Yinzers at the Next Level
Welcome to Yinzers at the Next Level, a weekly series that will track the progress of Pittsburgh athletes at the next level… playing college lacrosse! As Pittsburgh has improved over time, the area has produced more and more high level talent. We are now at the point where tracking Pittsburgh players in college should be a thing. And now it is. Check out Yinzer Report #1, #2, #3, and #4 to get caught up.
Boston – Freshman Patrick Donnelly (Mt. Lebanon) scored once in a 8-7 loss to Army. It was his second goal of the year.
Marquette – Freshman Andy DeMichiei (Hampton) dished out one helper in a 10-7 loss to Bellarmine. On Sunday’s ESPN3 broadcast, DeMichiei scored the overtime winner to help Marquette top St. John’s 11-10. It was his first career goal.
Robert Morris – Senior Brian Bohn (Seneca Valley) made 6 saves in a 19-6 loss to Maryland and 11 saves in a 12-7 win over Wagner.
Lenoir-Rhyne – Senior Tyler Kotch (Butler) scored once and added two assists in a 13-9 loss to Queens. This weekend, he tallied once in a 23-2 drubbing of Brevard.
Mercyhurst – Senior Jake McAndrew (Seneca Valley) registered two goals and three assists as Hurst doubled up Tampa 14-7. McAndrew is second on the team in points with 21.
Seton Hill – The Griffins lost a home contest to Lake Erie 18-13. Senior Jimmy Cogley (Peters Township) scored once and added two assists. He went 12 of 25 from the face off X. Senior Chris DiMichiei (Hampton) dished out one helper for his first point of the season.
John Carroll – Upper St. Clair freshmen Keegan Flinter and Daniel Kincaid combined for five goals and one assists to help JCU overcome Beloit 9-3. Did you know John Carroll is 9-1 in their first D3 season? According to the LaxPower forums, more Pittsburgh talent is headed to Cleveland this fall.
Gettysburg – Junior Bijan Firouzan (Mt. Lebanon) chipped in one assist in the Bullets 14-5 win over Swarthmore. Firouzan has the third most points on the team with 24.
McDaniel – Freshman Timothy McNichol (Mt. Lebanon) found the back of the net twice in a 14-8 loss to Franklin & Marshall. He is tied for second on the team in points with 19.
Washington & Jefferson – Senior Casey Smallwood (Pine Richland) scored once and added three assists while junior John Bursch (Greensburg Central Catholic) dished out two helpers in a 14-7 loss to Catholic.
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Pine Richland suffered a 15-3 loss to Manheim Township this weekend. Manheim also beat Seneca 17-1 earlier in the year. Manheim, the 5th ranked team in the state according to LaxPower, has D1 commits headed to Denver, Mount St. Mary’s, Towson, and Army.
North Allegheny lost to Hudson 18-8 this weekend. Hudson, currently ranked 19th in Ohio by LaxPower, has D1 commits headed to Lehigh and Bellarmine.
A LaxPower forum poster believes 2014s from Peters, Mt. Lebanon, Chartiers Valley, and Upper St. Clair are headed to John Carroll. At this time, those athletes are not listed on the LaxPower recruiting database. Of course, that doesn’t mean their commitments aren’t real.