The Next Level: Michigan natives playing Division-1 lacrosse in 2017

Updated 1/19: Added Keaton Mitchell at Mount St. Mary’s. Let me know if there’s anyone else I’ve overlooked. Numbers at the bottom updated accordingly.

Our annual look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring. From schools’ official rosters:


  • Senior attackman/midfielder Graham Macko (Brother Rice)
  • Freshman attackman Morgan Macko (Brother Rice)


  • Junior midfielder Liam Reaume (Brother Rice)


  • Sophomore defenseman Logan Monroe (Holt)
  • Junior midfielder Keith Pravato (Novi)
  • Senior faceoff specialist Steve Wizniuk (De La Salle)

Cleveland State

  • Freshman defenseman Levi Peterson (Holt)
  • Freshman defenseman Garrett White (Ann Arbor Pioneer)


  • Freshman attackman Cooper Belanger (Detroit Country Day)


  • Senior attackman Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep)
  • Junior midfielder Sean Birney (Detroit Catholic Central)
  • Freshman defenseman Nick Boynton (Troy Athens)
  • Junior midfielder Adam Findlay (Detroit Catholic Central)
  • Junior attackman Alec Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central)
  • Senior faceoff specialist Benjamin Gjokaj (Walled Lake Northern)
  • Sophomore midfielder Emmett Green (Birmingham Seaholm)
  • Freshman attackman/midfielder Blake Grewal-Turner (Okemos)
  • Freshman defenseman Jack Harrop (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s)
  • Junior midfielder Charlie Hayes (Utica Eisenhower)
  • Senior midfielder JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm)
  • Sophomore defenseman Sam Horton (Okemos)
  • Freshman midfielder Alex Jarzembowski (Detroit Catholic Central)
  • Junior midfielder Brent Lubin (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s)
  • Junior midfielder Connor Maks (UD-Jesuit)
  • Senior midfielder Greg Marzec (Brother Rice)
  • Junior defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer)
  • Freshman midfielder Jackson McElhenney (Birmingham Seaholm)
  • Sophomore midfielder Bo Pickens (Brother Rice)
  • Sophomore defenseman Austin Ross (Warren Mott)
  • Freshman midfielder Charlie Schiefer (Birmingham Seaholm)
  • Freshman goalie Logan Shamblin (Troy)
  • Freshman defenseman Travis Sparling (Novi)
  • Junior attackman/midfielder Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm)


  • Freshman faceoff specialist Ian Foster (East Lansing/IMG Academy)


  • Junior midfielder Matthew Giampetroni (Cranbrook)


  • Freshman defenseman Brian Cosgrove (Brother Rice)

High Point

  • Freshman defenseman Luke Cappetto (Brother Rice)


  • Sophomore midfielder Robert Carroll (Grosse Pointe South)


  • Sophomore midfielder Bob Pelton (Forest Hills Northern)
  • Sophomore midfielder John Wagner (Cranbrook)


  • Freshman midfielder Ryan Prior (Birmingham/Culver Academy)
  • Senior faceoff specialist Brian Archer (Brighton)

Mount St. Mary’s

  • Freshman midfielder Keaton Mitchell (Clarkston)

Notre Dame

  • Sophomore defenseman Michael Langdon (Cranbrook)
  • Senior midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice)


  • Freshman midfielder Alex Minanov (Grosse Pointe Liggett)


  • Junior midfielder Josh Keller (East Grand Rapids/Kent School)


  • Senior attackman J.P. Forester (Brother Rice)

Robert Morris

  • Freshman long-stick midfielder James Scane (Brother Rice)

Stony Brook

  • Sophomore midfielder Nathan Richards (Lapeer West)


  • Freshman midfielder Nick Martin (Detroit Country Day)

UMass Lowell

  • Sophomore goalie Grant Lardieri (Forest Hills Northern)


  • Junior midfielder Jason Alessi (Brother Rice)
  • Senior midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills)

That’s 54 players at 23 schools, an improvement over last year’s 48 players at 16 different schools (adding new program Cleveland State, Colgate, Drexel, Fairfield, High Point, Penn, Robert Morris, and Stony Brook, while losing Rutgers and NJIT). Detroit accounts for 24 of this year’s players (44.4%), a slight decrease from 25 (52.1%) last year. An improvement in geographic diversity all around, even if it may come at the Titans’ expense.

As always, there’s a chance I’ve missed somebody – I’m particularly prone to doing it when a player went out of state for high school or came to Michigan from out of state for high school – so let me know in the comments if anyone is missing.

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2 Responses to The Next Level: Michigan natives playing Division-1 lacrosse in 2017

  1. Jonathan says:

    Mitchell, Keaton Mount St. Mary’s M Clarkston

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