Nine MVC Men's Lacrosse Players Earn All-Conference HonorsPosted May 5, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (May 5, 2014)- The No. 20 Missouri Valley College men's lacrosse team secured a spot in the MCLA Division II National Tournament over the weekend and had nine of the team's student-athletes receive honors from the GRLC Division II for their play during the 2014 season.
Three Vikings earned first team all-conference honors including Junior Attacker Max Slutsky (Raleigh, N.C.), Junior Midfielder Jeremy Frosch (Ocean Springs, Md.) and Sophomore Midfielder Tim Setree (Annapolis, Md.). Slutsky led the team and was third in the conference in goals (38) and also led the team in assists (21). His best game was an 11-point effort, scoring seven goals with four assists, in a 31-2 win over Benedictine College on April 5. Frosch finished the season with 25 goals and 16 assists. He recorded two seven-point games during the season, the latest in a 23-11 win over the University of Kansas in the regular-season finale on April 29 when he scored four goals and added three assists. Setree scored 28 goals and tied for second on the team in assists with 21. His best game came in a 30-6 win over Wheaton College on March 8 scoring
eight goals and two assists. Named to the second team were Junior Midfielder JJ Licata (Bel Air, Md.), Freshman Goalkeeper Brandon Minshall (Centennial, Colo.) and Junior Long Stick Middle Steve Sadler (Baltimore, Md.). Licata finished third on the team and seventh in the conference with 35 goals, scoring a season-high six goals against Creighton University on April 6, in a 26-5 win. Sadler had his best offensive game against Creighton, scoring one goal with one assist. Minshall led the conference in save percentage (.683) allowing just 5.2 goals per game and saving 112 shots. Two more Vikings were named to the third team all-conference at their respective positions as Junior Attacker Doug Brown (Baltimore, Md.) and Freshman Defender Andrew Legg (Vancouver, Wash.) were recognized. Brown finished second on the team and fifth in the conference with 36 goals. Junior Attacker Greg Abendshoen (Catonsville, Md.) received honorable mention recognition at the attacker position.
“This recognition means a lot to our program and shows that if thy put the hard work in it pays out in the end,” said Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Totaro. “For the guys that are recognized for their achievements, they have worked harder each any every day to get what they deserved.”
The Vikings enter the tournament as GRLC Division II champions, with a 15-1 overall record and 4-0 mark in the Northwest division. They earned an 8-7 win over Washington University Sunday in the GRLC Division II Tournament championship game, earning an automatic berth into the MCLA National Tournament May 12-17. The Vikings are the No. 15 seed in the tournament and will play No. 2 seed St. Johns (Minn.) University in the first round May 12 at 2:15 p.m. (PST) at UC-Irvine Field 2 in Irvine, Calif.
About Missouri Valley College
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.