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17 MD JUCO Laxers Claim NJCAA All-American Honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Eleven men and six women MD JUCO lacrosse players earned NJCAA All-American honors for the 2014 season. Three schools on the men's side and all four schools on the women's side were represented with the highest individual honor.

On the men's side, the Region XX Champions from CCBC Essex and the Harford Fighting Owls both had four members on the list, while the Region XX runners-up from Anne Arundel had three nominees.

The Knights were represented by sophomore attack Marcus Dietz on the First-Team, and by sophomore midfielder Tagee Mobley, sophomore defender Gerade Clothier and sophomore goalkeeper Ben Richards on the Second-Team. Dietz led the conference with 93 points and 44 assists and ranked second with 49 goals. Richards owned a 7.24 goals-against average which led the MD JUCO.

The Fighting Owls were led by MD JUCO goal-leader sophomore midfielder Justin Gosnell and sophomore defender Matt Ward on the First-Team, while sophomore attack Ryan Wall and freshman attack Julian Jackson earned Second-Team honors. Gosnell led the conference with 52 goals scored and ranked second with 86 points while Ward led the nation with 131 groundballs.

The Pioneers had three members earn Second-Team honors. Freshman midfielder Hunter Cetrone ranked fourth in the league with 47 goals scored, while Sean Flounlacker and Timothy Bowman were stout members of the Anne Arundel defensive unit, helping the Pioneers reach the Final Four of the NJCAA National Tournament after an opening round win over SUNY-Delhi.

On the women's side, CCBC Essex and Harford both had two members land on the list while Anne Arundel and Howard had one representative.

Sophomore attack Olivia Bowman and sophomore defender Emily McBee got the nod for the Knights. Bowman had 30 goals and 38 points while McBee netted a team-high 39 markers. Freshman attack Karley Bush and sophomore defender Bri Logana earned All-American honors for the Fighting Owls. Bush led the league with 57 goals.

The Region XX Champions from Anne Arundel were represented by sophomore midfielder Kathleen Gehrdes, who ranked third in the league with 39 goals. Freshman midfielder Charlotte Wilkinson from Howard also landed on the list after ranking fifth in the MD JUCO with 35 goals.