Daily Archives: September 27, 2010

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Announces 13 New Players On 2010-2011 Roster Including One Each From California And Texas


The three-time defending MCLA National Champion University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team has announced their 2010-2011 roster.  A total of 13 new players join the mix, looking to help bolster a roster that lost key players from the Wolverines’ recent run.  The relatively young Maize and Blue roster includes 8 seniors, 9 juniors, 12 sophomores and 12 freshmen.  Only three of the new players are from the state of Michigan with Maryland (3), Connecticut (1), California (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Texas (1) and Ohio (1) responsible for the rest.

The Wolverines now enter the meat of their fall practice season, with a lone day of scrimmages vs. Denison on Sunday, October 24 in Granville, Ohio.

New Additions

#1 Chad Carroll – Attack – 6’2”/190 – SR/FR – Cincinnati, Ohio – St. Xavier
Carroll joins the Wolverines as a senior with freshman eligibility.  Carroll earned three varsity letters and was  1st Team All-Region during his junior and senior seasons in high school.  He was as a captain during his senior season along with leading his squad in points and was a participant in the National Senior Showcase.    Carroll was part of the incoming 2007-2008 recruiting class and participated in Fall practice before leaving the team prior to the 2008 season.

Coach Paul: “Chad’s return to the team will have an immediate effect on our offense.  He was on his way to being a starter as a freshman.  Once he shakes off the rust, he’ll be an impact player for us.”

#3 Gordie Gold – Midfield – 5’9”/165 – FR/FR – Rockville, MD – Thomas S. Wootton
Gold was a three-time varsity letter-winner in lacrosse at Thomas S. Wootton high school.  He was a two-time Maryland 4A State semi-finalist before reaching the finals in his senior season when he was team captain and named All-County and All-Division.  Gold was a three-year varsity letter winner in football as well.

Coach Paul: “Gordie has the potential to develop into a very solid college midfielder.  He brings the athleticism and passion to contribute as he adapts to thecollege game.”

#14 Brett Moscati – LSM – 6’1”/185 – FR/FR – Greenwich, CT – Brunswick School
Moscati was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a captain during his senior season.   He was on the 2009 New England UnderArmour Underclass All-Star Team.  He also earned three varsity letters in football and two in basketball.  As a senior, was named captain and All-League 1st-Team in football.

Coach Paul: “Brett has the polished stick skills and athletic ability to contribute quickly at LSM for us.  We’re excited to see him develop and learn our way of doing things.  His potential is exciting.”

#17 Dakota Sherman – Defense – 6’0”/175 – FR/FR – Rochester, MI – Cranbrook Kingswood
Sherman was a four-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse, and following a 2nd-Team All-State effort in his sophomore season, he earned 1st-Team All-State nods during his junior and senior seasons.  Sherman also earned two varsity letters in hockey and football and was named 1st-Team All Conference and All-Region during his junior football season.

Coach Paul: “Dakota has been a very pleasant surprise for us as a walk-on.  He showed the ability and leadership skills during tryouts to earn his way onto the field.  With the defense we have returning, Dakota is in a great position to learn and continue to develop.”

#19 Jeff Chu – Attack – 5’8”/150 – FR/FR – Berwyn, PA – Conestoga
Chu was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse and after losing in the State Finals in his junior season, he captained his squad to a State Championship in his senior season and scored four goals in the championship game to seal the win.  Conestoga finished the 2010 season ranked #6 in the final Under Armour Power Rankings.  Chu was also an Academic All-American in his final year.

Coach Paul: “Jeff has very polished lacrosse skills and game sense.  He’s a little under-sized, but he makes up for that with his savvy and quickness.  He should factor into our offense as a freshman.”

#20 Jeff Janer – Midfield –6’2”/195 – FR/FR – Novi, MI – Detroit Catholic Central
Janer was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse and was named All-Region during his sophomore and junior seasons before being named 1st-Team All-State during his senior season.  He was also a captain and State runner-up in his final year.  Janer also earned two varsity letters in basketball and was a captain during his senior season.  Jeff’s brother, Brad, is a junior midfielder at Detroit Mercy.

Coach Paul: “Jeff is a big, strong midfielder who plays with a lot of confidence.  He gets up and down the field well, and he brings a physical presence to our midfield.”

