January 20, 2016
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
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
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
|Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00|
|Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00|
|Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00|
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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