In a blockbuster deal before Tuesday’s Major League Lacrosse trade deadline, the Boston Cannons sent rookie attackman Steve Mock and a 2014 first-round Collegiate Draft pick to the New York Lizards for midfielder Stephen Berger (Washington College, Mount St. Joseph) and second- and sixth-round 2015 Collegiate Draft selections.
Berger was tied for third on the team with 10 goals this season and was fourth in points (13). He has played seven of his eight seasons in the league with the Lizards, spending the 2012 season with the Charlotte Hounds and being named All-Star Game Most Valuable Player that season.
Mock is reunited with attackman Rob Pannell, whom he teamed with at Cornell to form one of the most prolific scoring duos in the country. If Mock plays in 10 or more games during the 2013 and 2014 MLL regular seasons, the sixth-round pick becomes a fourth-round selection.
Among other moves, the Lizards traded faceoff specialist Matt Dolente (Johns Hopkins) to the Chesapeake Bayhawks for a fourth-round 2014 Collegiate Draft pick; the pick becomes a third-rounder if Dolente plays in two regular-season games or one playoff games.
And the Charlotte Hounds continued to add to their collection of players from the 2012 Loyola University national championship team, sending a first-round pick in next year’s Collegiate Draft to the Hamilton Nationals along with midfielder Josh Amidon in exchange for rookie midfielder Josh Hawkins, who will be reunited with attackmen Mike Sawyer and Eric Lusby (Severna Park).
Navy men unveil recruiting class
Navy has announced its incoming freshman class, with 16 new faces joining the Midshipmen program. All the recruits were all-league honorees. They are: midfielder Russ Atkinson (Devon, Pa., Malvern Prep); midfielder Will Coffey (Huntington, N.Y., Huntington High); long-stick midfielder Trevor Diamond (Skaneatles, N.Y., Skaneatles High); midfielder Richie Doktor (North Massapequa, N.Y., St. Anthony’s High); midfielder-faceoff specialist Brady Dove (Stevensville, Kent Island High); long-stick midfielder/defender Chris Fennell (Milford, N.J., Delaware Valley High); midfielder Colin Flounlacker (Stevensville, Kent Island High); attacker Brendan Francis (Ponte Vedra, Fla., Ponte Vedra High); long-stick midfielder Ben Goodrich (Stevensville, Kent Island High); midfielder Will Jordan (Medford, N.J., St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.); goalie Ryan Kelly (Warrington, Pa., Central Bucks High South); midfielder Connor Prevost (Cary, N.C., Cardinal Gibbons High); defender Matt Rees (Sykesville, Boys’ Latin); midfielder Grant Schuster (Suwanee, Ga., Lambert High); midfielder John Trainor (Northport, N.Y., Northport High); and goalie Connor Wade (Chesapeake, Va., W.T. Woodson High).
NJCAA women's All-Americans announced
Harford sophomore attacker Sara Lebrun (C. Milton Wright) was named a National Junior College Athletic Association first-team All-American in women’s lacrosse, as announced by the national office. She recorded 104 points and 89 goals in her Fighting Owls career.
Lebrun becomes the eighth All-American this school year for Harford, setting a school record. She totaled 39 goals and 44 points during the 2013 season. As a freshman, Lebrun tallied 50 goals and 60 points, both totals ranking second in the school’s single-season record book. She totaled at least three goals eight times this year, including a season-best seven markers in a win over CCBC-Essex. She added four goals in the NJCAA Region XX semifinal win that clinched the program’s second trip to the NJCAA national tournament.
Among the other players chosen to the first team were: freshman goalie Brittani Biddinger (Severna Park), freshman attacker Shannon O’Neal (Severna Park) and sophomore midfielder Meghenn Jackson (Broadneck) of Anne Arundel CC; freshman midfielder Carlin Grudzien (Catholic) of CCBC-Essex; and sophomore midfielder Maddie Poehlman (Seton Keough) of Howard CC.