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February 16, 2012

2011-12 Season - 2012 MEN'S LACROSSE PREVIEW

Augustana will open the first ever varsity men's lacrosse season on February 22 at Millsaps. The Vikings will play their initial home match on March 9 at Thorson-Lucken Field against Fontbonne.

GENERAL INFORMATION

NAME: Augustana College

CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201

FOUNDED: 1860

NICKNAME: Vikings

SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold

HOME STADIUM: Thorson-Lucken Field

ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

CONFERENCE: Independent in 2012; will begin play in Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) in 2013

PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski

ATHLETIC FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Craig VanSandt

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

LACROSSE HISTORY

FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 2012

TOTAL OVERALL RECORD: 0-0 (.000)

SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath

SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265

DAVE WRATH'S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306

SID FAX: (309) 794-7525

E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu

AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu

SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH: Kyle Hart, Muhlenberg '07...Assistant  coach Muhlenberg (2008-10).

HART'S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7555

HART'S HOME PHONE:

ASSISTANT COACHES: Tom DeRosa, Adam Wennmacher.

TEAM INFORMATION

ROSTER:

Brad Anderson (Arrowhead HS, Hartland, Wis.), 6-0, 170, Freshman, Midfield.

Doug Barrie (Lake Forest HS, Lake Forest, Ill.), 5-7, 160, Freshman, Midfield.

Ty Benson (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.), 6-3, 170, Freshman, Defense.

Cody Burgdorff (Peak to Peak HS, Lafayette, Colo.), 5-8, 160, Freshman, Goalkeeper.

Brian Donohoue (Littleton HS, Centennial, Colo.), 6-0, 160, Freshman, Defense.

Tim Fennelly (Littleton HS, Centennial, Colo.), 5-7, 140, Freshman, Midfield.

Vince Fiore (Benet Academy, Naperville, Ill.), 6-1, 170, Freshman, Defense.

David Gerena (Lane Tech HS, Chicago, Ill.), 5-9, 185, Freshman, Attack.

Vincent Giglierano (Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose, Calif.), 5-10, 150, Freshman, Midfield.

Jeremy Gottardo (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.), 5-11, 165, Freshman, Defense.

Chris Hager (Exeter Academy, Newfields, N.H.), 5-6, 150, Freshman, Midfield-Attack.

Colin Haley (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-5, 140, Freshman, Attack-Midfield.

Keegan Horack (Illinois Valley Central HS, Chillicothe, Ill.), 5-7, 165, Sophomore, Midfield.

Ian Jorgensen (Marist HS, Blue Island, Ill.), 5-10, 155, Sophomore, Midfield.

Andrew Jurewicz (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-10, 160, Freshman, Defense.

Andrew Kapustka (Taft HS, Chicago, Ill.), 5-10, 170, Sophomore, Midfield.

Eric Klank (Minooka HS, Channahon, Ill.), 5-10, 170, Freshman, Defense.

Marcus Maier (Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.), 6-1, 215, Senior, Defender...2012: Co-captain.

Mike McAleer (Downers Grove South HS, Bolingbrook, Ill.), 5-9, 160, Freshman, Attack-Midfield.

Zack McGinnis (New Trier HS, Kenilworth, Ill.), 5-10, 200, Junior, Defender...2012: Co-captain.

Brandon Metoyer (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.), 6-0, 175, Freshman, Defense.

Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 6-2, 175, Freshman, Attack-Midfield.

Ryan Nakamoto (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-10, 170, Freshman, Midfield.

John Pagliarello (Heritage HS, Littleton, Colo.), 5-9, 165, Freshman, Attack.

John Pape (Hoffman Estates HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.), 5-9, 190, Freshman, Goalkeeper.

Malcolm Peterson (Apple Valley HS, Apple Valley, Minn.), 5-8, 160, Freshman, Midfield.

A.J. Ramirez (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.), 5-9, 150, Freshman, Midfield.

J.G. Saunders (The Calverton School, Aquasco, Md.), 5-8, 160, Freshman, Midfield.

Jake Self (Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.), 6-5, 190, Freshman, Defense.

Andrew Volesch (Marmion Academy, Geneva, Ill.), 5-9, 200, Sophomore, Attack.

Harrison Wetsel (Culver Academy, Clemson, S.C.), 5-10, 170, Freshman, Midfield.

Josh Wielenga (School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley, Minn.), 5-11, 200, Freshman, Goalkeeper.