NWSS grads to NCAA field lax futures

Six New Westminster Secondary field lacrosse players earned scholarships to U.S. schools

Six New Westminster Secondary School grads will be playing field lacrosse at NCAA schools next year.

Iain Varley, Dylan Sharpe, Nik Lund-Murray, Max Gerhardt, Dalton Lupul and Nolan Duncan all played on the zone 4 boys’ team that won a silver medal at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games.

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Varley is off to the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Wisconsin with a plan to major in biomedical engineering.

The New West defender has played both indoor and outdoor lacrosse with his graduating buddies for 12 years, including the last five in high school. He is also a five-year honour roll student at NWSS.

Sharpe, a goalkeeper, was recruited by Mars Hill University in North Carolina.

Sharpe plans to study business management at Mars Hill. He also has a dozen years of lacrosse behind him in community ball and at high school.

Lund-Murray, Gerhardt and Lupul all played lacrosse together at NWSS four years.

Lund-Murray will be studying kinesiology, while keeping goal at Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction next season. He was also a three-year honour roll student in high school.

Gerhardt is going to the University of Indianapolis to study business administration. He will also play long pole and defence for the Greyhounds.

Gerhardt was the NWSS class valedictorian following four years on the school honour roll.

Lupul earned a scholarship at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, where he will play midfield and attack for the Cardinals, while pursuing a major in business.

Duncan is planning to study psychology at Emmanuel College Franklin Springs in Georgia.

Duncan was a two-year honour roll student. He will play attack for the Lions field lacrosse program.

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