MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
JU men’s lacrosse announces first signing class
Matt Kerwick has been a busy man since taking over as the first head men’s lacrosse coach at Jacksonville University.

On Monday, Kerwick announced the signing of 11 players that will make up the Dolphins first team when it takes the field in 2010.

“We have a great group of young men that are committed to building the foundation for this program,” Kerwick said. “I’m very excited about the potential in this group and am looking forward to getting them together for our first practice next fall.”

“It has been a busy and aggressive first couple months, but I am confident that with this initial group of commitments and the young men who are still considering becoming a part of the first Division I team in Florida, that we will hit the ground running next year.”

HIGH SCHOOL SIGNEES

Attack

Owen Green – 5’9, 165, The Lovett School (Atlanta, Ga.)

A star at The Lovett School, Green led the team with 50 goals and 39 assists as a junior en route to the 2008 state championship with a 17-4 record. as a sophomore, he racked up 35 goals and had 31 assists in leading Lovett to a 14-4 record. named first team all-state as a junior-named third team all-state as a sophomore-a member of the Atlanta Select Travel team (2006-08) as well as being named a Fall-Ball All-Star in 2005 and 2006.

TJ Kenary – 5’10, 180, Milton High School (Milton, Ga.)

Starter since his freshman year at Milton High School-led the team to an 11-10 record as a junior, winning the region championship and making the state semifinals-had 33 goals, 27 assists and 63 groundballs as a junior, earning all-state honors-had 36 goals, 27 assists and 61 groundballs as a sophomore, earning team MVP honors as well as making the all-state team.

Dan McNulty – 5’10, 180, Robinson High School (Fairfax, Va.)

Led Robinson High School to back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007-scored 26 goals as a junior, dishing out 24 assists and winning 60 percent of his faceoffs-named to the all-district team after his junior season-had 36 goals and 23 assists as a sophomore on the state championship team.

Ryan Serville – 6’3, 205, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School (Toronto, Ontario)

Had 58 goals and 32 assists while winning 28 of 56 faceoffs, with 25 groundballs as a junior for St. Mary-as a member of the Oshawa Blue Knights under-19 team, he produced 21 goals and 15 assists in 12 games en route to an 8-4-1 record-named to the under-19 Ontario Field Lacrosse League honorable mention-also the leading scorer for the varsity hockey team at St. Mary, the No. 1 ranked team in Ontario.

Midfield

Cameron Mann – 5’8, 160, Salisbury School (Hamilton, Ontario)

Led Salisbury to a 14-3 record with eight goals and 12 assists-in the Canadian under-19 nationals this past summer, he racked up 15 goals and 24 assists in six games, leading his team to the bronze medal and earning all-star recognition-with the Burlington Chiefs Junior A Box team, he had 5 goals, 23 assists and 218 groundballs in only 23 games and was selected to play in the all-star game.

Culver Bradbury – 5’8, 155, Huntingtown High School (Huntingtown, Md.)

Scored 39 goals as a junior, with 40 assists at Huntingtown High School-led Huntingtown to the 2008 county championship, earning county “Player of the Year” honors-named first team all-star by the Washington Post and Southern Maryland Athletic Conference-team captain as a junior, winning numerous awards at several camps – including being selected as an all star at the Maryland top 205 camp and the University of Delaware Battle of the Hotbeds.

John Linnan – 5’9, 170, Penn Yan Academy (Penn Yan, N.Y.)

Scored 36 goals to go along with 33 assists and 177 groundballs as a junior, earning first team all-Finger Lakes, section 5 all-tournament team and the Penn Yan Varsity Club Sportsmanship award while serving as team captain-had 24 goals, 12 assists and 65 groundballs as a sophomore-helped Penn Yan continue its string to 11 straight Section 5 championships and three straight trips to the New York State “Final Four.”

Dan Jones – 6’0, 185, Penncrest High School (Media, Pa.)

Scored 29 goals and had 34 assists during his junior season, earning second team all-Delaware County honors-had 34 goals and 30 assists as a sophomore-led Penncrest to the Champ Camp championship in 2007 and 2008.

Mike Williams – 6’1, 175, Crofton High School (Crofton, Md.)

Had 19 goals, 14 assists and 46 groundballs as a junior en route to leading the team to a 14-5 record and the conference championship, receiving second team all-conference honors-his high school team featured seven other players that are playing at the Division I level-played for the Team Blackwolf club team that finished second at the Vail Shootout.

Ryan Elfeld – 6-0, 185, Long Beach High School (Long Beach, N.Y.)

Named to the all-conference team as a junior after scoring 18 goals with 11 assists-scored eight goals with seven assists as a sophomore-led Long Beach to a 32-8 record over the past two seasons.

Goal

Nick Antonicci – 6’0, 170, Don Bosco Prep (Ridgewood, N.J.)

Allowed an average of 3.6 goals per game at Don Bosco Prep-attended the Rutgers MVP camp as well as the ChampCamp-a member of the National Math Honor Society.