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Men's Lacrosse

2104 Men's Lacrosse Team
 
 
 
Head Coach: Doug Seites (2nd year)
Assistant Coach: Dan Patrone (1st Year)
Student Manager: Jake Ringer (2nd year)
 

2013-14 Record: 10-5, 2-2 CCLA DII West

 
Schedule & Results | Team Roster | Coach Profiles
Season Review | Post-Season Awards | The Field
 
CCLA
 
Statistics: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
 
Prospective Athlete Questionnaire
 

2014-15 Schedule & Results

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT LISTEN
Sat., Mar. 7 @ Robert Morris (IL) Chicago, Ill. 2:00 PM  

Mon., Mar. 9

@ Missouri Baptist Crove Ceur, MO. 3:00 PM  
Wed., Mar 11 @ Lindenwood-Belleville Belleville, Ill.

7:00 PM

 
Sat., Mar 21 Judson Grand Rapids, MI.

12:00 PM

 
Sun., Mar 22 Northwood Grand Rapids, MI. 12:00 PM  
Sat., Mar 28 @ Lawrence Tech (Detroit Country Day HS) Beverly Hills, MI. 7:00 PM  
Sun., Mar 29 Saginaw Valley State Grand Rapids, MI. 5:00 PM  
Tue, Mar 31 @ Western Michigan (Vicksburg HS) Vicksburg, MI. 7:00 PM  
Wed. Apr 8 @ Grand Valley State Allendale, MI. 7:00 PM  
Sat., Apr 11 UM-Dearborn Grand Rapids, MI. 2:00 PM  
Sun., Apr 12 Oakland Grand Rapids, MI. 2:00 PM  
Wed., Apr 15 Siena Heights Grand Rapids, MI. 5:00 PM  
Sat., Apr 18 @ Lourdes Sylvania, OH. 2:00 PM  
 

Roster

No. Photos Name Yr. Pos Ht. Hometown/High School (College)
0 Jimmy Watt Jimmy Watt Sr. G 5-9 Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Northern/OCC
2 Christian Van Drie Christian Van Drie Jr. LSM 5-7 Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven
3 Tim Hansen Tim Hansen Sr. M 6-0 Diamondale, Mich./Lansing Catholic Central
4 Ben Majeske Ben Majeske Jr. M 5-8 Holt, Michigan/Holt/Michigan State
5 Brody Smith Brody Smith Fr. LSM 5-10 Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven
6 Will Comai Will Comai Jr. M 5-8 Battle Creek, Michigan/Pennfield
7 Matt Mulcahy Matt Mulcahy So. D 6-0 Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven
8 Paul Sommerville Paul Sommerville Fr. D 6-0 Plymouth, Mich./Salem
9 Nate Cantin Nate Cantin So. M 5-9 Novi. Mich./Detroit Catholic
11 Alec Rasegan Alec Rasegan Sr. G 6-3 South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon
14 Chris Rowe Chris Rowe Jr. M 6-1 Flushing, Mich./Flint Powers
15 Mitch Ringer Mitch Ringer Sr. M 6-0 Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh
16 Ryan Ruschmann Ryan Ruschmann Jr. M 6-6 Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
17 Adam Zacha Adam Zacha Fr. D 6-4 Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern
19 Don Boyer Don Boyer Sr. D 5-10 Howell, Mich./Hartland
20 Zack Brancheau Zack Brancheau Sr. A 5-7 Adrian, Mich./Tecumseh
21 Tyler Morris Tyler Morris Jr. A 6-3 Lowell, Mich./Lowell
22 Jacob Giddings Jacob Giddings Jr. M 5-11 Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake
23 Lance Siegel Lance Siegel So. D 5-11 Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
24 Jack VanWieren Jack VanWieren Jr. M 5-11 Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
26 Austin Phillips Austin Phillips Jr. D 6-6 Rockford, Mich./Rockford
27 Chris Wilder Chris Wilder So. A 6-3 Plymouth, Mich./Gabriel Richard
30 Jacob MacKinder Jacob Mackinder Fr. G 6-3 Grand Rapids, Mich/Catholic Central
33 Austin Ensing Austin Ensing Sr. D 6-1 Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian
37 Dylan Oxender Dylan Oxender Sr. M 5-8 Haslett, Mich./Haslett
49 Michael Samalik Michael Samalik Fr. M 6-3 Sterling Heights, Mich./Warren De La Salle
55 Liam Ryan Liam Ryan So. M 6-0 Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett Catholic
62 Jake Auyer Jake Auyer Sr. A 6-0 Kalamazoo, Mich./Mattawan
66 Photo Not Available Kyle Foley Jr. A 6-1 Chicago, Illinois/Lane Tech
99 Grant Holloway Grant Holloway Jr. A 6-3 Royal Oak, Mich./Royal Oak/Oakland Communtiy College
 

