Kraus, Dabbs named best at their positions this season

Kraus, Dabbs named best at their positions this season

BALTIMORE - The postseason awards continue to accumulate for the No. 8 Salisbury University men's lacrosse team, as two Sea Gulls were recognized as the best in their position for the 2015 season, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced.

Senior Knute Kraus was named the William C. Stiles Memorial Outstanding Defensive Player, as the best close defender in the country, and junior Preston Dabbs was honored with the Short-stick Specialty Player Award, as the best defensive midfielder in the country. With the duo on the Salisbury defense, the unit ranked second in the country with a 5.82 goals-allowed average for the season.

Kraus, also named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first-team USILA All-American and All-CAC member, led the team with 29 caused turnovers on the season. He also picked up 50 ground balls, while starting all 22 games for the Gulls.

Dabbs was also named a first-team All-American and first-team All-CAC member, playing in all 22 games for the team this season. This is the second-straight season that he was named the top short-stick defender in the country. He finished fourth on the team with 25 caused turnovers, while also picking up 20 ground balls. He also added seven points on a goal and six assists.

To view the full list of individual awards, click here.

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