Loyola unveils highly touted recruiting class

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Loyola continued to maintain its national recruiting footprint — and is even now expanding into Europe.

Coach Mark Hulse announced Thursday that high school seniors Jonathan Drysdale-Anderson, Josh Gottlieb, Dan Mangun, Jack Martel, Ben Motplaisir, Matt Oakley, Justin Ross and Parker Van Buren have all signed national letters of intent to play for the Ramblers starting in 2021. Continue reading “Loyola unveils highly touted recruiting class”

Hawai’i, Lewis to square off in NCAA Tournament semifinal rematch

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Hawai’i will play four matches in five days on the mainland in mid-January, starting with a rematch of a 2019 NCAA tournament semifinals match versus Lewis.

The Bows won that semifinals match in four games, and advanced to the championship match where they lost to host, Long Beach State.

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McKendree, UC San Diego to play neutral site match in 2020

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Two teams that were regulars in the Division II Coaches Poll last year will face off in a neutral site match at the Lindenwood Invitational in late January 2020. McKendree finished third in the final poll, while UC San Diego received votes.

Other teams taking part in the tournament are Grand Canyon, Lindenwood, and Lees-McRae.

This is the second edition of the tournament. Last year’s participants were Lindewood, McKendree, Quincy, Long Beach, Lourdes, and Alderson Broaddus.

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Purdue Fort Wayne lands two Midwest high school standouts

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Two of the top high school players from Illinois and Missouri will remain in the Midwest for their college careers.

Purdue Fort Wayne coach Rock Perrotte announced Monday that high school seniors Jacob Christopher and Bryce Walker have committed to play for the Mastodons beginning in 2021. Continue reading “Purdue Fort Wayne lands two Midwest high school standouts”