ALBANY, N.Y. – Two University at Albany men’s lacrosse players have honored by Inside Lacrosse as Preseason Media DI All-Americans. Sophomore attack Tehoka Nanticokewas named to the All-America Third Team, and senior midfielder Sean Ecclesis among the Honorable Mentions.
Nanticoke and Eccles are expected to be key pieces of the Great Danes when they embark on a challenging 2019 schedule that features a road matchup with Syracuse as well as games against defending national champion Yale and Maryland at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Nanticoke was named both a USILA and Inside Lacrosse All-American after a sensational first season that saw him total 50 goals and 82 points in leading the Great Danes to the NCAA Championship Weekend. The native of Six Nations, Ontario, also earned the America East Rookie of the Year award.
Eccles started all 19 games in the midfield as a sophomore, totaling 33 goals and 47 points. He had 10 multi-goal games on his way to earning a spot on the America East All-Conference Second Team.
The Preseason IL Media DI All-America Teams were announced Monday, Dec. 17, on insidelacrosse.com.