Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/11/15
From Press Release
NXT 2016 put the NXT Lacrosse Club on the national radar.
NXT LC’s first two teams did great things on and off the field, but it wasn’t until NXT 2016 came around that NXT LC really started to earn a national reputation. Three years later, NXT’s seniors put pen to paper on National Signing Day.
Fifteen 2016s have committed to Division I schools. Delaware, Notre Dame and Ohio State all signed a pair of NXT 2016 teammates, while Boston University, Hofstra, Marquette, Maryland, Michigan, Monmouth, Richmond, Vermont and Virginia all boast one NXT 2016 commit. Seven NXT 2016 players have decided to play Division III lacrosse at Denison, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Lynchburg Stevenson, York and Widener.
Future Virginia defenseman Jack Reilly (Conestoga, Pa.) was the first commitment in club history and at the time, the earliest defenseman commit in college lacrosse history. In the past two seasons, no club has combined for more PIAA and DIAA champions than NXT LC. Three NXT 2016s have already been named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans and four of its players are alums of Nike’s “The Ride”.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this terrific group of young men,” NXT LC Boys Director Marty Kupprion said. “They’ve been a joy to watch develop on and off the field. They’re excellent players, but even better people, and we’re excited to see how they do this spring and then in college.”
NXT 2016 Division I Commitments
Luke Bianchino, Midfield, Salesianium School (Del.) – Delaware
Matt Blommer, Defense, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Notre Dame
Sam Bouhdary, Defense/LSM, Conestoga (Pa.) – Michigan
Christian Feliziani, Faceoff specialist, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Ohio State
Griffin Fleming, Attack, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) – Marquette
Peter Gayhardt, Attack, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) – Notre Dame
Eric Haab, Attack, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Boston University
Ryan Kinnard, Midfield, Penncrest (Pa.) – Hofstra
Michael Nelson, Midfield, Southern Lehigh (Pa.) – Vermont
Jack Reilly, Defense, Conestoga (Pa.) – Virginia
Justin Schwenk, Faceoff specialist, Spring-Ford (Pa.) – Monmouth
Drew Silvera, LSM, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Delaware
Ryan Terefenko, Midfield, Wilson (Pa.) – Ohio State
Kevin Todd, Attack, Spring-Ford (Pa.) – Richmond
Jack Wilson, Midfield/Attack, Radnor (Pa.) – Maryland
NXT 2016 Division III Commitments
Eric Carr, Defense/LSM/Faceoff specialist, Academy of the New Church (Pa.) – Gettysburg
Jake Hvazda, Attack, Spring-Ford (Pa.) – York
Brant Pittman, Midfield, Conestoga (Pa.) – Denison
Beau Schmeusser, Midfield, Kennett (Pa.) – Stevenson
Ryan Schultz, Defense/LSM, Penncrest (Pa.) – Widener
Cole Testaiuti, Defense, Episcopal Academy (Pa.) – Franklin & Marshall
Christian Xitas, Attack, Marple Newtown (Pa.) – Lynchburg
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