LAX players, coach honored at SELC All League Awards

April 28, 2009

This article is originally from KSU Sentinel.

By Cathy Dekmar

Three KSU players received awards honoring their performance during the season at the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference All League awards selection.

Head coach Ken Byers joined his players on the awards list by receiving the highly regarded 2009 SELC Coach of the Year award.

Scott Schulze was given the First Team SELC Attack award and was honored as the Offensive Player of the Year.  Last year, as a freshman, Schulze was the SELC Rookie of the Year.  His 22 goals and 13 assists led the Owls offensive production in 2008.

“Schultz was chosen among 18 different teams for the Offensive Player of the Year.  He led the team in points with 56. He is an excellent team leader, and will be counted on heavily next year.  The other teams vote for these awards, so it means a lot to be named Offensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year,” said Byers.

Juniors Charles Roland and Zach Statham joined Schultz in receiving recognition for their accomplishments this season.  Roland was named First Team SELC Midfielder, while Statham was given the Honorable Mention SELC Defense award.

The Owls opened the Spring 2009 season strong, with a 17-6 domination over Middle Tennessee State. The team only had two losses this year, and one of those came against Emory University at the beginning of April.  Emory went on to win the 2009 SELC Championship this past Sunday.

“The fact that one of our two losses on the season came from the eventual SELC Champions says a lot about our team,” said Byers.

Three seniors will no longer be with the team, but the success during the 2009 season and a new facility should help recruit new players to the team.

“We appreciate the positive support from the fans and administration at Kennesaw State.  We are getting a $1.5 million complex built for the team, and are extremely grateful to the school for their continued support of the team,” said Byers.