Stein Coach of the Year, Trio Earn All-MSAC

Stein Coach of the Year, Trio Earn All-MSAC

CANANDAIGUA — The Finger Lakes Community College men's lacrosse team was well represented on the year-ending All Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) team, with three student-athletes landing on the All-Conference team.

Additionally, Dave Stein, in his 14th season at the helm of the FLCC men's lacrosse program, was honored by his peers as the MSAC Coach of the Year, the second straight year he has earned Coach of the Year accolades.

Under Stein, the Lakers went 5-8 overall and 2-2 during the 2017 season, often competing with 13 student-athletes on the roster.

Despite a lack of depth on the roster, the Lakers won three out of four games from April 9-17 to get to 5-4 on the year.

Three of those student-athletes, sophomores Austin Andryshak (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) and Zakk Mount (Hilton, N.Y./Hilton), along with freshman Tate Stewart (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan) earned post-season recognition on the All-MSAC team.

Andryshak, an attacker, appeared in and started all 13 games during his first season at FLCC. He led the team in assists (27) and was second in points (50), and goals scored (23). Andryshak collected 19 groundballs and caused seven turnovers on defense.

Five times, Andryshak scored five or more points in a game, including nine points (three goals, six assists) during an 18-8 win over Jefferson Community College (April 12). During a five-game stretch from April 9-19, Andryshak scored 31 points on 12 goals with 19 assists.

Mount, a midfielder, appeared in 13 games (seven starts), scoring 27 points on 17 goals with 10 assists. Mount was third on the team in caused turnovers (9), was fourth in groundballs (47), and fifth in points scored.

Twice, Mount scored four points in a game: two goals with two assists during an 18-8 win over Jefferson CC, and three goals with one assist in a 15-12 win over Herkimer College (April 17).

Stewart, an attacker, led the team in points (53) and goals (45), and was fifth in assists (8). He appeared in and started all 13 games, scoring a team-most six man-up goals while scooping up 21 groundballs.

Six times, Stewart scored four or more goals in a game, including a career-high eight points on seven goals with one assist during an 18-8 win over Jefferson CC (April 12). He added five goals with an assist in a 13-12 win over SUNY Broome CC (April 2), and during an 18-13 loss to Hudson Valley CC (April 19).