Torpey Adds 15 Recruits to the 2014 High Point Lacrosse Team

Carns comes to HPU from St. Christopher's High School in Chesterfield, Va. He scored 41 goals during his junior season and was an All-Prep midfielder. He has also played four years of varsity football and two seasons as a sprinter on the track team.

"Cole will probably be the fastest guy on the field," Torpey said. "He has explosive speed and is a great slashing type of midfielder. He is a skilled shooter but can also get back and play defense."

Harrison is a two-sport athlete Marriotts Ridge High School. He scored 47 goals and picked up 97 ground balls as a junior to earn All-County and All-Metro honors. Harrison also helped Marriotts Ridge to a state championship in soccer in 2011.

"Sean is a big, aggressive presence in the midfield," Torpey said. "He is a humble, hard-working person off the field but on the field he is incredibly competitive. He shoots the ball on the run as well as any player I have had the opportunity to coach."

Horrocks plays high school lacrosse at Malvern Prep where he is also a four-year member of the varsity ice hockey team. 16 players from Horrocks' Malvern Prep team have committed to Div. I lacrosse programs. He also played club for Duke's Lacrosse and Mesa Fresh.

"Mick has a very high lacrosse IQ," Torpey said. "He knows the game and that has a lot to do with coming from a great program. He is very versatile and is the type of player the offense can flow through."

Irvine also joins HPU from Malvern Prep and played club lacrosse for Mesa Fresh. He was selected to the 2011 National Lacrosse Classic despite missing much of his junior season with an injury.

"Sean plays hard at all times, he is a bull on the field." Torpey said. "He has really good dodging skills and can definitely get a shot off. He will really fit well in the style of play we want from our midfielders."

The final addition to the midfield is Klingsporn from Aloha, Ore. He started every game for Aloha High School for the last three seasons and has tallied over 160 goals. He is a three-time All-Metro selection and earned All-State honors as a junior.

"Sam came to one of our clinics and I was blown away by what a phenomenal athlete he is," Torpey said. "He was a dominating force and we saw right away that he has the potential to be a special player. We are looking forward to working with him."

Torpey and his staff have signed three defenders for 2013-14: Tucker Coil from Roundhill, Va., Tanner Landstra out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Daniel McKenna of Ridgewood, N.J.

Coil earned All-State and All-Area honors at Woodgrove High School. He was also a first-team All-District selection in 2011. Coil is the starting quarterback at Woodgrove as well.

"At six-foot-four and 220 pounds, Tucker is a big, physical presence on the defensive end of the field," Torpey said. "He got some looks from ACC schools for football so we are very thankful to have him at High Point. He doesn't come from one of the traditional lacrosse hotbeds so it will take some time for him to adjust to playing at a high level consistently but he has a ton of upside."

Landstra was an Under Armour All-American at Indian Hill High School. He earned All-Region honors as a sophomore and junior and was an All-State selection as a junior. He helped Indian Hill to the state semifinals last year as well.

"Tanner can cover a lot of area and has a strong attacking mindset which will help us push the ball in transition," Torpey said. "Every time we have seen him play or worked with him at camps he has developed his game a little more."

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2013-01-08



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