Guilford Welcomes 16 Newcomers for 2011-2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. Second-year head coach Tom Carmean welcomed 16 new student-athletes Guilford College this fall as part of the restoration of the Quakers' men's lacrosse team. The class, which includes 12 freshmen and four transfers, represents 13 states and will contribute to a team coming off its best season in 19 years.

The first-year students are:

Trent Evans           Mid.   RJ Reynolds                Winston-Salem, NC
Duncan Fitzgerald Mid. Kearsarge Regional HS North Sutton, NH
Garrison Goth Goal Mt. Hebron Ellicott City, MD
Sam Horacek Mid. Littleton HS Littleton, CO
Nick Huckins Mid. The Woodlands Woodlands, TX
Aaron Knauss LSM Carmel HS Carmel, IN
AJ Oliver Def. Bridgton Academy Yarmouth, ME
Ian Parker Att. McIntosh Peachtree City, GA
Justin Przezdziecki Mid. Archbishop Moeller Loveland, OH
Ben Rosenthal LSM Redwood Larkspur, CA
Juquan Tellis Mid. George Washington Carver Birmingham, AL
Chandler Zirkle Att. East Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Evans, a 5-10, 160-pound midfielder, played in the 2011 NC Great 38 All-Star Game after helping his RJ Reynolds High School team to a conference championship. Evans earned all-conference recognition and also lettered with the cross country team. He has been named a Bonner Scholar at Guilford and will participate in many community service activities.

Fitzgerald, a 5-11, 203-pound midfielder, earned first-team all-state recognition for Kearsarge Regional High School after compiling over 90 pts as a senior. He helped his team reach the 2011 state semifinals. Fitzgerald was also an accomplished scholastic golfer and active with youth lacrosse programs.

Goth, a six-foot, 185-pound goalie, started two seasons between the pipes for Mt. Hebron High School and helped his team deep into the playoffs both years. Goth was selected as a scholar athlete in his final three years at Mt. Hebron and also competed on the school's football team as an offensive lineman.

Horacek, a 6-1, 180-pound midfielder, comes to Guilford after a solid career at Littleton High School. He registered over 20 points in his shortened senior season and garnered first-team all-conference accolades. A 2011 team captain, he earned four lacrosse letters and was a four-year member of the school's honor roll.

Huckins, a 6-1 200-pound defender, earned all-state honors for The Woodlands School as a senior. The team captain accumulated 66 ground balls and led his team in caused turnovers. A three-year lacrosse letter winner, Huckins also excelled on the football field as a three-year letter-winning linebacker. He also was selected as the Rotary Student of the Year in 2011.

Knauss, a 6-3, 190-pound long-stick midfielder, wrapped up a successful high school career by helping perennial powerhouse Carmel High School to the Indiana state championship. Knauss helped the team to a 14-1 record. He also was active as a hockey player for three years.

Oliver, a 6-2, 215-pound defender, comes to Guilford from Bridgton Academy where he was a team captain and first-team all-conference selection. A three-sport standout at Yarmouth High School, Oliver is also a reserve goalie on the Quakers' men's soccer team.

Parker, a 5-11, 165-pound attackman, led McIntosh High School deep into the state playoffs for a fourth consecutive season last spring. He was an all-state honoree after scoring a school-record 83 goals. A team captain, Parker collected was named his team's Offensive Most Valuable Player. As a junior he set the school record for goals in a game and helped McIntosh to a berth in the state quarterfinals.

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