By Coach Brian Jenkins
The Hiram College Men’s Lacrosse team is set to faceoff for their 4th season of competition in 2016.
Head Coach Brian Jenkins returns for his 4th season to lead a team that went 3-10 & 1-7 within the NCAC last season. He will also be assisted by 1st year Defensive Coordinator Kevin Lerg & Asst Coach Brian Lind.
Hiram will be led by senior tri-captains Chris Lekan, Greg Summers & Spencer Wittenmyer. Summers, a senior attackman was named Honorable Mention All-NCAC last season.
Summers (23G / 6A) was the teams leading scorer last year & will be looked upon to continue as a top scorer. He will be joined on the attack by Lekan (10G / 10A), sophomore Nick Rollason (16G / 8A) & junior Garet Johnson (4G).
In the midfield, junior Charlie Haley will lead a young but capable unit. Haley will be the teams main faceoff taker. Last season, Haley won 48% of his draws. Joining Haley will be Sophomores Jonah Austin (2G) and Evan Pinney (7G / 7A) & Freshmen Justin Dionne, Scott Sangston & Jared Wright.
On the defensive side of the field at the midfield, junior long pole Josh Good will be working with freshman Nick Jericho as a solid unit, with senior Aaron Acus-Souder adding support. Our short stick defensive middies will be anchored by juniors Kolton Oiler & Jake Sellstrom along with sophomore Marcus McNeal & Freshman Alex Meeham.
On close defense, the Terriers will be looking toward a veteran group of players to support this end of the field. Led by seniors Wittenmyer, Matt Pozderac & sophomore Jacob Ziegler. Chris Boardman should also help with stabilizing the group.
In the net will be senior 2014 Honorable Mention All-NCAC Sawyer Lott. Lott holds every goalie record at Hiram. Lott will be backed up by junior Mike Malloy.
“I feel the 2016 season is looking bright & if we play to our potential, we can have a very successful season.” Coach Jenkins added.
The Terriers start their season at home on Wednesday, March 2nd vs Thiel College at 4:00pm on Henry field.