CENTREVILLE — Gunston senior midfielder Cole Evans of Chestertown is the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference’s lacrosse co-player of the year, sharing the honor with Worcester Prep keeper Hunter Gentry. Evans totaled 12 goals and six assists in four conference games for the Herons, who finished second in the ESIAC to Worcester Prep’s boys.
“On the lacrosse field, the better the opponent, the better he plays,” Gunston coach Chris Dollar said of Evans.
Dollar added: “Cole separates himself from other players with his desire to improve his game, play all facets equally hard and never quits. In my four decades as a coach and player, I can say unequivocally and without hesitation that Cole Evans is among the best.”
Evans was a captain on the Gunston team that went 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the ESIAC.
He earned all-conference recognition in each of his four years in high school. He finishes with 165 career goals and 112 career assists.
Evans is headed to Division III Christopher Newport University in the fall as a lacrosse recruit.
At Gunston, he also captained the soccer team, was a member of the National Honor Society and the school’s honor roll, and served as vice president of the senior class.
Also headed off to college to play Division III lacrosse is defender Nellie Stup of Worton, who has committed to the University of Mary Washington. She, too, is a member of the National Honor Society and Gunston’s honor roll.
Stup earned All-ESIAC honors in lacrosse in each of her four years at Gunston and was a three-time team captain.
According to information provided by Gunston, 2017 was a banner year for Stup. That’s when she played on the Capital Area Lacrosse League championship team, was selected to the Brine All-American National Classic and was an all-star at the Warrior National Prospect Invite.