Wheeling Jesuit Signs 14 Recruits for the 2011 Season

Wheeling, W.V. The Wheeling Jesuit Men's lacrosse program signs 14 prospective student-athletes to letters of intent, head coach Jay Sothoron announced Thursday. Wheeling Jesuit University adds 8 student athletes during the April signing period. Jesuit concludes its recruiting class after already signing 6 during the November signing period.

Name               Position    High School            Hometown
Landon DelPrince Attack Dublin Jerome Powell, OH
Jared Sims Attack Dublin Jerome Plain City, OH
Brian Frank Attack St Mary's Ryken Huntingtown,MD
Bryce Pfeiffer Attack Central Catholic Toledo, OH
Henry Jurkowski Attack Catoctin Thurmont, MD
Kevin Figaniak Att./Mid. Pennridge Perkasie/PA
Tyler Johnson Midfield Worthington Kilborne Columbus/OH
Aaron Gutentag Midfield Olentangy Lewis Center/OH
Rob Mills Midfield Detroit Jesuit Troy, MI
Aaron Gofreed Midfield St Mary's Ryken LaPlata, MD
Ryan Scott Defense Perry Hall/Essex CC Perry Hall, MD
Steven Kurth Defense Parkway West Ballwin, MO
Anthony Ferrono Defense Robbinsville Robbinsville, NJ
Joe Amsler Goalie Rocky Point Rocky Point, NY


Brian Frank (A/Huntingtown, MD/St Mary's Ryken HS) 5'9*210lbs
Three-year varsity starter at top WCAC power, St Mary's Ryken ... HS record 31-11-1 winning a WCAC championship and WCAC championship runner up ... 2010 team captain who finished with 62 goals, 21 assists, and 85 groundballs ... 2009, 2010 All County and WCAC All Conference ... summer of 2009 was named to the Top 205 All Star team, Adidas All American Team, and Under Armor Top 44 team ... Frank also was a team captain and three year starter on the SMR football team.

Coach Sothoron on Frank: "Brian is built like a tank. He is a strong player who handles pressure well. While being a very well rounded attackman he possesses a very strong outside shot. His ability to stretch the defense with his shot will help us immensely. He comes from a good HS program and he has good lacrosse IQ that should help make guys around him better. We will look for him to be an impact right away."

Henry Jurkowski (A/Thurmont, MD/Catoctin HS) 5'10 * 170lbs
Jurkowski comes to Jesuit to join his brother who is a member of the Wheeling Jesuit soccer team ... Named captain during the 2009 and 2010 seasons ... finished his senior year averaging 5 points per game, 62 points, and 101 groundballs ... Named 1st Team All County and All County Senior All Star team.

Sothoron on Jurkowski: "Henry brings depth to a heavy offensive class. He will be in the mix for a starting spot. We look forward watching as Henry develops."

Landon DelPrince (A/Powell, OH/Dublin Jerome HS) 5'9 * 140lbs
Comes to Wheeling from D2 state championship team Dublin Jerome HS ... in 2010 Jerome finished 18-4 ... 2010 DelPrince was 1st Team All State, 1st Team All Region, D2 Attackman of the Year, and offensive MVP of the state title game ... Landon finished 7th in Dublin Jerome school history in total points with (122) ... he finished 2nd in school history in total assists with (65) ... in the summer of 2009 he was named to the Midwest All Star team ... also lettered in cross country, football, and basketball ... will join HS teammate Jared Sims at WJU.

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