Michigan Inks 18 for Inaugural Recruiting Class

Paxton Moore (Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School) -- Moore is a 5-10, 165-pound longstick midfielder who has earned two varsity letters for head coach John Nostrant. Moore was ranked as the No. 12 LSM nationally by ESPN Rise for the 2012 season. He was a part-time starter for The Haverford School's 2011 team that went 23-0 and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by Inside Lacrosse and ESPN. The team won its league's regular-season and tournament titles. Moore is a two-time EPSLA All-Star.

William Perkins (Dallas, Texas/Saint Mark's School of Texas) -- Perkins is a 6-3, 205-pound attackman. He has earned three varsity letters for head coach Hayward Lee. Perkins was a captain in 2011 and will take on the same duty in 2012. He tallied 45 goals and 16 assists and posted 10 forced turnovers in 2011 en route to all-conference honors. Perkins was all-conference and all-district in 2010. Saint Mark's has won its last three conference championships and has earned a runner-up spot in the state tournament in 2009 and 2010. Perkins is also a linebacker and captain on the football team.

Brendan Riefberg (Flanders, N.J./Roxbury) -- A 6-4, 195-pound defender, Riefberg has earned three letters for head coach John Benbow. He was all-state second team and an adidas Underclassman All-American in 2011. He had team-bests for ground balls (75) and caused turnovers (32) while contributing seven goals and 12 assists. Riefberg captained the Roxbury team in 2011 and will do so again in 2012.

Chris Walker (Farmington Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) -- A 6-0, 183-pound defender, Walker is a two-year letterwinner for head coach Rob Ambrose. In 2011 Walker earned US Lacrosse Third Tier All-America, All-Midwest first team, Michigan All-State first team and All-Catholic League. The Brother Rice captain collected 91 ground balls while chipping in a goal and two assists en route to Catholic League and Michigan State Championships. In 2010, the Warriors won championships at the league, state and Midwest levels. Walker is a teammate of fellow signee Riley Kennedy as well as current U-M freshman Will Meter.

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