DHS Senior Lacrosse Player, Alex Schlosser, Signs with Division II Powerhouse and #1 Nationally Ranked
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2014
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, senior Alex Schlosser will become Dunwoody High School’s first lacrosse player to sign a national letter of intent to play at a premier NCAA school.
Alex will be signing with Adelphi University, currently nationally ranked #1 in NCAA Division II lacrosse. The university, located in Garden City, is one of lacrosse’s most storied programs located in the game’s original lacrosse hotbed of Long Island, NY. Alex will be the first player from Georgia recruited to this school. Head Coach Gordon Purdie had this to say about Alex: “Alex has good wheels and grit. Grit can’t be measured, not many players have grit.”
In 2013 the Adelphi Panthers posted a 14-3 overall record and a 10-1 record in NE-10 play. The Panthers earned a share of the regular season Northeast-10 title with Merrimack, and reached the finals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The Panthers received the #1 seed in the North Region in the 2013 NCAA Championships, and advanced to the Final Four with a 14-11 victory over #4 NYIT. As the hosts of the Final Four game, the Panthers came up short in a 16-13 loss to #3 Le Moyne, the eventual champions. Seven players landed on All-Conference teams, four were named to USILA All-America teams and two players were selected to play in the USILA/LAXWORLD North South Division I/II All-Star Game. In addition, senior Kevin Kennedy received the USILA Long Pole Midfielder Award, the first in program history.
Alex takes pride in being part of the founding team for Dunwoody High School Wildcat lacrosse, now in it’s 3rd year of sanctioned competition. He was the lone freshman on the club team in 2010 and was named Defensive MVP on the 2011 team. In the years to follow, he has been named Team MVP for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. A team captain, Alex has consecutively led the team in scoring and groundballs. He has contributed as a Long Stick Middy (LSM), Middy, Face-off, and D-pole defender. Alex has been a key driver in establishing the varsity lacrosse program at Dunwoody High School. Head Coach Evan Golderg had this to say about Alex: “Alex is a tremendous athlete with exciting speed and a keen understanding of the game. Being that he did not start playing until 9th grade, Alex took it upon himself to master the game’s core fundamentals and team concepts through hard work, discipline and attention to detail. He is a team leader both on and off the field and will be a HUGE asset to the college in which he chooses to play for.”
Alex has also been a product of LB3 Lacrosse, which was founded in 2005 by Syracuse University All American and MVP of the 2000 NCAA Championship, Liam Banks. As one of the Nation’s premier instructional lacrosse organizations, LB3 touches the lives of thousands of lacrosse players each year through its Camps, Clinics, Tournaments, Leagues, and Club Travel Teams. LB3 Lacrosse is a founding member of the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association.
In addition to Alex’s success at Dunwoody High School, he has also played on a number of All-Star lacrosse teams such as Trilogy Aces East and South Team All-Stars, LB3 Under Armour All-Star Team, and Southeastern Showcase All-Star Team. He was also a member of the County and State Swim teams for Dunwoody High School in 2013.
Alex plans to study Mass Communication and video production at Adelphi University. At Dunwoody High School he was selected as part of a team from Dunwoody High School Mass Comm Academy to create, produce and direct two instructional videos on Bullying and Discrimination that will be shown throughout the Dekalb County School System. He also participates in an internship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta radio station.
The signing ceremony will take place at 2:30pm at Dunwoody High School in the Performing Arts Auditorium foyer on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
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