Jan. 8, 2009

Courtesy of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jan. 8, 2009 -- Jacksonville University men's lacrosse coach Matt Kerwick announced two transfers and one signee that have joined the program for the inaugural season in 2010.

Chip Young (Maryland) and Jeremy Tissenbaum (Hobart) are transferring to JU with Nick Caton being signing with JU. All three are midfielders that will form an experienced nucleus for JU's first team.

"As we are building the first Division I program in Florida and at JU, it is exciting to welcome our first three student-athletes to campus," Kerwick said. "All three are excellent athletes with proven success. Most importantly, they understand what our goals are at JU and want to be a part of this unique opportunity. We are all eagerly awaiting our first practice next September."

Chip Young (6-0, 175, Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon High School/Maryland)

All-American as a senior and first team MSLA as a senior after scoring 23 goals and 18 assists. WPSLA champions as a junior and senior. Pennsylvania state runner up in 2006 and 2007. Also an all-conference running back for the football team. Invited to the Blue Chip lacrosse camp in Baltimore following his junior season. Completed a redshirt season at Maryland Terrapins last year.

Jeremy Tissenbaum (5-7, 165, Pittsburg, Pa./Mt. Lebanon High School/Hobart College)

All-American as a senior in 2007 and first team MSLA after leading the team in scoring with 44 goals, 29 assists. WPSLA champions in 2006 and 2007. Ended last spring as one of the top midfielders at Hobart College, scoring a key fourth quarter goal in Hobart's win against ECAC Champion Loyola College last April. Also received All-Conference for the football team at Mt. Lebanon.

Nick Caton (6-0, 190, Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid High School)

As a senior at McQuaid High School in Rochester, NY, Caton finished the season with 36 goals and 14 assists. He was named Section V first team all- league in 2008. Caton also competed for the hockey team at McQuaid and was voted most improved in lacrosse as a sophomore.