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Erick Stutz signs to play lacrosse for Wheeling Jesuit University

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Erick Stutz signs his National Letter of Intent as his high school coach, Stan Swoyer, congratulates him.

Erick Stutz signs his National Letter of Intent as his high school coach, Stan Swoyer, congratulates him.

Natalie Rebetsky

Natalie Rebetsky

Erick Stutz signs his National Letter of Intent as his high school coach, Stan Swoyer, congratulates him.

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On November 8, Erick Stutz signed his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Wheeling Jesuit University. Stutz faced a whirlwind journey to get where he is today, having to endure changes of position and several teams. In eighth grade, he played short stick midfielder. Then Stutz played long stick midfielder his freshman year on JV. He was moved up to varsity his sophomore year and again played long stick midfielder on a team that won the 2A/3A state championship. Even with his success, Stutz’s Lax Factory coach, as well as a current University of Delaware coach, Trey Wilkes, thought he would have to change positions to play in college.

Stutz was undaunted.

“He told me that he would do anything it takes to play college lacrosse,” Wilkes said.

Wilkes recommended that he switch to faceoff midfielder, and that’s exactly what Stutz did his junior year. The switch didn’t affect Stutz’s performance; the team still went to the state semifinals.

“He embodies the personality of our team,” Erick’s high school coach, Stan Swoyer, said.

Wheeling Jesuit was the clear choice for Stutz for other factors besides athletics. He choose the school in part because the psychology program. He wants to minor in education. He hopes to become a guidance counselor after graduating.

His friend and teammate, Patrick Coggins, also committed to Wheeling Jesuit. Together, the two hope to contribute to bettering the college lacrosse team’s 2017 record of 6-8.  Also Coggins and Stutz plan to room together.

Stutz’s mother, Brenda Kapsch, has been one of his biggest supporters throughout his career. She says that the hardest part about her son leaving is having to pack all of his possessions up, but, most importantly, saying “goodbye.” She says her son is a very dedicated athlete with incredible perseverance.

Kapsch said, “Erick and I met with his club coach who gave us some guidance, so we worked hand in hand with him. But in the end, the choice was really up to Erick.”

Kapsch is a huge supporter of her son, and Stutz is very thankful for everything she does for him.

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Nicholas Stephan, Reporter

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Stephan (@nick_stephanCC) a member of the class of 2018. Growing up in the Fredrick area, he traveled Europe for nearly five years; visiting France, Ireland, England, and Germany, before returning to Maryland. He loves all genres of art and believes creativity is the essence of imagination. An avid reader and compulsive cinephile in his spare time, Nick wishes to one day become a virtuoso of all kinds of art. Nick also enjoys socializing, and he looks forward to working with the more experienced members of Lancer Media this year.

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Tommy Moyer (@tmoyer20) is a first year journalism student and a member of the Class of 2018. He serves as the Treasurer for the Class of 2018, National Honor Society, and French Honor Society. He has played on the basketball team for three years.  Tommy’s a huge Eagles and Phillies fan, and is looking forward to a year when they actually make the playoffs. He is excited to share his opinions with the student body.

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Bailey Davis (@BaileyDTheLance) is a member of the Class of 2019 and a second year Journalism student. He enjoys running, playing basketball, and hanging out with his friends. He also likes to pencil sketch drawings of houses and structures because he hopes to one day become an architect. In Journalism this year, he is looking forward to using his skills and experiences to write great stories for The Lance.

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Jacob Bolger (@JakeBolger2) is a member of the class of the class of 2019 and a third year journalism student. He enjoys playing soccer and playing basketball. He spends his free time hanging out with his friends, playing sports, and playing video games. Jacob is a member of the Linganore High School Varsity soccer team. He looks forward to participating in Journalism and helping people through his stories.

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