#23 Andrew Hayden – Midfield – 5’10”/165 – FR/FR – Carlsbad, CA – La Costa Canyon
Hayden earned three varsity letters in lacrosse, and was a captain during his senior season.  Hayden was also named 1st-Team All-County and 1st-Team All-Conference during his final year.  His squad won conference championships (California Interscholastic Federation) during his sophomore and senior years.

Coach Paul: “Throughout the recruiting process, we continually had people telling us how lucky we would be to have Andrew on our team.  Since he committed, we’ve been thrilled with his work ethic and attitude.  He will be a great addition to the Michigan program.”

#27 Doug Bryant –Midfield – 6’0”/180 – FR/FR – Princeton, N.J. – Princeton
Bryant was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, earning 2nd-Team All-Conference nods during his junior year before being named to the 1st Team during his senior season.  He also was awarded 2nd-Team All-State honors during his final year.  Bryant also earned three varsity letters in football and earned 2nd-Team All-Conference nods in his final two seasons.

Coach Paul: “Doug came onto our radar after we were through with the recruiting process, but had we known about him earlier he would have been high on our list.  He will compete for a spot on our top two midfield lines right away.”

#28 Fernando Murias – Midfield – 5’9”/165 – FR/FR – Rockville, MD – Georgetown Prep
Murias earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Georgetown Prep, winning the Conference Championship during his senior season with the Little Hoyas who were ranked 17th nationally at year’s end.  Murias also earned varsity letters in football during his junior and senior years.

Coach Paul: “We’ve known Fern for several years now, and we were thrilled when he committed to Michigan.  His speed and athletic ability will upgrade our transition game, and he shows great leadership characteristics that will definitely benefit the program in the future.”

#29 Ryan Snyder – Attack – 5’7”/155 – FR/FR – Houston, TX – Episcopal
Snyder was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a team captain during his senior year leading his team to the State semi-finals.  Snyder was also an accomplished wrestler, earning four varsity letters, and All-State nods while captaining his senior-year squad.  He also earned two varsity letters in football during his junior and senior seasons.

Coach Paul: “Ryan just kept making plays during tryouts, and his attitude impressed the coaches.  He played his way onto the team.  He will be an important addition to our attack.”

#35 George Sutherland – Midfield – 5’9”/150 – FR/FR – Northport, NY – Northport
Sutherland was a three-time letter winner in lacrosse along with earning three letters in wrestling, starting in the 8th grade.  Sutherland missed his senior season because of back surgery.

Coach Paul: “We first saw George in the 2009 Hotbeds All-Star game, and he showed the ability to play at this level.  He is still recovering from a pretty major injury, but we expect him to make a full recovery and contribute quickly.”

#44 Patrick Stansik – Defense – 6’4”/220 – SR/JR–Ann Arbor, MI – Bucknell/Pioneer
Stansik played for two years at Bucknell before transferring to Michigan last year.  He played in eight total games for the Bison.  He is a local product from Pioneer where he lettered three times each in football and lacrosse and was an All-American in lacrosse as a senior.  His brother, Paul, was a captain at Bucknell and played for the Chicago Machine in the MLL.  His father, Jim, was a 1977 draft pick of the San Diego Chargers.

Coach Paul: “Pat has the size and athletic ability to make a huge impact on what we think was already going to be a much improved defense this year.  We are thrilled thathe approached us about coming out for the team this year.”

#45 Jacob Dockser – Defense – 6’0”/185 – FR/FR – Bethesda, MD – Winston Churchill
Dockser was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a captain as a senior.  He was also named 1st-Team All-County and 1st-Team All-Division during his final season.  Dockser was a three-time Scholar Athlete Award winner.

Coach Paul: “Jake may be the most fundamentally sound of our incoming freshmen.  He’s passionate about the game.  As he develops the quickness to play at this level, he will have the opportunity to contribute.”

The three-time defending MCLA National Champion University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team has announced their 2010-2011 roster.  A total of 13 new players join the mix, looking to help bolster a roster that lost key players from the Wolverines’ recent run.  The relatively young Maize and Blue roster includes 8 seniors, 9 juniors, 12 sophomores and 12 freshmen.  Only three of the new players are from the state of Michigan with Maryland (3), Connecticut (1), California (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Texas (1) and Ohio (1) responsible for the rest.

