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Kiernan Among Inside Lacrosse's Preseason All-Americans

Pat Kiernan has produced a school-record 51 caused turnovers over his first three seasons.

Dec. 12, 2013

BALTIMORE, Md. —  Navy senior long stick midfielder Pat Kiernan (Ridgewood, N.J.) has been named to the 2014 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Third-Team All-America Team it was announced by Inside Lacrosse this week.  Fifteen players were named to each of the top three teams while 42 players comprised the honorable mention squad.

“It’s great see Pat recognized as one of the top players in the country at his position,” said Sowell.  “He’s been a joy to coach these past two years and I look forward to another highly-productive season with Pat being a leader of our team.”

A two-time All-Patriot League selection, Kiernan has been one of the nation’s premier long stick midfielders over his three seasons at the Academy.  A two-time recipient of the Robert T. Bianchi Award, presented to Navy’s Most Valuable Player, he finished his junior season as Navy’s leader in ground balls with 68 and was second in caused turnovers.  He was ranked 12th nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.00) and 32nd in ground balls per game (5.23).  As a team, the Mids were No. 2 in the country in caused turnovers, averaging 10.0 takeaways per contest.

Heading into his senior year, Kiernan is Navy’s record holder for career caused turnovers (51), a stat introduced in 2009.  Meanwhile, his 26 cause turnovers last spring are the third most by a Navy player in a single season.  He is tied with Matt Pawlikowski (1990-93) for 15th on the Mids’ career ground balls list with 139.  He is just 16 grounders from joining the top 10 list and 83 shy of the record (222) set by William Wallace (2004-07).  His 69 ground balls last season are the ninth most in program history and the most by a Navy player since 2008 when draw specialist Mikelis Visgauss picked up 80 ground balls.  Additionally, Kiernan stands 19th on Navy’s career faceoff wins list, winning 24 of the 54 draws he has taken.

Kiernan, who was named an Honorable Mention Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse a year ago, is also among the nation’s top active long pole scorers, having scored nine goals and added three assists for 12 points over his career.

Kiernan and his teammates open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 8 when they play host to VMI.  Game time is set for 12:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.    

First Team
A Lyle Thompson, Jr., Albany
A Jordan Wolf, Sr., Duke
A Kieran McArdle, Sr., St. John’s
A Wesley Berg, Jr., Denver
M Thomas Schreiber, Sr., Princeton
M Connor Buczek, Jr., Cornell
M Chad Tutton, Jr., North Carolina
M Jesse King, Jr., Ohio State
F/O Brendan Fowler, Sr., Duke
LSM John LoCascio, Sr., Villanova
D Joe Fletcher, Sr., Loyola
D Mike Ehrhardt, Sr., Maryland
D Joe Meurer, Sr., Ohio State
D Stephen O’Hara, Sr., Notre Dame
G Austin Kaut, Sr., Penn State

Second Team
A Mark Cockerton, Sr., Virginia
A Joey Sankey, Jr., North Carolina
A John Glesener, Jr., Army
A Justin Ward, Sr., Loyola
M Jeremy Noble, Sr., Denver
M Jimmy Marlatt, Sr., Notre Dame
M Ben McIntosh, Sr., Drexel
M Rob Emery, Sr., Virginia
F/O Kevin Massa, So., Bryant
LSM Michael Pellegrino, Jr., Johns Hopkins
D Henry Lobb, Sr., Duke
D Goran Murray, Jr., Maryland
D Ty Souders, Sr., Lehigh
D Tanner Scales, So., Virginia
G Niko Amato, Sr., Maryland

Third Team
A Miles Thompson, Sr., Albany
A Matt Kavanagh, So., Notre Dame
A Thomas DeNapoli, Sr., Towson
A Brandon Mangan, Sr., Yale
M Mike Chanenchuk, Sr., Maryland
M Eric Adamson, Jr., Denver
M Rob Guida, Sr., Johns Hopkins
M Ryan Creighton, Sr., North Carolina
F/O Dylan Levings, Sr., Yale
LSM Pat Kiernan, Sr., Navy
D Scott McWilliams, Sr., Virginia
D Bobby Lawrence, Sr., Colgate
D Sean Young, Jr., Syracuse
D Jackson Place, Sr., Bucknell
G Matt Poillon, Jr., Lehigh

Honorable Mention
A Mike McDonald, Jr., Princeton
A Wells Stanwick, Jr., Johns Hopkins
A Ty Thompson, Sr., Albany
A Devin Dwyer, So., Harvard
A Mike Crampton, Sr., Air Force
A David Dickson, Jr., Bucknell
A Matt Donovan, Sr., Cornell
A Ryan Walsh, Jr., Colgate
A Jimmy Bitter, Jr., North Carolina
A Alex Love, Sr., Hobart
A Josh Dionne, Sr., Duke
A TJ Sanders, So., Penn State
M Tom LaCrosse, Sr., Penn State
M Jake Froccaro, So., Princeton
M Myles Jones, So., Duke
M Ryan Tucker, Jr., Virginia
M Henry Schoonmaker, Jr., Syracuse
M Colin McLinden, Jr., Fairfield
M Zack Losco, Sr., Penn
M Pat Young, So., UMBC
M Colin Dunster, Jr., Bryant
M Chris LaPierre, Sr., Virginia
M Pat Laconi, Sr., Loyola
M Will Haus, Jr., Duke
F/O Doug Tesoriero, Sr., Cornell
F/O Joe Nardella, Jr., Rutgers
LSM Matt Harris, Sr., Syracuse
LSM Darius Bowling, Sr., Ohio State
LSM Luke Duprey, Sr.,  Duke
D Maxx Meyer, Sr., Penn
D Chris Hipps, Sr., Duke
D Matt Landis, So.,  Notre Dame
D Mark DiFrangia, Jr., St. John’s
D Dominic Imbordino, Sr., Ohio State
D Michael Quinn, So., Yale
D Evan Connell, So., North Carolina
D Brandon Mullins, Jr., Syracuse
G Kris Alleyne, So., Rutgers
G Chris Selva, Jr., Hofstra
G Brian Feeney, Sr., Penn
G Greg Dutton, Sr., Ohio State
G Kieran Burke, So., North Carolina

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