – to finish 12th amongst conference leaders in overall points. Scoring in double figures 18 times, the Central Florida native recorded 20-plus points six times over the course of the 27-game season.
Sophomore forward Will Cuffee (Amherst, Mass.) rounded out the Lynx representatives to earn All-Conference recognition being named to the NECC All-Sportsmanship Team.
2016-2017 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Basketball All-Conference TeamsCoach of the Year: Brian Gorman, Becker Player of the Year: Samuel Durodola, Becker Defensive Player of the Year: Conny Ihearahu, Elms Rookie of the Year: Antonio White Jr., Becker (Fr., G, Middletown, Conn.)
First TeamKyle Credle, Becker (Sr., G, Queens, N.Y.) Samuel Durodola, Becker (Jr., F, Rosedale, N.Y.) Symon Smith, Elms (Sr., G, Oklahoma City, Okla.) Rayshawn Taylor, Southern Vermont (Sr., G/F, Silver Spring, Md.) Nicholas Fenton, Wheelock Sr., G, East Hartford, Conn.)
Second TeamKareem Davis, Becker (So., G, Lowell, Mass.) Xeo Golding, Lesley (So., F, Windermere, Fla.) Devon Mayo, Lesley (Sr., G, Newport News, Va.) Nate Goldsmith, Southern Vermont (Sr., G/F, Capitol Heights, Md.) Anthony Williams, Wheelock (Sr., F, White Plains, N.Y.)
Third TeamConny Ihearahu, Elms (Sr., G/F, Largo, Md.) Domenico Santiago, Mitchell (So., F/C, Port St. Lucie, Fla.) Jeduan Langston, Newbury (Jr., G, Roxbury, Mass.) Chris Leak Jr., Regis (Sr., F, New Haven, Conn.) Mike Pierre, Southern Vermont (Jr., G, Melrose, N.Y.)
All-Sportsmanship TeamKhairi Mosley, Becker (Sr., G, Elizabeth, N.J.) Keeshaun King, Elms (Jr., G, Jacksonville, Fla.) Will Cuffee, Lelsey (So., F, Amherst, Mass.) Mack Bertram-Gregory, Mitchell (Jr., F, Stockton, Conn.) Dan Horwitz, Newbury (Sr., G, West Hartford, Conn.) Jaiwon Martin, Regis (Sr., F, Coral Springs, Fla.) Ervin Cook, Southern Vermont (Sr., G, Germantown, Md.) Matt Eason, Wheelock (Sr., G, East Hartford, Conn.)