Coaches

Doug Seites

Doug Seites - Head Coach

seitedou@aquinas.edu

(616)- 632-3297 (Office)

 

Coach Seites played three years of lacrosse at Aquinas College, playing midfield and taking face-offs. A graduate of Kent City High School in Kent City, MI this former basketball and baseball star found his way to the lacrosse field while at college and became a two-year captain. A 2010 graduate, Coach Seites majored in History with a minor in Writing. Since graduation, he has played with the Westside Blue Dragons Post-Collegiate team, and is a member of the Grand River Lacrosse Club. Coach Seites has also given his time to coach lacrosse at the Grand Rapids YMCA.

   
Dan Patrone

Dan Patrone - Assistant Coach

dan.patrone@aquinas.edu

 

Joining the Saints for his first year as assistant coach and defensive coordinator, Dan Patrone brings with him a wealth of lacrosse experience, especially on the defensive side of the field. Coach Patrone was a three-year varsity player at Hamburg High School in Hamburg, New York. At Hamburg, Coach Patrone was a team captain, two-time All-Conference defender and team defensive MVP. Dan began his coaching career as a U13 coach for Hoosier Lacrosse in 2012. He worked as an assistant and defensive coach for Taylor University from 2012-13 and coached an All-CCLA honorable mention LSM.  In 2013-14, Coach Patrone was an assistant and defensive coach at Division III Wilmington College. He also coached for the boys’ varsity team at Walnutt Hill High School in the Cincinnati area in 2014. 

 
 

Season Preview

 

The 2014 edition of the Aquinas men’s lacrosse team completed the best season in school history. The Saints set a school record 10 games and set numerous other records along the way. Five players were named All-CCLA, three were honored as All-WHAC and four players were Academic All-Conference.

 

Head Coach Doug Seites returns for his second season at the helm, and is joined by first-year assistant coach and defensive coordinator Dan Patrone. The Saints return 24 players from last season’s squad, while adding five freshman and a transfer. A lot of talent returns for the Saints, as 89% of the team’s goals and 93% of the team’s assists will be back on the field this spring.

 

The Saints face a tough 13 game schedule in 2015 as they push to make the CCLA Playoffs for the fifth straight season.

 

Attack

A lot of firepower returns for the Saints at the attack position. Three 20-goal scorers are back as well as some quality depth. Senior Jake Auyer (24g-18a) has great hands and is a consistent point producer. Zack Brancheau lead the team with 29 assists and was second on the squad with 29 goals. Grant Holloway was named 3rd-Team All-CCLA after producing 42 goals and 18 assists last season. Holloway tied the school record for points in a game with nine against Wofford.

 

Junior Kyle Foley will play as both an attackman and a midfielder for the Saints. Foley had 15 goals and 13 assists last season. Newcomer Tyler Morris acquitted himself well in the fall season against top-competition and will push for playing time. Sophomore Chris Wilder has made big improvements from his freshman season and may see time at midfield as well.

 

Midfield

Once again, the duo of Tim Hansen and Nate Cantin will handle most of the face-off duties this year. Hansen is a two-time All-CCLA performer and had 17 goals and a team record 105 groundballs last season. Cantin scored nine times last year and should see his production increase as his role does the same. Also in the mix at the face-off dot is junior Jacob Giddings, who is transitioning from the defensive end and is a strong, athletic option.

 

Senior Mitch Ringer will look to lead the defensive-midfield group after converting from close-defense. Ringer is an intelligent defender who has taken to his new role. Junior Chris Rowe brings great athleticism to the position and has improved greatly over the past year. Freshman Michael Samalik will also see time on the defensive midfield.

 

Offensively, the Saints will look to a group of juniors to put points on the board. Ryan Ruschmann was fourth on the team in scoring with 33 points (17g-16a) despite dealing with an injury most of the season. Will Comai hit his stride at the end of last year, and the Saints will look for the hard shooting lefty to continue that output. Ben Majeske is a threat in transition and scored seven goals last year. Jack VanWieren is a strong two-way midfielder who scored 13 goals and was second on the team with 57 groundballs.  Senior Dylan Oxender moves back to midfield after playing as an LSM last year. A two-time captain, Oxender will solidify the Saints midfield on both offense and defense. Sophomore Liam Ryan continues to improve and will also see time offensively.

