Photo by Lance Wendt
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s University lacrosse coach Derek Daehn and his staff announced the six players were honored with postseason awards by the Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference (UMLC) as well as the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).
Boone Almquist. Photo by Lance Wendt
Sophomore midfielder Boone Almquist (Maple Grove, Minn. / Osseo Senior HS), sophomore attackman John Hicke (Ham Lake, Minn. / Blaine HS), sophomore attackman Tommy Kraus (Eagan, Minn. / Academy of Holy Angels), junior long-stick midfielder Kyle Moonen (Delano, Minn. / Delano HS), senior goaltender Ryan Nelson (Mahtomedi, Minn. / Mahtomedi HS) and junior midfielder Carter Scrimshaw (Rochester, Minn. / Rochester Century HS) were each recognized with at least one award.
“We’re obviously very proud of these players who were honored and very happy for each of them,” Daehn said. “These guys worked hard throughout the year and the awards are just the well-deserved validation for that effort.”
Hicke and Scrimshaw were named UMLC DII Honorable Mention attack and midfield, respectively. Moonen was named to the UMLC DII Second Team.
Nelson was also named to the UMLC DII Second Team in addition to being an MCLA DII Honorable Mention All-American.
Almquist was named to the MCLA DII All-American First Team and Kraus was named to the MCLA DII All-American Second Team. Both were named to the UMLC DII First Team.
Tommy Kraus. Photo by Lance Wendt
“It’s awesome to have six players recognized, some with multiple awards,” Daehn said. “As a coaching staff, we’re excited that so many underclassmen were honored. Combined with an overall solid season, that gives us a crucial foundation to build off of heading into next year.”
Saint John’s finished the season with a 10-6 overall record following a loss to Grand Valley State in the MCLA National Tournament Quarterfinals. It was the Johnnies’ thirteenth all-time appearance in the MCLA National Tournament.
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