The college lacrosse season is winding down, and that means conference championship tournaments taking place this weekend.
But before they began, a host of conferences and leagues handed out postseason awards.
Towson's men's lacrosse team had senior Ryan Drenner earn first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association honors for a second consecutive season.
Drenner, a Westminster grad, led Towson's offense into the CAA finals Saturday against Massachusetts with a balanced 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 points. With a five-point outing April 29 against No. 9 Hofstra, Drenner moved into the top 10 in program history with 156 career points. Drenner had taken 79 shots going into the UMass game, and ranks in the top 10 in the CAA in all the major offensive categories.
He was second in the league in points per game, racking up 3.38 an outing, boosted by 1.62 assists per game, which ranks second as well.
Freshman defender Gray Bodden (Winters Mill) earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie team.
Bodden had 12 starts in 13 games prior to Saturday's final, and he made an immediate impact on defense for the Tigers. Bodden forced four turnovers and grabbed 18 ground balls. He backed a defense ranked seventh nationally with 8.00 opponent goals per game. Moreover, Bodden served just four penalties all year for only three and a half minutes.
Towson's roster also includes sophomore defender Chad Patterson (Westminster).
Drenner had two goals and an assist in Towson's 9-4 win over the Minutemen on Saturday, which stamped the Tigers' ticket to the NCAA tournament.
Bodden had four groundballs and a caused turnover. Patterson grabbed a pair of grounders, and was named to the All-Tournament team.
Johns Hopkins senior defender Maddie Bodden (Winters Mill) recently received one of Sportsman Awards for Big Ten women's lacrosse.
Those selected for the award are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Bodden had 25 groundballs, 12 caused turnovers, and seven draw controls in helping Hopkins to the Big Ten tourney semifinals, where the Blue Jays fell to Maryland.
Towson freshman defender Sami Chenoweth (Manchester Valley) earned a CAA All-Rookie Team nod after a solid first college season.
Chenoweth proved to be a valuable addition on defense and appeared in all 18 games (16 starts) for the Tigers, who fell to Elon in overtime in the CAA semifinals. Chenoweth had two ground balls and a caused turnover.
She caused a season-best three caused turnovers on three occasions. Chenoweth has recorded multiple caused turnovers in 10 games this season. She has also posted 29 ground balls and nine draw controls.
Jamison retrieves America East honors
UMBC junior midfielder Carolyn Jamison (Westminster) recently earned all-American East first-team honors. Jamison earned her second spot on the first team list with 35 goals and a career-high 21 assists. The junior recorded career-highs this season in goals (6) and points (8) against Duquesne. Jamison also also scooped up 17 groundballs and controlled 37 draws.
She recorded her 100th goal of her career against Binghamton, and helped the Retrievers reach the America East semifinals. Jamison had four goals and an assist but Albany won 14-13 on Friday.
UMBC's roster also features junior attacker Jessica Carder (Westminster) and junior goalkeeper Kelsey Major (Liberty).
It's Academic for Yanchoris
Loyola sophomore defender Kristen Yanchoris (Century) received Patriot League All-Academic honors after also picking up first-team all-league recognition as well.
Yanchoris is a business major carrying a 3.93 grade-point average. A two-time All-Patriot League defender, Yanchoris earned her first first-team honor after leading the team with 32 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers this season. In addition, Yanchoris' 15 caused turnovers in Patriot League games ranks tied for second among all League defenders.
Loyola faces Navy on Sunday in the Patriot League final. The Greyhounds' roster also features sophomore midfielder Tori McDonald (Westminster).
Price is right for Shepherd women
Shepherd senior midfielder Haley Price (Liberty) received first-team all-Mountain East Conference honors after scoring 40 goals to go with seven assists for 47 points. Price led the Rams in goals and points during the regular season, and added 21 ground balls, 20 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers.
Price then netted four goals in Shepherd's 17-6 win over UVA-Wise in the MEC semifinals, which put the Rams in the finals Sunday.
Green is good for Ritchey
Greensboro junior midfielder Natalie Ritchey (North Carroll) got named to the USA South Athletic Conference first team. Ritchey tallied a team-high 71 points after recording 32 goals and 39 assists on the season. Ritchey also collected a team-high 65 draw controls for the Pride.
Ritchey shared the No. 3 spot in points for the USA SAC, finished third in assists, and was second in draws. She was seventh in goals as well.
Some final runs for Woods
Mount St. Mary's senior Julian Woods (Century) is this week's Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week on the men's side. The track star cut a second off his prior seasonal best time in the 400m hurdles to anchor himself as the NEC's no. 1 seed.
Woods finished first in the Penn Relays with a time of 51.72, topping the NEC by more than 2.0 seconds and ranking Woods third overall among the IC4A Championship qualifiers. Woods is currently 17th amongst NCAA Division 1 East Region leaders and is primed for a NEC crown in the 110m high hurdles as he ranks fourth entering this weekend's NEC Conference Championships.
Boudreau snags Huskies honors
Bloomsburg University junior Hannah Boudreau (North Carroll) recently recieved the Joanne McComb Award, which is presented to the Underclass Female Athlete of the Year.
Boudreau, who runs on the Huskies' cross country and track teams, was a national qualifier in cross country for the second time in three seasons during the fall. Then, during the indoor track and field season, she won her first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) individual championship in the 3000-meter run and scored 16 points at the 2017 PSAC Indoor Championships which helped the team to a program-best second-place finish.
She was a three-time United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region selection during the indoor season, claiming honors in the 3000-meter run, the 5000-meter run, and the distance medley relay.