Men's Lacrosse picked ninth in South Atlantic Conference coaches' poll


Men's Lacrosse picked ninth in South Atlantic Conference coaches' poll
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | by Janay Boone, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL – Newberry’s men’s lacrosse was picked to finish ninth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason lacrosse poll after a vote from league’s coaches.


The Wolves received eight votes and rounded out the poll under inaugural head coach Nick Cotter.


Cotter had a impressive collegiate playing career as a three-time All-American at Dowling College that led the Golden Lions to their first-ever Division II national title game appearance in 2006.


He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Leo University in Florida, where he helped the 2016 Lions to a 9-5 overall record and a final ranking just outside the top 20 in the coaches’ poll.


The Wolves will begin their inaugural season at Montevallo on February 8,2018. Newberry will take the field at Smith Road Complex on Feb. 20 to take on Roberts Wesleyan at 2 p.m.


2018 SAC Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll

Rank

School (first-place votes)

 

Total

1.

Lenoir-Rhyne (6)

 

60

2.

Wingate (3)

 

58

3.

Queens

 

52

4.

Tusculum

 

43

5.

Lincoln Memorial

 

35

6.

Catawba

 

30

7.

Mars Hill

 

23

8.

Coker

 

15

9.

Newberry

 

8

 

Preseason All-Conference

First Team
A – Eric Dickinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Kyle Arcuri, Lincoln Memorial
A – Justin Swick, Queens
MF – Ben Corrigan, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Nate Wade, Tusculum
MF – Daniel Godwin, Wingate
D – Jacob O'Connor, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Chris Gazzio, Wingate
D – Ryan Benck, Lincoln Memorial
LP – Collin Lett, Lenoir-Rhyne
Spec. – Shane Gottberg, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Ryan Crompton, Lenoir-Rhyne

 

Second Team
A – Jeremy Sullivan, Wingate

A – Dima Ferreira, Mars Hill
A – Dalton Cook, Catawba
MF – Alex Llerandi, Wingate
MF – Adam Golia, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Billy Kopsky, Lincoln Memorial
D – Ryon Bellamy, Queens
D – Nick Rizzieri, Queens
D – Julian Maxey, Catawba
LP – Griffin Stechmiller, Queens
Spec. – Wyatt Weiseman, Wingate
GK – Ryan Kearney, Mars Hill