Detroit Lacrosse Inks Nine for 2014 in the Early Signing Period

Matt Lee - Attack 5-8/151 - Etobicoke, Ont./Everest Academy
Lee has lettered in lacrosse, hockey and volleyball ... Helped Everest Academy to a number of tournament championships, including the Ithaca Turkey Shoot in 2012 ... Made a name for himself in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League this summer playing for the Mimico Mountaineers and helping the team to a playoff berth ... He was one of the squad's top offensive players finishing the season third on the team in scoring (48), second in assists (32) and sixth in goals (16) ... Also played with the U19 Mimico Field Lacrosse team this summer helping the program win a Division 3 championship.

Coach Holtz on Lee: "Matt is a sure handed goal scorer who uses his quickness and stick skills very well."

Bryan Matney Defense 6-0/190 Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer
A highly decorated recruit that has earned letters in lacrosse and football and was named a team captain for his senior season ... Selected Third Team All-State as well as First Team All-Region and All-Area as a junior after compiling 62 caused turnovers and 102 ground balls ... Helped the Pioneers to a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division I state runner-up appearance in 2012 ... Part of a travel team that won the Ohio State team camp title over the summer ... Played club with Ann Arbor Delta.

Coach Holtz on Matney: "He is a big, athletic defender who has a great head on his shoulders and works extremely hard."

Kyle Pedwell - Attack - 5-11/180 - St. Catharines, Ont./Everest Academy
The second Titan signee from Everest Academy, he guided his team to a title at the Indiana Exhibition Series and the Ithaca Turkey Shoot in 2012 ... He was the Rookie of the Year in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League for the Welland Warriors ... He tallied 33 points third on the team on 16 goals and 17 assists ... He was also the Graduating Player of the Year for the St. Catharines Midget squad in 2011 ... He played club and travel with Edge Lacrosse, Niagara Raiders, Welland Warlords and the Brampton Inferno ... He helped the Niagara Raiders to a U19 gold medal in 2011 and a silver medal in 2012, while winning the CLAX championship with Brampton in 2011 and 2012.

Coach Holtz on Pedwell: "Kyle is a versatile, offensive threat. He uses his body well and is aggressive around the goal."

Adam Susalla - Attack - 5-10/160 Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm
Susalla is a proven goal scorer who has earned letters in lacrosse and hockey in high school ... He was named a captain of Birmingham United this season and is coming off a junior year that saw him earn his second straight Honorable Mention All-State honor ... He was also Honorable Mention All-Country and Honorable Mention All-Midwest, and was a First Team All-Conference selection ... Also garnered Academic All-State in 2012 and was First Team All-Conference in hockey.

Coach Holtz on Susalla: "Adam brings some versatility to the recruiting class and a lot to the offensive end of the field."

Jason Weber - Goalie - 5-11/160 Whitby, Ont./Christ School Asheville, N.C.
Originally from Canada, Weber has excelled in the states while playing for the Christ School in Asheville, N.C ... Has lettered in cross country at lacrosse as a prep ... In his career, he has posted 258 saves, allowed just 3.0 goals per game and sports a 78.0 save percentage ... He was selected First Team All-American by US Lacrosse in 2011 and 2012 ... Also twice tabbed First Team All-State and All-Conference and was team MVP as a sophomore and junior ... Played club with Team Carolina Elite ... Was invited to play in the Top 205 rising seniors camp this past summer and put together a solid performance at the 2012 Adrenaline All-Canada Games Lacrosse Tournament, which included scoring a goal.

Coach Holtz on Weber: "Jason is an all-around excellent goalie. He sees the ball great, moves well to the ball, and has solid fundamentals in the clearing game."

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