McBride, Sowell headline America East awards
May 3, 2011
Cambridge, Mass. -
Senior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) has been named America East Player of the Year and Rick Sowell was chosen Coach of the Year, headlining the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team’s yearly honors, the conference announced on Tuesday. Stony Brook had a conference-best nine all-conference selections.
McBride has 31 goals and six assists this season, including 19 goals and three assists in five America East games. He has 165 career goals, tying him for 16th all-time in Division I history. In addition to earning Player of the Year honors, he also was named to the all-conference first-team for the fourth straight season.
Sowell, who was named America East Coach of the Year last season, has led the Seawolves to back-to-back America East regular season titles and undefeated conference seasons, both program firsts. Moreover, the last team to go undefeated in back-to-back seasons was Hofstra from 1995-98.
Joining McBride as all-conference first-team selections are senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.), senior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia), senior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.), junior Kyle Moeller (South Setauket, N.Y.) and junior Jared LeVerne (Jericho, N.Y.).
Compitello, a first-team honoree last season, has 14 goals and 16 assists this season. Currently on a 40-game point streak, he’s fourth all-time in assists (76) and eighth in points (141) in school history.
Crowley, who joins McBride and Anthony DiMarzo of Delaware as America East’s only four-time first-team selections, leads the conference with four points per game. Tallying 26 goals and 22 assists this season, Crowley is three assists shy of becoming the only player in school history with 100 or more goals and assists. His 224 career points is tops among all active players.
Trenkle has enjoyed an outstanding season as a midfielder, scoring 18 goals, a career best. He has four career hat tricks, including three this season. His 24 points this season also are a career-high as he has 72 points in four seasons.
A transfer from Manhattan, Moeller has provided the Seawolves with one of their best takeaway defensemen in recent history. He has 37 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers while guarding some of the nation’s best attackmen.
A second-team all-conference selection as a freshman, LeVerne, a short stick defensive midfielder, went over 100 career ground balls with six at Vermont on April 30. He also has contributed on offense, tallying a career-high three assists against Albany on April 23. LeVerne has played in all 44 games during his career.
Campbell has 17 goals and nine assists this season, but has saved his best for America East play, tallying 11 goals and an assist in five games. He scored a career-high four goals at Hartford in the Seawolves’ 10-8 come-from-behind victory. With two more points, he’ll become the 22nd player in school history to reach 100 points.
One of the nation’s premier face-off specialists, Rand is third all-time in Division I history with 776 face-off wins. He’s 167 of 264 (.633) this season and is a career 61% from the ‘X’. He has 89 ground balls this season, a career-high, which ranks third in Division I this season.
Camposa has enjoyed his best season as a Seawolf, taking over the starting duties in goal in 2011. He owns an 8.03 goals against average and a .553 save percentage. During conference play, his numbers are even stingier, recording a .696 gaa and .590 save pct.
The conference also announced that Crowley, Trenkle and Campbell were named to the all-academic team. All three student-athletes are business management majors with GPAs over 3.3.
* All-Academic Team