COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nick Myers, Ohio State men’s lacrosse head coach, has signed 10 outstanding players to enroll in Ohio State and play lacrosse for the Buckeyes beginning in Fall 2011. The group, comprised of a goalie, three defensemen, four midfielders and two attackmen, includes players from six states and British Columbia.
“This year’s recruiting class is extremely talented and well balanced,” Myers said. “The group helps fill our needs based on who will be graduating from our program. The hard work and diligence my assistant coaches put into this year’s recruiting process is evident by the quality of young men we are bringing into the program. We are all excited with their efforts both on and off the field and look forward to the accomplishments they will continue to achieve wearing the Scarlet and Gray.”
Defense – 6-2, 230
Hamburg High School
High School Coach – Jerry Severino
Eric Chadderdon moved into a starting role at Hamburg late in the 2007 season as an eighth grader and has remained in the position, helping lead the squad to four NYS Section VI championships. In 2010 he was a Section VI All-American, All-Metro first team selection and named to the ESPN RISE National Top 40 team. He also was selected for the Under Armour All-American team, the Top 50 Rising list, All-WNY League Section VI defender and Defensive Team MVP all for the second-consecutive year. Chadderdon won a bronze medal playing for the Western Team in the Empire State Games in 2010 and was named the 2011 Best Defender by Lax.com. He has been named to the high honor roll throughout his scholastic career, has earned a spot on the NYS All-Academic Team and is a member of the National Business Honor Society.
Attack – 5-9, 165
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Pitt Meadows Senior Secondary School
High School Coach – Rey Comeault
Comeault was captain of the silver medalist Team BC field lacrosse team and won another silver medal on the Canadian National U19 team. Drafted first overall by the Langley Thunder of the British Columbia Box Lacrosse League, he was the leading scorer on his British Columbia Junior A squad and finished fifth in the league with 33 goals and 40 assists. He was named to the Junior A Box Lacrosse League All-Star Team and nominated by NLLInsider.com for Rookie of the Year accolades. In 2008 Comeault won a Provincial Midget Box Lacrosse Championship, National Box Lacrosse silver medal and was selected the Provincial tournament MVP. Comeault, who has been named the fourth-best recruit in his class coming out of Canada, was also Championship game MVP in 2006 for the Canadian National Box Lacrosse Champions.
Defense – 6-4, 210
Landon High School
High School Coach – Rob Bordley
Luke Howard was a member of back-to-back IAC championship teams in 2009 and ’10. A three year varsity player, he was selected to the Blue Chip Freestate All-Maryland team in 2010 and was named to the Under Armour Team twice. A three year starter at tight end for the football team, Howard was the co-Offensive MVP in 2010 and earned All-Gazette honorable mention accolades after a spot on the first team the season prior. He was All-IAC in both 2009 and ’10 and won the conference title in 2008.
Defense – 5-11, 210
Conestoga High School
High School Coach – Brian Samson
Ben Karr helped lead his team to a PIAA State Championship in 2010 after the squad was a finalist in 2009. A two-time honorable mention All-Central League choice, he won Conestoga’s Rookie of the Year honor and was an All-EPSLA Public School selection. The squad won the District I title in 2009 and ’10 and won the 2009 Central League crown. He played for the Dukes LC club, a five-time camp national champion and was a part of the tri-state senior AA national championship team in 2010. An honor roll student, he is a member of the National Honors Art Society.
Midfield – 6-0, 170
Carthage Central School
High School Coach – Kirk Ventiquattro
Derek Kehoe was a first team all-league and All- North selection in both 2009 and ’10. He earned second-team spot on the All-Central New York team in 2010 while serving as team captain after a third-team position in 2009. He has been a member of three-consecutive Frontier League championships, along with winning a Section 3 Class B title in 2008 while also reaching the state final. Kehoe was team captain of Team Central NY, the silver medalists at the Empire State Games in 2010 and also selected to the FCA National High School Team for the second-consecutive year. He won the 2010 Brogden Cup with Team Rochester N.Y. He is an honor roll student and also played on the basketball and football teams at Carthage.
Midfield – 6-3, 200
Victoria, British Columbia
Claremont Secondary School
High School Coach – Darren Reisig
In 2010 Jesse King won the British Columbia Intermediate Lacrosse League MVP award while leading his team to the BCILL Championship. His team also won the 2010 high school field lacrosse championship and he was named the tournament MVP. King, an honor roll student, is a two-time Claremont High School Team MVP and led the squad in scoring with 108 points in 19 games. In 2009 he won the Seattle Space Needle Shootout Championship while playing with Victoria Field Lacrosse.
Midfield – 6-2, 195
Dekalb County, Ga.
St. Pius X Catholic High School
High School Coach – Scott Carter
Rick Lewis served as team captain while leading his squad to region championships in 2008, ’09, and ’10, as well as a state semifinal appearance in 2010. Voted the Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year in 2010, he also was selected an All-American and first team all-state. He was named third team all-state in 2009 after being selected all-league in 2008. Lewis played the past two summers for the Atlanta Shockers and Leading Edge New Jersey club teams, and was ranked 16th by ESPN Rise among midfielders for 2011.
Midfield – 5-10, 175
Gonzaga College High School
High School Coach – Casey O’Neil
David Planning led his team in scoring with 62 points on the way to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship in 2010. He was named first team all-conference, All-District of Columbia and Washington Post All-Met Honorable mention. The team captain and MVP was also the only junior named to the fall 10-Man Elite Madlax team. Named a Washington D.C. Adidas All-American, he was a finalist in the Adidas National Lacrosse Championship.
Goalie – 6-5, 220
Fox Lane High School
High School Coach – Chris Vazzano
Cameron Stephens moved into the starting role as a junior, leading the squad, which was 4-15 the season before, to a 15-4 ledger. He earned All-Section I honors and was an all-league honoree. Stephens was the starting goalie for the Hudson Valley Empire State team. Stephens also was a three-year starter on the football team, garnering all-league honors three times, an all-section nod as a senior, Team MVP accolades and a spot on the Journal News All-Star Team. He is on the school’s swim team and has earned all-league honors three times and has competed in the state meet. He was a team captain for both football and swimming. An honor roll student, he has earned a spot on the high honor roll as a senior.
Attack – 6-0, 180
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Upper Arlington High School
High School Coach – Ted Wolford
Luke Treece, a captain for the 2011 Golden Bears, was selected first team All-Midwest and All-Ohio Capital Conference while helping lead Upper Arlington to the 2010 state title. He was named the 2010 Ohio Attackman of the Year Award, while also receiving the team award for Outstanding Attackman and the Bates Award as the team leader in assists. In 2009 Treece was an honorable mention All-Midwest and All-Ohio Capital Conference honoree. Treece also was a member of Upper Arlington’s 2008 state championship team and the squad placed third at the Midwest tournament three-consecutive years (2008-10).