Inside Lacrosse: Across the nation, local recruiting updates

February 17, 2011

•-Duke junior goalie Sean Brady has been dismissed from the team, coach John Danowski said. He remains enrolled at the university. Last season, Brady was dismissed for academic reasons.

•-UMass freshman Ryan Izzo tore his ACL in the last week of the preseason and will redshirt this season. Izzo chose to play lacrosse in Amherst over football offers from Boston College, Syracuse and others.

•-North Carolina has lost several pieces of its midfield because of injury. Senior Milton Lyles will take a medical redshirt after tearing his ACL in a scrimmage against Loyola. Sean Burke and Tyler Morton both retired from lacrosse in January because of medical reasons. Cam Wood, who played every game in his freshman season, suffered a knee injury that will cause him to redshirt. UNC is also short a backup goalie with redshirt sophomore Steven Rastivo dealing with "NCAA issues," coach Joe Breschi said.

•-VMI defenseman Kyle Hofstetter, a junior, holds the school record for dips, the strength and conditioning test: He did 80. It's not because he has a healthy diet. He apparently eats several hard boiled eggs for breakfast every morning. First-year coach Brian Anken says Hofstetter is made to go last at team meals. "If he went first, there'd be nothing left for anyone else," Anken said.

•- For Denver defenseman Brendan DeBlois, going in to this weekend's match-up against Syracuse is more than just looking to avenge the loss of last season's opener to the Orange. It's about looking to avenge the loss of his season, after a car accident a few days before the game sidelined him all of 2010. "The first thought in my mind while in the air was, 'I'm getting hit by a car right now,' says DeBlois. "My first reaction was to get up, and that's when I felt the pain and laid back down and knew that I would not be traveling to Syracuse. That was almost as painful as the injuries themselves."

Recruiting report


Jack Brust, a goalie at Calvert Hall, has verbally committed to Quinnipiac. A strong all-around netminder with good size, Brust enjoyed a successful summer with both the 2012 Baltimore Lacrosse Club Crabs. Also a hockey standout, the junior has in the inside track to replace four-year starter Greg Dutton (now at Ohio State) in goal. He also considered Towson, Villanova, Denver and Delaware.

Loyola College picked up two-way middie Tommy Labadini, from Salisbury in Connecticut. He twice earned First Team All-State honors during his time at Bishop Guertin High School in New Hampshire.


Calvert Hall's John Belz, an athletic midfielder with an outstanding shot, has verbally committed to Maryland. He played for the Cardinals as a freshman and is expected to pick up big minutes in 2011 because of graduation losses. He also considered Johns Hopkins and North Carolina.

Severn's Brett Bedard has verbally committed to North Carolina. Bedard, 6'2", 190 pounds, was on Inside Lacrosse's Rising Sophomore Watchlist in the fall. He also considered Virginia and Johns Hopkins.


The Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings, released Thursday, feature five MIAA teams. Boys' Latin is ranked No. 5, St. Paul's is at No. 10, Calvert Hall at No. 11, Gilman comes in at No. 16 and McDonogh is ranked 24th. Other Maryland teams include Landon (14) and Georgetown Prep (19). The No. 1-ranked school is Haverford, near Philadelphia.

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