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Embry-Riddle: 14 Set to Join Men’s Lacrosse as Part of 2023 Signing Class

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via ERAU press release/website, by Ryan Mosher | @ryan_mosher

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse head coach Spencer Wims has announced the addition of 14 student-athletes as part of the 2023 signing class, one of the largest classes in program history. The 14 future Eagles hail from 10 different states, in addition to Canada.

“This class will be one of, if not the most talented classes we have ever had in my time and Embry-Riddle,” Wims said. “More importantly, they are exactly what we are looking for as Students, Persons, and Players. They will add immediate depth to our roster while pushing our team to perform better on the field, in the classroom, and in our community. The only downside to this class is that we have to wait until fall 2023 for them to get on campus!”

Luke Barber • Toms River, New Jersey
Barber is a 5-9 midfielder and faceoff specialist that will graduate from Toms River High School East this spring. Recognized as a Top 100 New Jersey Class of 2023 player, he was named his squad’s Team MVP last season, earning second team All-Division honors, as well as being named one of Shore Conference’s Top Midfielders to Watch. Barber has earned Jersey Shore All-Star Team accolades, Varsity Hustle & Heart honors, and was named to the D2 Lax Showcase All-Star Team. He has tallied 71 goals, 34 assists, 272 ground balls, and has won 278 faceoffs over the past two seasons. He is the son of Christy and Scott Barber and will major in Aviation Business Administration.

Tanner Berreth • Langley, British Columbia
Berreth is a 6-0 midfielder out of British Columbia and will graduate from The Hill Academy this spring. Berreth is the son of Lynn and Adam Berreth and will pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Gavin Daly • Malvern, Pennsylvania
A 6-0 defenseman from Malvern, Pennsylvania, Daly will graduate from Conestoga High School in June. Daly helped his team to a state runner-up finish in 2021, and serves as team captain as a senior. Over the past two campaigns, Daly has caused 17 turnovers and picked up 30 ground balls. He is the son of Amy and James Daly and will major in Aeronautical Science at ERAU.

Connor Devanney • Gulf Breeze, Florida
One of two Florida natives in the 2023 class, Devanney attends Gulf Breeze High School and plays for IMG Academy. He is a 6-1 goalkeeper and is the son of Wendy and Brian Devanney, expecting to major in Global Conflict Studies while at Embry-Riddle.

Trey Dring • Severna Park, Maryland
Dring will come to Daytona Beach from Severna Park, Maryland after graduating with honors from Severn School this spring. Dring is a 6-0 attacker that has scored 29 goals and registered 13 assists in two seasons of prep competition. Dring is the son of Lisa and Lawrence Dring, Jr. and expects to major in Aerospace Engineering.

Christopher Harper • Suwanee, Georgia
A 5-11 attacker/midfielder out of Suwanee, Georgia, Harper will graduate from Lambert High School in May. Harper has led his prep team to back-to-back Georgia state championships, earning third team all-state honors last year. A first team All-Region player, he serves as team captain as a senior and will major in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle.

Bennett Hynes • Eagle, Idaho
Hynes is a 6-0 faceoff specialist and midfielder from Eagle, Idaho and will graduate with honors from Eagle High School in May. A four-year varsity starter, Hynes helped lead his team to the 2022 Division 1 state championship in Idaho, earning second team All-State honors. Hynes won 167 faceoffs as a sophomore, 187 faceoffs as a junior, picking up 152 ground balls over his last two seasons of prep competition. The son of Heather and Nick Hynes, he expects to major in Aeronautical Science.

Sean Meyers • Jupiter, Florida
A native Floridian, Meyers is a 6-1 attacker that will graduate from Jupiter High School in May. The son of Crystal and Sean Meyers, he expects to major in Aviation. Meyers has been earned All-District and Offensive Player of the Year honors, scoring 22 goals, racking up 11 assists and 15 ground balls in his junior season.

Leo Mileto • Towson, Maryland
Mileto is a 5-9 attacker out of Maryland that helped Towson High School to a 2021 state championship runner-up finish and 2022 regional championship. The son of Linda and Marc Mileto, he scored 20 goals with 17 assists and 25 ground balls a year ago. Mileto will major in Aeronautical Science.

Tommy Morris • Point Pleasant, New Jersey
The son of Lia and Joseph Morris, Morris is a 6-1 FOGO/midfielder from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. He will graduate from Point Pleasant High School after helping his prep team to the first two postseason berths in program history. Morris owns the program’s single-season and career faceoff records in addition to picking up 30 ground balls and recording three assists last season. Morris expects to major in Aeronautical Science

Brandon Nolen • League City, Texas
Nolen is a 5-9 LSM/Defensemen from League City, Texas. He will graduate from Clear Springs High School where he played for coaches Jim Warner and Greg Lee. As a junior, Nolen scored 12 goals, tallied eight assists, picked up 82 ground balls and caused 42 turnovers. In his 2021 club season, he picked up 34 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers. He is a two-year team captain for Clear Springs, and has been named Team MVP, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, and earned second team All-State honors as a junior, and honorable mention All-State accolades as a sophomore. The son of Shannon and Allen Nolen, he expects to major in Aeronautical Science.

Mack Sommerkamp • Charlotte, North Carolina
Sommerkamp is a 5-9 attacker that will graduate from Charlotte Country Day School this spring, playing for Coach Brad Touma. He was a 2022 Rising Star finalist in Charlotte, and a second team All-Conference performer in the NCISAA. Over the last two seasons, the son of Leann and Kenny Sommerkamp has scored 104 goals with 25 assists, 106 ground balls, and 43 caused turnovers. Sommerkamp will major in Aeronautical Science.

Vinnie Spolidoro • Arlington, Virginia
The son of Laurina and Michael Spolidoro, Vinnie is a 6-0 LSM/Defensemen out of Arlington, Virginia that will graduate from Yorktown High School. Spolidoro picked up 54 ground balls, caused 14 turnovers, and tallied eight goals last seasons as a junior. He expects to major in Aeronautical Science while at ERAU.

Andrew Vander Schalie • Wenatchee, Washington
A 6-0 attacker and midfielder out of Wenatchee, Washington, Vander Schalie is the son of Holly and Marc Vander Schalie and will graduate with honors from Wenatchee High School in the coming months. The future Aeronautical Science student-athlete plays for Brandon Parker at Wenatchee, already tallying 36 goals, 14 assists, and 48 ground balls in just a year and a half of prep play.