Chemotti Announces Richmond 2014 Lacrosse Recruiting Class

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. University of Richmond Spiders head men's lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti announced his spring recruiting class on Tuesday. The class, which consists of 17 student-athletes, will be eligible to compete for the Spiders in their inaugural Division I season in 2013-2014.

"It is with excitement and pride that we can ultimately announce the inaugural class for men's lacrosse at the University of Richmond," Chemotti said.

"Despite starting the recruiting process back in November I feel this group of young men, not only have the potential necessary to lead Richmond into Division 1 Lacrosse, but their strong character and integrity are consistent with the morals and values that the University of Richmond and our Men's Lacrosse program will stand for every day."

"The most important factors we focused on while recruiting this class was to comprise a group of strong students, athletes who excelled in multiple sports, leaders amongst their peers, and players from winning programs and traditions," Chemotti remarked.

"Every incoming freshman played multiple sports at a high level and just about all of them were captains of their team in one or more sport. Just as important, the large majority of these players hail from high school programs with a strong tradition, programs that know what it takes to win. Those fundamental concepts of success will also serve as the foundation of our program and attracting student-athletes who already understand those principles of hard work, discipline, character, etc. will allow Richmond Lacrosse to take significant leaps forward each week and establish a winning culture every step of the way."

Marc Badger Midfield
Bel Air, Md./Fallston

High School: Helped Fallston win the 2A/1A State Championship in 2013, 2012 and Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Championships in 2011 and 2012 ... Finalist for the C. Markland Kelly Award, given to best lacrosse player in Maryland ... Three-time First-Team All-County ... Three-time All-Conference ... Aegis All Harford ... Two-time team captain ... 29 goals, 14 assists and 60 ground balls during his sophomore season ... Totaled 28 goals, 16 assists and 44 ground balls during his junior year ... Had 34 goals, 48 assists and 51 ground balls his senior season ... Totaled 91 goals, 78 assists, 155 ground balls and 169 points in his career ... Also a standout on the football team, finishing his career as the program's all-time leading rusher and scorer with 4,075 yards rushing and 272 points respectively. During his career he earned Aegis All-Harford, All-County, All-Conference and All-State honors as a running back ... Distinguished Honor Roll ... National Honor Society ... French National Honor Society ... Receipient of the Al Cesky Scholarship Award.
Personal: Son of Ron and Suzanne Badger ... Has done volunteer work through his church.

Ryan Berning Defense/LSM
Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Xavier

High School: Two-year varsity starter ... Two-time All-Midwest and All-Southwest Ohio ... Team captain during his senior season ... Standout in football, earning First-Team All-GCL and All-Southwest honors as a defensive back ... Led city of Cincinnati in tackles with 124 ... Earned First Honors all four years ... National Honor Society ... Spanish National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Mike and Beth Berning ... Father, Mike, played tennis at Northern Kentucky and soccer at the University of Cincinnati ... Participated in Big Buddies and Habitat for Humanity.

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