Harrison TownshipJuly 10, 2013
MAC’s top lacrosse players honored
By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer
Now that the 2013 Macomb Area Conference boys lacrosse season has concluded, it’s time to take a look back at the divisional races and honor the players coaches felt deserved special recognition by being selected All-Conference in the two divisions of the MAC.
Coach of the Year, divisional MVPs and Sportsmanship Awards were handed out, as well.
Utica Eisenhower’s Shane Pettke earned league MVP honors, while Ike’s Paul Mikaila won Coach of the Year in his first year with the program. Grosse Pointe South won the league Sportsmanship Award.
All-League honorees are Petke, Charlie Hayes, Ryan Sajowski and Brad Brennan, Ike; James Champane, Caleb Cimmarusti and Andrew Wright, South; Brandon Laboida and Austin Colusac, Romeo High; Joe Lech and Mike Jablonski, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse; Jay Warren and Rhys Williams, Grosse Pointe North; and Robert Nolan, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North.
Ike went 9-0 to win the league. Grosse Pointe South came in second with a mark of 8-2, followed by Romeo (4-6), L’Anse Creuse (3-6), Grosse Pointe North (3-7) and L’Anse Creuse North (2-8).
Sterling-Mott Unified’s Dylan Neisler was named league MVP, and his coach, Steve Hunter, is the Coach of the Year. The Unified team also won the league Sportsmanship Award.
All-League honorees are Neisler, Austin Ross, Jake Combs, Tyler Combs and Dominic Leone, Sterling-Mott Unified; Tommy Bandlow and Andrew Saldona, Anchor Bay; Troy Zuccaro and Ryan Saigh, Sterling Heights Stevenson.
The coaches for Port Huron High and Warren Cousino did not turn in ballots and therefore are not represented on the honor team.
Sterling-Mott went 8-0 to win the league in its first year as a varsity program. Port Huron High placed second with a 6-2 mark, followed by Anchor Bay, Stevenson and Cousino, all of which went 2-6 in league play.