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O’Hara FO Culp (@DukesMainlineLC) makes squad at @SJUHawks_MLax

Monday, 16th September 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/16/19
From Press Release

Duke’s Mainline Lacrosse Club has something to brag about! In just three summer seasons, the club has won championships at almost every grad year from 2019-2023.

Partners Mike Mackrides, Evan Bohner, and Paul Mita had a vision and it has come to pass. The three have have watched several players sign letters of intent and go on to play lacrosse at many Division II and Division III schools. They can now say they have their first Division I commit. Ryan Culp, Cardinal O’Hara ’19, will be playing lacrosse for the St. Joseph’s University Hawks this year after making the squad as an invited walkon.

Ryan Culp

Culp was the 2019 Philadelphia Catholic League Most Valuable Player and an All-Phillylacrosse.com Third Team Selection. He was a two-time Catholic League First Team face-off specialist (2018-19), and a two-time All-Delco face-off specialist, earning Second Team honors as a senior and Honorable Mention recognition as a junior.

He won 84% (366-of-434) from the X with 36 goals and 31 assists to lead O’Hara to a 16-5 record and the District 12 Class AA championship as a senior. He was 78% (251-of-323) from the X as a junior and the recipient of the David Mojica Lacrosse Award as a sophomore. He was a four-year varsity letterwinner and a two-year team captain and earned three letters in football and captained the squad as a senior. He also was a member of the 2017 PCL Blue Division Football Champions.

Culp will be majoring in accounting at St. Joseph’s where his grandfather once dominated the track and field events. Culp also comes from a lacrosse family; his mother played lacrosse for nearby Widener University.

“I could not be happier for Ryan; he is a hard worker and I could always count on him to show up on game day and definitely at practice,” said Bohner, who also coached Culp at Cardinal O’Hara. “Whether it was at O’Hara or Duke’s, Ryan left everything he had on the field and showed his teammates he was ready to work hard and get things done.

“It was a tremendous honor, that Coach Wray allowed me to be the one to share the news with Ryan that he had officially made the squad. I know he is going to make his family proud!”

Added Mackrides, “For Ryan to put in the work and earn a spot as a walkon at St. Joe’s is a huge accomplishment. I like to think we {Duke’s ML} had a hand in getting him ready for that.”

Duke’s Mainline is still young in terms of summer clubs, but they have attracted many up and coming players. “The underclassman coming up are going to be a very sought after recruiting class and we are looking forward to making many more announcements like this one for our players and families,” Paul Mita said when asked about the future of Duke’s Mainline.

The future looks bright for Duke’s Mainline and their players. If you are looking for a club that puts the players first and knows how to do more than roll a ball out at practice, visit www.dukesmainlinelc.com or email macks2@comcast.net

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