Capital Athletic Conference honorees announced
Sea Gulls senior midfielder Kylor Berkman was named Player of the Year in the Capital Athletic Conference, becoming the fourth player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Freshman attackman Matt Cannone was recognized as the conference’s Rookie of the Year.
With Berkman, the reigning Division III National Player of the Year and two-time National Midfielder of the Year, the four players to win the award in consecutive years are from Salisbury. Berkman, who leads the team in assists (39) and points (74), joins Jason Coffman (1995-96), Chris Turner (1999-2000) and Chase Caruso (2006-07). A Sea Gulls player has been selected the CAC Player of the Year every year since the school joined the league in 1995.
Cannone leads Salisbury in goals (49) and man-up scores (nine), and he has also posted 13 assists. Cannone joins Jarod Leiberman (1998), Andy Arnold (2001) and Jeff Bigas (2002) as the only Sea Gulls to collect conference rookie of the year honors.
In addition to Berkman and Cannone, senior defenseman Kevin Maynard, junior face-off specialist Ryan Finch (Westminster) and junior defensive midfielder Will Poletis (Loyola) were placed on the second team.
St. Mary’s coach Chris Hasbrouck earned Coach of the Year honors, Hasbrouck, who is the third Seahawks coach to win the award, guided the team to a 7-7 overall record and a 5-2 conference mark, which was good for second place in the league.
St. Mary’s also put junior midfielder Ryan Alexander (Pallotti), senior face-off specialist Marc DiPasquale (Boys’ Latin) and senior defensive midfielder Ryder Henry on the first team. Senior defenseman A.J. Armstrong (Broadneck), sophomore attackman Dennis Rosson (Severn) and sophomore goalkeeper Pat Simpson (Broadneck) made the second team.
Stevenson paced the conference with eight players on the first and second teams. Sophomore attackman Jimmy Dailey (Winters Mills), junior attackman Steve Kazimer, senior midfielder Nicola Bevacqua and senior defenseman Mike Simon (Fallston) earned first-team nods. Junior attackman Richie Ford (Towson), senior face-off specialist Greg Furshman (Towson), senior midfielder Brett Yoder (Hereford) and sophomore defenseman Evan Douglass made the second team.