Hope College’s Brayden Blackburn and Jack Radzville have been chosen as second-team selections on the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region Teams for the 2021 season.
Blackburn (long-stick midfielder) and Radzville (attackmen) helped the Flying Dutchmen go 13-2 this season, win the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament, and advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time.
In addition, four of their Flying Dutchmen teammates received honorable-mention distinction: defenseman Andrew Conlon, short stick midfielder Liam Cunningham, attackmen Luke Elder, and midfielder Zach Wiggins.
Blackburn recorded a career-high 60 ground balls. The junior business major helped Hope limit opponents to an MIAA-best eight goals per game.
Blackburn (Muskegon, Michigan / Reeths-Puffer) finished second on the Flying Dutchmen with 19 caused turnovers.
Radzville set career-highs in goals (56) and assists (48) this season as he became the Flying Dutchmen’s single-season 100-point scorer. The electrical engineering major set a school record for assists in a single season and tied for fourth in goals scored, despite a shortened schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The junior from Howell, Michigan (Howell) also was named MIAA Offensive MVP.
Conlon is a junior from East Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids). Cunningham is a junior from South Lyon, Michigan (Detroit Catholic Central). Elder is a senior attackman from Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids). Wiggins is a junior from Kalamazoo, Michigan (Mattawan).