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Five Men’s Lacrosse Players Named to Preseason All-America Team

By Maryland Athletics Staff

Five Terps were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association preseason All-America team, the organization announced this week.

  • Second-team selection Jared Bernhardt, a senior and three-time USILA All-American, was positioned for another record-breaking year in 2020, finishing the COVID-shortened season with 29 points on 20 goals and nine assists. The Longwood, Fla., native tallied at least four points and two goals in every game, while also causing four turnovers and scooping 12 ground balls. He holds the No. 2 all-time spot among Terp players for single-season goals (51) and is No. 6 in single-season points (78), while ranking in the top 10 in career goals (131), points (191) and extra-man goals (15).
  • Third-team pick Bubba Fairman will remain a key piece of UMD’s midfield in 2021, entering his senior season with 56 goals and 32 assists in his career. He was a Third Team USILA All-American in 2019 after scoring 25 goals and tallying 17 assists.
  • Roman Puglise, a senior honorable mention selection, proved to be one of the toughest short-stick defensive midfielders in the country in 2020, scooping 21 ground balls and causing two turnovers while scoring three goals on the year. Puglise is a two-time Inside Lacrosse All-American and a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Senior Justin Shockey, who also received an honorable mention, returns as Maryland's most experienced faceoff specialist, winning 297 of 538 career faceoffs for a .552 clip. Shockey was enjoying the most productive season of his career in 2020, holding a 62.3% winning percentage while leading the team in ground balls (40).
  • Senior Logan Wisnauskas, another honorable mention selection, was on pace for one of the most productive seasons in Maryland history in 2020, posting a team-high 36 points on 24 goals and 12 assists. His 6.0 points-per-game average ranked fourth in the country, and he also ranked fourth in goals per game (4.0). He kicked off the year with a career-best six goals against High Point before tying his career high with eight points in the team's final game against Albany.

Maryland returns one of the most experienced rosters in collegiate lacrosse and was ranked No. 2 in the country in Inside Lacrosse's preseason top 20 list released Tuesday. The team awaits the announcement of its 2021 schedule by the Big Ten Conference, with its season opener expected in February.

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