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45th REUNION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9th
10:30 AM Alumni Game
11:30 AM Kiehl Stands Dedication
1 PM Regular season game Jackets vs Bulldogs
Half Time 1992 Team Honored
6 PM Lacrosse Banquet and Alumni Celebration
Hall of Fame and Crease Club Induction
2015 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO!
Tech Tabs Four as 2016 Captains - Jan 29, 2016
ATLANTA, GA- The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have elected four players to lead the team as captains for the 2016 season. The group will include three Seniors and one Junior as it was announced by Head Coach Ken Lovic.
Senior midfielders Ben Mertz (Grayson, GA) and Daniel Radke (Chesterfield, MO), Senior attackman Chris O’Brien (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Junior defender Will Byars (Worthington, OH) will share captain duties this Spring season, providing veteran leadership to a Yellow Jackets team that has 15 freshman and 5 sophomores along with 10 Juniors among its 36 man roster.
Mertz is a four year starter for the Jackets and has recorded six career hat tricks during his time at Tech. Mertz’s biggest game was as a freshman when he scored three goals and notched one assist in the 2013 semifinal win of the SELC tournament versus Virginia Tech. Mertz has increased his scoring in each of his three years wearing the white and gold and has totaled 61 career points.
O’Brien, a two time All-Conference player and MCLA Scholar Athlete, has a chance to become one of Tech’s most prolific scorers. To date he has notched 126 total points as a three year starter for the Jackets. His 100th point came against Purdue in the 2015 season. Almost half of his points have been assists showing O’Brien’s ability to both score and also set up fellow team mates. His career high game of eight points came against the University of Florida in 2015.
The final senior captain, Radke, has been a starter during his time at Tech. The hybrid midfielder/attackman has been a versatile player for the Jackets in his three seasons. He has scored 60 total points during his time at Tech, but none bigger than his hat trick in an upset win over Westminster in the opening round of the 2015 MCLA National Tournament. Rotating between two positions Radke has been huge in key games for the Jackets and never one to ever question where the team needs him at any given time.
Finally, Byars, the lone defenseman of the group, is a two time All Conference and MCLA All America player. The towering Byars is a key leader of a defense that is allowing an average of 6.0 goals against since his arrival at Georgia Tech. He has even netted one goal and one assist in his two years and is a threat to push the ball in transition.
Coach Lovic added, "The team has clearly chosen four young men who are both leaders on and off the field to lead us this season. All four of these men are a huge part of the identity of what Tech lacrosse is and will continue to instill in the young players what it means to be a Yellow Jacket. I really look forward to see what these men will bring to the team as we approach a very challenging schedule of quality teams all season”.
Atlanta- For the third straight year, the EMW Foundation will be hosting the LAX Coaches Vs. Cancer event from March 4-6 in Henderson, Nevada. The event features 12 MCLA teams competing over three days, with all of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Georgia Tech and Michigan State will play in Atlanta on Sunday March 6th for the first time ever EAST Coast game in support of the Lax Coaches Vs. Cancer Event.
"We were contacted by Matt Holman at the end of last season", said Ken Lovic, MCLA President and Georgia Tech Head Coach, "we have great respect for what has been accomplished and quickly called Cam Holding at Michigan State who strongly agreed to join us in this event. We are hoping to gather support in the Atlanta lacrosse community and feel that through combined efforts, we will make a solid impact for the American Cancer Society."
We are proud to announce the 45th Reunion of Lacrosse on Campus Hall of Fame Class and Crease Club for Lifetime Achievement Recipients! New members will be inducted in the spring during the reunion event. New Members:
Hall of Fame
George Murray Midfield, Class of 1976 From Ward Melville HS, Setauket, NY
Rich Butler Defense, Class of 1985 from Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville, NY
Pat O'Connell Attack, Class of 1990 from Wooten HS, Rockville, MD
Pete Lisi Attack, Class of 1992 from Cicero North Syracuse HS, North Syracuse, NY
Duke Kennedy Defense, Class of 1994 from Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA
Ed Bernier Attack, Class of 1999 from Thomas Jefferson HS, Alexandria, VA
Mike Wojtaszek Goal, Class of 2002 from Calvert Hall, Westminster, MD
Bob Jaeger Attack, Class of 2005 from Orchard Park HS, Orchard Park, NY
Rob Lyng Assistant Coach 2001-2010 from Harvard University/Irondequoit HS, Rochester, NY
Crease Club for Lifetime Achievement
Joel Steadley Attack, Class of 1975 from Baltimore Poly, Severna Park, MD
Jose Gonzalez Midfield, Class of 1979 from Belen Jesuit, Miami, FL
George Shields Midfield Class of 1981 from Marcellus Central HS, Marcellus, NY
Rose Golis Team Manager, Class of 1982 from Millen, GA
Tom Arlotto Midfield, Class of 1982 from Northwood HS, Silver Spring, MD
Jim Borders Midfield, Class of 1983 from Carrollton HS, Carrollton, GA
Paul Van Slyke Attack/Midfield, Class of 1984 from Charlottesville HS, Charlottesville, VA
Dave D'Amato Midfield, Class of 1992 from The Asheville School, Asheville, NC
Carsten Heiliger Defense/Midfield, Class of 2000 from North Highlands HS, Allendale, NJ
Sarah McVay Team Manager, Class of 2003 from Houston, TX
Nick Beckmann Defense, Class of 2007 from Centennial HS, Ellicott City, MD
Rob Jacquette Defense, Class of 2007 from Kent County HS, Rock Hall, MD
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