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Bison Lacrosse Looks to Continue to Build in Third Season

Feb. 22 -BETHANY, W.Va. – When the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team begins its season Feb. 23rd in a home game against Otterbein, the Bison will feature it deepest roster in its three years as a varsity program at the school.

Third-year head coach Todd Wolffrum has nine returners from last year’s team that finished with a 1-12 record. That team lost three games by three goals or less early in the season before injuries depleted the roster and BC lost six in a row to finish the year. Now with 10 newcomers joining the program, Wolffrum is looking forward to the added depth.

“The preseason has been good and very competitive,” said Wolffrum. “We have a lot more talent than we have in years past, as well as more experience. Everyone on the team has played extensively in high school and that will make us much deeper than we’ve ever been.”

5577Gordon13.jpgThe Bison offense will lean on some of the experience. Senior Zach Gordon (right - Leesburg, Va./Heritage) moves up front after he scored 16 points last season, including a program-best eight assists. The BC attack will also feature junior Brendan Wessells (Severna Park, Md.), who was second on the team with 11 goals, including five in the team’s win over Alma (Mich.) College, and freshman Grant Delaney (Wooster, Ohio), who brings a wealth of high school experience to the field.

Wolffrum expects the midfield to be the team’s strong point. Sophomore Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) had a team-leading 12 goals last year and junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.), who has played in all 25 games the last two years, posted seven goals and one assist a year ago. Other key contributors are expected to be sophomore Kyle Lehosit (Bridgeport, W.Va.), who had three assists in 13 games last year, and freshman Tim Pagano (Erie, Pa./Fort Leboeuf) will be expected to provide immediate help.

The deep midfield will also look to sophomore Vince Frammartino (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls), who had five points last season, junior Dylan Radwanski (Toronto, Ohio), who scored four goals in 2012, junior Kenneth Lindley (Bentleyville, Pa./Bentworth) and freshmen Jeffrey Jones (Rosedale, Md./Overlea), Andrew Lennox (Hicksville, N.Y./West Linn-Ore.) and Kyle Dashiell (Parsonsburg, Md./Wicomico) to contribute.