BOCA RATON, Fla. – Dryden Brous of the Lynn University men's lacrosse team has recently been tabbed a Second Team Preseason All-American, released by Inside Lacrosse and published in the Face-Off Yearbook. The preseason accolade is the first for any player in program history.
Defending champion Merrimack has three first-team All-Americans —two at attack— and has five overall across the first, second and third teams. The lists show the growing presence of DII, with 10 different programs represented on the first team. The reigning DII Players of the Year both return in the Warriors' Charlie Bertrand and Le Moyne's Dan Entenmann.
Last season as a sophomore, Brous became the first Fighting Knight to reach All-America status with his Third Team All-America nod by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
A two-time All-Sunshine State Conference First Team selection and the 2017 SSC Freshman of the Year, Brous broke the program's single-season records for ground balls and faceoff winning percentage a year ago. Brous' 11.15 ground balls per game was the highest mark in the country while his 76.1 percent winning clip at the faceoff X ranked second in all of Division II.
His dominant efforts throughout the season led to four SSC Specialist of the Week awards, bringing his total to eight career SSC weekly honors. His eight career selections trail only Tampa's Connor Whipple (10) for second-most in SSC men's lacrosse history. He also became just the third-ever Fighting Knight to win at least eight career weekly awards, joining softball's Aimee Murch (9; 2004-05) and men's soccer's Chris Hellmann (8; 2013-15). Furthermore, he was named to the USILA Division II Team of the Week after winning 86.0% of his faceoffs over two league contests.
In addition to his season-long records, Brous set two single-game school records after a massive outing against Florida Southern where he won 23 faceoffs with 17 ground balls.
View the Inside Lacrosse release HERE.