SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University head lacrosse coach Brad Jorgensen announced the early signings of a trio of players, as midfielder Nick Campana and Attackmen George Proechel and Jonathan Beresheim will be joining the squad in the Fall of 2009.
Intending to major in Criminal Justice, Campana will compete at the midfield position for the Lions two springs from now. The Saint Charles North High School product earned a multitude of accolades during his four year varsity career for coach Andy Thompson including Most Valuable Offensive Player. He was also honored with the Sportsmanship award and was a valuable member of Team Illinois. A native of Saint Charles, Illinois, Campana competed in the Peak 200 lacrosse camp, featuring some of the best talent in the country.
Joining Campana will be attackman George Proechel. Proechel put up impressive numbers at the attack position while lettering four years at Lake Highland Prep. During his sophomore season, he led the team to the district championship scoring 64 goals and collecting 37 assists. The offensive output earned him offensive MVP honors and an All-Central Florida selection. His numbers were just as impressive his junior season helping lead his team to the district runner-up spot. He also lead the team in total points scoring 42 goals and contributing 38 assists. Proechel earned Offensive MVP honors for the second consecutive year and was chosen to be a member of Team Florida. The Orlando, Florida product plans on majoring in Sport Business.
The attack only stands to improve with the Lions third and final early signee, Winter Park, Florida native Jonathan Beresheim. Through three varsity seasons at Lyman high school, under the tutelage of coaches Sean O’Dell and Craig Van Hooven, he has totaled 88 goals and 43 assists. In 2008 Beresheim was named second team MVP while earning second team All-Conference and All-Central Florida selections. He is especially dangerous because he provides the left-handed shot the Lions have been searching for. Also, he has declared his intent to major in Sport Business.
The Lions, as they enter their fourth year of existence, look to improve upon last season’s 8-8 overall mark.
The Lions will open play Friday, February 20 at home at University Field against out-of-conference foe and nationally ranked Adelphi University. Face-off is set for 7:00 pm