ACC MLAX: 2015 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Rankings and All-America Team Released


Thanks to @Hokiesmash for sending this release. They play some serious lacrosse in the ACC folks! Now if they only had an ACC Network so we could watch it. Get to work Swofford!

All five ACC teams ranked in the Top 10

 GREENSBORO – Inside Lacrosse has released its Preseason Top 20 and Preseason All-America Team in advance of the 2015 season. The ACC leads all leagues with five teams ranked in the top 10 of the preseason poll and 23 Preseason All-Americans.

 In the poll, Notre Dame, the 2014 ACC Champion and NCAA Runner-up, is the highest-ranking ACC team at No. 2, followed by 2014 NCAA Champion Duke at No. 3, No. 4 Syracuse, No. 6 North Carolina and No. 10 Virginia.

The ACC’s 23 honorees on the Preseason All-America Team include a national-best six on the First Team, five on the second and third teams, and seven honorable mention selections. North Carolina led all ACC schools with six All-Americans. Notre Dame and Syracuse each have five selections, Duke has four and Virginia has three.

Fourteen of the ACC’s 23 Preseason All-Americans were named to the USILA All-America Team last season, include all six Preseason First Team honorees: Duke junior midfielders Deemer Class and Myles Jones, Notre Dame junior attackman Matt Kavanagh, Syracuse senior attackman Kevin Rice and junior defenseman Brandon Mullins, and Virginia junior defenseman Tanner Scales.

2015 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Top 20

1        Denver

2        Notre Dame

3        Duke

4        Syracuse

5        Johns Hopkins

6        North Carolina

7        Loyola

8        Cornell

9        Maryland

10   Virginia

11    Harvard

12    Penn

13    Albany

14    Bryant

15    Lehigh

16    Drexel

17    Yale

18    Army

19    Towson

20    Princeton

2015 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Teams

First Team

Kevin Rice, Sr., A, Syracuse

Matt Kavanagh, Jr., A, Notre Dame

Myles Jones, Jr., M, Duke

Deemer Class, Jr., M, Duke

Tanner Scales, Jr., D, Virginia

Brandon Mullins, Jr., D, Syracuse

Second Team

Randy Staats, Sr., A, Syracuse

Joey Sankey, Sr., A, North Carolina

Chad Tutton, Sr., M, North Carolina

Sergio Perkovic, So., M, Notre Dame

Austin Pifani, So., D, North Carolina

Third Team

James Pannell, Jr., A, Virginia

Ryan Tucker, Sr., M, Virginia

Will Haus, Sr., M, Duke

Matt Landis, Jr., D, Notre Dame

Sean Young, Sr., D, Syracuse

Honorable Mention

Jimmy Bitter, Sr., A, North Carolina

Henry Schoonmaker, Sr., M, Syracuse

Jack Near, Sr., M, Notre Dame

Kyle Rowe, So., FO, Duke

Ryan Kilpatrick, Sr., LSM, North Carolina

Garrett Epple, So., D, Notre Dame

Kieran Burke, Jr., G, North Carolina

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