RICHMOND – Towson Lacrosse seniors Thomas DeNapoli, Andrew Hodgson and John Fennessy and junior JoJo Ostrander all earned preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors, the league announced.
The defending CAA champion Towson Tigers were picked to finish second in 2014 in a preseason poll by the leagues’ head coaches.
DeNapoli, a first team All-CAA selection a year ago, ranked fifth in the league in scoring with 2.28 goals per game and fourth with 3.33 points per outing. A USILA Honorable Mention All-America selection, he scored 41 goals and had 19 assists for a team-best 60 points.
Hodgson finished second on the team in scoring with 27 goals and 14 assists. He picked up a team-best 41 ground balls while serving as a wing on face-offs.
Fennessy and Ostrander together tallied 44 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers, with Ostrander grabbing 28 ground balls on the season. The pair anchors the Tiger defense, and they are counted on to mark opponents’ best offensive players.
Towson opens its season on Feb. 8, hosting High Point at 11 a.m. at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.
2014 Preseason All-CAA Men’s Lacrosse Team
|Name, School||Pos.||Class||Hometown/High School|
|Thomas DeNapoli, Towson*||A||Sr.||East Rockaway, N.Y./Lynbrook|
|Sam Llinares, Hofstra||A||So.||Hauppauge, N.Y./ Hauppauge|
|TJ Sanders, Penn State#||A||So.||Orillia, Ont., Canada/The Middle Brook School (NY)|
|Andrew Hodgson, Towson#||M||Sr.||West Islip, N.Y./West Islip|
|Tom LaCrosse, Penn State*||M||Sr.||Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy|
|Ben McIntosh, Drexel*||M||Sr.||Coquitlam, B.C., Canada/Western Reserve|
|Steven Bogert, Penn State*||LSM||Sr.||Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon|
|Joe Cavello, Massachusetts#||FO Spec.||Sr.||Woodridge, Ill./Naperville North|
|Nick Saputo, Drexel||FO Spec.||Jr.||Huntington, N.Y./Huntington|
|James Connelly, Delaware#||D||Sr.||Royersford, Pa./Malvern Prep|
|John Fennessy, Towson*||D||Sr.||Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown|
|JoJo Ostrander, Towson#||D||Jr.||Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale|
|Tyler Travis, Penn State*||D||Jr.||Geneva, N.Y./Geneva|
|Austin Kaut, Penn State*||GK||Sr.||Morton, Pa./Springfield-Delco|
CAA MEN’S LACROSSE PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Austin Kaut, Sr., Penn State