Dominican U. (CA) Lacrosse Adds 12 Recruits for 2013-2014

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Coming off a successful season that saw Dominican University of California win the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association title, Head Coach Ned Webster has restocked with another dozen talented players for 2014.

Webster announced today the twelve student-athletes in the Penguins' 2013-14 recruiting class that add depth and versatility to a team which last season was the first to go undefeated in WILA play. The Penguins went 8-5 overall and had 12 players named to the All-WILA team, including WILA Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year Cody Bernstein and Co-Defensive Player of the Year Sean Donohue.

"What characterizes this class first and foremost is that they're all outstanding people. Talent can only go so far, so this class' legacy will be stapled by their strength of character, their exceptional work ethic, and their ability to put the team before themselves," said Webster, who was named 2013 WILA coach of the year. "I'm excited to see our freshmen mesh with our returners and help take Penguin Lacrosse to another level this spring."

Additionally, Matt Blamey has joined the Penguins coaching staff for 201314. Blamey joins Dominican from Sonoma State, where he served as the men's lacrosse program's defensive coordinator. Prior to relocating to California, Blamey was the founder and head coach of the Northern Virginia Community College Men's Lacrosse Program (NOVA) and spent seven years as the head coach at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., where he was twice recognized as the Liberty District Coach of the Year. Blamey was a defender and long-stick midfielder with the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.

"We're very excited to have Matt join our staff. He has outstanding experience at multiple levels, he communicates clearly, succinctly, and in great detail," said Webster. "He's a man of strong character, he truly loves the game, and he has fun teaching it. Our student-athletes are going to love learning from him and playing for him."

Jack Beall, Midfield
Camas, Wash./Camas HS (King's Way)

Beall recently played in the Champion All-America Showcase which was televised nationally on ESPNU. The transition midfielder joins older brother Brock, a senior captain on the team. He was a three-time captain for King's Way and garnered national accolades as a US Lacrosse Boys' High School All-American, Adrenaline All-American, and Champion All-American. The four-year varsity starter steadily improved, garnering Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division I All-State honors as a freshman, then Third Team honors as a sophomore, Second Team honors as a junior, and First Team honors as a senior.

"Jack is about as versatile a player as a coach could ask for. He can dodge from anywhere, he plays good defense, he hustles, rides, battles for groundballs, and clears the ball with ease," said Webster. "his best quality is his ability and desire to make his teammates better. Jack is getting bigger, stronger and faster by the day, and we're excited to have him joining us."

Rudy Buhlman, Defense
Davis, Calif./ Davis Senior HS

A 2013 Adrenaline All-American and two-time First Team All-League, Buhlman was a four-year varsity player and team captain for three seasons. As a senior in 2013, Buhlman helped the Blue Devils capture the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference Championship and as a junior in 2012, he helped his team to an undefeated season to capture the Bay Shore Athletic League Championship. More impressively, his teams went undefeated in league play.

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