From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—Sophomores Chad Palmer (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Russell Harrell (Joppatowne, Md./Joppatowne) have been named to the Region XX and Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference All-Region and All-Conference teams, the conference and region offices announced recently.
Palmer picks up second team honors for the second straight year, while Harrell was named to the honorable mention squad during his first year with the Fighting Owls.
Palmer led Harford this season with 45 goals and 20 assists for a total of 65 points and currently ranks ninth in the country in goals scored, tied for 11th in total points and tied for 38th in assists.
Harrell assisted on four goals during the season, but showed his real talent at the faceoff X, where he was successful in 51 of 111 attempts for a .459 faceoff percentage, second on the team behind freshman Steve Taylor (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright).
CCBC-Essex led the annual awards after claiming the 2009 Region XX championship title with a 12-7 win over Anne Arundel. Head coach Brian Duncan and Michael Colonell picked up both MDJUCO and Region XX Coach of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year honors, respectively.
Anne Arundel’s Thomas Sullivan rounded out the major awards by earning the Defensive Player of the Year nod for both the MDJUCO and Region XX.