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....