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Rick Sowell reflects on Patriot League recognition for Navy men's lacrosse

Rick Sowell reflects on Patriot League recognition for Navy men's lacrosse

Monday’s announcement of Patriot League awards included major honors for three Navy individuals in junior defenseman Chris Fennell (Defensive Player of the Year), senior goalie John Connors (Goalkeeper of the Year) and Rick Sowell (Coach of the Year).

The first team included five players in Fennell, Connors, senior attackman Patrick Keena, sophomore midfielder Casey Rees (Boys’ Latin) and junior long-stick midfielder Matt Rees (Boys’ Latin). Junior faceoff specialist Brady Dove was selected to the second team.

No other team in the conference had more than four members on the first team, and it marked the highest number of Midshipmen on the first team since 2007 when seven...

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