The Wolverines now enter the meat of their fall practice season, with a lone day of scrimmages vs. Denison on Sunday, October 24 in Granville, Ohio.

New Additions

#1 Chad Carroll – Attack – 6’2”/190 – SR/FR – Cincinnati, Ohio – St. Xavier
Carroll joins the Wolverines as a senior with freshman eligibility.  Carroll earned three varsity letters and was  1st Team All-Region during his junior and senior seasons in high school.  He was as a captain during his senior season along with leading his squad in points and was a participant in the National Senior Showcase.    Carroll was part of the incoming 2007-2008 recruiting class and participated in Fall practice before leaving the team prior to the 2008 season.

Coach Paul: “Chad’s return to the team will have an immediate effect on our offense.  He was on his way to being a starter as a freshman.  Once he shakes off the rust, he’ll be an impact player for us.”

#3 Gordie Gold – Midfield – 5’9”/165 – FR/FR – Rockville, MD – Thomas S. Wootton
Gold was a three-time varsity letter-winner in lacrosse at Thomas S. Wootton high school.  He was a two-time Maryland 4A State semi-finalist before reaching the finals in his senior season when he was team captain and named All-County and All-Division.  Gold was a three-year varsity letter winner in football as well.

Coach Paul: “Gordie has the potential to develop into a very solid college midfielder.  He brings the athleticism and passion to contribute as he adapts to thecollege game.”

#14 Brett Moscati – LSM – 6’1”/185 – FR/FR – Greenwich, CT – Brunswick School
Moscati was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a captain during his senior season.   He was on the 2009 New England UnderArmour Underclass All-Star Team.  He also earned three varsity letters in football and two in basketball.  As a senior, was named captain and All-League 1st-Team in football.

Coach Paul: “Brett has the polished stick skills and athletic ability to contribute quickly at LSM for us.  We’re excited to see him develop and learn our way of doing things.  His potential is exciting.”

#17 Dakota Sherman – Defense – 6’0”/175 – FR/FR – Rochester, MI – Cranbrook Kingswood
Sherman was a four-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse, and following a 2nd-Team All-State effort in his sophomore season, he earned 1st-Team All-State nods during his junior and senior seasons.  Sherman also earned two varsity letters in hockey and football and was named 1st-Team All Conference and All-Region during his junior football season.

Coach Paul: “Dakota has been a very pleasant surprise for us as a walk-on.  He showed the ability and leadership skills during tryouts to earn his way onto the field.  With the defense we have returning, Dakota is in a great position to learn and continue to develop.”

#19 Jeff Chu – Attack – 5’8”/150 – FR/FR – Berwyn, PA – Conestoga
Chu was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse and after losing in the State Finals in his junior season, he captained his squad to a State Championship in his senior season and scored four goals in the championship game to seal the win.  Conestoga finished the 2010 season ranked #6 in the final Under Armour Power Rankings.  Chu was also an Academic All-American in his final year.

Coach Paul: “Jeff has very polished lacrosse skills and game sense.  He’s a little under-sized, but he makes up for that with his savvy and quickness.  He should factor into our offense as a freshman.”

#20 Jeff Janer – Midfield –6’2”/195 – FR/FR – Novi, MI – Detroit Catholic Central
Janer was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse and was named All-Region during his sophomore and junior seasons before being named 1st-Team All-State during his senior season.  He was also a captain and State runner-up in his final year.  Janer also earned two varsity letters in basketball and was a captain during his senior season.  Jeff’s brother, Brad, is a junior midfielder at Detroit Mercy.

Coach Paul: “Jeff is a big, strong midfielder who plays with a lot of confidence.  He gets up and down the field well, and he brings a physical presence to our midfield.”

#23 Andrew Hayden – Midfield – 5’10”/165 – FR/FR – Carlsbad, CA – La Costa Canyon
Hayden earned three varsity letters in lacrosse, and was a captain during his senior season.  Hayden was also named 1st-Team All-County and 1st-Team All-Conference during his final year.  His squad won conference championships (California Interscholastic Federation) during his sophomore and senior years.

