US Lacrosse recently unveiled its boys and girls high school awards, and Carroll had a few distinguished recipients.
On the boys side, Westminster senior defenseman Joey Conklin earned one of the state's seven Boys High School all-Academic honors. Conklin carried a 4.45 grade-point average while playing three sports, and he earned Times all-county honors in basketball and boys lacrosse.
Conklin helped anchor Westminster's defensive unit that allowed six goals per game, and led the Owls to a county and regional championship. Conklin is headed to McDaniel to continue his lacrosse career.
Owls senior attackman Ryan McManus is one of Maryland's seven Boys High School all-America winners. McManus totaled 41 goals and 21 goals for Westminster and was chosen to play in the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association's Senior All-Star Game.
McManus, a Times first-team all-county pick, is bound for Mount St. Mary's next year and plans to play men's lacrosse for the Mountaineers.
South Carroll's Brad Widner earned one of the state's four Boys High School Coach of the Year awards. Widner led the Cavaliers to a 13-6 record and a regional championship. South Carroll reached the Class 2A-1A state final for the second time in five seasons, the first with Widner as its coach.
The Cavs were 9-7 last spring, Widner's first as varsity coach.
Liberty senior midfielder Grace Griffin earned a Girls High School all-America honor from the Greater Baltimore chapter. Griffin collected 107 points (74 goals, 33 assists) and helped the Lions win their first regional title in 17 years.
Griffin was second in the county in points and goals, and she finished her career with 208 goals.
She's a four-time Times first-team all-county selection, and Griffin is set to play at Maryland next year.
Westminster resident Jack Parr just finished his sophomore year at St. Paul's School in Baltimore as a two-sport athlete (football, wrestling). In late March, Parr competed in the National High School Coaches Association Sophomore national tournament in Virginia Beach.
Parr placed first in his 185-pound weight class, coming off wins at the MIAA and Maryland Independent Schools tournaments at 182. Parr earned all-MIAA A Conference honors.
Parr placed fourth at 182 in the National Preps tournament in late February at Lehigh University.