10/6/11 9:00 AM
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25 Ohio Native Lacrosse Players Make Verbal Commitments for 2012 & 2013
25 Ohio natives have made verbal commitments to colleges to be part of the Classes of 2012 and 2013.
2012 Boys NCAA Division I Commitments
|Eliot Allen||M||Columbus||Upper Arlington||Georgetown University|
|Charlie Bassani||A||Columbus||Worthington Kilbourne||Robert Morris University|
|Tae Young Kim||M/FO||Columbus||Worthington Kilbourne||Ohio State University|
|Austin Duncan||D||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||Dartmouth College|
|Chris Kendall||D||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||Quinnipiac University|
|Christian Beith||A||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||High Point University|
|Drake Powers||A||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||VMI|
|Joe Bano||M||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||University of Denver|
|Nick Neale||M||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||Towson University|
|Wes Faulkenberry||LSM||Dublin||Dublin Jerome||Ohio State University|
|Alex Spring||D||Hudson||Western Reserve Academy||Bucknell University|
|James Dahlheimer||M||Hudson||Western Reserve Academy||University of Virginia|
|Daniel Flake||D||Medina||Medina||Ohio State University|
|Tyler Pfister||A||Upper Arlington||Upper Arlington||Ohio State University|
|Zach Powers||D||Upper Arlington||Upper Arlington||University of North Carolina|
|Eric Monfort||M||Worthington||Thomas Worthington||Bucknell University|
2012 Girls NCAA Division I Commitments
|Teal Harrison||G||Columbu||Columbus School for Girls||American University|
|Katie Keefe||M||Medina||Medina||Ohio State University|
|Ally Furby||M||Messillon||Jackson||Bucknell University|
|Emily Newman||M||New Albany||New Albany||University of Richmond|
|Morgan Miller||D/M||North Royalton||Walsh Jesuit||Detroit Mercy|
2013 Boys NCAA Division I Commitments
|Hayes McGinley||M||Chagrin Falls||University School||Syracuse University|
2013 Girls NCAA Division I Commitments
|Brianna Turner||A||Dublin||Dublin Coffman||Winthrop University|
|Rachelle Walko||A/M||Hilliard||Hilliard Davidson||Winthrop University|
|Morgan Fee||M||New Albany||New Albany||Ohio State University|
-Courtesy of ESPN (September 29, 2011)
Michigan Athletic Director Calls Lacrosse "Sport of the Future"
University of Michigan's Athletic Director sat down with Lax Magazine to talk about the newest varsity sport - lacrosse - the "sport of the future." Check out the article by clicking here.
-Courtesy of Lacrosse Magazine (September 29, 2011)
Ohio Wesleyan Graduate Named Head Coach of English National Team – Invites Bishops Overseas for Scrimmage
Ohio Wesleyan graduate Matt Bagley was appointed the Head Coach of the English National Lacrosse team during the summer. Bagley graduated from OWU in 2001 after playing lacrosse for four years.
“I could not be happier to join the coaching and managerial staff at the E.L.A. as the Men’s Lacrosse Coach. I am excited to continue my coaching career at the international level. It’s my hope to continue the strong history and tradition that is England Men’s Lacrosse,” said Bagley in a statement released by the English Lacrosse Association.
As a gesture of what Ohio Wesleyan meant to him over the years, Bagley has offered the Battling Bishop men’s lacrosse team the opportunity to scrimmage the English team overseas.
The honor of scrimmaging England is usually reserved for schools like Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Loyola. So, getting invited to scrimmage is no small achievement.
However, Bagley insists that the honor is with England, not the university.
“Playing against an American university is always an honor, and to step on the same field as the Battling Bishops once again, even though I’d be coaching against them, would be a dream come true.”
He also believes that with London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, coming across the pond to scrimmage England would be a valuable lesson in learning about European culture.
-Courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan University (September 22, 2011)
True Lacrosse is happy to announce Mark Lynch as the director of True Lacrosse Ohio. Mark Lynch is one of the most respected coaches in the Cincinnati area. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the game makes him a perfect match for this position with True Lacrosse. Mark grew up locally, playing lacrosse at Moeller High School where he received All-Midwest and All-State honors. Mark also went on to play collegiately as a goalie at Lynchburg College in Virginia.
True Lacrosse is excited to have Mark involved in the growth of the area. Traditionally Cincinnati has been considered second to Columbus in producing top level lacrosse players in Ohio. “We believe with Mark at the wheel along with True Lacrosse’s recruiting services and national travel team exposure, Cincinnati will become the new Ohio powerhouse," said True Lacrosse Co-Owner Mike Gabel.
"I feel lucky to be a part of the True Lacrosse team. Mike and Jake have developed a nationally recognized program in True Lacrosse and the time is right for True to come to southwest Ohio. We are ready to develop Cincinnati and the surrounding area into a lacrosse hotbed," said True Lacrosse Ohio Director Mark Lynch.
-Courtesy of Truelacrosse.com (September 26, 2011)