FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Entering their second to last game of the regular season, the (RV) Lawrence Technological University men's lacrosse team plays at home on Wednesday, April 17th at 3:30 p.m. against NO. 9 Siena Heights University (Mich.), which will also be the Blue Devils senior day. Then, on Saturday, April 20th, the team rounds up their season with a match against the NO. 2 team in the nation, Madonna University (Mich.) at Madonna's home field.
Brett Foley, of Sparta, Mich. is majoring in Mechanical Engineering as he nears graduation. A defender, Foley has played in 25 games as a Blue Devil. He has three career points and 26 career ground balls, including 15 caused turnovers.
Jacob Sacdalan, a goalie from Rochester Hills, Mich. is planning to graduate with a degree in accounting. He has played in 25 games as a Blue Devils. He has 35 ground balls, has 10 wins, a total of 135 career saves and this year has a season high of 47% save percentage.
Alex Schlueter of Oxford, Mich. is known on the ice and on the turf as a dual sport athlete and a captain in both hockey and lacrosse at LTU. He is pursuing a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Schlueter has played in 34 games for the lacrosse program. As a middie, he has 112 ground balls, 13 caused turnovers and eight assists in his career.
Rounding up the seniors is Brendan Oles. Oles is a middie from Warren, Mich., majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He has played in 39 games in his career. He has 68 career goals, 40 career assists and 108 career points, including 51 points this season alone. He also has picked up 91 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers. Currently, he is ranked 12th in the NAIA for goals with 32 and 15th in the nation with goals per game, averaging a little under three.
Siena Heights (7-4, 4-2) comes into this game at Farmington Hills Harrison on a four game win streak, including two narrow wins, a 13-12 win against Concordia University- Ann Arbor and a 10-9 win against Lourdes (Ohio). The Saints are one of two teams that upset the NO. 2 Madonna this season with a 14-11 decision earlier this month.
Madonna (11-2, 4-2) has one game in-between their battle with the Blue Devils, which is against the NO. 8 Lourdes on Wednesday. The only losses the Crusaders have experienced this season was a tight 14-12 game against NO. 10 Aquinas College last Saturday and their loss to Siena Heights. Previously leading the polls, this loss to Aquinas bumped Madonna from the top spot in the nation to the second overall position in the last week before conference play.
Following these games, the WHAC will annouce the seating for the WHAC tournament, which starts on Wednesday, April 23rd, where the top six teams qualify fight for the top spot in the WHAC before nationals.