Wheeling Jesuit to Welcome 11 for 2011-2012

Wheeling, W.V. Wheeling Jesuit head coach Jay Sothoron announced the incoming class for 2012, which includes 11 student-athletes from five different states and Canada. Four of these individuals committed to WJU during the fall signing period, while the remaining seven used the second period to sign National Letters of Intent.

"We are extremely pleased with our recruiting class for the 2012 season. We are excited with the talent and athleticism of our future student-athletes. We did a good job filling some holes and feel that all of these recruits have the ability to contribute to our young team. We are excited to get them on campus and start with fall ball," Sothoron said.

Corey Luebbe (Defense/ Dayton, Ohio/Centerville High School) 6'1 * 210lbs
2011 4 year varsity starter at Centerville HS ... 1st Team All Region ... 2nd Team All State ... ESPN Senior Rise AA and All Star Team selection ... All time caused turnover record ... All time Gb's per game record ... Defensive MVP ... Team Captain ... Velocity Premier select Team ... 2010 Team Captain ... Defensive MVP ... 1st Team All Region ... 1st Team All State ... 2009 (Sophomore) 2nd Team All Region ... Team Defensive MVP ... 2008 (Freshman) All Region Honorable Mention ... Holds Centerville high school team records for caused turnovers (game and season) ... Summer/club lacrosse-2010 Selected for the all star team at the 2010 Chicago Showcase ... 2010 Selected for the all star team at the Blue Chip 225 Rising Seniors Elite Division (both days) ... 2009-2010 Velocity Elite Travel team.

Sothoron on Luebbe: "Corey is a very talented athlete who has barely scratched the surface. He is big, strong and very agile. We are very excited to see him develop. I think once he understands our system he will be an instant impact. He has the ability to shut down attackmen.. Corey will be a difference maker for us this season."

Jared Gillespie (Defense/Erie, PA/ McDowell High School) 5'10 * 215lbs
3 year varsity starter ... 2011 Team captain ... 2011 Defensive Player of the Year ... 2010-2011-1st Team All-North WPIAL ... 2010 Team MVP ... Defensive player of the year ... Regional all-star ... Groundball team leader ... 2009 Defensive player of the year ... Groundball team leader ... 2008 Most promising-rising star of the year ... Summer/Travel teams-Played for Team Syracuse at Champ camp played in the Keystone regional games ... 3 sport letter winner ... football for 4 years, lettered two years ... Ice hockey for 4 years at the varsity level ... assistant captain 2009 hockey season ... captain 2010 hockey season ... earned 10 varsity letters.

Sothoron on Gillespie: "Jared impressed our staff with his lacrosse IQ and his decision making with the ball. He is a very well rounded player who can cover, play good team defense, and clear well. He also is great on ground balls. He has led his HS team the last two seasons in the groundball category. That is rare for a defenseman to do. With us graduating two senior poles he will have a chance to push for time."

Adam Lewis (Goalie/Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson High School) 5'11 * 170lbs
2011 Named 1st Team OCC ... 2nd Team Region ... Played on the Velocity Premier Travel Team ... 2010 Hilliard Davidson (D1) finished 19-3 ranked #7th in laxpower for the state of Ohio ... 21-4 as varsity starter ... 2010-2nd team all state ... 1st team all region ... 2nd team all conference.

Sothoron on Lewis: "I saw a lot of goalies play this past summer and I feel he is as good as any high school goalie out there. He was a big factor in his team's success. With us only having two goalies currently on our roster it was important for us to bring in another strong goalie. Adam has the tools to be a very good goalie at the D2 level. He will push for time from day one."

Patrick O'Neil (LSM-Defense/ Madison Heights, MI/Bishop Foley High School) 6'3 * 195lbs
2011 All Catholic League ... 2011 Team Captain ... Bishop Foley Scholar Athlete Award ... 2010 Team Captain ... All-League ... All Catholic and Defensive Most Valuable Player ... 2010 Captain and All-Academic team ... Varsity starter 2008-2010 ... Earned four varsity letters in Lacrosse, Football, Basketball, and Bowling ... Played for Champion Elite travel team.

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