BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott men's lacrosse senior goalkeeper Cameron Bell (Falmouth, Maine) has been named an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American, as selected by Inside Lacrosse's staff and longtime contributors. Teammate and junior attackman Colin Bannon (Westport, Conn.) also received honorable mention accolades along with 42 other NCAA Division III student-athletes from across the country.
Bell, who claimed the Commonwealth Coast Conference's (CCC) Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season last spring, turned in a solid junior season in 2015 with a 16-4 record in 20 starts alongside a 9.56 goals against average (GAA). Bell also sported a .560 save percentage with a career-high 209 saves in the cage.
Going into the 2016 season, Bell has 43 career wins which sits five shy of tying former three-time USILA All-American and current Endicott head coach Eric Hagarty '10 for the program's all-time record.
Bannon, an All-CCC first team attackman in 2015, led the Blue and Green with 80 points in his sophomore season courtesy of 41 goals and 39 assists. Bannon ranked third overall in the CCC in points, first in assists, and seventh in goals.
Additionally, Bannon scored three or more goals in nine games, which included a stretch of 14 goals scored across a four-game span from March 4-13 (3.5 per game).
Endicott posted a 16-4 overall record and went undefeated in conference play (8-0) in 2015 en route to claiming its eighth CCC title in program history with a 13-12 win over Western New England. The Gulls advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time before falling to No. 10 Cortland State by a 13-6 score.
Endicott will enter the 2016 season ranked No. 17 in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine preseason rankings and No. 20 in the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll.