Lacrosse (M)

Men's Lacrosse Tabbed Sixth in Preseason Poll

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was slotted sixth with Queens as the preseason favorite in the South Atlantic Conference’s men’s lacrosse preseason poll, as voted by the league’s head coaches.  It was announced on Tuesday by the SAC office.  The preseason All-SAC teams were also announced with Catawba senior attack, Connor Kennedy (Weddington, N.C./Weddington/Tampa) earning second team honors.

Although Queens garnered the most points in the preseason poll, Lenoir-Rhyne had the most first-place with five to four for the Royals.  Wingate, Coker and Mars Hill rounded out the top five followed by Catawba.  Tusculum, Lincoln Memorial and Brevard finished out the poll.

Kennedy earned honorable mention All-SAC honors in 2015.  He led the team in both goals (28) and assists (15) last season.  Two of his goals were game-winners, including the overtime goal in an upset of 11th-ranked Pfeiffer.  Kennedy also scooped up 20 ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.

The 2016 South Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse season is set to get under on Saturday, Feb. 6.  Catawba opens its season on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Belmont Abbey.  The first home game for the Indians comes on Saturday, March 5 vs. Queens.  The 2016 SAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is slated for April 26, 28 and 30 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Queens University.

2016 SAC Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

1.     Queens (4)                                             75
2.     Lenoir-Rhyne (5)                                   70
3.     Wingate                                                  58
4.     Coker                                                       54
5.     Mars Hill                                                  50
6.     Catawba                                                  30
7.     Tusculum                                                27
8.     Lincoln Memorial                                  19
9.     Brevard                                                   18

2016 Men’s Lacrosse Preseason All-SAC

First Team
A- Austin Murphy, Wingate
A- Garrett Chan, Queens
A- Ryan Vogrig, Wingate
MF- Hunter Maggs, Mars Hill
MF- Mike Martiello, Coker
MF- Josh Smith, Coker
Long Pole MF- Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Mike Mckee, Mars Hill
D- Brady Richardson, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Drew Thompson, Wingate
Spec.- Jonathan Paige, Queens
GK- Eric Dolan, Queens

Second Team
A- Shane Wilson, Coker
A- Connor Kennedy, Catawba                                                                                 
A- Mike Hanlon, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF- Justin Stewart, Lincoln Memorial
MF- Anthony Alfonso, Brevard
MF- Nate Wade, Tusculum
Long Pole MF- Kyle Fleck, Lincoln Memorial
D- Mitch Chapman, Tusculum
D- Adam Oscienny, Queens
D- Robert Benjamin, Wingate
Spec.- John Hernandez, Lincoln Memorial
GK- Ryan Kearney, Mars Hill

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November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

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November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

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November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

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November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

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November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

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Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

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November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

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Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

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November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

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November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

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November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

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Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

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