Davenport Opens Season This Weekend

Grand Rapids, Mich. Davenport will kick off the season this weekend with a conference game against cross town rival Aquinas College and division opponent Northwood University. Both games will be held indoors at Ultimate Soccer in Pontiac, MI. Live stats will be provided for both matches this weekend as well as all season long.

Mid February games are essential to help prepare for the South East Lacrosse Conference (SELC) trip later this month and Davenport has loaded its schedule with some of the top teams in the country.

Coach Clarkson has a lot of new faces to begin to work into the offense and defensive systems. "While every player except two is returning from last year, we have 13 additional freshmen to integrate, said Clarskon".

Davenport starters for the Aquinas game should be Lyle Parks (Troy, Mich.), Jordan Richtsmeier (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and freshman Quintin St. Clair (Grand Blanc, Mich.) (on attack, Jordy Sayers (Davison, Mich.), Sam Carlson (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and freshman Nathaniel Adkins (Canal Winchester, Ohio) will make up the first midfield line, while veterans Cedric Soubry (Oakville, Ontario), Mac Ganzak (Canton, Mich.), and Tadas Anuzis (Lansing, Mich.) will be first out on defense. The starting goalie for the first game will be returner Zach Higgins (Courtice, Ontario).

Scouting indicates Aquinas College (5:00 pm on February 12th) has a couple of key players to watch. No. 11 Mike Matych and No. 4 Tyler Rosema are the returning threats on attack and midfield respectively. Both of these players have the ability to provide offensive punch for the Saints. Aquinas has seven freshmen that will be unknown to the Panthers.

The second game of the season vs. Northwood University will be held on Sunday the 13th at 1:00 pm. Northwood is new this year to the conference but is not a new team. While not a lot is known about their squad, they do have players that can put the ball in the net. No. 2 Danny Gibson and No. 16 Patrick Roney are players that will be a threat.

2011-02-08



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