BALTIMORE (April 7, 2017) – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) today announced that it has selected Cassidy Delaney (women's lacrosse) and Luke Johnson (baseball) as its Student Athletes of the Month for March 2017.
Delaney (Howard Community College) scored 30 goals (4.3/game) on 37 shots on goal (.811) and had 31 points in the month of March, leading her team to a 7-0 start. She also collected 12 ground balls and 10 draw controls.
The Ellicott City, Md. native is a returning NJCAA Women's Lacrosse All-American and captain for the Dragons. As a freshman last season the attacker scored 72 goals, which was No. 2 in the NJCAA, and had 88 points (No. 4 in the nation). She currently leads the nation with 35 goals so far this season. On March 30 vs. Anne Arundel Community College, Delaney scored a career-high eight goals in a 14-10 victory, eclipsing 100 career goals scored in the process.
Johnson (Harford Community College) had a slash line of .429/.468/.943, hit 11 homers and drove in 31 runs in March. He also had three doubles and scored 28 runs to help the Fighting Owls to a 17-1-1 (.919) overall record for the month and 10-0-1 (.952) in conference to grab first place in Maryland JUCO.
A native of Jarrettsville, Md., Johnson currently leads the conference in home runs (12), is second in RBIs (44) and runs scored (44) and fifth in slugging (.805). Johnson's 12 home runs this season currently rank him in a ninth place tie in NJCAA Division I. He has also already surpassed his home run and RBI totals from last season.
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