Springfield, Mass. – May 30, 2018 -The Springfield College men's lacrosse team had three student-athletes named to the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Honorable Mention All-America Team. Connor Eschmann (Wrentham, Mass.), Duncan Preston (South Portland, Maine), and Jake Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) each garnered the national recognition following standout senior seasons for the Pride.
This marks the third time in the past seven seasons that the Springfield College men's lacrosse team has had three USILA All-America selections. For Eschmann and Preston, this marks the first national honor of their careers, while Reynolds takes home the recognition for the second-consecutive season to become just the 11th student-athlete in program history to earn multiple USILA All-America honors.
Much in part to the play of these three student-athletes, the Pride won its 11th-straight conference championship, reached the second round of the NCAA Championship, and finished the season with a 13-6 record.
Eschmann, a Criminal Justice major, played in 18 games and anchored a defensive unit that surrendered just over nine goals per contest, including only six goals a game against conference foes. The NEWMAC All-Confernce First Team honoree led the team with 21 caused turnovers and registered 30 ground balls for the Pride.
In his final season with the Pride, Preston put together a tremendous year as a physical and dynamic offensive threat. The Criminal Justice major was Springfield's top-scoring midfielder as he delivered 31 goals to go along with 11 assists en route to a 42-point campaign. A NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selection, Preston had 10 games this season with at least three points.
The two-time NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Year, Reynolds totaled 211 saves during his senior season, which led to a save percentage of .558. The Health Care Management major also owned a 9.52 goals against average and had 15 games with double-digit saves, including four games with at least 15 saves, as he joined Sean Quirk '95 as the only other goalkeeper in program history to garner multiple all-america recognitions.