Area players honored by respective conferences

Several players at area Division I and III programs were cited Monday by their respective conferences.

The America East named UMBC junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen the league’s Player of the Week. The Arnold native and Severn graduate made a career-best 14 saves to help the team defeat Rutgers, 11-7, on Sunday and secure its first win of the season. Cohen also scored a goal in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Retrievers goalie to score in 32 years of playing at the Division I level.

Navy senior R.J. Wickham earned Goalkeeper of the Week honors from the Patriot League after making a season-high 12 saves in a 9-8 loss to No. 4 North Carolina on Sunday. Wickham has made 362 stops in his career, moving past Louis Brown (355) for ninth on the program’s all-time saves list.

The Northeast Conference awarded its Defensive Player of the Week honor to Mount St. Mary’s goalie Chris Klaiber. The sophomore finished with 13 saves to help the Mountaineers upset then-No. 18 Delaware, 12-10, on Saturday, which was Klaiber’s first career start.

Salisbury junior Tyler Granelli was cited by the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) as the Offensive Player of the Week after he won 15-of-23 faceoffs and scored two goals on three shots in the team’s 22-5 thumping of then-No. 2 Roanoke on Saturday. Granelli also collected 12 groundballs.

The CAC also announced that St. Mary’s sophomore defenseman Tripp Trainor was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week after the Seahawks knocked off then-No. 3 Dickinson, 12-9. The Severn native and Gilman graduate limited preseason All-American attackman Brian Cannon to one goal on seven shots, forced two turnovers, and picked up three groundballs.

McDaniel’s D.J. Rickels was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week after registering seven goals and one assist in his first two games. The senior attackman became the 14th player in program history to score 100 career goals in the team’s season opener on Feb. 18.

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