UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The dynamic, playmaking ability of senior defender Brendan Hynes has always been a weapon for the Richmond men’s lacrosse program.
Hynes, who has been a key part of the Spiders’ defensive unit since he stepped on campus, was honored for that ability earning Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American recognition with honorable mention accolades.
He is the first Spider in the four-year history of the program to earn Preseason All-American honors.
With Hynes as one of the key leaders, Richmond’s defensive unit ranked as one of the best in the country last season. The Spiders led the country in caused turnovers with nearly 11 per game, while ranking third in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 7.43 goals per game.
The Mahopac, N.Y. native earned First Team All-SoCon honors for the second straight year and became the only player in program history with 200 ground balls and 100 caused turnovers.
Hynes and the Spiders open up the 2017 season on February 11 when they host 17th-ranked Fairfield at Robins Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m.