New York, N.Y. - Five-time defending champion Montclair State has been selected to capture the 2014 Skyline men's lacrosse title in voting conducted by the league's seven head coaches. Kean was selected to finish second, while Farmingdale State finished third in the voting.
The Rams return a pair of First Team All-Conference selections in junior midfielder Donovan Devaney (East Northport, N.Y.) and sophomore goalkeeper Thomas Fallon (Kings Park, N.Y.). Devaney led Farmingdale State in ground balls last season (92) and took a majority of the teams face-offs, while Fallon recorded just under nine saves a game in his rookie campaign.
Attack Matt Finn (Huntington Station, N.Y.) returns for his junior season after leading the team in goals with 36 last year.
Senior Vincent Aniano (Oceanside, N.Y.) and junior Mike Strebel (East Northport, N.Y.) have been named team captains for the upcoming season. Last year, Aniano was sixth on the Rams in points (4G, 4A) and Strebel was fourth in points (22) after scoring 11 goals and adding 11 assists.
Joining the attack this season are juniors Philip Schaefer (Holbrook, N.Y.) and Tom Rotanz (Wading River, N.Y.). Schaefer transferred to Farmingdale State from Hartwick, while Rotanz played at Dowling last year.
2013 Skyline Preseason Coaches Poll - Points
1. Montclair State - 36 (6)
2. Kean - 31 (1)
3. Farmingdale State - 26
4. Richard Stockton - 21
5. Mount Saint Mary -16
6. Maritime -10
7. Mount Saint Vincent - 7
(First-place votes in parentheses)
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