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August NCAA Commitment Round Up: 24 boy's commit from the Deep South

Updated: Sep 15

We are pleased to report that in August a total of 24 high school boys from the Deep South have verbally committed to play NCAA lacrosse, with 7 of them joining D1 programs. Please note, our area of coverage in the Deep South consists of the 9 states east of Texas (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN).


Of those 9 states, Florida and North Carolina had the most commits with 9 each, followed by Georgia with 3, Tennessee with 2, South Carolina with 1, and 2 honorable mentions out of Kingston, Jamaica. Here is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in the month of August:

Florida (9)

Davis Campbell - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Winter Park High School (Always Sunny) in Winter Park committed to play DII lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference


Andrew Ewalt - 2021 Face-off Specialist at Ponte Vedra High School (Krakens Sweetlax) in Ponte Vedra committed to play DII lacrosse at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference

Stone Foster - 2021 Midfielder at Maclay School (Krakens Sweetlax) in Tallahassee committed to play DII lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference


Ben Moraski - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Oak Hall School (Krakens Sweetlax) in Gainesville committed to play DII lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference


Tristan Moss - 2021 Midfielder at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton committed to play DIII lacrosse at Denison University (OH) in the North Coast Athletic Conference

Brian Peine - 2021 Face-off Specialist at Apopka High (Always Sunny) in Apopka committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Webber International University (FL) in The Sun Conference

Luke Pisani - 2022 Midfielder at The Benjamin School (Sweetlax) in Palm Beach Gardens committed to play D1 lacrosse and serve our country at Army West Point (NY) in the Patriot League


Gunnar Schwarz - 2022 Goalie at Saint Andrews School (Sweetlax) in Boca Raton committed to play D1 lacrosse and serve our country at the United States Naval Academy (MD) in the Patriot League

Julian VanDeventer - 2021 Defenseman at Oviedo High School (Always Sunny) in Oviedo committed to play DII lacrosse at Saint Leo University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference


Georgia (3)

Colin Baez - 2021 Face-off Specialist and Midfielder at Milton High School (LB3 Thunder) in Milton committed to play D1 lacrosse at Jacksonville University (FL) in the Southern Conference


Eli Hebert - 2021 Defenseman at the Woodward Academy (LB3 Thunder) in College Park committed to play DIII lacrosse at Rhodes College (TN) in the Southern Athletic Association


Aidan McGowen - 2021 Face-off Specialist and Long Stick Midfielder at North Paulding High School (Crossfire) in Dallas committed to play DIII lacrosse at Benedictine University (IL) in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference

North Carolina (9)

Blake Cooling - 2021 Defenseman at Cardinal Gibbons High School (Bucktown Lax) in Raleigh committed to play D1 lacrosse at Hofstra University (NY) in the Colonial Athletic Association

Cameron Fleming - 2021 Defenseman at Apex High School (Team 91 Carolina) in Apex committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Barton College (NC)


David Hart - 2021 Defenseman at Cardinal Gibbons High School (Bucktown Lax) in Raleigh committed to play DIII lacrosse at Rhodes College (TN) in the Southern Athletic Association


Aidan Olmstead - 2021 Midfielder at William A. Hough High School (Team Carolina) in Cornelius committed to play DIII lacrosse at the University of Lynchburg (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Paul Reidy - 2021 Goalie at Charlotte Catholic High School (Team 24/7 Lax) in Charlotte committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Delaware (DE) in the Colonial Athletic Association

Ty Palehonki - 2021 Midfielder at Lake Norman High School (Team 24/7 Lax) in Mooresville committed to play D1 lacrosse at the Virginia Military Institute (VA) in the Southern Conference


Noble Smith - 2021 Goalie at Forsyth Country Day School (NC Fusion) in Lewisville committed to play D1 lacrosse at Marist College (NY) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Cameron Walters - 2021 LSM at Page High School (NC Fusion) in Greensboro committed to play DIII lacrosse at McDaniel College (MD) in the Centennial Conference

Keese Zugehoer - 2021 Midfielder at Christ School (Evolve) in Arden committed to play DII lacrosse at Lindenwood University (MO) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference


South Carolina (1)

Ty Keaton - 2021 Attackman at Nation Ford High School (Team 24/7 Lax) in Fort Mill committed to play DIII lacrosse at Salisbury University (MD) in the Capital Athletic Conference


Tennessee (2)

Andrew Fitzsimons - 2021 Defenseman at Nolensville High School (No Excuse Lacrosse) in Nolensville committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Montevallo (AL) in the Peach Belt Conference

Stokes Myers - 2021 Attackman at Montgomery Bell Academy (No Excuse Lacrosse) in Nashville committed to play DIII lacrosse at Gettysburg College (PA) in the Centennial Conference


Honorable Mentions:

Samuel Henry - 2020 Attackman and Midfielder at Kingston College (all boys high school under the diocese of the Anglican Church) in Kingston, Jamaica last month committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Missouri Valley College (MO) in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Kiereek Mcleod - 2020 Lacrosse Player at Kingston College (all boys high school under the diocese of the Anglican Church) in Kingston, Jamaica last month committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Point University (GA) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference


Congratulations to all 26 of you, your families, coaches and programs. We wish you much success in the classroom, on the field, and in life.


Did we miss anyone? Email deepsouthlaxreport@gmail.com with information on any player in the Deep South who committed in August but was not on our list.


Recap compiled by Larry Palumbo, released on Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 12:00 EST

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