Detroit Lacrosse Inks Nine for 2014 in the Early Signing Period

DETROIT (12/6/2012) -- Nine prep lacrosse players have decided to take their talent to the Motor City, as head coach Matt Holtz announced the signings of players who will enroll as freshmen next fall.

Kyle Beauregard Attack - 5-7/160 - Clarkston, Mich./Notre Dame Prep
Already familiar with the Titan lacrosse team as his older brother, Brandon, is a sophomore attackman for UDM ... Has lettered for three years in lacrosse amassing 142 points on 90 goals and 52 assists ... Was tabbed All-Catholic and All-Region as a freshman and sophomore, while adding First Team All-State as a sophomore ... Had his best season as a sophomore in 2011 ending with 57 goals and 28 assists to finish second on the team in scoring ... Missed most of his junior campaign with an injury ... Has been a part of some great teams with Notre Dame winning a pair of Catholic League titles (2010, 2011) and three regional championships as well as three trips to the state semifinals and a state runner-up finish in 2010 ... Plays club with 1763 and was selected to the all-star game at the annual Hotbeds tournament this past summer.

Coach Holtz on Beauregard: "Kyle is a quick and shifty goal scorer. He has had an excellent high school career so far and we are looking forward to him contributing in the very near future."

Marcus Butters - Midfield - 5-10/165 - St. Catharines, Ont./Denis Morris
Another product from Canada from the same high school that produced current standout attackman Shayne Adams ... Has lettered in lacrosse, cross country, basketball and badminton ... A two-time team captain who also won the Coaches Award and was team MVP as a junior and senior ... Led his team to back-to-back district and Southern Ontario championships, while placing fourth at the provincials in 2012 and seventh in 2011 ... Played for a number of club teams and has enjoyed success there too, including a U19 Provincial Field Lacrosse championship, a Provincial Silver Medalist in 2011, and a U16 Provincial Field Lacrosse title in 2009.

Coach Holtz on Butters: "He brings a good level of skill and athleticism to our midfield and he can do a lot of things for us on both ends of the field."

Lucas Ducharme Midfield 6-2/180 - LaSalle Ont./St. Thomas of Villanova
Lettered in hockey, track and cross country in high school, but played box lacrosse in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League with the Windsor Clippers ... Tabbed the Junior B Ontario League Rookie of the Year in 2012 after leading the team in scoring with 76 points on 33 goals and 43 assists ... Played club lacrosse with the Jacksonville Lacrosse Club, Edge Lacrosse, Ontario West team, True Lacrosse and 1763 ... The leading scorer on the Jacksonville Lacrosse Club for the Hotbeds Field Lacrosse Tournament in 2012 as the squad went 12-2 ... Also played in the All-Canada Games with Ontario West helping that team to an 8-1 record.

Coach Holtz on Ducharme: "Lucas has the whole package. He is a skilled ball handler with great size who can move well."

Seth Horwat Defense - 6-5/180 - Butler, Pa./Butler Area Senior High School
Has lettered in lacrosse and basketball so far as a prep ... Helped the Butler High School to a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) championship as a freshman ... Also guided the Tornados to a state semifinals appearance in 2012 ... Played one year of club with Pittsburgh Elite Lacrosse.

Coach Holtz on Horwat: "Seth brings great size and fantastic athleticism to our program."

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