CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- Just 3 days away from the unofficial start of lacrosse season and already 8 cavaliers have been named pre-season All Americans by Inside Lacrosse. 

Attack man and STAB alum Connor Shellenberger headlines the list as one of three unanimous first team selections. Shellenberger had previously been named Inside Lacrosse's no. 1 overall returning player this year. 

UVA new comer and Vermont transfer Thomas McConvey and defense man Cole Kastner earned second team honors. Jeff Conner, Petey Lasalla, Grayson Sallade and Cade Saustad rounded out the list for UVA with honorable mentions.

Virginia was named the nation’s No. 1 team according to Inside Lacrosse’s preseason media poll, which was announced on Jan. 23. The preseason All-Americans are voted on by members of the media who vote weekly in the Inside Lacrosse poll.