Notebook: Junior defenseman Huber commits to Johns Hopkins

LXM Pro Tour heads to Vegas area this weekend; Rockhurst to add D-II and D-III men's and women's programs

November 29, 2012|By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun

Junior defenseman Jeremy Huber of Palo Verde High in Las Vegas has orally committed to Johns Hopkins, adding to a big week for the Blue Jays.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound recruit has won two state championships and was captain as a sophomore. Playing club for Vegas Starz and West Coast Starz, Huber attended Adrenaline Black Card, Adrenaline Showcase, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association and Terrapin Fall Classic camps, receiving All-Star recognition at Maverik Showtime and Adrenaline High Rollers.

He also considered Amherst, Rutgers, Dartmouth, Boston University, Providence, High Point and Yale.

On Monday, Hopkins made history by landing Forry Smith, who became the first freshman in lacrosse history to make an oral commiment to a college.

LXM Pro to continue series in Vegas area Saturday

On the heels of an eight-goal comeback win, Team STX will look to clinch the series victory Saturday when it faces Team Sole in Game 6 of the LXM Pro Tour at Heritage Park in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.

Team STX is led by brothers Max and Xander Ritz, who are both former Maryland standouts, as well as 2005 Tewaaraton Award winner Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends) and Sam Bradman (Salisbury).

In Game 5 on Nov. 10, Team STX trailed 9-1 in the second quarter before outscoring Team Sole 11-0 in the second half for the biggest rally in LXM Pro history. Xander Ritz finished with a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists.

Game 7 of the series is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Arenaline Challenge in Del Mar, Calif.

Rockhurst to add D-II programs

Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., will add men's and women's lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic programs in the fall of 2013. Women's cross country will also be added, increasing Rockhurst’s athletic programs from 11 to 14.

"Lacrosse is the fastest-growing team sport in America," athletic director Gary Burns said. "This is an opportunity for Rockhurst to capitalize on an underserved market. We will be the first university or college in this area to field a lacrosse program. We will target the Greater Kansas City area and high schools on the East Coast for lacrosse players."

There are currently 68 Division II women’s lacrosse programs and 46 Division II men's programs organized into six conferences, as well as a number of independent programs consisting of mainly new programs. The Hawks will attempt to schedule lacrosse games with schools in Colorado and the St. Louis area.

Inside Lacrosse contributed.

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