Johnny Surdick of the Army West Point men's lacrosse team earned First Team Preseason Inside Lacrosse Media All-America honors, announced by the group on Monday. Surdick is coming off a junior season in which he garnered Inside Lacrosse Media All-American accolades after being named First Team All-Patriot League a season ago. For the second straight year, he led the Black Knights' defense with 23 caused turnovers. He averaged 1.92 per game and ranked third in the Patriot League.
The firstie captain from Odenton, Md., added 42 groundballs last season while guarding the opponent's biggest offensive threat each outing. Surdick tallied four assists in 2018 which was a new career mark. The Black Knights begin their season with road games at UMass and Rutgers in early February before hosting Hudson Valley foe Marist at home on March 19 for the first contest at Michie Stadium in 2019.