2015 NCAA Player Tracker: A Season For Many To Remember
May 26th, 2015
As we close the books on the 2015 college lacrosse season, we are so pleased to have seen so many of our Adrln family members having participated in the NCAA Championship weekend and the new National Champion hailing from the western US for the first time ever! This year’s Final 4 were two of the best lacrosse games of the entire season for a fan to watch and really showed just how far the game has come both in terms of skill development/athleticism and diversity of rosters.
For Notre Dame it was an amazing season, one in which saw them in the #1 ranked spot for more than 5 weeks and having helped Tewaarton winner Lyle Thompson to his lowest production of the year. Eddy Glazener (RC- Tropics- Adrln All American- WCS) was phenomenal from his starting defensive role and was part of the nation’s best defensive unit. Chris Carter (RC- Tropics- Adrn All American- WCS), Kyle Runyon (Laxdawgs- Tropics- Adrln All American –WCS), Pierre Byrne (Tropics) and Bobby Gray (Tropics) were all integral members of the Fighting Irish.
For Johns Hopkins, it was a season of tremendous emotion, resilience, adversity and improvement. The season was marked with the passing of Hopkins freshman and former WCS, Adrln All American, Adrln Tropic, Jeremy Huber. As Hopkins struggled through much of the early season and needed to win the Big 10 tournament just to gain entry to the NCAA tournament, they began on a magical run, ending 1 goal short of the National Championship. Keiran Eissler (Zip It – WCS- Adrln All American- Tropics) was very solid and consistent all season from his second midfield position and Wilkins Dismuke (Adrln All American – Tropics) started on attack for much of the ’15 campaign.
For the Maryland Terrapins it was a season of over achievement and a job well done by coach John Tillman. The Terps plowed the season marked by their stingy defense and although not having the talent or offensive firepower of many of their opponents, simply found ways to win, game after game. Congrats to Lucas Gradinger (RC- Tropics- Adrln All American MVP, WCS), Dan Morris (Adrln All American), & Isaiah Davis- Allen (WCS coach) on a great season.
For the National Champion Denver University team it marks a major movement in the lacrosse world as they plant the inaugural flag in the ground for the growth of the game. Wes Berg (WCS) was phenomenal all weekend and all season long as he earned NCAA tournament MVP honors and stole the show with his 5-goal outing in the finals. He will graduate Denver as the highest goal scorer in the program history. Congrats are also in store for: Erik Adamson (OC Kings- WCS- Adrn All American- Tropics), Jeremy Bosher(Adrln All American), Christian Burgdorf (Tropics), Grant Gravitt (Vegas Starz—Adrln All American—Tropics—WCS), Ross Komenda (Seattle Starz—Adrln All American—Tropics- WCS), Ryan Laplante (Adrln All American), Michael Marcott ( WCS—Adrln All American—Tropics), Sean Mayle (Adrln All American—Tropics), Joe Reid (Adrln All American-Tropics-ADVNC), Colton McCaffrey (Adrln All American—Tropics), Bryce Parietti (Adrln All American), Nick Phillips (Adrln All American), Jack Pruitt (Seattle Starz—WCS—Adrln All American- Tropics), Mike Riis (Alpha—WCS- ADrln All American – Tropics), Brian Wegner (Adrln All American), & Jake Woodring ( Adrln All American – Tropics)
In the NCAA Division III final it was all Tufts, 19-11. Congrats to Coach Matt Callahan (WCS Coach), Cole Bailey (Tropics), John Uppgren (Tropics) who combined for 15 points in the championship victory and freshman Connor Lansdale (RC- WCS- Adrln All American- Tropics) on the amazing season.