Goodrich Named to the NAIA All-America Second Team

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kansas City, Kan. - Zach Goodrich of Sterling College has been named to the 2011 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-America Second Team for the first time. The NAIA announced the All-America Teams this afternoon on the NAIA website. Goodrich finished his playing career for Sterling this season.

This season, Goodrich scored 348 points in 25 games for a 13.9 points per game average and earned All KCAC First Team honors as well as was named the KCAC Player of the Year. In 2010-2011, the Warriors were Champions of both the KCAC Regular Season, and KCAC Championship Tournament, making it to the 2011 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship Tournament where they were knocked out by Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the Opening Round.

Zach's highlight game of the 2011 season came in the KCAC Tournament Championship against McPherson College. In the Sterling victory, Goodrich scored a season high 25 points on six of 13 shooting and lead the Warriors to the KCAC Tournament Title. Goodrich followed this performance with a 19 point outing against Oklahoma Wesleyan in the NAIA National Tournament, but was unable to will the Warriors into the second round in the narrow defeat.

Goodrich has had a stellar career for the Warriors, leaving multiple marks in the Sterling College record books. Zach ranks first all-time in career assists with 472 assists and ranks seventh all-time in career scoring with 1328 points. During his career, Zach has also accrued 451 rebounds, and 198 steals.

Sterling finished the 2010-2011 season with a 21-11 overall record and won both the KCAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships.