USILA Announces Preseason Division I All-Americans

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Georgetown defenseman Gibson Smith is a USILA first-team All-American.


The season is fast approaching, and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released its annual preseason All-American teams on Wednesday.

Michael Sowers (Duke), Jeff Teat (Cornell) and Chris Gray (North Carolina) kick off the first team on attack, a trio that is certainly hard to argue with. While the attack position is quite deep, emphasized by the talent present on both the second and third teams (not to forget about the honorable mentions, too), Sowers and Teat were likely Tewaaraton finalists in 2020 had the season not been cut short due to COVID-19. And Gray, for what it's worth, could have made a case for that honor, too.

Brendan Curry (Syracuse), Connor Kirst (Rutgers) and Dox Aitken (Virginia) comprise the midfield. Aitken, who recently announced his intention to return to Virginia for a final season after his dreams of playing football at Villanova were dashed by the pandemic, is an instant boon to a Virginia team already stocked with talent.



Chris Fake (Yale), Gibson Smith (Georgetown) and JT Giles-Harris (Duke) are all lockdown defenders, with Giles-Harris earning US Lacrosse Magazine Division I Men's Preseason Defender of the Year honors.

Drake Porter, recognized by US Lacrosse Magazine as the Division I Men's Preseason Goalie of the Year, earns a first-team All-American nod here.

USILA also agreed with US Lacrosse Magazine on each of its choices at faceoff (TD Ierlan), defensive midfield (Ryan Terefenko) and long-stick midfield (Jared Conners).

Continue below to see the full All-American listing.







USILA Division I All-Americans

First Team

Name

Pos

College

Michael Sowers A Duke
Jeff Teat A Cornell
Chris Gray A North Carolina
Brendan Curry M Syracuse
Connor Kirst M Rutgers
Dox Aitken M Virginia
TD Ierlan FO Yale
Ryan Terefenko SSDM Ohio State
Jared Conners LSM Virginia
Chris Fake D Yale
Gibson Smith D Georgetown
JT Giles-Harris D Duke
Drake Porter G Syracuse

Second Team

Name

Pos

College

Asher Nolting A High Point
Mac O'Keefe A Penn State
Jared Bernhardt A Maryland
Jamie Trimboli M Syracuse
Jack Hannah M Denver
Sam Handley M Penn
Kyle Gallagher FO Notre Dame
Peter Dearth SSDM Syracuse
Brett Kennedy LSM Syracuse
Arden Cohen D Notre Dame
Jack Kielty D Notre Dame
Koby Smith D Towson
Mike Adler G Duke

Third Team

Name

Pos

College

Matt Moore A Virginia
Jackson Morrill A Denver
Ethan Walker A Denver
Bubba Fairman M Maryland
Brian Tevlin M Yale
Jeff Trainor M UMass
Zach Cole FO St. Joseph's
Dan Logan SSDM Denver
Ryan McNulty LSM Loyola
Will Bowen D North Carolina
George Baughan D Princeton
Marcus Hudgins D Army
Caton Johnson G North Carolina

Honorable Mention

Name

Pos

College

Tre LeClair A Ohio State
Jake Carraway A Georgetown
Brendan Nichtern A Army
Logan Wisnauskas A Maryland
Tehoka Nanticoke A Albany
Chase Scanlan A Syracuse
Reid Bowering A Drexel
Kieran Mullins A Rutgers
Dyson Williams A Duke
Tanner Cook M North Carolina
Nakeie Montgomery M Duke
Tucker Dordevic M Syracuse
Chris Cropp M Yale
Jonathan Donville M Cornell
Harry Wellford M Bucknell
Owen Caputo M Duke
Justin Anderson M North Carolina
Connor Gaffney FO Lehigh
Bailey Savio FO Loyola
Justin Shockey FO Maryland
Dan O'Connell FO Duke
Roman Puglise SSDM Maryland
Ryan Hallenbeck SSDM Notre Dame
Connor Maher SSDM North Carolina
Terry Lindsay SSDM Duke
Teddy Leggett LSM Lehigh
Tyler Carpenter LSM Duke
Kyle Kology D Virginia
Travis Talarico D Bucknell
Cam Wyers D Loyola
Anthony Tangredi D Lehigh
Colin Squares D Denver
Kenny Brower D Duke
Wyatt Schupler G Army
Toby Burgdorf G Providence
Josh Kirson G Johns Hopkins
Owen McElroy G Georgetown
Tommy Lingner G UMBC

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