Chan named conference’s men’s lacrosse player of the year


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Previously named Lacrosse Magazine’s Player of the Week, sophomore Garrett Chan continued his line of success this season by being named the South Atlantic Conference’s Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year in the sport’s inaugural season. In addition to this award, Chan was also named as one of the attackers to the All-SAC First Team. 

When being congratulated, Chan expressed his excitement about receiving these awards but said that what he was most excited about was the large number of teammates that were also honored with awards.

“It just goes to show how far we’ve come as a program,” he said. “As we come into playoffs, we’re really just looking to build off of what we’ve accomplished this year by winning out this weekend in the Conference tournament and hopefully carry on into NCAA playoffs.”

In addition to Chan, Queens was represented on the All-SAC First Team by midfielder Evan Farkas, long pole midfielder Tim Cloud, defender Patrick Murphy, defender Patrick Thomas, specialist Kenneth Stryker and goalkeeper Eric Dolan. Queens attacker Casey Hock was also awarded the title of All-SAC Second Team.

Queens’ men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Fritz was also awarded the title of SAC Co-Coach of the Year, alongside Lenoir-Rhyne’s Greg Paradine, after the two teams split the SAC regular season championship title.

This award is a step closer to realizing Chan’s dream of being named an All-American men’s lacrosse player.

Chan completed the regular season having scored 39 goals with 69 shots on goal, leading the SAC in both categories. His impact as a player contributed to the Royals’ final conference record of 6-1 and overall record of 10-4.

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