McNamara on All-BIG EAST Preseason Team; MU picked third
Jan. 25, 2017
NEW YORK – Senior attackman Ryan McNamara was selected unanimously to the All-BIG EAST Conference Preseason Team, while the No. 18 Marquette University men’s lacrosse team was picked to finish third in the BIG EAST, the league’s annual survey of head coaches revealed Wednesday.
McNamara was a USILA Honorable Mention All-American as a junior and a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team choice at attack after switching from the midfield position five games into last season. The Eagan, Minnesota native posted single-season program records of 40 goals and 57 points in 2016 and is now Marquette’s all-time goal scoring leader with 80 career tallies.
He is set to begin his final season of eligibility with much of MU’s offensive unit returning in 2017, including classmates Kyran Clarke, Andy DeMichiei and Joseph Dunn, as well as rising junior Tanner Thomson.
The Golden Eagles, who captured their first BIG EAST tournament crown in 2016 after a second place regular season finish, return seven of 10 starters and play their second exhibition date of the spring on Friday, Feb. 3 against High Point at Valley Fields.
2017 Preseason Men’s Lacrosse All-BIG EAST Team and Awards
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Preseason Defensive Players of the Year
Preseason All-BIG EAST *
Preseason Coaches’ Poll
^ - denotes unanimous selection
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