Three Future Vikings Play in All-American Game

Three Future Vikings Play in All-American Game

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Three future members of the Cleveland State University lacrosse program played in the Adrenaline All-American game this past weekend.

Ian McKissick, Oisin McTigue and Kevin Sobey all suited up for the North team in the prestigious event.

After years of western players being ignored from national recognition, Adrenaline Lacrosse created the All-American game as a chance to highlight the top western players. The top 60 players from the West are selected by the Adrenaline Evaluation Team (AET) for this prestigious and competitive game.

The game was held at the Ford Center at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility, and streamed by The Lacrosse Network and Lacrosse All Stars. The future Vikings came out victorious as the North claimed a 13-12 overtime victory in the contest. 

McKissick also took home an individual honor as he was named the 2019 recipient of the Jeremy Huber award. The award was presented at halftime of the game and is given to the player who best embodies Jeremy's legacy.

All-American game players are treated to a premium, first class experience. Their stay includes tours, a banquet, media day and access to NFL-style training facilities and locker rooms. Players also get outfitted head-to-toe in the newest Adrenaline uniforms and custom team apparel, with the addition of hard goods from various sponsors. The evening before the game, players and their families are treated to a pregame dinner while listening to a keynote speaker.

Rising senior Nick Wendel was the first future Viking to play in this All-American contest.

McKissick, McTigue and Sobey are three of the future Vikings that committed to join the program last fall.

Cleveland State posted a winning record in its third season by winning seven of its final 10 games this past season. After having one DI win in their first season, the Vikings had four in 2018 before registering eight in 2019. In its third year of existence, Cleveland State had no true seniors on its roster in 2019.