ALBANY – Four Retrievers earned America East Men's Lacrosse All-Conference honors, it was announced at a reception on the eve of the league championships.
Sophomore defenseman Jason Brewster (San Diego, Calif.) earned a pair of accolades, receiving Second Team and All-Academic Team honors. He was joined on the Second Team by senior attackman Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Billy Nolan (Crofton, Md./Arundel).
Freshman attackman Ryan Frawley (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) was tabbed to the All-Rookie Team.
The selections were made by the coaching staffs of the league's seven league teams.
Brewster, who converted from a long-stick midfield position as a freshman, started all 13 games on close defense. Selected as one of the team's tri-captains, the California native was a key cog in UMBC's 20th-ranked defense. UMBC allowed only 9.0 goals per game and just 7.75 goals per contest in America East play.
Brewster recorded 22 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers. The mathematics major is maintaining a 3.48 grade-point average through three semesters at UMBC.
Maxwell has served as the quarterback for the Retriever offense. He has recorded at least a point in all 13 games, 18 straight dating back to last season and 28 of the last 29 games.
Maxwell, who earned All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman has recently moved into UMBC's top 15 scorers of all time and top-five feeders. He is tied with former teammate Nate Lewnes in 14 th place with 145 points and is now No. 5 with 87 career assists.
The Hamburg, N.Y. native leads UMBC in scoring this season with 18 goals and 21 assists.
Nolan is tied for second in scoring with 17 goals and 22 total points, but has flourished in America East play. He earned America East Player of the Week honors after spearheading UMBC's 12-9 lid-lifting victory in league play at Stony Brook with a career-high five-goal effort. He is tied for fourth in America East play, averaging 2.5 goals per game in six league contests.
Nolan is the lone Retriever to record consecutive hat tricks this season, scoring three goals in consecutive weeks versus UMass Lowell and Hartford.
Frawley just earned his second Rookie of the Week honor, after recording his second four-goal game of the season in last Saturday's 10-7 triumph over Vermont. He posted a season-best five-point effort in that game and received his first Rookie of the Week accolades after recording four of UMBC's six goals in a 6-4 win at Marist on March 11.
Frawley is tied with Nolan, just one goal behind Maxwell, with 17 tallies on the campaign. He leads UMBC and is ranked 30th nationally with a shooting percent of 41.5.
Albany junior attackman Connor Fields earned Offensive Player of the Year honors, Binghamton senior defender Garrett Waldon was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year and Great Dane face-off specialist TD Ierlan was the Rookie of the Year.
The coaches tabbed Binghamton first-year head mentor Kevin McKeown of the league's Coach of the Year.
The second-seeded Retrievers face the third-seeded Bearcats in the first semi-final contest on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. All the action of the championships takes place at Casey Stadium on the campus of the University at Albany.