Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/20/12
Lacrosse Magazine has named Pitt senior attackman Tyler Novotny (Spring-Ford) as its MCLA Division I Preseason Player of the Year.
Novotny (Duke’s Lacrosse Club) last year helped Pittsburgh (12-3 overall) enjoy its best season ever as a member of the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association while earning its first berth in the MCLA championships.
Novotny, a former All-Phillylacrosse.com selection who played one season at St. John’s, had 69 goals and 17 assists while being named CCLA Offensive Player of the Year and Second-Team MCLA All-American. He has been named a co-captain this year for Pitt, which is ranked No. 12 in the Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Rankings.
Colorado State and St. Thomas earned the No. 1 positions in the poll.
Lacrosse Magazine’s complete rankings as follows:
MCLA Division I Preseason Top 20
1. Colorado State
2. Arizona State
3. Cal Poly
5. Brigham Young
6. Michigan State
8. UC Santa Barbara
9. Virginia Tech
10. Oregon (goalie Stephen Oppenheimer, Germantown Academy/Rebel Elite)
14. Florida State
15. Sonoma State
16. Boston College
Preseason Player of the Year
Tyler Novotny, Pittsburgh, Sr. A