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    Laxcats win season accolades

    Games are not the only thing the No. 8 Arizona club lacrosse team members are winning.

    As the Laxcats prepare to play in the conference semifinals Saturday against No. 11 Cal Poly, four players were honored with All-Western Collegiate Lacrosse League selections.

    The only Laxcat defender to be selected was senior close defender and defensive captain Carson Parmelee, who was selected first-team All-League.

    “”It is really great to get the recognition for my hard work,”” Parmelee said. “”It is great for us guys that stuck around in the program for these years to get an award like this.””

    Although Parmelee said he is honored to have won the award, he still recognizes that the season isn’t over and his teammates and coach are a major part of his success.

    “”I am not going to take all of the credit for this award,”” he said. “”My teammates and coach put me in the position to make plays. We still have a long way to go until the championship, and I am not going to lose focus on our goals.””

    The offensive side had three players recognized, as junior midfielder Harrison Crawford won second team All-League honors, and both senior midfielder Brian Etheredge and senior attackman Steve Luna received honorable mention recognition.

    Crawford is tied for ninth in the conference in goals with 29 and 11th in goals per game, and Etheredge is tied for 17th in the conference in assists with 17.

    “”Winning the award feels really good,”” Crawford said. “”I was kind of surprised that I won, but all my teammates put me in this position.””

    As Luna heads toward the end of his lacrosse career, he said the award means a great deal to him.

    “”It is really nice that people have noticed my hard work,”” he said. “”This is my last year of lacrosse, and it is a very nice farewell.””

    Although the honored players are gratified, they all have one common thing on their minds: the team. The one award the players won’t stop until they get is the championship trophy.

    “”We are all happy with our awards, but we all want to be on top at the end,”” Parmelee said. “”We are based on team play. Without the team, none of us would have won our awards.””

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