The Dragon Lacrosse program team reached new heights last year earning a Elite Eight playoff spot and that momentum has continued this summer as three players made verbal commitments to play Division 1 lacrosse at the end of their high-school careers.
Michael Cox, a senior midfielder, verbally committed to Siena College, a Division 1 program just north of Albany, NY. Siena, a member of the MAAC, had their game-tying goal blocked with just two seconds remaining as No. 19/16 Bryant held them off 9-8 in their NCAA Tournament play-in game this past May.
Luke Millican, a sophomore goalie verbally committed to play for the University of Pennsylvania following his Dragon career. Penn, an Ivy League member school located in Philadelphia, earned placement in the D1 NCAA Tournament last year earning a number 4 seed before being upset by Drexel.
Casey Wasserman, a sophomore attackman, verbally committed to Furman University a Division 1 program in Greenville South Carolina. The Paladins, who play in the Atlantic-Sun Conference, just completed their inaugural season. They are lead by Head Coach Richie Meade who lead Team USA into the finals in the World Championships this past summer.
Jack Welding, a Dragon defenseman, committed last summer to University of Maryland.
In addition to these four players, the Dragons will return seniors Zach Bach, Alex Barnes, Taylor Iniguez, Ryan Juardini, Brennan Mollere, Justin Pearce, Trevor Price and Josh Sommerhalder.
The team is part of the Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association. The SCLA is currently registering players for the upcoming seasons for youth boys and girls. The Youth Boys program encompasses players from Grades 1 to 12 and will offer a new Fall program with a Southlake-inclusive Box Lacrosse League. This program will enhance development, offer a longer-season and more playing opportunities, while minimizing travel to away cities.
The Youth Girls program will hold clinics and practices, including Box Lacrosse for Fall. The Girls’ program encompasses Grades 3 to 12.
As lacrosse if the fastest-growing sport in North Texas, the coaches are experienced in introducing new players to the game and building skills and confidence. Lacrosse is a great complimentary team sport - it offers the creativity and conditioning of soccer and basketball, the hand-eye coordination of baseball and softball, and timed games that provide an easier event to work into the family calendar.
More information on registration and upcoming clinics at the southlakelacrosse.org website or via Twitter @SCLADragonLax.