Montreat - Kyndell Overton, a talented attackman from Baltimore County's Landsdowne High School, has committed to attend Montreat College and join the men's lacrosse team this fall. The versatile Overton also played center for the Vikings' basketball team and is eager to arrive at Montreat this fall.
"I'm very excited to start the new season down at Montreat with my new teammates. I feel like we're building something special and I'm excited to be a part of it," said Kyndell.
Head coach Will McMinn praised the arriving freshman, "Kyndell is an athlete of the highest order. If he had started playing lacrosse at a younger age, there is no question in my mind that he would have been scooped up by a Division I program. We are very fortunate to have such an excellent man of character join our fall 2016 recruiting class. His priorities - which include academics, growing in his faith, and contributing to the growth of something special - make Kyndell an excellent fit for Montreat, and for our lacrosse program."
Montreat - The men's lacrosse team is pleased to announce that its fall recruitment class is rapidly taking shape. Starting the process was the signing of East Henderson High School product, Chris Jackson. The talented attackman will be a member of Montreat's incoming freshman class this fall.
"I can't wait to meet my new teammates and I can't wait for the new season to start," said Chris about joining the Cavs. In 2015, Jackson was named all-state for North Carolina high school club lacrosse teams while playing attack for the Hendersonvillle Spartans.
"Chris is one of the best kept secrets in North Carolina. He is a fine young man, and an artistic and athletic impact attackman. The secret will be out shortly after our 2017 season begins. I am very pleased to add him to next year's roster, and am excited to see his growth as a man and a lacrosse player over the next four years," said head coach Will McMinn.
Greenville, SC - The Cavs' men's lacrosse team ended its 2016 season with a 10-7 loss against Furman's NCLL entry on Sunday. Despite the outcome, Montreat played well throughout and battled the undefeated Paladins to a 3-3 draw in the second half after entering intermission trailing 7-4. Furman's lineup included a handful of players recruited at the NCAA DI level before switching to the NCLL ranks.
Offensively, attackman Devin Sigmon (JR/Winston-Salem, NC) had four goals against Furman to pace the Cavaliers. He consistently beat a quality Paladins' goalie, while Jordon Faubert (FR/Windsor, Ontario) , Tracer Leonard (FR/Madison, NC), and Ruben Garza (FR/Immokolee, FL) each added individual scores. Faubert looked on pace for another multiple-goal outing before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury. The Canadian attackman earned All-AAC Second Team honors this year.
On the afternoon, five of the Cavs' seven goals came off assists, showing excellent cohesion between the Cavs' midfield and attack units.
Defensively, both Dakota Henson (SO/Arden, NC) and Andrew Marcum (FR/Clayton, NC) saw time in goal for the Cavs and jointly responded with 12 saves. Senior Munyenneh Capuzzi (SR/Indian Trail, NC) picked up four groundballs for the Cavs, while Garza led Montreat with seven on the afternoon. Kevin Stryker (SR/Clearwater, FL) led all Montreat close defensemen with two groundballs.