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Shore cagers Brown, Marshall earn all-conference mention

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Shore cagers Brown, Marshall earn all-conference mention

Washington junior forward Daniel Brown’s all-conference credentials include a team-leading 11.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 31.3 minutes per game.

CHESTERTOWN — In voting by the Centennial Conference’s 10 head men’s basketball coaches, Washington senior forward Dallas Marshall and junior forward Daniel Brown received honorable mention. Marshall is gaining all-conference recognition for the second year in a row.

Also, senior forwards Alec Lewis and Samantha Howell represent Washington on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations are submitted by athletic departments and head coaches.

Brown (Silver Spring, Paint Branch High School) led the 10-16 Shoremen with 11.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 31.3 minutes per game. He appeared in 24 games, with 23 starts.

Marshall (Germantown, Clarksburg) was second on the team with 4.8 rebounds and 30.5 minutes a game and third with 10.5 points per game. He appeared in 25 games, all starts.

Marshall is the first Washington player to earn all-conference recognition more than once since Kevin Breslin ‘12, who was a three-time honoree (2009-10 through 2011-12).

This is the first time in a decade that Washington has two All-Centennial performers in the same season. In 2009-10, Andrew Chambers ‘10 was a first-team honoree and Breslin was placed on the second team.

Lewis (Jefferson, Brunswick) averaged 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He was one of four Shoremen to appear in all 26 games, and started 18 games.

Howell appeared in 14 games for the 10-15 Shore ladies. She made the only start of her career Feb. 15, which was Senior Day, when Washington upset then-No. 22 Gettysburg, 77-76.

Johns Hopkins’ Conner Delaney is the conference’s Player of the Year for men’s basketball. No. 1-ranked Swarthmore (28-1) collected the other three major awards: senior forward Nate Shafer, Defensive Player of the Year; freshman point guard Vinny DeAngelo, Rookie of the Year; and Landry Kosmalski, Coach of the Year for the second straight year and the fourth time in the last five seasons. Kosmalski is the only coach to win the award at least three times since its inception in 2009.

Delaney becomes the fourth Blue Jay to receive the conference’s top award, and the first since 1999. He also is only the second player in Centennial Conference history to be named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year. The junior point guard punctuated his POTY candidacy with the game-winning jumper as time expired to knock off previously unbeaten Swarthmore in the Centennial title game, 73-71.

Delaney, who averaged 17.5 points, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals a game for 24-4 Johns Hopkins, has added to his honors with selection to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-America first team.

Kosmalski is the NABC National Coach of the Year. Swarthmore went the entire season ranked first overall in the nation by the D3hoops.com poll and completed a perfect regular season. Swarthmore was 28-1 and had advanced to the NCAA Division III round of 16 when the tournament was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the women’s side, Haverford senior guard Anna-Sophia Capizzi was named Player of the Year after helping the Fords (23-5) win their second straight conference crown. She led the CC in scoring with 19.5 points per game.

The other winners are: Ursinus’ Aliyah Stephens, Defensive Player of the Year; Swarthmore freshman Dana Bandurick, Rookie of the Year; and Haverford’s Bobbi Morgan, Coach of the Year for the third time.

Morgan is the first coach in conference history to receive the award three times.

Ursinus senior forward Lydia Konstanzer, who repeats on the first team, concludes her career as a four-time All-Centennial performer. She earned Rookie of the Year and second team honors in 2017 and honorable mention in 2018.

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