Mercer Adds 23 Newcomers for the 2014 Lacrosse Season

MACON, Ga. Second-year Mercer lacrosse head coach Kyle Hannan unveiled his first complete recruiting class on Friday, announcing the addition of 23 newcomers for the 2014 season.

With the exception of one transfer from Mount St. Mary's University (junior), the entire group is comprised of high school players with four years of eligibility. The prospects hail from eight different states, and eight are Georgia natives. Eight of the newcomers are defenders, while eight are midfielders, five play attack, one is a face-off specialist and one is a goalkeeper.

"We are very excited to announce our class of 2017," Hannan said. "This class will be very instrumental in the continued development of Mercer lacrosse. Our staff wanted to bring in men of character and proven leaders, and we believe this class possesses these traits."

Hannan's aim is to continue making strides with the program that completed its most successful season under his direction in 2013. Hannan took over the reins after the team's 1-13 2012 season and lifted to squad to a 4-8 record in his first year including five losses by three goals or less.

"Nineteen of our incoming student-athletes have filled the role of team captain," Hannan continued. "This group also brings a lot of athleticism to the Bear program. The top four attackmen in this class scored 1,075 high school points, every midfielder was a multisport athlete and four US Lacrosse All-Americans add tremendous depth to the defense. The coaching staff believes that this special group of student-athletes will immediately contribute to the overall success of the Mercer lacrosse program on the field and in the classroom."

Whit Anderson Attack Duluth, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian
2013 Gwinnett County Player of the Year
Senior year stats: 54 goals, 41 assists, 95 total points
Holds five school records: 233 career points, 95 points in a season, 103 career assists, seven assists in a game, 10 points in a game
2012 & 2013 First Team All-County
Team Captain

Johnny Gavin Attack Encinitas, Ca./La Costa Canyon
Two-year varsity player
Career stats: 37 goals, 46 assists, 84 total points
2012 State Championship
Other Sports: Varsity Surfing

Jack Micciche Attack Leesburg, Vir./Highland
2013 US Lacrosse All-America
Career points: 206 goals, 129 assists, 335 total points
2012 & 2013 All-State
2012 & 2013 Team Most Valuable Player
Highland School Athlete of the Year
Led team to 2013 State Championship
2012 & 2013 Team Captain
Other Sports: Basketball Guard

Chris Rahill Attack Chalfont, Penn./Archbishop Wood
Senior year stats: 52 goals, 37 assists, 89 total points
Career stats: 166 goals, 96 assists, 262 total points
2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 All-Catholic League selection
2011, 2012 & 2013 Team Most Valuable Player
2012 & 2013 Team Captain
Other Sports: Football Wide Receiver

Kevin Yoggy Attack Mooresville, N.C./Starr's Mill
2013 US Lacrosse All-America
Career Points: 145 goals, 100 assists, 245 total points
2012 & 2013 All-State
2012 & 2013 Team Most Valuable Player
Team Captain

Jon DeFrank Defense Marietta, Ga./Alan C. Pope
All-County selection
All-State, honorable mention
2011 & 2012 played in Georgia State Championship game
Team Captain

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