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May 25, 2012

2011-12 Season - Nagelberg and Maier named Viking MVP's

Freshman attacker and midlfielder Jesse Nagelberg is this year's Offensive MVP for men's lacrosse.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Senior Marcus Maier (Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.) and freshman Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) have been named Augustana's defensive and offensive Most Valuable Players for the 2012 men's lacrosse season. Freshman Jeremy Gottardo (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) garnered Most Improved honors. Coach Kyle Hart's Vikings finished 8-6 in their inaugural season.

Maier, a co-captain and the team's lone senior in its first season of intercollegiate competition, led a Viking defense that finished third in the nation at the Division III level, allowing an average of just 5.14 goals per game. He was credited with 15 caused turnovers and eight ground balls on the year.

Nagelberg led the Vikings with 39 goals and tied for the team lead with five assists. His average of 2.79 goals per game ranked 23rd in all of NCAA Division III. He had a season-high six goals at Millsaps in the Vikings' first-ever game, a mark he equaled later at Alma.

Gottardo, a defender, scored one goal this season and was credited with 24 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.

2012 AUGUSTANA MEN'S LACROSSE LETTERWINNERS

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown (High School)

Brad Anderson*

M

6-0

170

Fr.

Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)

Doug Barrie*

M

5-7

160

Fr.

Lake Forest, Ill. (HS)

Ty Benson*

D

6-3

170

Fr.

Libertyville, Ill. (HS)

Cody Burgdorff*

G

5-8

160

Fr.

Lafayette, Colo. (Peak to Peak)

Brian Donohoue*

D

6-0

160

Fr.

Centennial, Colo. (Littleton)

Tim Fennelly*

M

5-7

140

Fr.

Centennial, Colo. (Littleton)

Vincent Giglierano*

M

5-10

150

Fr.

San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty)

Jeremy Gottardo*

D

5-11

165

Fr.

Algonquin, Ill. (Jacobs)

Colin Haley*

A/M

5-5

140

Fr.

St. Charles, Ill. (East)

Keegan Horack*

M

5-7

165

Soph.

Chillicothe, Ill. (Illinois Valley Central)

Andrew Jurewicz*

D

5-10

160

Fr.

St. Charles, Ill. (East)

Eric Klank*

D

5-10

170

Fr.

Channahon, Ill. (Minooka)

Marcus Maier (C) *

D

6-1

215

Sr.

Wilmette, Ill. (Loyola Academy)

Mike McAleer*

A/M

5-9

160

Fr.

Bolingbrook, Ill. (Downers Grove South)

Zach McGinnis (C) *

D

5-10

200

Jr.

Kenilworth, Ill. (New Trier)

Jesse Nagelberg*

A/M

6-2

175

Fr.

St. Charles, Ill. (East)

Ryan Nakamoto*

M

5-10

170

Fr.

Naperville, Ill. (Central)

John Pagliarello*

A

5-9

165

Fr.

Littleton, Colo. (Heritage)

Jon Pape*

G

5-9

190

Fr.

Hoffman Estates, Ill. (HS)

JG Saunders*

M

5-8

160

Fr.

Aquasco, Md. (The Calverton School)

Jake Self*

D

6-5

190

Fr.

Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina)