Ohio Valley Welcomes 13 Lacrosse Recruits for 2014 Season

Ohio Valley University, under the direction of second-year head lacrosse coach Corey Struss, has welcomed 13 new Fighting Scots to campus this fall.

The class of 2017 includes 12 freshmen and one transfer, all of whom will look to play a part in the program's mission to win the ECACII. The class features student-athletes from 6 states, and two Canadian provinces.

"This is a very versatile class that has known success for a long time. We have guys who can step into certain roles whenever needed, and they are ready to do whatever it takes to see the field," said Coach Struss. "This kind of depth is really going to push our guys and our program to the next level. I can't wait to get started this fall."

M Adam Dickson (White Rock, British Columbia/New Westminster) is one of two newcomers from British Columbia. He helped the salmon bellies capture 2 Provincial Championships during his tenure. Adam was an Intermediate A captain with a 50 plus point season for New West, receiving multiple MVP's and the Minor graduating player of the year.

M Jacob Schoenfeld (Imperial Beach, CA/Mar Vista) was a two-time All-Metro Conference selection. A 4-year Varsity Letter at Mar Vista and a 3-year team captain, Jake had career totals of over 150 points and 100 ground balls. A product of the Shooterz lacrosse club team, he lead the team as a captain his senior year.

M Caleb McCurtis (West Bloomfield, MI/West Bloomfield) is the first player from West Bloomfield High school to be honored to play NCAA lacrosse. He totaled 23 goals in his high school career and garnered All-Conference honors his senior year. The converted football player will have the athleticism and strengthen at the midfield position to bolster his abilities on both sides of the field.

LSM Chase Neibert (Chula Vista, CA/Hilltop) A 4-year varsity starter for Hilltop at multiple positions. He played midfield and LSM his senior year, registering over 42 points (35 goals, 7 assists). He played for Shooterz lacrosse club and led the team as a captain.

D Oliver Stoudt (Spring Township, PA/Wilson) is the first Wilson lacrosse player to join a Division II lacrosse program. A second team All-Berks County selection his senior year, he moved to close D his junior year. He was selected for the Keystone State games for Berks County in his final season.

G Alex Naftal (Bellmore, New York/Young Harris College) comes to Ohio Valley as a transfer from Young Harris College. As a Mountain Lion, he played in 7 games with a GAA: 9.42 and Save %: .500. A 3 year letter winner at JFK High School he earned All-conference as a senior and named team MVP leading his team to the playoffs. He was awarded the Dave Leistman Scholarship Award selected by the Nassau County Coaches Association. Alex recently played club lacrosse for the New York Skulls in Amsterdam.

A Shane Thompson (Charlottesville, VA/University) recently played in the Champion All-American Showcase as an All-American. Shane played in 44 games tailing 233 points (168 goals, 65 assists). He was selected to the 2nd Team All-State team his junior year and 1st team his senior year. During his 3 years at University he helped lead them to 2 State Championships. He spent his club years as a part of the Pittsburgh Revolution.

M - Christopher Rock (Charleston, WV/Herbert Hoover) was a 2 year varsity player. He played in 2 straight State All-Star Games during his junior and senior year.

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