Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Five members of the Central Michigan lacrosse team were honored with individual accolades by the Atlantic Sun Conference.
CMU’s Jocelyne Lemay was named to the All-ASUN First Team, Logan Halvorson earned a spot on the second team, and Emma Hamilton, Shannon Doyle and Tyra Prince were named to the all-freshman team. Hamilton earned the league Freshman of the Year Award.
The league announced the winners on Wednesday ahead of the conference tournament.
The 2017 season marked CMU’s second of varsity lacrosse. The Chippewas finished 7-10 overall and 4-6 ASUN. The Chippewas will join the Southern Conference next season.
“To have a player on the first team and the second team is an accomplishment for a young program,” CMU coach Sara Tisdale said. “The thing about Jocelyne and Logan is that they can compete on any team and continue to grab those same stats. They are that talented that I know they can compete on anybody’s roster and have a huge impact.”
Lemay, a sophomore from Peterborough, Ont., who earned all-league second team honors last season, tied for the league lead with 49 goals. Halvorson, a sophomore from Lakeville, Minn., started all 17 games on defense and tied for second in the league with 29 caused turnovers.
Both Halvorson and Lemay were named to the league all-freshman squad in 2016. 2017 marked the second-consecutive year that CMU has had the most selections to the all-freshman team.
Hamilton, who hails from Severna Park, Md., moved into the starting lineup with the onset of conference play, ranked third on the team with 27 goals. Prince, of Whitby, Ont., finished the season with 42 points (24 goals, 18 assists), while Doyle, who hails from Mars, Pa., tallied 33 goals.
“I’m proud of how each of them has done this,” Tisdale said. “Coming in I think they all had the tools and the ability to do so. In my mind these awards demonstrate the full year of work they’ve put in to get there. The work that they’ve done off the field has been the biggest difference-maker, in my mind, for all five of them.”