Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/28/22
From Press Release
The University of Richmond men’s lacrosse team placed four members on the preseason All-Southern Conference team and the Spiders were picked to finish second in the preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced Thursday.
Earning a spot on the 14-member team includes graduate attack Ryan Lanchbury (Burlington, Ontario), junior attack Dalton Young (Chantilly, Va.), graduate midfielder Luke Frankeny (Wilmington, N.C.) and redshirt senior defender Ray Baran (Conestoga).
Lanchbury was an All-America selection after the season last spring and was the first Spider in program history named SoCon Offensive Player of the Year. He ranked second in the SoCon in scoring with 67 points in 13 games, scoring 28 goals and dishing out 39 assists. In SoCon play only, Lanchbury leads all scorers with 44 total points, 11 more than any other player, averaging 7.33 points per game in the six contests, which is a league record and more than a point better than any out player in league history.
Young became the first Spider in program history to be named SoCon Freshman of the Year last spring. He led the Spiders with 35 goals last spring, ranking second in the league. Young was named Second Team All-SoCon and was a two-time SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and a two-time USILA National Team of the Week selection. He has scored 24 of his 32 goals in league play, averaging 4.0 goals per game against SoCon opponents.
Frankeny earns preseason All-SoCon accolades in the midfield despite this being his first season in the league after transferring in from Mount St. Mary’s. He has scored 79 goals in his career with the Mountaineers, including leading the team with 26 goals last spring. He tallied 27 goals in 2019 while earning Second Team All-Northeast Conference accolades.
Baran earns the honors after being named Second Team All-SoCon last spring. Baran started all 13 games on defense and helped the Spiders to the lowest scoring output against in the league. He caused 12 turnovers on the year and picked up 26 ground balls. The 2019 SoCon All-Tournament selection, Baran has played in 37 career games, with 36 starts on defense the past three years.
The Spiders were picked second in the preseason SoCon poll, earning 22 votes, including two of the six first place votes. High Point was picked as preseason favorites after winning the SoCon Tournament last spring, earning 24 votes and the remaining four first place tallies. Jacksonville was third with 17 votes, followed by Mercer (12), VMI (10) and Hampton
Preseason Southern Conference Coaches’ Poll
Team (1st-place votes) Total
2022 Preseason All-Southern Conference team
A Asher Nolting, 5th, High Point
A Ryan Lanchbury, Gr., Richmond
A Dalton Young, Jr., Richmond
M Hunter Vines, Sr., High Point
M Jack Dolan, Gr., Jacksonville
M Luke Frankeny, Gr., Richmond
D Colin Hinton, Gr., Jacksonville
D Dixon Smith, Gr., Jacksonville
D Wesley Chairs, Jr., Mercer
D Ray Baran (Malvern Prep), R-Sr., Richmond
GK Jason Yoquinto (Bishop Shanahan), Gr., Jacksonville
FO Ashton Wood, Sr., Mercer
SSM Trejan Cannon, Sr., VMI
LSM Jordan Young (Springside Chestnut Hill Academy), R-Jr., Jacksonville