February 12, 2016
Alex Krawec, who guided Le Moyne to the national championship game, returns for a senior season. (Kevin P. Tucker)
Alex Krawec, who guided Le Moyne to the national championship game, returns for a senior season. (Kevin P. Tucker)

Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division II Men

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter | #LMRanks

Limestone has won consecutive national championships and, as expected, it was rewarded generously in Lacrosse Magazine's list of preseason All-Americans.

The Saints had four selections — attackman Kyle Rhatigan, midfielder Mike Messnger, FOGO Kevin Reisman and defender Tyler Gaulton — while no other team had multiple picks.

Rhatigan anchors an attack unit that also includes Adelphi star Sal Tuttle and Lake Erie's up-and-coming weapon Lucas Shafer. In the midfield, LIU Post's Anthony Berardis and Lindenwood's Kevin Eskridge join Messenger. Gaulton teams up with NYIT's Jon Lynott and Merrimack's Tom McLaughlin for a potent backline.

Reisman, who was the USILA Player of the Year in '15, was a lock on faceoffs while Belmont Abbey's Devin Cruz got the nod at long-stick middie. Alex Krawec, who guided Le Moyne to the national championship game with outstanding goalie play, returns in net.

Nike/LM Division II Men's Preseason All-American Team

Attack

Kyle Rhatigan, Sr., Limestone
Lucas Shafer, Soph., Lake Erie
Sal Tuttle, Sr., Adelphi

Midfield

Anthony Berardis, Sr., LIU Post
Kevin Eskridge, Jr., Lindenwood
Mike Messenger, Sr., Limestone

Long Stick Midfield

Devin Cruz, Sr., Belmont Abbey

Faceoff

Kevin Reisman, Jr., Limestone

Defense

Tyler Gaulton, Soph., Limestone
Jon Lynott, Sr., NYIT
Tom McLaughlin, Sr., Merrimack

Goalie

Alex Krawec, Sr., Le Moyne


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