The Current’s boys lacrosse player of the year is St. John’s defensive stud Colin Hinton.
The future Maryland Terrapin and 2017 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference player of the year was the team’s backbone during its first-ever run to the WCAC championship.
Hinton’s stellar season and overall career earned the respect of opposing coaches, including Gonzaga’s Casey O’Neill.
“He put that team on his back and got it done,” said O’Neill, whose team lost to St. John’s for the title. “He has always been a spectacular player. He’s very aggressive and strong, and an electric defender and player. He was a more complete defensemen and lacrosse player this year down the stretch. He led the defense through the playoffs in our conference.”
The rest of the All-Northwest lacrosse team is:
• John Kiracofe, St. John’s
The Cadets goalie turned in an all-time performance during the WCAC title game, when St. John’s ended Gonzaga’s seven-year run atop the league. The netminder was also a first-team All-WCAC selection.
• Luke Pietrantonio, Maret
The senior captain collected 70 ground balls and netted 17 goals while assisting on 15 goals. Pietrantonio will attend Swarthmore to play lacrosse.
• Thomas Decker, Maret
The Frogs’ team captain was an All-Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference selection, scoring 56 goals, dishing out 22 assists and grabbing 27 ground balls. Decker will next attend Oberlin College to play lacrosse.
• Jack Starr, St. Albans
The Bulldogs goalie made 210 saves, the second-highest tally in the D.C. area, according to Rory Hyland, the team’s coach.
• Carter Tate, St. Albans
Tate was the Bulldogs’ offensive star this spring, while scoring 40 goals and earning All-Interstate Athletic Conference honors.
• Preston Heard, Sidwell
The senior goalie was one of the best in the MAC at shutting down offenses this spring.
• Matt Osaghae, Georgetown Day
The Hoppers attacker was a strong player for Georgetown Day during his junior season.
• Tristan Cooper-Berthe, Wilson
Cooper-Berthe was honored as the Tigers’ most valuable player after a strong year in the Washington Independent Lacrosse League this season.
• Jack Myers, Gonzaga
The junior attacker netted 40 goals and handed out 45 assists while leading the team in points. Myers will play at Harvard once he graduates.
• Brian Townsend, Gonzaga
The senior midfielder scored 41 goals and helped with 21 assists. Townsend will play for Penn State next spring.