Recruiting notes: UMBC men receive commitments from attackman, midfielder

Boys' Latin midfielder Kyle Weatherford commits to Furman

December 04, 2013|Compiled from Inside Lacrosse reports

The UMBC men's lacrosse team has picked up two more oral commitments, landing sophomore attackman Brett McIntyre of National Sport Academy in Calgary, Alberta, and junior midfielder Ryan Baker of Yorktown High in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

McIntyre, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound right-hander, plays for Geoff Snider's Elev8 squad, attending Jake Reed's Blue Chip, Top 205, 3D Blue Chip, Towson's Gold Standard Showcase and UPLax. A captain of the Calgary Axemen Midget A box team, he led the team in goals and points and is also a past member of Team Alberta in box and field lacrosse. He also considered Yale, Vermont, Loyola and Massachusetts-Lowell.

Playing for the No Limit Ballers and Moonlight, Baker attended National 175, Moonlight Showcase and Maverik Showtime. The 5-9, 145-pound recruit is also a standout quarterback on the football team. Baker also considered Albany and St. John's.

More junior oral commitments

Boys' Latin midfielder Kyle Weatherford has committed to Furman. The fifth current Laker to commit to the Paladins, the speedy, 5-11, 170-pound recruit captained Boys' Latin on its way to the junior varsity title last season. A member of the Baltimore Crabs, he attended Nike Blue Chip, National 175, Top 205, Crab City Classic, Legacy, UPLax and Diamond Showcase.

Attackman Jake Christensen of Quince Orchard High in Gaithersburg has committed to Colgate. A two-year starter for the Cougars, he tallied 31 goals and 22 assists last spring to earn first team All-Division honors. This summer, the BLC Hardshells recruit was in the Maryland Freestate Top 22, played in the Under Armour 2015 Uncommitted Game and was an All-Star at Delaware MVP and Legacy Invitational. Watch the left-hander's highlight reel here.

Women's signings

The Division II Florida Tech women's team announced that Caroline Dunleavy (Broadneck) signed a national letter of intent during the early signing period.

The Panthers will begin their inaugural season in 2015. Dunleavy, a three-year starter for the Bruins, played three seasons for Two Rivers Lacrosse and six years for SPLax. She also earned letters in basketball and volleyball.

Oregon announced that defender-midfielder Natalie Modly, a three-sport athlete at St. Mary's, has signed a national letter of intent for the 2015 season. Modly was a four-year letter-winner in lacrosse and field hockey while also lettering in cross country her senior year.

The Annapolis native was named as a standout player at the DeBeers Presidents Cup in Naples, Fla. by Inside Lacrosse in 2012.

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