Jan. 29, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Wednesday, Jan. 29, the BIG EAST conference released its Preseason All-BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse honors. Senior midfielder Andrew Barton(Timonium, Md.) was selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team.
Barton enters his senior campaign with 100 career points on 54 goals and 46 assists. Barton tallied his 100th career point on April 27, 2013 on an assist against Villanova. Barton was the 21st Friar to reach the 100-point plateau.
Barton, a senior captain, started each of the Friars' 16 games last season. He ranked second on the team in scoring with 45 points on 27 goals and a team-high 18 assists. Barton landed 64 of his 95 shots on goal for a .674 shots on goal percentage. In addition, Barton caused 16 turnovers and collected 32 groundballs.
Recently Barton was selected 53rd overall by the Florida Launch in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft (Jan. 10).
Below is the 2014 BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll in addition to a full look at the 2014 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team:
2014 BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Denver - 36 points
2. St. John's - 31
3. Villanova - 25
4. Georgetown - 22
5. Providence - 12
Rutgers - 12
7. Marquette - 9
All-BIG EAST Team
Wesley Berg, Denver, Jr., A
Reilly O'Connor, Georgetown, Jr., A
Kieran McArdle, St. John's, Sr., A
Jeremy Noble, Denver, Sr., M
Charlie McCormick, Georgetown, Jr., M
Andrew Barton, Providence, Sr., M
Carson Cannon, Denver, Jr., D
John Urbank, Georgetown, Sr., D
Chris Conroy, Villanova, Sr., D
Chris Piccirilli, Villanova, Sr., D
John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM
Joe Nardella, Rutgers, Jr., FO
Jamie Faus, Denver, Sr., GK
Providence opens its 2014 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 22 when the Friars travel to Burlington, Vt. for an afternoon match-up with Vermont. The game will be played at 1:00 p.m. on Virtue Field.