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Alumni Update April 2017

 

While off this year rehabilitating from back surgery Doc Muccio remains with the team in spirit. Several of our alumni are continuing to play lacrosse in college. Others have joined the coaching ranks and are giving back to the game they love.

 

Derek Thomas ‘13 is a 5’ 7’’ 185 lb. Senior midfielder who is playing for NCAA Division 3 Mount Union College. The Raiders are 5-3 this year. DT has played in all 8 games and has 10 goals and 6 assists.

 

Andrew Spicher  ’13 is a 6’0’’ 200 lb. Senior attackman who is playing for NCAA Division 3 Baldwin Wallace University. The Yellow Jackets are 7-1. Andy has played in 4 games and taken 4 shots.

 

Kyle Reib ’14 is a 5’9’’ 170 lb. Junior attackman who is playing for NCAA Division 3 Thiel College. The Tomcats are 7-2. Kyle scored the winning goal in overtime on March 25th to defeat the Hanover Panthers.

 

August Snyder ’14 is playing for a team in Stockholm, Sweden. This summer, he will be playing for the Swedish National Box Lacrosse team when they compete for the European Championship in Finland.

 

Micah Daigle ’16 is a Freshman defenseman who is playing for NCAA Division 2 Lake Erie College. The Storm are 4-4. Micah has appeared in 5 games.

 

Adam Newhard ’16 is a 5’8’’ 180 lb. Freshman defenseman who is playing for NCAA Division 3 Elmira College. The Soaring Eagles are 1-5 this year. Adam has played in 6 games. He has 10 ground balls and 3 takeaways.

 

Connor Seibel ’16 is red shirting his Freshman year for NCAA Division 3 RIT. The Tigers are 7-2 this year and were ranked #3 in the preseason coach’s poll.

 

On the college club lacrosse front Scott Ackerman ’16 is playing at Penn State University. Josh Baronner’14 and Ty Morris ’15 are playing at Edinboro University.

 

Our graduates who are giving back to the game as coaches include:

 

Ryan Hilyer ’03 returns for a second season as the NCAA Division 3 Bethany College head lacrosse coach. The Bison are 3-6 this year.

 

Jared Gillespie ’11 is an assistant coach at NCAA Division 2 Wheeling Jesuit University. The Cardinals are 2-7 this year.

 

Sean Stutzman ’03 is in his eighth season as the head ball coach for the McDowell Trojans. Twenty-one of his athletes have gone on to play in college including eleven that have played for NCAA programs. Tom Kingsmore ’06 joins him for a sixth year as an assistant at McDowell.

 

Derek Hayes ’06, Ben Lorei ’12 and Zack Reichard ‘15 are coaching for McDowell Booster Club middle school program.

 

Nate Reichel ’05 returns for a third season as the head coach for the Cathedral Prep Ramblers. A.J. Marucci ’08 is an assistant coach at Prep.

 

Ryan Lasko ’11 is an assistant coach at Fairview High School.

 

McDowell Lacrosse wishes its alumni a safe and successful season. We would to especially commend and recognize those of you who have returned to coach. None of our local coaches make a living by coaching the kids. They do it out a love of the game and for the joy of teaching the game to a new generation. We in Erie have the great honor of playing the game on the same ground that Native Americans played on for hundreds of years before us. If you played the game please consider returning to help us pass on the tradition to a new generation of young men.

 

Daniel “Doc” Muccio MD FAANS

Tristate Neurological Surgeons

McDowell Goaltender Coach 2010-present