For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – Junior Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) earned the final St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month award for the 2016-17 academic year, nabbing the honor for the month of April. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Brown paced the St. Mary's women's lacrosse team (9-9) in scoring during the month of April with 18 goals and 21 points. She finished the season by tallying at least one goal in the final nine games of the season. The 5-2 attacker averaged 3.50 points and 3.00 goals in six games for the Seahawks while chipping in four caused turnovers, four ground balls, and three draw controls.
She posted career-bests of six points, two assists, and two draw controls in a 16-15 victory over Christopher Newport University on April 12 before responding with a career-high five goals, including the game-winning goal, in an 18-12 road win over Frostburg State University on April 15.
For her efforts in St. Mary's 2-0 week against Christopher Newport and Frostburg State, Brown picked up Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors on April 17. She also collected a career-best two caused turnovers against No. 16 University of Mary Washington on April 5 while adding two goals, an assist, and a draw control.
Brown currently ranks tied for eighth in the conference with a team second-best nine free position goals and 10th with a team-best 36 goals. Brown is also fifth for the Seahawks with 11 caused turnovers.
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APRIL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- BASEBALL: Jay Hammett, RFy., 1B, Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon
- MEN'S LACROSSE: Max Groen, So., A, New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall
- SAILING: Greer Wattson, Sr., Skipper, San Diego, Calif.
- WOMEN'S TENNIS: Raziela Manangan, Jr., Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Gillian Sawyer, Sr., Forward, Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake
- OCTOBER – Mimi Graf, Sr., Setter/Right-side Hitter, Annapolis, Md./Broadneck
- NOVEMBER – Matt Walchuck, Sr., Freestyle, Middletown, Pa./Middletown
- DECEMBER – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- JANUARY – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- FEBRUARY – Nina Haller, Sr., Center, Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
- MARCH – Erika Kopf, Sr., Midfielder, Annapolis, Md./Annapolis
- APRIL – Lacey Brown, Jr., Attacker, Monkton, Md./Hereford