THURSDAY, AUGUST 06, 2009
Men’s lacrosse adds impressive recruiting class
Head coach Matt Kerwick brings in six players with All-America honors.
Head coach Matt Kerwick brings in six players with All-America honors.
With just six months to go until the first ever lacrosse faceoff at JU, head coach Matt Kerwick has been hard at work completing an impressive and competitive roster for this upcoming season as six incoming freshman recently received US Lacrosse All-America honors.

“It is a great honor for these young men to be named All-American after leading their high school teams this past spring," said Kerwick. "We are excited to welcome close to 40 young men to campus next month as we begin to prepare for our program opener against North Carolina on Feb. 6. Now, it is my job to help this group achieve All-America status at the next level.”

For the next six months, we will be giving you special looks into the sport of lacrosse and its progress here at JU in monthly installments. For this month, our focus is on the six All-American student-athletes coming to JU:

Brett Angerer (Attack/Midfield) – Nease High School, Jacksonville Fla. – Tallied 50 goals, 20 assists, and 60 ground balls for the Northern Florida Champion Nease High School team. Angerer also recieved All-America honors after his junior season in 2008. As a senior, he was named team MVP and finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Nease lacrosse history with 180 goals and 112 assists.

Culver Bradbury (M) – Huntingtown High School, Md. – Totaled 32 goals, 20 assists, and 39 ground balls during his senior year as he led his team to a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Championship. Bradbury was named to the Washington Post All- Met team and received SMAC Player of the Year honors.

Barry Hillyer (A/M) – Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn.– Finished his senior year with 37 goals, 26 assists and 32 ground balls. Hillyer was named First Team All State in 2008 and 2009. He led Memphis University School to a Tennessee state championship in 2008 and a runner up appearance in 2009. Hillyer was also an All-Region defensive back for the football team that also won a state championship in 2008.

Owen Green (A) – Lovett School, Atlanta, Ga. – Green recently played for the 2009 Georgia State Championship team after an impressive senior year in which he netted 58 goals and 50 assists for 108 points. He also picked up 83 ground balls and earned first team All-State for two consecutive years.

TJ Kenary (A) – Milton High School, Atlanta Ga. – Scored 47 goals, 30 assists and 50 ground balls in his senior campaign. The lefty attackman was a two-time team MVP and made all-state after his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

John Linnan – Penn Yan High School, Penn Yan, NY – Tallied 26 goals, 32 assists and 100 ground balls for the Mustangs in 2009. Linnan also led his team to Section V Championships for all four years of his career. He earned All-Greater Rochester accolades along with future Dolphin teammates Nick Scalzo (Webster), Kris Sterzin (Fairport), Pat Morrill (Webster), and Evan Davis (Brighton).