HIGH POINT, N.C. - Limestone College's men's lacrosse player Kevin Reisman has been named the Conference Carolinas Male Athlete of the Year for 2016-17, the Conference announced today. The Saints have won three straight and five out of the last six male athlete of the year awards.
Reisman, a faceoff specialist from West Babylon, N.Y., ended his stellar collegiate career with his second Conference Carolinas Male Athlete of the Year award in three years and a plethora of individual awards.
A four-time All-America and a two-time Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award winner as the Most Outstanding Player, Reisman guided the Saints to their third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years after leading the nation in faceoff winning percentage (.744) and groundballs per game (11.2). It marked the third straight year that he was named the NCAA statistical champion in both of those categories.
Reisman’s performance at the center 'X' during the 2017 campaign was so dominant, he was named the Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year simply for keeping the opposing team’s offensive unit off the field for long stretches. He went 17-of-24 in the faceoff circle in the national championship game, including a perfect 7-for-7 during a decisive third quarter, and collected 14 groundballs to be named the championship game’s Most Outstanding Player.
Kevin Reisman 2016-17 Accolades:
- 2017 USILA/Nike Division II Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Most Outstanding Player
- 2017 USILA/Nike Division II Speciality Player Award (Faceoff)
- 2017 USILA/Nike Division II First-Team All-America
- 2017 Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year
- 2017 First-Team All-Conference Carolinas
- 3x Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
Conference Carolinas Male Athlete of the Year Winners
2016-17 Kevin Reisman, Limestone
2015-16 Mike Messenger, Limestone
2014-15 Kevin Reisman, Limestone
2013-14 Bradon Reitano, Mount Olive
2012-13 Riley Loewen, Limestone
2011-12 Jake Ternosky, Limestone
2010-11 Carter Capps, Mount Olive
2009-10 Bryan Fogle, Erskine
2008-09 Michael Crouch, Queens
2007-08 Jason Sherrer, Mount Olive
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2006-07 Anthony Atkinson, Barton
2005-06 Brock Godwin, Barton
2004-05 Casey Smith, Erskine
2003-04 Spencer Ross, Queens
2002-03 Andrew McArthur, Pfeiffer
2001-02 Ben Case, Pfeiffer
2000-01 Colin Ducharme, Longwood
1999-00 Nem Sovic, Pfeiffer
1998-99 Todd Bailess, Barton
1997-98 Soce Faye, Queens
1996-97 Dan Shanks, Coker
1995-96 Brett Speight, High Point
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 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, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.