Seven Land on Academic Honor Roll, Smith Named All-Sportsmanship
LANCASTER, Pa. — Four members of the Washington College men's lacrosse team have earned All-Centennial Conference honors in a vote conducted by the conference's nine head coaches. Senior midfielder and face-off specialist Michael Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) and senior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) were named to the first team. In addition to the All-Conference team being announced, the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team and Academic Honor Roll for men's lacrosse were also released.
Trapp's first-team honor is his third in a row, making him the Shoremen's eighth all-time three-time All-Centennial Conference first-team selection. He went 177-for-278 (63.7%) on face-offs this season, leading the conference in both face-off wins and face-off winning percentage. His 92 ground balls also led the Centennial Conference and he added four goals and one assist for good measure.
Luck's team-leading 32 goals this season currently rank him tied for third in the Centennial Conference. He also assisted on six goals this year, giving him a team-leading 38 points. He was an All-Centennial Conference honorable mention last season.
Senior defenseman Dan Pulzello (Glen Rock, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) was named to this year's All-Centennial Conference second team after earning honorable mention status a year ago. His 26 ground balls led all Shoremen defensemen this spring, while his 16 caused turnovers tied for second-most on the squad.
Senior midfielder Luke Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) had an impressive all-around season for the Shoremen en route to All-Centennial Conference honorable mention. He scored 12 goals, handed out nine assists, scooped up 43 ground balls, and caused 16 turnovers. He was second on the team in ground balls and tied for second in caused turnovers.
Seven Shoremen qualified for the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll: Pulzello, senior long-stick midfielder Gavin Shuart (Galesville, Md./Calverton School), senior midfielder Adam Smith (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield), junior midfielder David McBrien (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall), junior defenseman Brad Wollman (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg Country School), and sophomore defensemen Keita Christophe (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) and Bennett Lloyd (Bristow, Va./Paul VI).
Smith, a three-time Academic Honor Roll qualifier, was also the Shoremen's representative on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. A Math and Business Management double major, he was the recipient of this year's Alfred Reddish Award as the graduating Washington College male student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Puzello, a Psychology major, joins Smith as a three-time member of the Academic Honor Roll and was one of six players in the conference to earn both All-Centennial honors and land on the Academic Honor Roll this season. McBrien and Wollman are repeat qualifiers, while Shuart, Christophe, and Lloyd are first-time members of the Academic Honor Roll.
To be named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior; a starter or key reserve on his team; and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. A key reserve is defined as a reserve who appeared in at least 50% of his team's contests. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student from each spring program who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations were submitted by the head coaches.