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National Letter of Intent week: Mercersburg PG goalie Hutwelker (Valley Forge M.I., LB3) signs with VMI

Saturday, 17th November 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting, Posted 11/16/12
From Press Release

Michael Hutwelker, a 6-2 goalie from Lahaska in Bucks County, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Virginia Military Institute.

Mercersburg PG Michael Hutwelker, of Lahaska and formerly of Valley Forge Military Academy, signed his National Letter of Intent to play at VMI. he is joined by Mercersburg Academy head boys’ lacrosse coach Mark Schindler.

Hutwelker, who is attending Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa., as a postgraduate student this year, made more than 200 saves during the 2012 season at Valley Forge Military Academy. He lettered four years in lacrosse and three years in football. He has a career save percentage of
68 percent.

Hutwelker also attended New Hope Solebury High School and played club lacrosse for LB3 Lacrosse Club of Philadelphia (coached by John Banks) and New Hope Solebury Lacrosse Club (coached by Pat Ryan).

“Michael has very quick hands and, in addition to being left-handed, poses problems for opposing offensive players because of his athleticism,” Mercersburg head coach Mark Schindler said. “It takes everyone a few shots to get used to his setup and style. He is developing into a very solid college-level goalie and I think the coaches at VMI will be excited to have him as a part of their program.”

As a junior in 2011, Hutwelker led Valley Forge to an undefeated conference mark and the best record in school history while allowing just 2.75 goals per game.

Hutwelker plans to study mechanical engineering at VMI. He is the son of Joel and Lori Hutwelker of Lahaska.



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