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Men's Lacrosse Tabbed Sixth, Rew Named Preseason All-SAC

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- The Catawba men’s lacrosse team was picked sixth in the nine-time South Atlantic Conference preseason coaches poll.  The league office announced the poll along with the preseason All-SAC teams on Tuesday.  Catawba’s Daniel Rew (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air HS) was named second team at the specialist position.

The Catawba Indians are coming off a fourth-place finish in 2014 in the initial year of lacrosse as a conference sport.  Rew serves as the primary face-off man for the Indians and won 54% (92-of-171) of his opportunities last year.  The senior led the team with 60 ground balls and also scored four goals.

Queens was chosen as the preseason favorite.  The Royals picked up eight first-place votes from the panel and 72 points after qualifying for NCAA II regional play last year.

The 2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse schedule is set to get under on Saturday, Feb. 7.  Catawba will open its season at home on February 11 against Mount Olive at 4 p.m.

The 2015 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship is slated for April 13, 16 and 18 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Queens University.

2015 Preseason Poll
1.     Queens (8), 72
2.     Lenoir-Rhyne (1), 64
3.     Mars Hill, 55
4.     Wingate, 48
5.     Coker, 46
6.     Catawba, 42
7.     Tusculum, 28
8.     Brevard, 25
9.     Lincoln Memorial, 16

All-SAC First Team
A- Garrett Chan, Queens
A- Casey Hock, Queens
A- Jimmy McBride, Mars Hill
MF- Evan Farkas, Queens
MF- Anthony Malcom, Mars Hill
MF- Cory Schumacher, Wingate
Long Pole MF- Tim Cloud, Queens
D- Mitch Chapman, Tusculum
D- Stephen O'Hara, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Patrick Thomas, Queens
Spec.- Kenneth Stryker, Queens
GK- Eric Dolan, Queens
 
All-SAC Second Team
A- Austin Murphy, Wingate
A- Jay Goldsmith, Lenoir-Rhyne
A- Ned Kaish, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF- Mike Martiello, Coker
MF- Ryan Sage, Mars Hill
MF- Chase Watts, Wingate
Long Pole MF- Tanner Leach, Mars Hill
D- Drew Thompson, Wingate
D- Mike Dorcy, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Dylan Marks, Coker
Spec.- Daniel Rew, Catawba
GK- Alex Squires, Lenoir-Rhyne

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