Grieves, Park and Wilson Named to All-CC Second Team and Ritter Tabbed Honorable Mention; Handy Named To All-Sportsmanship Team
LANCASTER, Pa. – Four Washington College players have been selected All-Centennial Conference for men's lacrosse in a vote conducted by the conference's nine head coaches. Seniors, attackman Casey Grieves (Easton, Md./Sts. Peter & Paul) and defenseman Kevin Wilson (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and freshman Lawrence Park (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) were named to the all-conference's second team, while senior midfielder Trey Ritter (Norfolk, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate School) earned honorable mention. This is the second time that Grieves and Wilson have been named All-Centennial, while Park and Ritter are first time honorees. Also announced by the conference was the All-Sportsmanship Team for men's lacrosse and representing the Shoremen on the team is senior defenseman Cole Handy (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury).
Grieves, who earned second team all-conference honors for the second straight season, was tops on the team in goals (56) and points (73), while ranking third on the squad in assists (17) and fourth in ground balls (32) as he started in all 16 games for Washington this season. The senior notched his 100th career point versus Stockton on March 9 and his 100th all-time goal at Swarthmore on April 24. Through the end of the conference tournament, Grieves is tied for fourth in goals and sixth in points. In conference-only games, he was fourth in goals (30) and fifth in points (38). In his three years on the team, Grieves had 108 goals and 47 assists for 155 points.
Wilson, who was an honorable mention selection in 2017, finished second on the team with 17 caused turnovers and was tied for third on the squad with 33 ground balls in 16 games this season, all of which were starting assignments. He tied his career high in ground balls and set a personal-best in caused turnovers this spring. The two-time all-conference selection finishes his Shoremen career with 118 ground balls and 52 caused turnovers in 62 games, 61 of which were starts.
Park emerged as the Shoremen's top man at face-off in his rookie season as he won 188 face-offs and scooped up 111 ground balls, both tops on the Shoremen. He won 21-of-29 face-offs against nationally ranked Franklin & Marshall on April 20 and had five games of double digit ground ball totals. Through the end of the Centennial Tournament, Park is first in the conference in ground balls and second in face-off wins. In conference-only contests, he was led all players in both face-off wins (106) and ground balls (67).
Ritter, a first time selection to the all-conference squad, chalked up career-bests in goals (18) and points (29), while tying his personal best in assists (11) in 16 games, 13 starts. He matched his career-best with four goals against #1 Salisbury on April 13. He was fifth on the Shoremen in goals, assists and points as he finished his career with 69 points on 41 goals and 28 helpers to go along with 76 ground balls in 57 contests.
In the nine years under head coach Jeff Shirk, the Shoremen have 13 all-conference first team selections, 15 all-conference second team picks and nine have gained honorable mention status.
Handy was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time as the Shoremen's representative. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student-athlete who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations were submitted by the head coaches.