Berry College Men’s Lacrosse Coach Chris Delfausse is excited to introduce nineteen new members to the Vikings squad for the 2012 season. The class includes 17 Freshmen and 1 Transfer. This group has garnered many accolades both on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. As the 2011-2012 season gets under way these newcomers are looking to help build on Berry’s very successful inaugural season.
Cory Hall (5’ 10” 175, Suwanee, Ga)
Cory attended Peachtree Ridge High School where he graduated as the all time leader in points (222), Goals (125), and assists (97). His senior year he was named the County Player of the Year for Gwinett County, 1st Team All-State, and 1st Team All-County. He also earned 2nd team All-County in 2010. Cory was named an Adidas All-American and played his club ball with the Copperheads and Atlanta Elite.
Ian Gittings (6’3” 210, Roswell, GA)
Ian attended Blessed Trinity Catholic High School where he played lacrosse and football. He was the Titans leading scorer his junior and senior year, won the Coach’s Award and was a captain his senior year. He also played for the Trident Lacrosse and Brothers of War club teams.
James Holekamp (5’7” 135, Chattanooga, TN)
James attended Baylor School where he helped his team win the 2010 State Champions.
Kyle Lombardi (Fr. M, Charlotte, NC)
Kyle attended Ardrey Kell High School where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team for three years and captained the team his senior year. Kyle earned 2nd Team All State Long Stick Middie (2011), 1st team all Conference Long Stick Middie, 1st Team All District Long Stick Middie (2011), 2nd Team All Conference Long Stick Middie (2010). Kyle was also a participant in the Great 38 all star game his senior year. He also received the Top Achiever in Physics award and was a member of the national Honors Society.
Grant Phillips (5’10” 190, Orlando, FL)
Grant attended Lake Highland Preparatory School where he was a member of the lacrosse, football, basketball, and swimming teams. He received a letter in football and swimming, and three years in lacrosse. Grant helped Lake Highland win the FHSAA Lacrosse State Champions in 2011. He also played on the Florida possums (2009), Braveheart Lacrosse Club (2008-2011), and Team Florida Lacrosse (2010-2011) club teams. He was on the honor roll all four years of high school.
Maxwell Smerka (6’1” 165, Newnan, GA)
Max attended Northgate High School where he played lacrosse and basketball. He received a letter each of his four years for lacrosse and one year for basketball. He earned the County Player of the Year for Coweta County (2011), All-State Honorable Mention (2011), 2nd Team All Region (2010), and All Region Honorable mention (2009). Max played with the Copperheads club team. Max was also a member of the Beta Club and SGA.
Kevin Bennett (6’6” 215, Peachtree City, GA)
Kevin attended McIntosh High School where he was a member of both the lacrosse and cross country teams. Received a letter each year of his high school career. Kevin was team MVP (2011), named All Region (2099-2011), and member if state runner up team (2008). He also played for Team Georgia, Copperheads, Atlanta Elite, and Georgia Select. Kevin was also a member of the Beta Club.
Davis Lyons (5’ 11” 171, Kennesaw, GA)
Davis attended Harrison High School where he was a member of the lacrosse and cross-country teams. He was a 4 year letter winner and helped lead his team to the Regional Championships all four years of his high school career. Davis helped Harrison earn State Runner Up honors in 2009 and 2011. He graduated with honors.
Dalton Guynn, (6’0” 170, Cumming, GA)
Dalton attended West Forsyth High School where he was a member of the lacrosse and swimming teams. His team was named 1st Team All County (2010 and 2011). He also played on the Atlanta Rage, Team Trident, and FCA South club teams.
Clayton McGlasson, (6’0” 180, Nashville, TN)
Clayton attended Ensworth High School and was member of the lacrosse and football teams. He helped lead his team to the football state championship his senior year.
Al Harding (6’2” 160, Ponte Vedra, FL)
Al attended Ponte Vedra High School where he was a key contributor on face offs. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, received honors for Academic Excellence (2009-2011), an AP Scholar (2011), Key Communicator (2011), and boys state participant (2010).
Jack Chase (6’0” 170, Marietta, GA)
Jack attended Walton High School where he helped lead his team to a state championship his senior year. Jack earned 1st Team All-State (2011), 1st Team All-County (2011), 2nd Team All-State (2010). He also played on the Atlanta Rage and Georgia Select travel teams.
Patrick Towner (6’3” 220, Roswell, GA)
Patrick attended Blessed Trinity Catholic where he played lacrosse and football. He was voted Most Improved his junior year for lacrosse and earned Defensive Player of the Week for football during his senior year. He also played for the Adidas All-American team (2010) and Copperheads Lacrosse (2006-2011).
Cole Howard (5’11” 220, Wilmington, NC)
Cole attended Cape Fear Academy where he was a member of the Varsity Swimming and Varsity Lacrosse teams. He was the recipient of the Coaches Award in Swimming and Lacrosse. Played for the Coastal Carolina Lacrosse ‘Cudas, Viking Pride, and Wilmington Pride club teams.
Nate Mayer (5’ 11” 185, Palm Harbor, FL)
Nate attended Palm Harbor University High School where he was a member of the football, swimming, lacrosse, and soccer teams. He received a letter for football, swimming, and lacrosse. Received All-league honors from 2009-2011 in lacrosse. He graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Jake Lane (5’ 7” 155, Kennesaw, GA)
Jake attended Harrison High School where he was on the lacrosse and football teams. He received the Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week award for football and was the captain for the lacrosse team his senior year. He was on the principal’s list all four years of his high school career and was the Cobb County Scholar Athlete of the Year for football.
Michael Harper (5’11” 175, Marietta, GA)
Michael Attended Walton High School where he helped lead his team to the 2011 State Championship. He received a letter all four years. He was named 2nd Team All-State (2011), and All County (2011), Honorable-Mention All State (2010), He also played on Team Trident (2009) and Georgia Select/Atlanta Rage (2010). He graduated with honors.
Logan Smith ( 6’0” 180, Marietta, GA)
Logan comes to Berry from Mercer University where he was on the Dean’s list and member if varsity lacrosse team. Prior to Mercer Logan attended Kell High School where he was a member of the football and lacrosse teams. Received two football letters for both lacrosse and football. He also received the Captain’s Award and 11th Man Award. He was a member of the Latin Honor Society (2008-2010) and the National Society of High School Scholars (2010).
Brandon Sanders (5’ 10” 165, Ocoee, FL)
Brandon attended Ocoee High School where he was a member of the lacrosse and bowling team. He was was named Florida High School Athletic Association All State Academic Athlete and male Scholar Athlete of the Year (2011), 2nd Team All-District his freshman year, and received the Coach’s Choice Award (2008), He graduated 4th in his class.