Ferreira, Kearney named to 2018 SAC Preseason team

Ferreira, Kearney named to 2018 SAC Preseason team

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Mars Hill attackman Dima Ferreira and goalkeeper Ryan Kearney earned spots on the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Preseason All-Conference second team, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.

Ferreira, a senior from Abingdon, Virginia, started in all 13 games last season for the Lions and led the squad with 41 points. He tied teammate Alex Lipsky with a team-high 23 goals and led all other Lion players with 18 assists.

Kearney, a senior from Tallahassee, Florida started in 12 games for Mars Hill in 2017, ending the campaign with a 6-6 record and a 10.00 goals against average (GAA).

The Lions were selected seventh in the 2018 SAC Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, as voted on by the head coaches of the league. Mars Hill received 23 points to finish ahead of Coker (15) and Newberry (8). Lenoir-Rhyne claimed the top spot, receiving six first place votes and finishing with 60 total points.

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Mars Hill opens their 2018 campaign with a home contest against Brevard. The Saturday, February 3 contest will be played at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium with a scheduled start time of 2 p.m.