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Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse’s Nardella Named Preseason All-BIG EAST
FO specialist was a Second Team All-BIG EAST selection in 2013
  • Posted on January 29, 2014 5:39:26 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 29, 2014) – Rutgers men’s lacrosse junior FO Joe Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) has been named to the 2014 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team, the league announced Wednesday. The players were chosen by a vote of the league’s head coaches.

    A 2013 Second Team All-BIG EAST selection, Nardella ranked fourth in the nation last season with a .622 faceoff win percentage and third with 8.40 ground balls per game. He won 21 or more face-offs in a game twice in 2013, including 27 against St. John’s (March 16). The 27 wins against the Red Storm ranked fourth in BIG EAST history and tied for ninth in NCAA history.

    Nardella has played 30 games in his career, winning 331 of 563 face-offs (.588 percent) and collecting 178 ground balls.

    The Scarlet Knights were picked to finish tied for fifth in the conference. See below for the complete 2014 All-BIG EAST Team and the 2014 BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Click here to see the release on the BIG EAST website.


    Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

    Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Sr., A


    Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

    John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM


    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


    2014 BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    1.            Denver – 36 points (6 first-place votes)

    2.            St. John’s – 31 (1)

    3.            Villanova – 25

    4.            Georgetown – 22

    5.            Providence – 12

    Rutgers – 12

    7.            Marquette – 9


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