Best Of 2020

Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories. 

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Tyler Konen

Former Towson men’s lacrosse attackman Tyler Konen had 21 goals and 29 assists with the Tigers from 2014-2017, but he’s moved on to other pursuits.

He’s studying at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.V., and doing his clinical rotations at Frederick Health Hospital in Maryland, where he’s plying his trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

How did his lacrosse career help him in the fight against COVID-19?

“What it comes down to is … any sport and medicine kind of relate [because of] the reps,” Konen said in May. “You practice, and when the time comes you don’t even have to think. You’re just doing it. You just know how to handle the situation. So I think being a Towson lacrosse player actually really prepared me for my future in the medical field.”

Photo Credit: Rob Maloof/Towson Athletics 

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