PHILADELPHIA – Seniors Thomas DeNapoli and John Fennessy, juniors Justin Mabus and JoJo Ostrander and freshmen Ryan Drenner and Joe Seider all earned All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors, the conference announced today.
Ostrander was named first team; DeNapoli, Fennessy and Mabus earned second team honors; and Drenner and Seider were all-rookie. DeNapoli also earned a place on the conference’s all-academic team.
This marked the fourth straight year DeNapoli and Fennessy received CAA recognition. In 2011 they were named all-rookie, in 2012 they were on the second team and last season both earned first team accolades. Ostrander was all-rookie in 2012 and received a spot on the second team in 2012. Mabus was an all-rookie selection in 2012.
Seider is the team leader in goals with 22. He has two game-winners and two EMO goals. DeNapoli leads Towson in points (35) and assists (18). Mabus is a close second in assists with 17. He also has nine goals. Drenner has been an even contributor on offense with 11 goals and 10 assists.
Ostrander and Fennessy have been defensive stalwarts for the Tigers throughout their careers. Ostrander scored his first career goal in 2014 and has 19 ground balls and a team-best 18 caused turnovers. He is Towson’s top close defenseman. Fennessy has 26 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. He currently stands fourth all-time at Towson in caused turnovers with 51.
The major conference honors were distributed throughout the league. Drexel’s Ben McIntosh was named Player of the Year. Hofstra Head Coach Seth Tierney earned Coach of the Year. Nick Mariano from UMass was the Rookie of the Year, and Penn State goalkeeper Austin Kaut was the Defensive Player of the Year.
Towson and Drexel’s postponed CAA semifinal game will be played at noon today. Hofstra defeated Delaware, 8-6, Wednesday night in Hempstead, N.Y. in the other semifinal. The Pride await the winner of the Towson/Drexel match up in the CAA championship on Saturday. The time of the game has not been determined.