BALTIMORE - Four Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse players were named Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-Americans, the publication announced on Wednesday.
Two seniors -- attacker Zach Herreweyers and defender David Manning -- and a pair of juniors -- midfielder Brian Sherlock and long-stick midfielder Ryan Fournier -- garnered All-America Honorable Mention in the annual selections.
Loyola was ranked No. 12 nationally in the magazine's preseason poll.
Herreweyers led the Patriot League and was seventh in NCAA Division I in goals per game (3.13) last season while earning All-Patriot League First Team honors. The native of London, Ontario, scored 47 goals, also tops in the League, as a junior and recorded hat tricks in nine of the Greyhounds' 15 games. In 26 career games, Herreweyers has scored 66 goals and recorded three or more 14 times.
Manning is slated to return to the Greyhounds close defense this season after missing last year with a knee injury. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina, native started all 16 games a junior in 2014 on a team that allowed just 7.47 goals per game. Manning finished the season with 24 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Sherlock garnered United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America Honorable Mention following his 2015 season in which he was an All-Patriot League First Team member for the second year in a row. The Long Islander was the top goal-scoring midfielder in the Patriot League, registering 29 to go with 19 assists for 48 points last year.
Fournier continued to cement his status as one of the nation's top long-stick midfielders last season on the defensive end of the field, as well as in transition. The Ontario, Ottawa, native finished his second year with Loyola by posting four goals, five assists and 58 ground balls. He also caused 14 turnovers while helping Loyola win more than 55 percent of faceoffs with his play off the wings.
The Greyhounds open their 2016 regular-season on Saturday, Feb. 13, when they travel to the University of Virginia, to face seventh-ranked Cavaliers. Loyola's complete schedule is available here, and fans can take advantage of holiday deals on season tickets and multi-game packages at LoyolaGreyhounds.com/deals.