Limestone's Reisman Named Conference Carolinas Male Athlete of the Year

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

Conference Carolinas

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           


Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference

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.