Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016-2017 Recruiting Class Announced 
 This year’s class of Men’s Lacrosse recruits includes twenty-one athletes from ten different states.  Coach Gilbert could not be more excited for the incoming class and explains, “the class of 2020 is here to fill in the holes due to major graduation losses from the past two years.”  This is a diverse group of talent that includes four attackmen, eight defensemen, five goalies and four midfielders. 

  The Vikings graduated their All-time ground ball leader in Christian Akers and Co –Scoring leader Jake Emche who shot 44% on the season in 2016.  One of the biggest losses will be Goaltender Nick Voso, who finished his career off with a 60.2 % save percentage ranking him 9th Nationally among all goalies in DIII in 2016.

  The 2016-17 Vikings squad will face 4 teams that played in the Post-Season in ’16 and will rely upon a balanced mixture of returning talent and incoming impact players to return to the SAA Championship game.  “Our expectations are that with this talented incoming class, blending with our returning talent, we absolutely feel we can win an SAA Championship this season,” explains Coach Gilbert.

Incoming Lacrosse Recruits:  (in alphabetical order)
Aaser, Eric                  Knoxville, TN             L&N Stem Academy, TN       Attack
Bradley, Hudson        Lexington, KY            Henry Clay, KY                      Defense
Brogdon, Riley           Lawrenceville, GA      Mountain View, GA               Goalie 
Bosworth, Landon     Orlando, FL                William R. Boone, FL            Defense/​LSM
Canfield, Sean            Orlando, FL                Lake Highland Prep, FL       Midfield
Cantoral, Dylan         Carrollton, GA           Carrollton, GA                       Goalie           
Caswell, James          Austin, TX                  Westlake, TX                           Defense/​LSM
Coleman, Max           Huntsville, AL             Huntsville, AL                       Goalie           
Druelinger, Sam        Germantown, TN       Houston, TN                           Defense/​LSM            
Estes, Mitch               Havertown, PA           Haverford, PA                        Defense                      
Fredlock, Michael     Lexington, KY            Henry Clay, KY                     Attack
Grafmeyer, Kyle       Bethesda, MD              Landon, MD                          Goalie 
Johnson, Cole            Alpharetta, GA           Chattahoochee, GA               LSM               
Koferl, Luke              Huntersville, NC        Lake Norman/​Mt. Olive        Attack      
Maggio, Joe                Buford, GA                Buford, GA                            Midfield/​Defense     
Mitchell, Miles           Hendersonville, TN   Hendersonville, TN               Midfield/​Attack
Murphy, Kevin           Vero Beach, FL         St. Edwards, FL                     Goalie
Sale, Evan                   Detroit, MI                Detroit Jesuit, MI                  Attack
Tatum, Matt               Avondale, GA            Decatur, GA                           Attack
Wilson, Ryan             Suwanee, GA              North Gwinnett, GA             Defense
Zakacia, Nick             Johns Creek, GA       Chattahoochee/​UMass-Lowell   Defense         

You can find more information on each of these athletes by visiting our recent press release by clicking HERE.

The Berry College Men’s Lacrosse will begin action this Fall on September 18th with their first day of practice culminating in the annual 'Rookie vs. Returner' game on Saturday September 24th, where we can find out just how good these rookies really are....

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