Recruiting notes: 2 Baltimore-area rising sophomores commit

McDonogh midfielder Sutley picks Penn State, while St. Paul's attackman Pollard chooses Hopkins; Terps, Towson also land sophomores

August 07, 2013|Compiled from Inside Lacrosse

A pair of local boys lacrosse players are among the latest rising sophomores to announce oral commitments to colleges.

McDonogh midfielder Barrett Sutley has committed to Penn State. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound player ran second midfield as a freshman on the nationally ranked Eagles. This summer, Sutley attended Jake Reed's Blue Chip camp and events with the Baltimore Crabs. He also considered Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina and Maryland.

From St. Paul's, attackman Joe Pollard has committed to Johns Hopkins. The 6-foot, 185-pound lefty plays club for the Baltimore Crabs, attending Adrenaline Black Card, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip, Crab Feast, Under Armour Shootout and National High School Lacrosse Showcase. Pollard, who earned varsity letters in both football and lacrosse this year, also considered Penn State, Georgetown, Maryland and Towson.

Other oral commitments by rising sophomores

  • Attackman Andrew Packer of Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has committed to Maryland. A member of Team Storm and Team Florida, Packer was named the Most Valuable Player of the Maverik Showtime All-Star Game and also earned All-Star honors at Hotbeds. He also considered Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, High Point and Jacksonville.

  • Attackman Ben Coakley of Hunterdon Central Regional High in Flemington, N.J., has committed to Towson. A member of Leading Edge, the 6-1, 170-pound left-hander attended Adrenaline Black Card Showcase, NSCLA and MVP, winning the Leopard Classic, Jersey Shootout and the Terp Young Guns Shootout.

Oral commitments by rising juniors

  • Defenseman Mike Wegner of Regis Jesuit High in Aurora, Colo., has committed to Loyola. A letterman for the state semifinalist, Wegner plays club for Denver Elite and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, becoming an All-Star at Adrenaline High Rollers and Denver Team Camp. The 6-3, 205-pound recruit is also a state and national champion powerlifter, while his older brother, Brian, is an incoming long-pole at Denver. He also considered Air Force, Navy, Michigan and Jacksonville.

  • McDonogh attackman-midfielder Bobby Austin has committed to Loyola. Playing both positions for the Eagles this spring, Austin produced 15 goals and seven assists. A member of the Baltimore Crabs this summer, he attended Loyola Shootout (All-Star), NHSLS, King of the Hill, Best of the Best and NSCLA. He also considered Denver, Colgate, Brown and Delaware.

  • Goalie Ryan Kern of Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., committed to Navy in late April. He was a first-team All-State selection for the Delaware state champion, stopping 68 percent of shots and allowing just 3.68 goals per game. A member of Duke's LC, he attended Best of the Best, Tri-State and Champ. Kern also considered Maryland, Fairfield, St. Joseph's, Air Force and Marquette.

  • Boys' Latin long-stick midfielder-defenseman Myles Cohen has committed to Furman. A participant in the Maryland Freestate Top 22 Games, Cohen was an All-Star at the Delaware MVP tournament playing with Zingos; he also attended the NHSLS with Boys' Latin. Cohen, who played varsity for the Lakers as a sophomore, also considered Robert Morris, Mercer, North Carolina and Ohio State.

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