Hunter Davis helped York College’s men’s lacrosse team win its first two games of the 2019 season, and the Spartans headed into Saturday’s game at McDaniel College looking to go 3-0 for the fourth consecutive spring.
The Westminster High School graduate and former Times Player of the Year had five goals and six assists in those opening games. Davis has bolstered York’s attack and has started every game of his solid college career.
York started 4-0 in 2018 and 2017, and 7-0 in 2016. Last spring, the Spartans went 19-3 and reached the NCAA Division III Elite Eight — Davis totaled 45 goals and 19 assists, and was second on the team with 64 points.
He’s already the Spartans’ all-time leader in game-winning goals (19 entering last weekend), and should reach 200 career points before the season is over.
Davis is the latest in a recent and rich tradition of former Carroll standouts excelling at York. Tyler Davis, Hunter’s older brother, was a three-year letterman for the Spartans who collected 54 goals and 69 assists in 53 games.
Winters Mill alum Tyler Hutson left York in 2015 as the program’s all-time leader in points (286), goals (206), an assists (80).
Hunter Davis had 121 career goals, third most in Spartans’ history, heading into the McDaniel game, and he was four points away from moving into fifth on that all-time list.
Davis had two goals and one assist in York’s 7-6 win over Washington and Lee on Feb. 9 — the Generals were ranked 12th in the nation — before notching three goals and five assists in the Spartans’ 18-8 victory against Eastern.
York College was fifth in the latest NCAA regional rankings among South teams.
The Spartans’ roster also includes Eldersburg resident Danny O’Connell (McDonogh), a junior midfielder.
Mountaineers get good footing in opener
Mount St. Mary’s women’s lacrosse team had no trouble in beating Presbyterian 20-2 in its season opener Feb. 9, and the Mountaineers has a few former Carroll players contribute in the win.
Senior attacker and team captain Taylor Carhart (Manchester Valley) scored one goal, and sophomore midfielder Beanie Colson (Man Valley) collected two goals, three draw controls, two caused turnovers, and a pair of ground balls.
Erin Anderson (Westminster), a freshman attacker, also netted a goal.
The Mount also features sophomore attacker, Logan Hagerty (Liberty), sophomore goalie Caroline Wilcox (Winters Mill), and freshman defender Sophia Stewart (Eldersburg/Mount de Sales).
MSM’s coach is Lauren Skellchock (nee Schwarzmann), a former standout at Century High and Johns Hopkins. She’s the reigning Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.
Mack attack at Quinnipiac
Freshman guard Mackenzie DeWees (Manchester Valley) seems to be adjusting to the life of a college basketball player. The former four-time Times Player of the Year is coming off the bench for Quinnipiac, and she was averaging 3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game going into the Bobcats’ game last Thursday against Rider.
DeWees was getting about 12 minutes per game before Thursday, and Quinnipiac (19-6) was in first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference at 14-0.
DeWees also had 20 steals and 15 assists in her first 25 college games (one start).
Zach attack at Lebanon Valley
Sophomore guard Zach Tucker (Century) helped Lebanon Valley win its season finale Feb. 16 against Alvernia by sinking a pair of free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining. The Dutchmen won 75-74, and Tucker finished with 12 points.
The former Times Player of the Year averaged 13.3 points for LVC this winter, and led the team with 89 assists (3.9 per game). Tucker also sank 36 3-pointers, second most on the team. Lebanon Valley finished 8-17, 5-11 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth.