By Brian Simpkins
The Hampton Pirates ended 2016 with incredible promise after an initial five-game lacrosse slate.
Hampton coach Lloyd Carter set out on the recruiting trail in hopes to evolve a 0-5 squad to potential upsetters. Showcasing youth was the theme of HU’s inaugural recruiting class.
Fourteen freshmen, a JUCO transfer from ASA College (NY), and two Division 1 transfers from St. John’s University rounded out the list. Most of the freshmen are heavily listed from Northern Virginia. National standouts, Kevin Mondy Jr. and J.P. Napier hail from non-traditional lacrosse hotbeds, Texas and Ohio respectively.
Below is a list of each named recruit, class, position, hometown, and previous colleges.
* Malcolm Flynn: Soph. – Defense – Wheatley Heights, NY / St. John’s University
* Andrew Gray: Soph. – Defense – Lithonia, GA / St. John’s University
* Kier Johnson: Junior – Midfield – Baltimore, MD / ASA College (NY)
* Kevin Mondy Jr.: Freshman – Goalie – Dallas, TX
* J.P. Napier: Freshman – Midfield – Pickerington, OH
* John Tarver: Freshman – Attack – Clifton, VA
* Josh Tarver: Freshman – Goalie – Clifton, VA
* Jacob Woodward: Freshman – Attack – Stafford, VA
* Joshua Square: Freshman – Midfield – Manassas, VA
* Malik Johnson: Freshman – Midfield – Lynchburg, VA
* Andrew Wilborn: Freshman – Defense – Manassas, VA
* Preston Randolph: Freshman – Attack – Alexandria, VA
* Aaron Brown: Freshman – Midfield/Faceoff – St. George, VA
* Lamont Lewis: Freshman – Midfield – Falls Church, VA
* Chase McCartney: Freshman – Attack – Bronx, NY
* Everett Driver: Freshman – Defense – Gaithersburg, MD
* Robert Gresham III: Freshman – Midfield – Raleigh, NC