Detroit Signs Six More Recruits for the 2011 Season

The building of the Titan lacrosse program was seen this past season with three victories and two conference wins and, today, head coach Matt Holtz announced the signings of six more student-athletes for the 2011 season.

"This is a very talented and athletic group of young men who will help bring the Titan Lacrosse program to the next level," said Holtz. "I fully expect them to compete for playing time right out of the gate."

Joining the red, white and blue are Breck Ecker (Chapel Hill, NC/East Chapel Hill), Troy Dennis (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin), Joe MacLean (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Detroit Country Day), Tom Masterson (London, ON/St. Thomas Aquinas CCS), Alex Wilson (Boca Raton, FL/Saint Andrews) and Max Zwolan (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer).

Ecker, a 5-10, 175-pound defenseman and long stick midfielder who currently attends Bridgton Academy in Maine, enjoyed a stellar prep career at East Chapel Hill and was a two-time All-Conference performer and was named All-Region and All-State as a senior. He served as team captain in his final season and was selected to the NC Great 38 game. He was a member of the school's state championship team in 2006.

A 6-0, 180-pound midfielder, Dennis earned four letters in lacrosse and led his team in scoring as a senior with 34 goals and 14 assists. He was tabbed All-County this past season and helped lead the Bruins to the Class A finals as a junior. During his prep career, he garnered Baldwin's Strive for Excellence Award and played on Nassau County's Rising Senior Select Showcase Team.

"Breck is a great athlete and an aggressive defender who plays well on or off the ball and he can also push the ball in transition and help out on ground balls," said Holtz. "Dennis has the whole package. He has speed, strength and skill and he is aggressive and brings everyone up around him. He has the ability to contribute on offense at the midfield spot right away."

MacLean (6-1, 195) has led the Yellow Jackets in scoring since his sophomore season and was a three-time All-State honoree, with the last two years selected to the first team. He was also tabbed All-Midwest three times, including the first team as a junior.

Masterson played for the London U-19 for two years while attending St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School. The 6-0, 175-pound attackman led his squad in scoring in 2008 with 50 points on 46 assists and four goals and came back to tally a team-high 54 points on 44 helpers and 10 goals in 2009, leading his team to a U-19 Ontario Division III championship. He also played for the London Junior B box lacrosse league team, finishing third on the squad with 26 assists and five markers.

"MacLean is a fantastic athlete who played extremely well in his senior year. He is developing into a very solid lacrosse player, while Masterson provides us with another extremely skilled attackman. He has the ability to score and is one of those players who makes everyone around him better," added Holtz.

Wilson (5-11, 180), an attackman and midfielder, earned two varsity letters in lacrosse at Saint Andrews in Florida. The Scots were back to back state champions in his junior and senior year as he tallied 45 points on 25 goals and 20 assists in his two seasons. He also played for Team Florida on the club level and led his team to a runner-up finish at the 2009 Hotbeds Tournament.

A two-time team captain at Pioneer, Zwolan was twice named All-State as well as first team All-Area as a sophomore and junior. A strong 6-2, 180-pound athlete, he led the Pioneers to their first-ever regional final in 2008 and the team went on to capture the regional championship in 2009. He also earned the MHSLCA Unsung Hero Award as a junior.

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2010-06-28



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