Newberg brings in haul of lacrosse honors
Led by first-team selections Tristan VanBeek and Ann Nelson, several Newberg lacrosse players were recognized with all-league honors this spring.
A midfielder, VanBeek was one of nine members of the boys team to be honored after the Tigers placed fourth in the Pacific Conference.
In 16 games this season, the senior scored 32 goals, assisted on five others and collected 34 ground balls.
Goalie Dalton Paskett was one of four NHS players named to the second team, with senior attack Travis Johnson, faceoff specialist Will Dolyniuk and defenseman Brett Brammer also listed.
A junior, Paskett stopped 58 percent of the shots he faced and posted 15 saves per game to earn second-team honors for the second consecutive season.
Johnson scored 29 goals and dished out nine assists in 12 games this season and was also a repeat second-team performer. Dolyniuk tallied 15 goals 10 assists and won 61 percent of his faceoffs. Brammer commited three penalties to go along w ith his 16 caused turnovers and 45 ground balls.
Receiving honorable mention from league coaches were sophomore attack Austin Kosmicki (19 goals/15 assists), freshman attack Tyler Schrague (14/22), junior midfielder Zak Hensley (16/10) and junior defenseman Tristan Osborn (40 groundballs/12 caused turnovers).
Nelson was a steadying force for the Newberg girls, who lost all but three of their regular contributors to graduation.
The midfielder tallied 44 goals, 15 assists, 85 ground balls, 38 caused turnovers and won 84 draw controls as a senior.
Four other Newberg seniors — defenders Joxelyn Ramirez and Kylie Raugust, goalie Epi Roldan and attack Nathaly Sanchez — received honorable mention.