Boyland earns honor for Bucs lacrosse

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BELOIT - Beloit College senior Michael Boyland was named the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year recently. He is the first Buccaneer to earn Player of the Year honors in program history.

Fellow senior Mark Gannon was an All-MLC Second Team selection for the third consecutive year.

Boyland was named First Team for the second time, earning his fourth career All-MLC selection. The team's leading point-scorer for the second time, he led the league in points (82) and man-up goals (9) while ranking fourth in goals scored (53) and seventh in assists (29).

Boyland owns most of the program's offensive records, including points and goals in a season. He moved into second for assists in a season. His nine goals against Fontbonne tied the program record for goals in a game. The two-year team captain shared Offensive Player of the Year honors with Concordia-Wisconsin's Stephen Gregory.

Gannon led the MLC in shots, was second in goals (59) and third in points scored (79). His nine goals against North Central tied Boyland for the record. He broke the program record for goals in a season this year and stands second in the history books in points in a season. He is second to Boyland in career goals and points.

Gannon was Beloit's representative on the MLC All-Sportsmanship Team.

• WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Beloit junior midfielder Nicole Dolcimascolo earned All-Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference Honorable Mention while junior goalkeeper Alexa Arakelian earned a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team.

Dolcimascolo, an HM pick last season and second-team selection in 2017, led the Bucs with 57 points, including 43 goals and 14 assists in 16 games. She also led BC with 70 groundballs, 49 caused turnovers and 57 draw controls. She broke her own record for groundballs in a season and surpassed Morgan Nicholson for the top spot in caused turnovers. Her 57 points rank fourth in the program recordbook.

Dolcimasolo is tied for second in the program record book with 151 points, fourth in goals scored (109), second in assists (42) and holds the career record for groundballs, draw controls and caused turnovers.

Arakelian was the lone goal keeper for the Bucs starting and playing the entirety of all 16 games. Her 184 saves ranked third in the league this season and breaks the program record for saves in a season.

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