Junior defender Tim Cleary (Shrewsbury, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) of The University of Scranton men’s lacrosse team has been named preseason honorable mention all-American by Inside Lacrosse Magazine.
Cleary is coming off a sophomore season in which he was named first-team all-Landmark Conference while helping the Royals capture the conference’s postseason championship and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Last season, Cleary recorded a goal and an assist while recording seven shots on goal last season. He also had 36 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers as the Royals went 9-8 overall, including wins over Catholic and Goucher in the Landmark Conference playoffs.
The Royals will open their 2012 season on Saturday, Feb. 25, when they travel to Farmingdale, N.Y. to face Farmingdale State at 1 p.m.