HIGH POINT, N.C. – Limestone College's Charlie Sheehan and Belmont Abbey College's Adam Wiedemann were voted the 2017 Co-Conference Carolinas Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year. Limestone's Kevin Reisman collected the league's Defensive Player of the Year, while North Greenville University's Austin Dixon was named the Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Belmont Abbey's Chris Barrett garnered Coach of the Year honors, the Conference announced today.
Sheehan, a junior attack from St. Catharines, Ontario, earned Conference Carolinas Co-Offensive Player of the Year for the first time in his career, while notching Limestone its eighth straight. Sheehan has guided the nation’s top scoring offense with 46 goals and 11 assists for a team-high 57 points.
Wiedemann, a junior attack from Caledon East, Ontarion, was named Conference Carolinas Co-Offensive Player of the Year after notching 44 goals and 26 assists for 70 points.
Reisman, a senior faceoff specialist from West Babylon, N.Y., was named Defensive Player of the Year, the first major conference award for the three-time All-American. Reisman has posted a nation-leading 72.9 faceoff winning percentage, while also leading the nation in faceoff wins (261), groundballs (181) and groundballs per game (11.31).
Dixon, a freshman from Simpsonville, S.C., was tabbed Freshman of the Year after turning in one of the best individual seasons in the program’s short history. Dixon posted 64 points on 38 goals and 26 assists on the season, while also scooping up 29 groundballs.
In his six years at the helm, Barrett has posted a 56-40 record and has led the Crusaders to the Conference Carolinas tournament each year.
All-Conference Carolinas First Team
A – Charlie Sheehan, Limestone
A – Adam Wiedemann, Belmont Abbey
A – Jacob Ball, Mount Olive
A – Ryan Maciejewski, Limestone
MF – Colton Watkinson, Limestone
MF – Kyle McGinley, Belmont Abbey
MF – Alex Proly, North Greenville
D – Anthony Cesario, Belmont Abbey
D – Tyler Gaulton, Limestone
D – Billy Koelmel, Limestone
D – Cole Groebner, Mount Olive
LSM – Ryan Mulka, Limestone
Spec. – Kevin Reisman, Limestone
GK – Will Urban, Mount Olive
GK – Harley Whitham, Belmont Abbey
All-Conference Carolinas Second Team
A – Brendan P. Smith, Limestone
A – Brett Kingston, Mount Olive
A – Austin Dixon, North Greenville
A – Jake Foster, North Greenville
A – Alec Molander, Lees-McRae
MF – Ben Higgins, Limestone
MF – Kyle Barna, Pfeiffer
MF – Thatcher Clark, Mount Olive
D – Sky Dupree, North Greenville
D – Zach Randolph, North Greenville
D – Andrew Martin, Limestone
LSM – Cody Agrella, Belmont Abbey
LSM – Skyler King, Mount Olive
Spec. – Billy Huss, Belmont Abbey
GK – Braeden Dixon, North Greenville
Co-Offensive Player of the Year
Charlie Sheehan, Limestone
Adam Wiedemann, Belmont Abbey
Defensive Player of the Year
Kevin Reisman, Limestone
Freshman of the Year
Austin Dixon, North Greenville
Coach of the Year
Chris Barrett, Belmont Abbey
Regular Season Men's Lacrosse Champion
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 12 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA DII membership process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.