Detroit Titans Sign 11 Recruits for 2013 Season

DETROIT -- The Detroit Titans stockpiled talent for the future, as head coach Matt Holtz announced the signings of 11 high school standouts, all of whom will enter the University next fall as freshmen.

Joining the Titans for the 2013 season are Paul Bitetti (Plainview, NY/Bethpage), Ryan Callaghan (Burlington, ON/Corpus Christi), Connor Flynn (Rockford, MI/Rockford), Brad Harris (Saline, MI/Saline), Andy Hebden (Farmington Hills, MI/Brother Rice), Chris Perry (Shelby Township, MI/Eisenhower), Jack Slomsky (Westerville, OH/Columbus St Francis DeSales), Dylan Swanson (Ann Arbor, MI/Pioneer), Ryan Tarzia (Hicksville, NY/Hicksville), Kurt Urbin (Rochester Hills, MI/Stoney Creek) and Shannen Wesley (Toledo, OH/St. Francis de Sales).

Paul Bitetti D 6-1/205 - Plainview, NY/Bethpage
Lettered in lacrosse and football in high school ... Earned All-County in lacrosse as a junior after compiling 128 ground balls and 36 caused turnovers to go with eight assists ... Was selected All-Academic as a junior in lacrosse and senior in football ... Named the Fran McCall Lacrosse Award winner in 2010, given to the sophomore varsity player with highest athletic achievements ... As a sophomore, he picked up 117 GB's and had 32 caused TO's with six helpers ... He played club with the Long Island Storm and the Long Island Vipers, helping the storm to the Lava Lax Tournament title in 2010 ... Selected to the All Star Team at Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp in the 2010 and 2011 seasons...Selected to the All Star Team at Camp 205 this past summer ... A member of National Honor Society as a junior and senior.
Coach Holtz on Bitetti: "He is an extremely aggressive and athletic defenseman who has all the tools to be a starter for us right away."

Ryan Callaghan A 5-10/165 - Burlington, ON/Corpus Christi Catholic
A scorer from across the border, Callaghan shined in junior lacrosse helping the Halton Junior Tier 2 to a championship in 2010 ... He made a name for himself on the club scene playing with Edge Lacrosse for four years ... He also attended the Top 205 and Nike Blue Chip Rising Senior camp in 2011 ... He has been a winner on all levels winning championships in the Ontario B Field Lacrosse in peewee, bantam and midget.
Coach Holtz on Callaghan: "Ryan is a skilled goal scorer who will help us on the offensive end. He has the ability to play attack or midfield and to provide a scoring punch from either spot."

Connor Flynn G 5-10/200 - Rockford, MI/Rockford
A netminder, Flynn has won three letters in lacrosse and is set for a fourth this year with the Rockford Rams ... He was tabbed second team All-State as a sophomore and junior ... Last season, he tied his own school record with 23 saves in a game and ended the year with a 68.8 save percentage ... He also owns school records with a 71.6 save percentage and a 4.09 goals against average as a freshman ... He owns a career 65.9 save percentage and another school record with 446 saves ... Off the field, he is a member of the National Honor Society.
Coach Holtz on Flynn: "Connor is a great ball stopper who has good vision in the clearing game. He will compete for the starting spot very quickly in his career."

Brad Harris A 6/3/180 - Saline, MI/Saline
A three-year letterwinner and brother of current Titan senior midfielder Scott Harris ... He earned All-State honors as a junior after leading the team in scoring with 48 goals and 43 assists ... A team captain, he was also selected first team Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was the Hornets' Team MVP ... For his career, the attackman has totaled 104 goals and 79 assists ... Played club with Team Total helping the squad to a title at the Notre Dame lacrosse and Summer Sizzle Tournaments in 2010 ... He was also a part of the Connect Program in high school which helps special needs students.
Coach Holtz on Harris: "Brad Harris has great size and is extremely skilled. We are hoping he can break into the rotation early in his career."

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