PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Sophomore attacker Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) had his superb season rewarded by the league office, as he earned a spot on the Little East Conference's First Team Wednesday as the LEC announced major awards and all-conference teams for the 2018 men's lacrosse season.
Prozinski was a dependable option offensively as he steered the Corsairs in the postseason after the team missed it last year. As a sophomore, he increased his output in nearly every statistical category. While holding the top spot on the team, he finished in the top-five in the LEC in goals (51), assists (23), and points (64). His numbers were highlighted by a handful of instances where his impact was on full display with 15 multi-point games including seven of five or more points with seven hat-tricks. Donovan recorded just the second 60-plus point season in the last eight years, with the last one coming in 2016 when his older brother Bo finished with 79 points via 57 goals.
In the 2018 season, Prozinski solidified himself as a consistent dual-threat to be recognized going forward. In the Feb. 24 season-opener against Norwich, he dished out a pair of assists while tallying three of his four goals in the fourth quarter as the Corsairs were held off by the Cadets, 13-10. On April 14, he matched his career-high point total as he finished with the same line in a 10-9 loss to LEC-foe Plymouth State. He saved his best performance for the last regular-season game on April 27, finding the net seven times and adding an assist, topping it all off with the overtime game-winner to send the team to the postseason with an 11-10 win over Western Connecticut.
In the LEC Opening Round against #3 Southern Maine, Prozinski was able to score once but ultimately was nullified by the Huskies as the Corsairs were held off 8-7. However, with that goal, he extended his career-longest point streak to 12 games.
Prozinski has been inserted into the starting lineup in 31 of 33 games to start his career and has progressed in each season as he followed a 41-point freshman campaign with 64 as a sophomore for 105 in all. The Ashland-native scored 26 and 41 goals sequentially and combined with 38 assists through his first two collegiate seasons. Additionally, this past year he saw an increase in ground balls (55), shots (141), and shots on goal (93). For career miscellaneous milestones, he has registered 11 games of five or more points, 12 hat-tricks, 13 multi-assist games, and 18 games with at least one goal and one assist.
The announcement of Prozinski on the LEC First-Team extends a streak of three consecutive seasons in which a Corsair has earned the honor. It may be fair to anticipate that continuing in the near-future, as he was a part of a youth swing this past year with 159 of the team's 227 points coming from players who are sophomore's or younger.