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Salesianum defenseman Cyron heads list of signees at Division II Merrimack College

Wednesday, 16th December 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, Delaware, High School, Recruiting, Posted 12/16/09
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Salesianum School (DE) defenseman Mark Cyron, a Chester County native, heads the list of signees for Division II Merrimack College.

Head coach Mike Morgan announced the signings of eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to enroll and participate in men’s lacrosse beginning with the 2010-2011 season.

“We are very excited to have such a talented group from a great selection of high school programs joining us next year,” said Morgan. “This group should lead to the continued success of Merrimack Lacrosse and our pursuit of a National Championship.”

Merrimack opens the 2010 season at the defending National Champion C.W. Post on February 27 at 12 p.m. with the home opener slated for March 24 at 4 p.m. against Saint Michael’s. The Warriors won a school-record 14 games in 2009, while advancing to their first-ever Final Four.

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Here are the signees

Mark Cyron, Defense/LSM (of Lincoln University/Salesianum School, DE)

All-American 2009 … 1st Team All-State 2009 … member of 2007 & 2009 Delaware State Champions

Morgan on Cyron: “Mark is a very good cover defenseman who aggressively knows how to put the ball on the ground while guarding his opponent. He has the ability to play long stick midfield as well as down defense for us next year. Mark played against most of the top players from his area over the past few years and has been very successful.”

Ryan Usher, LSM (Golden Valley, MN/ Robbinsdale Armstrong H.S.)

All-Conference 2009 … 51 ground balls/2 assists as a junior … 70% face-off percentage

Connor Whittemore, Defense (East Walpole, MA/Walpole H.S.)

4 Year varsity starter … Bay State All-Star … 2 goals, 3 assists, 81 groundballs in 2009 … Massachusetts State C Champion 2009.

Brett Axelson, Attack (Cazenovia, NY/Cazanovia H.S.)

All-League 2009 … 40 goals, 17 assists in 2009.

Austin Waiter, Goalie (Westport, CT/ Staples H.S.)

4 Year varsity player … 2010 team captain … 58% save percentage

Brandon Waiter, Defense/Lsm (Westport, CT/ Staples H.S.)

4 Year varsity player … 71 groundballs as a junior

Chad Hollenshade, Attack (Lutherville, MD/ Avon Old Farms)

20 goals, 19 assists and 18 groundballs in 2009

Matt Klepper, Attack (Manlius, NY/ Fayetteville Manlius H.S.)

12 goals, 15 assists and 21 groundballs in 2009 … All-Scholastic … Fayetteville Manlius finished 16-5 in 2009



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