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Two Villanova football players make Sports Network Preseason All-America team

CAA Football

The Sports Network is the biggest name in FCS football journalism, so when their pre- and post-season award lists are generally held in high-regard by observers of the subdivision. TSN's 2013 preseason All-America team was released this week and 14 CAA football athletes names were on the list.

That number includes two Villanova Wildcats, Antoine Lewis and Dan Shirey. Lewis, a defensive tackle, was a First-Team selection on defense. Shirey, who will start at either Guard or Center on the offensive line, was picked on the Third-Team offense after sitting out the 2012 season.

The full list of selections can be found on the Sports Network's site The following were selections from CAA Football:

First Team Offense Michael Bamiro Stony Brook OL Sr. 6-8 / 345
First Team Defense Antoine Lewis Villanova DT Sr. 6-2 / 290
Stephon Robertson James Madison LB Sr. 5-11 / 220
Second Team Offense Terrance West Towson RB Jr. 5-11 / 223
Eric Pike Towson OL Sr. 6-5 / 298
Sean Baner Delaware PK Sr. 6-1 / 205
Second Team Defense Zach Kerr Delaware DT Sr. 6-2 / 330
Dean Marlowe James Madison S Jr. 6-2 / 195
Third Team Offense Andrew Pierce Delaware RB Sr. 5-11 / 200
R.J. Harris New Hampshire WR Jr. 6-0 / 194
Seamus O'Neill New Hampshire OL Sr. 6-4 / 281
Dan Shirey Villanova OL Sr. 6-3 / 285
Third Team Defense Michael Cole Maine DE Sr. 6-2 / 250
Jordan Love Towson CB Sr. 6-1 / 180

Lewis was also picked by the Beyond Sports Network for their preseason All-America Third Team earlier.