Men's Lacrosse Announces 2008 Award Winners At Fall Banquet
Oct. 19, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's lacrosse team and head coach Dave Cottle welcomed back the 2008 seniors that helped the Terps make four-straight NCAA tournament appearances, on Sunday, October 19, for the annual awards banquet at Sprint Heritage Hall in the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland.
The highlight of the afternoon's awards was the presentation of the "Big Man" Award, given in honor of former coach Dick Edell. The award was created to honor the player that best exemplified the selfless and positive qualities of the retired coach. The 2008 award was given to midfielder Will Dalton.
The Daniel Slafkosky Coach's Award was also given out, in memory of assistant coach Dave Slafkosky's son, who passed away prior to the 2001 season. The coaches chose this year's recipient, defender Zach Hinton, as the player who best illustrated Dan's positive attitude on and off the field.
The Edwin Powell Award, which is presented to the Team MVP, was given to Joe Cinosky. The native of Boonton Township, N.J., was a second team USILA All-American and an All-ACC selection in 2008.
Other awards given out in honor of individual accomplishments throughout the 2008 season were:
Van Trump Award for best overall attackman: Ryan Young
Deckman-Silber Award for best overall defenseman: Joe Cinosky
William Cole Award for best overall midfielder: Jeff Reynolds
Dan Snyder Award for Most Improved Player: Brett Schmidt
Levitt Memorial Award for the best freshman: Grant Catalino and Ryan Young
Faber Heagy Award for the team's Unsung Hero: Jacob Baxter
Scholar-Athlete Award: Drew Evans
Man-Down Award: Ryne Adolph
"Be The Best" Strength & Conditioning Award: Ryne Adolph
"Iron Terp" for the stongest Terp pound-for-pound: Jason Carter
Hammer Award for the biggest hitter in 2008: Joe Cinosky