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October 9, 2012

2013 MEN'S LACROSSE PREVIEW

The Vikings finished 8-6 in their first season of varsity lacrosse and ended up ranked third in NCAA Division III in goals allowed per game at 5.14.

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: Midwest Lacrosse Conference

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: 8-6 (.571)

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...Second Season at Augustana (8-6, .571)

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

HART'S HOME PHONE:

ASSISTANT COACHES: Jay Salasko.

TEAM INFORMATION

STARTERS RETURNING (9):

Brad Anderson (Arrowhead HS, Hartland, Wis.), 6-0, 185, Sophomore, Midfield...2012: Seven points on four goals and three assists...19 ground balls.

Doug Barrie (Lake Forest HS, Lake Forest, Ill.), 5-10, 165, Sophomore, Midfield...2012: Third on the team with 14 goals... Tied for third with four assists and 17 points...28 ground balls.

Cody Burgdorff (Peak to Peak HS, Lafayette, Colo.), 5-11, 160, Sophomore, Goalkeeper...6-6 in goal with a 6.27 goals against average and a .611 save percentage...Ranked eighth nationally in GAA and 17th in save percentage...14 ground balls...Seven caused turnovers.

Brian Donohoue (Littleton HS, Centennial, Colo.), 5-11, 209, Sophomore, Defense...2012: Second on the team with 19 caused turnovers...20 ground balls.

Tim Fennelly (Littleton HS, Centennial, Colo.), 5-9, 150, Sophomore, Midfield...2012: Vikings' second-leading scorer with 18 goals and 22 points...Tied for third on  the team with four assists... Team-high 60 ground balls...Second on the team with 34 faceoffs won...Nine caused turnovers.

Vincent Giglierano (Archbishop Mitty HS, San Jose, Calif.), 5-10, 150, Sophomore, Midfield...2012: Tied for the team lead with five assists...Also had eight goals for a total of 13 points... 12 ground balls.

Zach McGinnis (New Trier HS, Kenilworth, Ill.), 5-10, 195, Junior, Defender...2012: Co-captain...Led team with 21 caused turnovers...Tied for third on the team with 31 ground balls... One assist.

Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 6-3, 215, Sophomore, Attack...2012: Vikings' Offensive MVP... Led team with 38 goals and 44 points...Tied for team lead with five assists...Ranked 23rd in the nation with an average of 2.79 goals per game...29 ground balls.

J.G. Saunders (The Calverton School, Aquasco, Md.), 5-7, 172, Sophomore, Midfield...2012: Led team with 52 faceoffs won...14 points on 10 goals and four assists...Second on the team with 45 ground balls.

STARTERS LOST (1):

Marcus Maier (Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.), 6-1, 215, Defender... 2012: Co-captain...Vikings' Defensive MVP...Led defense that was third nationally with an average of 5.14 goals per game...15 caused turnovers...Eight ground balls.

2012 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

NCAA INDIVIDUAL TOP 25 STATISTICAL RANKINGS: Goals against average - 6.27, Cody Burgdorff, 8th; Save percentage - .611, Cody Burgdorff, 17th; Goals per game - 2.79, Jesse Nagelberg, 23rd.

NCAA TEAM TOP 25 STATISTICAL RANKINGS: Scoring defense - 5.14 goals allowed per game, 3rd.

AUGUSTANA TEAM AWARDS

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER: Jesse Nagelberg

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Marcus Maier

MOST IMPROVED: Jeremy Gottardo