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May 7, 2013

FSU’s Pearce, Love earn top honors

Bobcats boast conference’s Coach of Year, Rookie of Year

CUMBERLAND — FROM STAFF REPORTS

YORK, Pa. — Frostburg State’s Tommy Pearce was named the men’s lacrosse Coach of the Year and freshman Spenser Love the Rookie of the Year by the Capital Athletic Conference.

Pearce guided the Bobcats to an 11-6 overall record and their first appearance in the conference tournament. Frostburg State improved by nine wins from a year ago and had with three league victories.

Love is the second Bobcat in three years to take home the honor. Love leads the Bobcats and is second in the conference in goals (37) and leads FSU and is fourth in the league in points (50).

Love, who registered a point in 15 of 17 games this season, has a team-best nine man-up goals and is fifth on the roster in ground balls (40).

The Frostburg foursome of juniors Ryan Serio (attack) and Korey Bosley (long-stick midfield) and sophomore defenders Zach Burkhardt and Paul Newman were named to the All-CAC second team.

Serio, the 2011 CAC Rookie of the Year, is second on the team in goals (32) and points (46). He had 17 goals and four assists in the last four games.

Bosley picked up 28 ground balls and caused 17 turnovers in 17 game. He added an assist in a regular-season win over Mary Washington and was one of two long-stick midfielders selected to the All-CAC teams.

The tandem of Burkhardt and Newman provided a solid defensive core for the Bobcats. They helped FSU allow the league's third fewest goals (141) and cause the second most turnovers (196).

Burkhardt led the league in caused turnovers (44). He started all 17 games and added 38 ground balls. Often responsible for guarding the opposing team's top attack, Newman forced 23 turnovers and scooped up 26 ground balls.

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