Coach Paul: “Throughout the recruiting process, we continually had people telling us how lucky we would be to have Andrew on our team.  Since he committed, we’ve been thrilled with his work ethic and attitude.  He will be a great addition to the Michigan program.”

#27 Doug Bryant –Midfield – 6’0”/180 – FR/FR – Princeton, N.J. – Princeton
Bryant was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, earning 2nd-Team All-Conference nods during his junior year before being named to the 1st Team during his senior season.  He also was awarded 2nd-Team All-State honors during his final year.  Bryant also earned three varsity letters in football and earned 2nd-Team All-Conference nods in his final two seasons.

Coach Paul: “Doug came onto our radar after we were through with the recruiting process, but had we known about him earlier he would have been high on our list.  He will compete for a spot on our top two midfield lines right away.”

#28 Fernando Murias – Midfield – 5’9”/165 – FR/FR – Rockville, MD – Georgetown Prep
Murias earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Georgetown Prep, winning the Conference Championship during his senior season with the Little Hoyas who were ranked 17th nationally at year’s end.  Murias also earned varsity letters in football during his junior and senior years.

Coach Paul: “We’ve known Fern for several years now, and we were thrilled when he committed to Michigan.  His speed and athletic ability will upgrade our transition game, and he shows great leadership characteristics that will definitely benefit the program in the future.”

#29 Ryan Snyder – Attack – 5’7”/155 – FR/FR – Houston, TX – Episcopal
Snyder was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a team captain during his senior year leading his team to the State semi-finals.  Snyder was also an accomplished wrestler, earning four varsity letters, and All-State nods while captaining his senior-year squad.  He also earned two varsity letters in football during his junior and senior seasons.

Coach Paul: “Ryan just kept making plays during tryouts, and his attitude impressed the coaches.  He played his way onto the team.  He will be an important addition to our attack.”

#35 George Sutherland – Midfield – 5’9”/150 – FR/FR – Northport, NY – Northport
Sutherland was a three-time letter winner in lacrosse along with earning three letters in wrestling, starting in the 8th grade.  Sutherland missed his senior season because of back surgery.

Coach Paul: “We first saw George in the 2009 Hotbeds All-Star game, and he showed the ability to play at this level.  He is still recovering from a pretty major injury, but we expect him to make a full recovery and contribute quickly.”

#44 Patrick Stansik – Defense – 6’4”/220 – SR/JR–Ann Arbor, MI – Bucknell/Pioneer
Stansik played for two years at Bucknell before transferring to Michigan last year.  He played in eight total games for the Bison.  He is a local product from Pioneer where he lettered three times each in football and lacrosse and was an All-American in lacrosse as a senior.  His brother, Paul, was a captain at Bucknell and played for the Chicago Machine in the MLL.  His father, Jim, was a 1977 draft pick of the San Diego Chargers.

Coach Paul: “Pat has the size and athletic ability to make a huge impact on what we think was already going to be a much improved defense this year.  We are thrilled thathe approached us about coming out for the team this year.”

#45 Jacob Dockser – Defense – 6’0”/185 – FR/FR – Bethesda, MD – Winston Churchill
Dockser was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, and was a captain as a senior.  He was also named 1st-Team All-County and 1st-Team All-Division during his final season.  Dockser was a three-time Scholar Athlete Award winner.

Coach Paul: “Jake may be the most fundamentally sound of our incoming freshmen.  He’s passionate about the game.  As he develops the quickness to play at this level, he will have the opportunity to contribute.”

For more:  http://mgobluelacrosse.com/2010/09/20/maize-and-blue-welcome-13-new-players/

Southern California Club Lacrosse: Earthquake Lacrosse Begins “EQL Fall Ball” Play In Orange County, CA (Audio)


Chris Driggs, President and Program Director of Earthquake Lacrosse, spoke with "Lacrosse-Radio.com" regarding EQL Fall Ball in Orange County, CA (CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE TO LISTEN TO CHRIS DRIGGS INTERVIEW)

Earthquake Lacrosse began 2010 "EQL Fall Ball" play at Aliso Viejo High School in Orange County, CA with temperatures on the field over 105 degrees. In action above, Highlandtown, coached by Mark Todd (Towson University Lacrosse Team 1985 – 1988), played Wolverines, coached by John Chrismer and Spencer Blackwood. Photo by LaxBuzz.