January 25, 2017
Three Earn Preseason SAC Men's Lacrosse Honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba placed three players on the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Men’s Lacrosse Teams, while the Indians were tabbed to finish seventh in the coaches poll. Lenoir-Rhyne took seven of the first place votes and are the preseason favorite.
Senior Connor Eakes was the lone Catawba Indian on the first team. Named as a specialist, Eakes was the second-best face-off man in the country last season, winning 73.6% of his attempts. He scored four goals and scooped up 140 ground balls.
Second team honors went to senior goalie Ryan Applegate and junior defender Gus Weber. Applegate totaled 177 saves over 864 minutes between the pipes. He had a 10.06 goals against average. Weber caused nine turnovers and picked up 17 ground balls while scoring a goal.
The 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse schedule is set to get under on Saturday, Feb. 4. Catawba opens its season on the road at Young Harris on Feb. 7. The Indians will open at home on Feb. 10 against Belmont Abbey at 4 pm. The 2017 SAC Men's Lacrosse Championship is slated for April 25, 27 and 29 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Queens University.
Preseason Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Poll
1. Lenoir-Rhyne (7), 77
2. Queens (1), 69
3. Wingate (1), 64
4. Tusculum, 44
5t. Mars Hill, 37
5t. Lincoln Memorial, 37
7. CATAWBA, 34
8. Coker, 31
9. Brevard, 14
Preseason Men’s Lacrosse All-SAC
A – Garrett Sadler, Queens
A – Mike Hanlon, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Jeremy Sullivan, Wingate
MF – Dallas Wade, Tusculum
MF – Ben Corrigan, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Daniel Godwin, Wingate
D – Anthony Crisera, Wingate
D – Chris Gazzio, Wingate
D – Ryon Bellamy, Queens
LP – Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne
Spec. – Connor Eakes, Catawba
GK – Jacob Ormerod, Wingate
A – Austin Murphy, Wingate
A – Dima Ferriera, Mars Hill
A – Ben Boyd, Tusculum
MF – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Nathan Stewart, Mars Hill
MF – Billy Kopsky, Lincoln Memorial
D – Nick Rizzieri, Queens
D – Gus Weber, Catawba
D – Ryan Benck, Lincoln Memorial
LP – Griffin Stechmiller, Queens
Spec. – Jonathan Paige, Queens
GK – Ryan Applegate, Catawba
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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