BALTIMORE -- The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) has selected Owen Consoletti (men's lacrosse) and Keeley McHugh (women's lacrosse) as its Lacrosse Athletes of the Month for March 2019.
Consoletti (Harford Community College |Oak Park H.S.)
The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native scored 24 goals in seven games and added seven assists and 19 ground balls in the first month of the season. He had multiple-goal performances in six of seven games, helping Harford to go 7-0 in March. Consoletti had a goal and two assists against Onondaga (March 2), leading the Fighting Owls to a 12-8 win, the Lazers first since 2016. He had two six-goal games (March 12 vs. Williamson Trade, March 30 vs. Union County College) and a five-goal game (March 22 vs. Howard) during the month as well.
McHugh (Harford Community College |Bel Air H.S.)
In four games in March, McHugh scored 17 goals and had 11 assists. She was the guiding force to the Fighting Owls earning its first No. 1 NJCAA ranking in program history. She scored a career-high seven goals against Anne Arundel (March 20), including three assists. In the team's 19-14 win over Onondaga (March 22), McHugh tallied four goals and four assists.
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The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) exists to govern and conduct championships for the conference's 16 varsity sports. Chartered in the late 1960s, the conference is composed of 16 Maryland community colleges that compete in a variety of varsity intercollegiate athletics. Maryland JUCO oversees and promotes programs dedicated to academic and athletic goals of its diverse institutions, while enhancing opportunities for balanced intercollegiate athletic programming. The conference provides organizational structure for its membership while strengthening commitments to their students and communities. In accordance with the philosophy of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the conference operates under the highest standards of integrity, equity and sportsmanship.
Each season, Maryland JUCO verifies the eligibility of all its student athletes, schedules, and statistics for statewide competition. To help foster the best academic and athletic experience for student athletes, the Maryland JUCO relies heavily on the work of its sports liaisons, coaches associations and the Maryland JUCO Advisory Council.
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