NAU Lacrosse Class of 2023, Transfer Athletes


Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University Men's Lacrosse announces the addition of 18 student-athletes to the program for the 2019-2020 season. The new class of Lumberjacks consists of 16 freshmen, and 2 transfers from seven different states. 


Our coaching staff is thrilled by the maturity these men displayed in their recruitment process. Many of these student-athletes took the initiative to reach out; to be seen at a showcase, or to attend a prospect day/practice in Flagstaff. Our returners welcome these new members to the family with full confidence that they will leave the program better than they found it. 

 .                 Lumberjack Lacrosse 2019-2020 

              Class of 2023, with Two Transfer Student-Athletes (In no order)



Jack Arendts

Attack, Phoenix, Arizona, Desert Vista HS 19', AZ Hot Sauce

Intended major: Business

Arizona 1st Team All-State Attack, AZ Player of the Year Finalist 

Hobbies: Snowboarding

Coach Lawlor says... "Jack was one of the best attackmen in the state of Arizona throughout his HS career. His crafty stick skills & vision allow him to create, while his range extends defenses".

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Lazlo Urbach

Attack/Midfield, Whitefish, Montana, Whitefish HS 19', Montana Bull Trout 

Intended major: Education

Montana 1st Team All-State Attack

Hobbies: Snowboarding, played orchestra cello 

Coach Lawlor says... "Lazlo is a smooth dodging initiator with range to his shot on the run. He has the versatility to be a threat out of the box, or creating against a close defender".

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Darryl Evans

Defense, Stevenson Ranch, California, West Ranch HS 19', LA Mavs

Intended major: Business

1st Team All-League, Defensive Player of the Year

OSU Showcase All Star, UNC Showcase All Star

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Football, 2 years

Coach Lawlor says... "Darryl is an elite defender, with shutdown-cover ability against top offensive threats. He lands checks without giving up body position, and has the stick skills to push transition after the takeaway".

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Ian Sauve 

Attack/Midfield, Las Vegas, Nevada, Somerset Academy Skypointe 19', Lacrosse Force 

Intended Major: Political Sciences

Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Track, soccer, football, basketball

Coach Lawlor says... "Ian has a heavy shot, and worked hard over his HS career to develop his off-hand. His height, and athleticism from playing multiple sports bring intangibles to his game any coach would love".

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Jeremy Demsher

Attack/Midfield, Valencia, California, West Ranch HS 19', LA Mavs

Intended major: Business

1st Team All-League

UNC Showcase All-Star & Camp Champion

Hobbies: Dirt & Mountain Biking

Coach Lawlor says... "Jeremy is an talented offensive player who can finish & feed with both hands. His ability to cut off-ball, and create, makes him a constant threat. He regularly finds seams in the defense". 

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Bryce Harper

Midfield, Camarillo, California, Camarillo HS 19'

Intended major: Business Management

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Basketball, football 

Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, spike ball

Coach Lawlor says... "Bryce is a versatile midfielder who has shown great speed in-between the lines. He will immediately push for a punt-return role for our clearing unit, and has the prototypical size for the position".

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Aeden Szopinski

Midfield, Anthem, Arizona, Boulder Creek HS 19', Arizona Outlaws

Intended major: Mechanical Engineering

Arizona 1st Team All-State Midfield, Offensive Player of the Year, AZ Player of the Year Finalist

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Cross country

Coach Lawlor says... "Aeden was one of the best midfielders in Arizona throughout his HS career. He has developed great stick protection & finishing ability from playing indoor. His ground ball ability, and speed will make him a threat from the wing".

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Luke Watkins

Attack/Midfield, Corona, California, Norco HS 19', SoCal Express 

Intended major: Biology

All-League CNUSD Attack

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Cross country

Hobbies: Juggling

Coach Lawlor says... "I watched Luke routinely find the open man with quick reads, and execute crafty finishes in the showcases I saw him play in. He has the skills, and IQ to be a threat on & off ball, keeping defenses alert". 

