Statesmen Announce Inaugural Class

by Wade Steinlage

Oskaloosa–William Penn Director of Lacrosse Luke Christiansen is excited to announce the men’s lacrosse program’s inaugural recruiting class.

William Penn has inked a total of 35 players from 18 different states. The class is believed to be the largest inaugural group in NAIA men’s lacrosse history; it also eclipses the average size of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference rosters from this past spring (25).

“We are very pleased with the way our inaugural recruiting class came together, and can’t wait to continue their development as student-athletes,” said Coach Christiansen. “It is a great group of ‘our kind of guys’ that have the opportunity to build an exceptional program.”

WPU Men’s Lacrosse Inaugural Recruiting Class
Dylan Anzalone (6-3, 225, Attack) from Omaha, Neb. (Nebraska Premier Lacrosse)
Jaden Axelrod (5-2, 140, Goalie) from Hastings, Minn. (Hastings HS)
Joshua Bell (5-11, 210, Face Off) from Denver, Colo. (DoCo Lacrosse)
Patrick Brown (6-1, 170, Attack) from South Jordan, Utah (Herriman HS)
Jordan Burnett (6-1, 170, Defense) from Oregon City, Ore. (LaxNW Rippers)
Ilias Cole (5-11, 150, Midfield) from Las Vegas, Nev. (Lacrosse Force NV)
Ryan Epps (5-11, 160, Attack) from Portland, Ore. (MadLax Oregon)
Jake Everswick (5-10, 160, Midfield) from Monticello, Minn. (Monticello HS)
Jayden Farrell (5-11, 185, Defense) from Denver, Colo. (Thomas Jefferson HS)
Eric Garigan (5-11, 185, Goalie) from Tucson, Ariz. (AZ Hot Sauce)
Shadrack Hawkins (5-7, 160, Midfield) from Portland, Ore. (MadLax Oregon)
Cole Huettl (5-10, 185, Defense) from Minneapolis, Minn. (University of St. Thomas)
Ashton Johnson (5-9, 170, Midfield) from Oregon City, Ore. (MadLax Oregon)
John Klaric (5-10, 160, Defense) from Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Genbard South HS)
Christopher Lauderdale (5-11, 205, Defense) from Oakland, Calif. (ADVNC Nor Cal)
Carter Lucas (6-7, 200, Midfield) from Minneapolis, Minn. (Armstrong HS, MN Loons)
Brayden Matlin (5-10, 150, Attack/Midfield) from Cincinnati, Ohio (Bowling Green University)
Garrett Moore (5-8, 215, Goalie) from Hillsboro, Ore. (Hillsboro HS) ***
Damian Pearce (6-1, 200, Midfield) from Des Moines, Iowa (Waukee HS)
Nathan Rodriguez (5-10, 160, Midfield) from Simi Valley, Calif. (Simi Valley HS)
Jake Rodriquez (6-1, 170, Face Off) from Phoenix, Ariz. (AZ Hot Sauce)
Zack Scheunemann (5-7, 140, Attack) from Mukwonago, Wis. (True Wisconsin)
Jeremy Smith (5-11, 225, Goalie) from Camano Island, Wash. (University of Providence)
Max Standage (6-6, 180, Defense) from Phoenix, Ariz. (Higley HS)
Pierce Strohecker (5-7, 150, Midfield) from Little Rock, Ark. (Chaos Lacrosse)
Ryan Stuckey (6-3, 185, Defense) from Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood HS)
Riley Swainston (6-2, 190, Attack) from Boise, Idaho (True Idaho)
Ryan Swarts (5-11, 250, Face Off) from Boise, Idaho (True Idaho)
Chase Tomasino (5-11, 210, Face Off) from Houston, Texas (Texas Legacy)
Brady Treloar (5-11, 190, Attack/Midfield) from Portland, Ore. (Awestruck Lacrosse)
Michael Trimper (6-5, 250, Attack) from Angola, N.Y. (Genesee CC) ***
Chase Turner (6-0, 170, Attack) from Lawrenceville, Ga. (Point University)
Gage Varanakis (5-7, 140, Attack/Midfield) from Salt Lake City, Utah (Wasatch LC)
Tommy West (6-4, 190, Defense) from Fountain Valley, Calif. (University of Providence) ***
Andrew Zier (6-5, 170, Midfield) from Omaha, Neb. (Millard West HS)

***Enrolled at WPU in Spring 2019

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