Four Sea Gulls honored as preseason All-Americans
BALTIMORE - The 2013 Face-Off Yearbook Division III Preseason All-Americans were announced on Thursday by Inside Lacrosse, and four members of the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team were named to the teams.
Clarke, as a 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first-team All-American, finished the season second on the team with 29 assists and fourth in goals (35) and points (94).
Granelli, another first-team All-American, was named the USILA Face-Off Specialist of the Year last season, as he ranked 10th in face-off winning percentage (.663) and 13th in ground balls per game (8.2). He led Salisbury with 164 ground balls on the season.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Taylor was honored as a member of the second team. Taylor started all 23 games for Salisbury in the cage with a .660 save percentage and allowed only 4.92 goals per game.
Junior defender Zeke Smith was named to the third team after leading Salisbury with 50 caused turnovers. Smith was a member of the nation's No. 2 scoring defense (five goals allowed per game) and scooped up 63 ground balls, good for third on the team.
Taylor and Smith were both All-American honorable mentions in 2012.