TU men’s lacrosse racks up postseason accolades

By Kyle Hobstetter on June 22, 2017

The Tigers' three Scholar All-Americans were tied for the most from a single Division I college or university. 

Towson University men's lacrosse player Ryan Drenner, drives to the net during the Tigers' NCAA Tournament semifinal against Ohio State. Drenner was one of several Tigers who earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American and Scholar All-American honors. He was also selected in the fourth round of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft by the Florida Launch.
Towson University men's lacrosse player Ryan Drenner, drives to the net during the Tigers' NCAA Tournament semifinal against Ohio State. Drenner was one of several Tigers who earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American and Scholar All-American honors. He was also selected in the fourth round of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft by the Florida Launch.

This May, the Towson University men’s lacrosse team reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the first time since 2001. While the season didn’t end with a championship, the accolades have come rolling in.

Seniors Tyler Konen, Jack Adams and Ryan Drenner earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America honors—the total is tied for the most from a single Division I college or university this season. It also marks the second-straight season the Tigers have landed at least one Scholar All-American.

Konen played in 16 games this season, starting 14 times at attack. He ranked fourth on the team in points, scoring nine goals along with a team-second-best 14 assists (23 points). The Bridgewater, New Jersey, native graduated with a 3.762 cumulative grade point average (GPA), majoring in biology with a pre-med track.

Adams received USILA Second Team All-America honors. While anchoring a defense that ranked in the top five of Division I the last two seasons, the Freeland, Maryland, native earned a 3.325 GPA while majoring in sports management.

Seniors Tyler Mayes and Mike Lynch earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention notice. Sophomore Zach Goodrich also received USILA Second Team All-America honors, while classmate Alex Woodall was an honorable mention selection.

Adams was selected sixth in the second round of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft by the Charlotte Hounds. He has helped the Hounds improve to 2-0 since joining the franchise on June 10.

Drenner earned his second-straight USILA All-America Honorable Mention selection in 2017. He finished the season with 30 goals and 29 assists for a team-best 59 points. The Finksburg, Maryland, native graduated in May with a degree in psychology and a 3.172 cumulate GPA.

Drenner was also selected in the MLL Draft, the first pick off the board in the fourth round to the Florida Launch. He currently has seven points in just two games.

Other Tigers selected in the MLL Draft were seniors Joe Seider (fourth round to the Ohio Machine), Mayes (sixth round to Charlotte), Tyler Young (seventh round to Charlotte) and Lynch (eighth round to Florida).

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: Strategic Plan Alignment.