Johnson is RMAC goalie of the year

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released their All-Conference and yearly awards on May 2 for men's lacrosse. Several Grizzlies made the honorable mention list, while one came away with a major award.

Connor Johnson was named RMAC goalie of the year in the preseason after being named RMAC freshman of the year a season ago. Johnson lived up to the hype by holding that title at the end of the season as well. Remi Reeves of Colorado Mesa won co-goalie of the year. Johnson was also the lone Grizzly to make the RMAC's all-conference first team this year. With 15.17 saves a game, Johnson leads all of NCAA Division II in saves per game this season. His 182 saves and a 60.1 percent (ranked sixth nationally) save rate is a big part of Adams State's success this season.

Johnson is a sophomore from Thornton who is studying computer science.

Emmitt MacFarlane, Garrett Chitwood, Joe Quatrochi, Kage Janes, and Kale Wilson all made the RMAC honorable mention list. Wilson, who is only a freshman, led the team in scoring with 18 goals and five assists. Sophomore MacFarlane was not far behind with 14 goals and 10 assist. Chitwood, a junior criminology major from Santa Clara, California, has been solid on the defense side forcing a team-high 12 turnovers. Sophomore Janes has been equally effective on defense being second on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls. Quatrochi has been the jumpstart to the team success with his relentless faceoff effort. The junior from Littleton has gone to the faceoff 205 times this season, winning 102 of them.

The team will appear in their second straight RMAC tournament on May 5th against No. 16 Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction. The game will begin at 7 p.m.