Jacksonville Lacrosse Welcomes 17 for Upcoming 2014 Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville lacrosse head coach Guy Van Arsdale has announced his latest recruiting haul as the Dolphins gear up for fall practice. A total of 17 new student-athletes have been added to the roster as JU goes off in search of a conference title in the first year of Atlantic Sun competition and a first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.

"We are very excited to welcome this year's freshman class to the Dolphin family," said Van Arsdale. "As a group they are very accomplished students and athletes. They have all been highly successful on the field and we feel that they will certainly increase our profile physically, and make us a deeper, more athletic squad."

Joining the Dolphin family this fall are Charlie Butterworth (Germantown, Tenn./Houston), Brady Charles (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor), Duncan Clancy (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./The Lawrenceville School(Rutgers)), Mike Diggle (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip (Stony Brook)), Doran Graham (Pittsbugh, Pa./Mount Lebanon), Blake Knobloch (Centennial, Colo./Regis), Zack Kuderski (Huntingtown, Md./The Calverton School), Josh Kuehn (Medina, Ohio/Medina), Chase McIntyre (Vancouver, British Columbia/Hill Academy), Fernando Milanes (Weston, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), Mitchell Parker (Nanaimo, British Columbia/Dover Bay Secondary), Brendon Ratigan (Prince Frederick, Md./The Calverton School), Sam Rosengarden (Irving, Texas/Dallas Jesuit), Alex Schott (St. Louis, Mo./Horton Watkins), Addison Sherwood (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad), Tim Swaby (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and E.J. Thurmond (Mableton, Ga./Holy Innocents Episcopal School).

#33 Charlie Butterworth
Germantown, Tenn./Houston
Attack - 6-2, 200

Butterworth was a two-year captain and four-year letterwinner at Houston HS under Head Coach William Buford ... Scored at least 30 goals in each of his four seasons with the program, including 39 goals as a senior ... Had a career-high 41 assists as a junior ... Played club lacrosse for Bluff City Blues and Southern Combat.

#47 Brady Charles
Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor
Mid/Attack - 5-10, 165

Charles earned four varsity letters at Penn Manor HS under Head Coach Kenny Snyder ... Scored 59 goals along with 43 assists as a senior, earning Team MVP honors ... Helped his team to the most wins in program history his senior season ... Had 48 goals and 15 assists as a junior, earning First Team All-League as an attacking mid ... Played club lacrosse for Low and Away ... Also started two seasons on the Penn Manor basketball and soccer teams, collecting first team honors with each squad.

#11 Duncan Clancy
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./The Lawrenceville School (Rutgers)
Attack - 6-2, 215

Clancy played three seasons at Rutgers, before missing most of last season due to injury ... Will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Dolphins ... Led the Scarlet Knights in assists (29) and points (42) as a sophomore in 2011, and ranked ninth in the nation in assists per game (1.87) ... Started three years at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey under Head Coach Allen Fitzpatrick ... Twice named First Team All-MAPL in high school, and was a Second Team All-State selection as a senior after compiling 63 points on the season.

#46 Mike Diggle
West Islip, N.Y./West Islip (Stony Brook)
Midfield - 6-1, 180

Played one season at Stony Brook and one season at Nassau CC before coming to Jacksonville ... Was a national runner-up with Nassau ... Will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Dolphins.

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