ALBANY -- University at Albany senior men's lacrosse player Jakob Patterson has been named the America East Preseason Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse, the publication announced Monday.
Patterson was joined on the Preseason All-Conference team by junior Alex Burgmaster.
Patterson, an attack from Chandler, Arizona, is the reigning America East Offensive Player of the Year, wrapping up his 2019 campaign with 25 goals and 32 assists for a team-best 57 points, leading the America East with 4.07 points per game.
Burgmaster, a midfielder from Auburn, logged two goals and two assists with 11 ground balls and two caused turnovers while playing in 12 games last season.
UAlbany was also picked first in the Inside Lacrosse America East Preseason Poll, followed by Vermont, defending champion UMBC, Stony Brook and UMass Lowell.