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Martin Bonacci

Defense, Oceanside, California, El Camino HS 18'

Intended major: Construction Management

Transfer Student from Palomar College

3rd Team All-League Defensive End, Football, Lead Palomar College football team in sacks

Multi-sport athlete in HS 

Coach Lawlor says... "Martin is a great athlete who brings a high level of physicality, and strength to our defensive unit. He has quick feet, good body language & fundamentals. I know he will be a leader on the field & in the weight room".

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Jack Ryan

Attack, Reston, Virginia, South Lakes HS 19', Evergreen LC

Intended major: Philosophy

1st Team All-Conference Attack

3x Liberty Conference Champion

Coach Lawlor says... "Jack was a stud initiator for one of the top HS programs in VA. He regularly set up teammates, or got his hands free for a shot while guarded by a top close defender. He has the skill-set to be a quarterback at X for our attack".

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Aidan Lopez

Face-off Athlete, San Diego, California, Saint Augustine HS 19', Laxdawgs

Intended major: Criminal Justice 

Hobbies: Skateboarding

Coach Lawlor says... "Aidan is a student of the face-off game, with a great rotation to compliment his clamp & hand speed. He immediately gives us a 1-2 punch at one of the most important positions in our sport". 

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Ryan Niemeyer

Long Stick Midfield, Anthem, Arizona, Boulder Creek HS 19'

Intended major: Information Systems

Hobbies: Snowboarding, plays guitar 

Coach Lawlor says... "Ryan has all of the tools that I look for in an LSM. Cover ability, stick skills, and lands take-away checks without giving up position. Ryan's good timing on his poke creates transition in-between the lines". 

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Zach Rabehl
Goalie, Murrieta, California, Murrieta Valley HS 19'

Intended major: Environmental Engineering

Elected senior captain in his first year playing lacrosse 

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Baseball, football 

Coach Lawlor says... "Zach has all the intangibles for the goalie position. His size, and quick reflexes compliment his ability to bait shooters into a desirable shot".

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Adam Chiaro

Attack, Montrose, Colorado, Montrose HS 18'

Intended major: Journalism

Hobbies: Snowboarding, skateboarding

Coach Lawlor says... "Adam has great stick protection, and finishing skills. I love his ability to cut into the heart of a defense with a quick first step and initial move". 

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Jacob Montes

Midfield, Granada Hills, California, William S. Hart HS 19'

Intended major: Nursing

1st Team All-League Wide Receiver, Football

Multi-sport athlete in HS

Coach Lawlor says... "Jacob displays all of the qualities of the throw back, 2-way midfielder. Shifty, able to defend, has a high motor. The type of multi-sport athlete we like to recruit at NAU".

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Corey Moreno 

Defense, Murrieta, California, Murrieta Valley HS 19'

Intended Major: Computer Science 

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Swimming, water polo, martial arts, golf 

Hobbies: Produces music, DJ’s

Coach Lawlor says... "Corey is an athletic, smart defender who has shown the versatility to play both close defense & LSM. I am excited for what he brings to our defensive unit". 

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Ben Kellogg 

Goalie, Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Beach HS 19'

Intended major: Communications

Multi-sport athlete in HS: Football, tennis 

Coach Lawlor says... "Ben has a solid frame, quick reflexes, and great foundation as a goaltender. He has been incredibly coachable, and has shown an ability to learn our systems quickly". 

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Adnan Qutifan 

Midfield, Lemont, Illinois, Lemont Township HS 18'

Intended major: Environmental Engineering

Transfer Student from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Played goalie in HS

Coach Lawlor says... "Adnan brings in 8 years of midwest playing experience as a transfer student. We are fortunate to have him bolstering our midfield unit on both ends of the field". 


(Not pictured: Luke Watkins, Adnan Qutifan, Spring Additions to class of 2023)