Juniors Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) and Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) were selected to the 2011 Division I Preseason All-America Team by Inside Lacrosse, in their annual Face-Off Yearbook, it was announced this week. Demopoulos was honored for the first time, while Matthews receives the honor for the second-straight season.
“I know that Alex and Mark are rightfully proud to be bestowed such an honor,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “They also know however, that their teammates are integral to their success and that if should they make the post-season All-America Team, it will mean they helped lead DU to a great year.”
Last season, Demopoulos led the team in points (60) and assists (24), while also finishing second in goals scored (36) to earn a First Team All-ECAC selection. The attackman was also named a USILA All-American Honorable Mention selection.
In his second season with the Pioneers, Matthews led the team in goals (38) scored and finished second in points (49) to go along with 11 assists. Matthews was named a First Team All-ECAC selection and was named ECAC Offensive Player of the week twice.