Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division II Men
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
Kyle Rhatigan, Sr., Limestone
Lucas Shafer, Soph., Lake Erie
Sal Tuttle, Sr., Adelphi
Anthony Berardis, Sr., LIU Post
Kevin Eskridge, Jr., Lindenwood
Mike Messenger, Sr., Limestone
Long Stick Midfield
Devin Cruz, Sr., Belmont Abbey
Kevin Reisman, Jr., Limestone
Tyler Gaulton, Soph., Limestone
Jon Lynott, Sr., NYIT
Tom McLaughlin, Sr., Merrimack
Alex Krawec, Sr., Le Moyne
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