Sources have told College Crosse that former Loyola Greyhounds player and current Georgetown Hoyas assistant coach Justin Ward will head to West Point to fill Justin Turri’s vacant spot on the Army West Point Black Knights coaching staff.
Ward seems to have confirmed the news himself. He’s updated his Twitter bio and header respectively:
Ward recently wrapped up his third season on Kevin Warne’s staff. This past year was his first year as the team’s offensive coordinator after spending the last two seasons as an offensive assistant.
He’s worked with Daniel Bucaro, Peter Conley, Bo Stafford, and Reilly O’Connor in his three years in D.C. Last year, he helped Bucaro and Conley become first team All-Big East selections, and Conley as a USILA Honorable Mention All-American.
In 2016, he helped Bucaro become the Big East Freshman of the Year and with second team All-Big East Honors. In his first year, which was Georgetown’s best year in a long time, Ward improved the Hoya offense by nearly three goals a game. Stafford was first team All-Big East selection, and Craig Berge was a USILA Honorable Mention All-American.
Ward replaces Turri, who left West Point to join the Harvard Crimson in Chris Wojcik’s new-look staff.
Army does lose Cole Johnson, who led the team in all offensive scoring, but return their other two attackmen, as well as midfielder David Symmes. We’ll see if Ward can do a good job with a team and offense that has done very well in recent years.
Timmy Monahan Staying In-State, Joins Towson
The No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2015, attackman Timmy Monahan (Gonzaga, DC) will transfer to @Towson_MLAX. Played in 19 games at Maryland.— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) July 6, 2017
Monahan goes to a team that needs immediate help on offense and attack. They lose all three starters in Ryan Drenner, Joe Seider, and Tyler Konen. Monahan might start right away for the Tigers, who also have former Ohio State Buckeye Dylan Kinnear and former Greyhound Johnny Giuffreda. Add Drew Laundry to that list as well, but I would pencil in Monahan and Kinnear as two starters at attack right now.
The Tigers also got former UMass Lowell River Hawks goaltender Tyler Canto.
The Tigers lose Matt Hoy, but have senior Josh Miller and sophomore Shane Brennan on their roster as well. Brennan did not record a statistic this past season.
Logan Wisnauskas Heading Back Home To Maryland
I reported it last week, but in case you missed it on Twitter, former Syracuse Orange attackman Logan Wisnauskas is headed back to Maryland.
Couple sources have told me former Cuse attackmen Logan Wisnauskas will head to @TerpsMLax next season. MD returns no starting attackmen.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) July 1, 2017
The left-handed attackman might be able to crack the starting lineup in 2018. Under Armour All-Americans James Avanzato and Bubba Fairman have a shot, and rising sophomore Jared Bernhardt should move down from midfield to attack. Louis Dubick and redshirt-freshman Anthony DeMaio are other options.
Seeing Wisnauskas practice last year in person, I think he can be a solid contributor to John Tillman’s defending national champion Terps. Dubick is the eldest of the attackmen as a junior, so this would be a very young unit.
We have an updated player movement tracker below:
2017 College Crosse Player Movement Tracker
|Player||Position||Old School||New School|
|Player||Position||Old School||New School|
|Gabe Anderson||Defense/LSM||Mercer||Boston Univeristy|
|Logan Bradford||Defense||Cleveland State||Mercer|
|Kyle Buser||Midfield/FOGO||Richmond||Merchant Marine Academy (D3)|
|Tyler Canto||Goaltender||UMass Lowell||Towson|
|Seth DeLisle||Midfield/FOGO||Nazareth (D3)||Syracuse|
|Adam Dickson||Midfield||Ohio Valley (D2)||High Point|
|Hunter Duford||Midfield||VMI||Belmont Abbey (D2)|
|Alex Ives||Midfield||St. Joe's||Colgate|
|Daniel Lanham||Midfield/FOGO||St. Joseph's||Drexel|
|Matt Lanigan||Goaltender||Holy Cross||Washington & Lee (D3)|
|Sean Lattimore||Attack||Onondaga CC||Jacksonville|
|Brody McLean||Attack||Stony Brook||Towson|
|Will McNamara||Midfield||Virginia||St. Joe's|
|Alex Morris||Midfield||Ohio State||Richmond|
|Ryan Ozsvath||Attack||Stony Brook||Ithaca (D3)|
|Brian Philbin||Defense||Mount St. Mary's||Hofstra|
|Zach Pinney||Defense||Onondaga CC||Maryland|
|Marc Pion||Defense||Harvard||Johns Hopkins|
|Kane Randolph||Defense||Penn State||Towson|
|Jack Rusbuldt||Goaltender||Penn State||Richmond|
|Grainger Sasso||LSM||Onondaga CC||Cornell|
|Drew Supinski||Midfield||Johns Hopkins||Notre Dame|
|Gale Thorpe||Attack||Syracuse||Ohio State|
|Connor Tuturice||Defense||LIU Post (D2)||Monmouth|