Dec. 1, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's lacrosse team garnered four preseason All-Americas and All-ECAC honorees from Inside Lacrosse Magazine's Face-Off Yearbook. The Greyhounds, ranked 12th in the Yearbook's Top 25 poll, are picked to finish third in the ECAC conference.
Senior captain Dan Bauers is one of four preseason All-ECAC attackmen after his all-league season last year. Bauers led the Greyhounds in scoring with 22 goals and 10 assists in 2006.
Senior Andrew Spack, an All-America last season, represents the `Hounds in the midfield on this year's Preseason list. Last year, Spack led the team with 15 assists, finished second in scoring with 26 points and also won 34 groundballs.
Senior Steven Hess is an preseason All-America selection and all-conference pick at long-stick midfield. A three-year starter and team captain, Hess was also an All-ECAC selection at the end of 2006.
The Greyhounds fourth selection is at the face-off position with newcomer Dan Kallaugher, who was third in the nation in face-off percentage last season at Yale. Kallaugher is a graduate student transfer from Yale who will be playing his final season of eligibility at Loyola this season.
Despite being favored to win the ECAC, Georgetown only placed two players on the Face-Off preseason All-ECAC team. Penn State joined Loyola with four selections while UMass had three players on the team and Fairfield had one.
Face-Off Yearbook features previews of every NCAA and NJCAA men's lacrosse team, spanning all DI, DII, DIII and JuCo squads. The ECAC Preseason Coaches' Poll will be released prior to the start of the 2007 season.
Inside Lacrosse All-ECAC Team
AttackBrendan Cannon - GeorgetownDan Bauers - LoyolaBrian Boyle - Penn StateJim Connolly - UMass
MidfieldGreg Downing - FairfieldPat Heim - Penn StateAndrew Spack - LoyolaBrian Jacovina - UMass
Face-Off Dan Kallaugher -Loyola
LSM Steven Hess - Loyola
DefenseDan Saltsman - Penn StateJerry Lambe - Georgetown
GoalieDrew Adams - Penn StateDoc Schneider - UMass
Face-Off Magazine Preseason ECAC Rankings1Georgetown2UMass3Loyola4Penn State5Fairfield6Rutgers7Hobart8St. Johns
Note:: Bauers, Hess, Kallaugher and Spack are all preseason All-America honorees for Loyola.