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JU: Five Dolphins Named Preseason Picks, Men’s Lacrosse Tabbed Third

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via JU press release

Spartanburg, S.C. – A total of five Dolphins were named to the 2022 Preseason All-Southern Conference Team, the conference announced Thursday morning.

Graduate students Jack DolanColin HintonDixon SmithJason Yoquinto, as well as redshirt junior Jordan Young were recognized with preseason honors.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dolan returns for his fifth season at JU. A 2021 All-SoCon First Team honoree, Dolan led the Dolphins with 29 goals and 20 assists during the previous campaign. In addition to his conference honors, Dolan was named to the 2021 Tewaaraton Watch List. 

Hinton returns for Jacksonville in 2022 after earning All-SoCon Second Team honors in 2021. A defensive anchor for the ‘Phins, Hinton recorded a team-high 16 caused turnovers last season. In August, Hinton was drafted 88th overall in the 2021 NLL Entry Level Draft by the Halifax Thunderbirds. 

After appearing in all 14 contests for JU a year ago, Smith returns after recording 23 ground balls in 2021. The Dallas, Texas, product was named to the 2018 All-SoCon Second Team and SB Nation/College Crosse All-Freshman First Team in his freshman campaign.

Yoquinto appeared in 11 games between the pipes last season for the Dolphins, earning the start in 10 of those. The Elverson, Pa., native posted an 11.12 goals against average last season, good for third in the conference, earning him a SoCon All-Conference Second Team selection. 

Young appeared in 12 contests last season for JU, earning All-SoCon Second Team honors. The Ambler, Pa., product recorded 31 groundballs and caused eight turnovers.

As a team, the Dolphins were picked to finish third in the 2022 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches Poll. Defending SoCon Tournament champion High Point was the favorite, earning four first-place votes and 24 points in total. Defending regular season champion Richmond was tabbed second, earning two first-place votes and 22 points, followed by the Dolphins with 17 points. Mercer (12), VMI (10), and Hampton (5) rounded out the poll.

The Dolphins kick-off the 2022 season in just over two weeks on Feb. 5, as Jacksonville travels to Baltimore for a showdown with Johns Hopkins.