 

Defense

The Saints return their entire defense from last season, and add three talented freshman defenders. Senior Don Boyer is a smart and steady player who will also help in man-down situations. Fellow senior Austin Ensing is a long and rangy defender who can be aggressive on the ball. Junior Austin Phillips is an imposing figure on the backline and tied for third on the team with 45 groundballs last season. Sophomores Matt Mulcahy and Lance Siegel will look to build on strong rookie years and help lead the defense. Siegel was named team player of the game in his first collegiate contest, and Mulcahy (2g-4a, 39GB) was named 3rd-Team All-CCLA. Freshman Paul Sommerville and Adam Zacha will also see time for the Saints. Sommerville is a hard-working, aggressive defender who could also play longstick-midfielder. Zacha is an intimidating defender with great size.

 

Once again the longstick-midfielder position will be a strength for the Saints. Junior Christian Van Drie returns after being named 3rd-Team All-CCLA last year. Possessing great speed, Van Drie is a threat in transition (3a, 42 GB). Freshman Brody Smith is an intelligent defender with great stick skills and will team with Van Drie to form a potent 1-2 punch.

 

Goalies

The Saints return two senior goalies and add a freshman goalkeeper into the mix this season. Senior Jimmy Watt returns to lead the Saints’ defense once again. The vocal and emotional leader of the team, the two-time captain averaged 11.8 saves per game last season and stopped 59% of the shots he faced.  Alec Rasegan also returns after a junior season in which he showed much improvement. Rasegan made 18 saves and stopped 64% of shots faced last year. Entering the goalie competition is Jake Mackinder. The freshman brings great size to the position and will push the upperclassmen.

 

Post Season Awards

Most Valuable Player Award
2014 Jimmy Watt
2013 Connor Sutton
2012 James Burkhardt
2011 Nate McCorry
2010 James Burkhardt
2009 Nick Avendt
Most Valuable Offensive Player
2014 Grant Holloway
2013 Zack Brancheau
2012 Nate McCorry
2011 Ty Rosema
Most Valuable Defensive Player 2014 Matt Mulcahy
2013 Jimmy Watt
2012 Connor Sutton
2011 James Burkhardt
Most Improved 2014 Jack VanWieren
  2013 Jake Auyer
Rookie of the Year 2014 Matt Scheffler
  2013 Christian VanDrie
100 Career Points 124 - Ty Rosema 2009-2012
122- Zack Brancheau 2012-present
122 - Nate McCorry  2009-2012
107 - Mike Matych 2009-2011
CCLA Honors
2014 Mark Evans (3rd Team D-Mid), Tim Hansen (3rd Team FOS), Grant Holloway (3rd Team Att), Matt Mulcahy (3rd Team Defense), Christian VanDrie (3rd Team LSM)
2013 Connor Sutton (2nd Team Defense), Mark Evans (HM D-Mid), Tim Hansen (HM FOS)
2012 James Burkhardt (2nd Team Defense), Ty Rosema (HM Attack)
2011 Jacob Jeffers (HM FOS)
2010 James Burkhardt (HM Defense), Mike Matych (HM Attack)
2009 Nick Avendt (1st Team Goalie) -CCLA D2 Goalie of the Year
WHAC Honors

2104 Don Boyer (All-Academic), Mark Evans (Champion of Character), Tim Hansen (HM Mid/All-Academic)), Grant Holloway (HM Attack), Mitch Ringer (All-Academic), Christian VanDrie (HM LSM), Jack VanWieren (All-Academic)

  2013 Jake Auyer (HM Attack), Zack Brancheau (HM Attack), Tim Hansen (HM Mid),

Connor Sutton (HM Defense/All-Academic), Jimmy Watt (HM Goalie), Jack VanWieren (WHAC Champion of Character)

MCLA Honors 2013 Connor Sutton (HM All-America)
2012 James Burkhardt (HM All-America) (Academic All-America)

The Field

Aquinas College Athletic Field (At left:) With synthetic turf installed during summer 2007, Aquinas becomes the first member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) to have an artificial playing surface for lacrosse and soccer.