Michigan Inks 18 for Inaugural Recruiting Class

Michael Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) -- A 6-2, 185-pound midfielder, Hernandez has played the last two years for head coach Jeremy Stothers. In 2011, Hernandez registered 37 goals and 40 assists to earn All-Bay Shore Athletic League first team recognition. He will captain the Piedmont squad during the 2012 season.

Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) -- A 5-9, 160-pound midfielder, Jackson is coached by Brodie Merrill and Merrick Thomson at The Hill Academy. Inside Lacrosse named Jackson its No. 2 player in Canada for the Class of 2012. Jackson won three consecutive (2009, '10, '11) gold medals with Team Ontario's Under-19 Team at the Alumni Cup. He is one of 50 players who will compete for a roster spot on Team Canada's squad for the 2012 U-19 World Championships. Jackson won The Hill Academy's Leadership and Strength and Conditioning Awards in 2010. He was the team captain in 2011.

Charles Keady (Darien, Conn./Fairfield College Prep) -- A 6-3, 190-pound longstick midfielder, Keady plays for head coach Chris Smalkais. Keady helped his team to Class L runner-up finishes in 2010 and '11, and earned an SCC title in 2011. He will captain the Fairfield team in 2012. Keady has also earned varsity letters in football and indoor track.

Riley Kennedy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) -- A 6-0, 180-pound attackman, Kennedy has earned three varsity letters under the tutelage of head coach Rob Ambrose. In 2011, Kennedy was a US Lacrosse Third Tier All-American, ESPN All-America honorable mention, All-Midwest second team and all-state first team selection. He tallied 62 goals, 30 assists and 61 ground balls as the Warriors won the Catholic League and their ninth straight state title. In 2010, the Warriors won championships at the league, state and Midwest levels. Additionally, Brother Rice was a finalist at the Midwest Championship. Kennedy is a teammate of fellow signee Chris Walker as well as current U-M freshman Will Meter.

Daniel Kinek (Macungie, Pa./Avon Old Farms [Conn.]) -- A 5-10, 168-pound midfielder, Kinek is spending a post-graduate year at Avon Old Farms, which is coached by Dr. Skip Flanagan. Previously he played for Emmaus High School where he earned three varsity letters under head coach Jef Hewlings. Kinek is the Emmaus' all-time career leader in goals (217) and assists (90). In 2011, he earned Pennsylvania All-State honors, All-Philly Lacrosse first team, Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association All-Star, MVP of the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the recipient of the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award. Kinek's high school team has won three LVIAC titles and a pair of district championships. He has served as a captain of the lacrosse and basketball teams.

Peter Kraus (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) -- A 5-11, 165-pound attackman, Kraus has lettered three times for head coach Alex Whitten. Kraus has started each of his three seasons, earning All-FCIAC honorable mention last season. He will captain his New Canaan team in 2012.

Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./The Hotchkiss School [Conn.]) -- A 6-1, 190-pound goalie, Logan will spend a postgraduate year with head coach Chris Burchfield at The Hotchkiss School. In 2011, Logan lettered at Sachem North High School for head coach Jason Mauro. He had a .608 save percentage. Logan also lettered at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He also earned four letters playing soccer.

Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) -- Lott is a 6-0, 175-pound faceoff specialist/midfielder and a three-time varsity letter winner at Trinity under head coach Pete Schroeder. For the class of 2012, ESPN Rise ranked Lott the No. 1 faceoff/midfielder and its No. 15 overall player. Lott was an ESPN All-America honorable mention, two-time Under Armour All-America Underclassman, and two-time adidas All-American. An all-state first team selection in 2011, Lott won 71 percent of his faceoffs and recorded 23 goals with 18 assists while leading his team to its second straight state championship game with a 15-1 record.

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