Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/31/12
Penn State has confirmed that redshirt attackman Jack Forster (La Salle) has received one final year of eligibility.
Forster was a two-time high school All-American who also played in the Under Armour Senior All-American game. He was considered one of the top recruits in the nation at the time, but he missed his freshman year and his redshirt sophomore year due to tears of his anterior cruciate ligament to both knees.
Forster, who had 22 goals in 11 games in 2009, returned in 2011 and had 14 goals in 12 games (nine starts) and then started all 15 games last year and compiled 27 goals and 15 assists. He earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors.
Overall, Forster has 63 goals in his three seasons.
Forster also had surgery in the spring of 2010 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. That caused him to miss Fall Ball in 2010.
The return of Forster will be a big boost for the Nittany Lions, who will now graduate only three regulars, including All-American Matt Mackrides (Malvern Prep), who tied Forster in scoring with 42 points.
At La Salle, Forster helped guide the Explorers to three straight Catholic League titles (2005-07) and a 78-7 record. He also played football.