Rock Canyon junior has decided to verbally commit The Pride for lacrosse in 2017
KUSA — Hofstra University’s, “The Pride”, will have a lion from Colorado in it’s pack in 2017. Rock Canyon Jaguar’s junior, Wesley Wainright, verbally committed to the university for Division I men’s lacrosse to play attack.
“Wesley is a fierce competitor,” said Rock Canyon’s Boys Lacrosse Head Coach, Louis Goldin. “He is a big body with great hands and he is continuing to improve his game.” Goldin also said that he is a great athlete; he is a Division I caliber player who will continue to grow.
Son of Frank Wainright, former NFL tight end and 2000 Superbowl Champion with the Baltimore Ravens, Wesley has the athletic genetics and mentorship within his home.
Wesley had 33 goals and 18 assists in 15 games last season for Rock Canyon. Only in his sophomore year and first varsity season, he started many games for the Jags according to Coach Goldin.
He had the second most shots on net for the team with 48, a testament to NHL Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky’s statement, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wesley made 69 percent of the shots he took last season.
The junior will be joining a Division I program with a lot of history and pride in their lacrosse program come 2017. The Hofstra University Pride competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association conference out of Hempstead, New York. The team finished the 2015 season 5-9 with seven of those nine losses being within a goal or two during the regular season. The Pride have been Conference Champions five different times and have made it to the NCAA tournaments Final Four four times.
The Jaguar attacker was 2nd Team All-Conference and the team finished an impressive 13-4 overall record in a competitive Colorado lacrosse conference. “He is a great young man and we are really excited on his commitment to Hofstra University,” said Goldin.