Southwestern Announces Incoming Class, 2011 Schedule

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Thirteen student-athletes have enrolled at Southwestern University and have joined the Pirates lacrosse program for Fall 2010, Joe Ernst, Southwestern University head coach, announced. The class consists of two attackmen, five midfielders, five defensemen and one goalie. They hail from four states including Texas, Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania.

"We really looked to improve in many areas including face offs, scoring and defense and we feel that we have accomplished this and then some. Not only has our depth gone up but the athleticism and talent level of our team has made great strides." said Ernst.

The Pirates return almost their entire team from 2010 including Second Team All-SCAC players Jamie Long (Shreveport, LA-Captain Shreve) and Thomas Mock (Weatherford, TX-Trinity Christian). "After last season I was very happy to see our returners come back in-shape and ready to get to work to improve." said Ernst.

Carter Cowan-Attack (5'10", 185lbs, Austin, TX-St. Andrew's) All-SPC 2010
Michael Villa-Attack (6'1", 175lbs, San Antonio, TX-Central Catholic) All-State 2010
Gus Brunger-Midfield/FO (6'3", 190lbs, Castle Rock, CO-Castleview) All-State 2010
Tyler Downing-Midfield (6', 185lbs, Austin, TX-McNeil) All-District 2010
Alex Michael-Midfield (5'6", 150lbs, Houston, TX-Westside) All-District 2010
Connor Smith-Midfield/FO (6', 190lbs, Southlake, TX-Southlake Carroll)
Jeremy Tufnell-Midfield (6', 175lbs, Flower Mound, TX-Coppell) All-District 2010
Daniel Ayala-Defense/LSM (6', 180lbs, Helotes, TX-Central Catholic) All-State 2010
Mitch Lundquist-Defense (5'10", 165lbs, Cypress, TX-Cy-Fair) All-State 2010
Pierce MacGuire-Defense (6'1", 195lbs, Lawrence, NY-Portsmouth Abbey School)
Cameron Metzker-Defense (6'1", 190lbs, Houston, TX-Germantown Academy)
Jake Phillips-Defense (6'4", 210lbs, Spring Branch, TX-Canyon Lake)
Eric Swenson-Goalie (6', 165lbs, Golden, CO-Chatfield)

Southwestern's staff has also made an addition. Coaches Bowman and Swarts will continue to work goalies and defense respectively. The Pirates have also added Rashad Devoe as strength and conditioning coach to ensure the men's lacrosse team is in the best shape possible. "Coach Devoe is a great addition to our staff. He works with teams and lacrosse players all over the country and writes a monthly article for Lacrosse Magazine. His sport specific training methods will help push the Pirates to the next level." says Coach Ernst.

The Pirates have also bolstered their schedule this year, most notably adding RPI, which was ranked #12 in the country as of the end of the 2010 season and was an NCAA tournament participant. They have also added three teams from the East Coast. They will play Christopher Newport and Randolph-Macon on an East Coast trip and will play Marymount University in Houston, TX. Also, the addition of 3 SCAC teams will bring Southwestern to 13 games for 2011, up from 12 in 2010. The SCAC postseason tournament will be consist of the top four teams in the league, who will compete for the conference championship at the end of April at Colorado College.

2011 Southwestern University Men's Lacrosse Schedule

Feb. 4 at Texas Club (scrimmage) 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 University of Dallas TBA
Feb. 25 at Christopher Newport 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 at Randolph-Macon 12:00 p.m.
Mar. 7 vs. Marymount (Va.) @ Houston, TX 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 10 Trine 3:00 PM Mar. 13 Berry College 1:00 p.m.
Mar. 15 Rensselaer TBA
Mar. 18 at Centre * TBA
Mar. 20 at Sewanee * TBA
Apr. 2 at Colorado Col. * 12:00 p.m.
Apr. 3 at Millsaps * 12:00 p.m.
Apr. 8 Birmingham Southern * TBA
Apr. 10 Oglethorpe * TBA
Apr. 17 Hendrix * TBA
Apr. 22 at SCAC Tournament * TBA

* SCAC opponent


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