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Jenna Collins named Patriot League Midfielder of the Year

NAVY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Eight members of the second-seeded Navy women's lacrosse team were named to the 2018 All-Patriot League Team announced Monday, including Jenna Collins, who was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Year. Four of Navy's eight all-league selections were named to the first team.

Collins was named to the All-Patriot League first team for the fourth time in her career, while earning Midfielder of the Year for the third consecutive season. The senior is second to Larkin in points scored with 92, while leading the Patriot League in goals scored with 70.First-Team All-Patriot League

Other first-team selections include sophomore attacker Kelly Larkin, senior attacker Julia Collins and senior defender Blake Smith.

Larkin, who was a second-team All-Patriot League selection as a plebe, leads the team in points with 95, recording 53 goals and a team-high 42 assists on the year. She has played and started all 17 regular season games for the Mids, registering 11 hat tricks on the year. Julia Collins is third on the team with 70 total points, tallying 48 goals and 22 assists. Smith was named All-Patriot League first team for the second straight year. She was named captain of the defense prior to the season and anchored a defensive unit that held 10 opponents (out of 17 games) to 10 goals or less, including the final four games of the regular season, holding opponents to single digit goals.

Named to the second team were junior attacker Meg O'Donnell, junior midfielder Andie O’Sullivan, junior defender Marie Valenti and senior goalkeeper Ingrid Boyum.

O'Donnell ranks fourth on the team in goals scored with 34 goals. O'Sullivan has recorded 38 points with a balanced attack of 20 goals and 18 assists. Valenti played and started all 17 regular season games on the defensive end. She finished the regular season with 39 ground balls, which is the second most on the team, while causing a team-high 27 turnovers. Boyum has played and started 16 of 17 games on the season, recording 106 saves on the year. On Senior Day, she notched 10 saves, marking the fifth game this season with double-digit stops in the game.

The 2018 Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Tournament kicks off on Tuesday when fourth-seeded Colgate plays host to fifth-seeded Boston University at 4 p.m. and third-seeded Lehigh plays host to sixth-seeded Holy Cross at 6 p.m. in quarterfinal action. Top-seeded Loyola Maryland will play the lowest remaining seed in Friday's first semifinal beginning at 4 p.m. at Ridley Athletic Complex, while second-seeded Navy will play highest remaining seed in the second semifinal at 7 p.m.

The winners of the two semifinals will meet on Sunday in the title game at noon at Ridley Athletic Complex. The semifinals and championship game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

AACC WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Madeline Szanyi (South River) finished with five goals and three assists and Sofia Michael (Arundel) and Angelina Horan each had five goals and two assists as the Riverhawks ran past Howard, 25-14, in a Region XX semifinal on Monday at Harford Community College.

Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole (Old Mill) also scored five goals while Caitlyn Shriver (Northeast) had four goals and an assist and Mariah Scott (Severna Park) had a goal and an assist. Dee Valerien (North County) finished with seven saves for AACC (12-3). The Riverhawks will play for the region championship on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Harford against the winner of the other semifinal.

NAVY BASEBALL: Sophomore shortstop Michael Coritz was named to the Patriot League’s weekly honorable mention list. Coritz batted .462 with a .500 on-base percentage to help the Mids go 3-1 to conclude their regular-season league schedule. The sophomore shortstop went 4-for-5 with a run scores and two RBIs in Sunday’s game two victory over Lafayette.

Navy will close out its regular season this weekend when the team will welcome former pitching coach Ryan Mau and the Longwood Lancers of the Big South Conference for a three-game non-conference series at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium. The Mids and Lancers will play a doubleheader on Saturday with a single matchup on Sunday. Both days will begin at 1 p.m.

SALISBURY WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Junior attacker Courtney Fegan (South River) was named the Capital Athletic Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week after notching a career-high seven goals in Salisbury's final game of the regular season, a 20-8 win over St. Mary's College of Maryland. Fegan bested her previous career high of four goals, which she tallied once this season and once last season.In addition to her seven goals, Fegan picked up a team-high four ground balls and tied a team high with six draw controls.For the season, Fegan is third on the team with 24 goals and 19 draw controls.

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