LEESBURG, VA: Join the Evergreen Lacrosse Club in supporting local lacrosse legend Michael "Rex" Rexrode tomorrow as #18 Rutgers University battles #5 University of Maryland for 1st place in the Big Ten conference.
The winner of the Big Ten Conference receives an automatic spot in the 2016 NCAA Championship tournament in Philadelphia.
Coach Rex is having a fantastic Sophomore season as a second year starter on Defense. He is currently tied for 13th in NCAA Division 1 total caused turnovers and was named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week twice for his performances against NJIT in March and University of Michigan earlier this month. During the NJIT game, Rex racked up a career-high 4 Caused Turnovers (CT) and 5 Ground Balls (GB) while he collected a team-high 5 GBs and caused three turnovers against Michigan.
Coach Rex will return as a coach for the tough and talented Evergreen 2022/2023 team who cannot wait to learn to play defense like he does! Members of the Evergreen Lacrosse Coaching staff and current players will all be sporting our Evergreen colors and cheering Rex and Rutgers on to a victory!
As a freshman at Rutgers, Coach Michael Rexrode played in 11 games, starting all 11 since his collegiate debut at St. John's. He collected 21 ground balls and caused seven turnovers while grabbing four ground balls in win at Delaware (March 14) and three ground balls against No. 9/11 Army (March 3). He also had three caused turnovers and two ground balls versus Monmouth (Feb. 28), three ground balls versus No. 6/5 Virginia (Feb. 21) and four at Richmond (Feb. 14).
Prior to Rutgers, Coach Rex was a Two-time US Lacrosse All-American, a four-year varsity player at Loudoun County High School and the 2014 Zone Player of the Year. In addition to playing on the LCHS State Runner-Up Lacrosse team, he earned First Team All-State honors, two-time district Player of the Year, and two-time first team All-Region.
Coach Rex was not just a one sport athlete. He also played three years of varsity football, earning first team All-Conference honors as an all-purpose player. He holds the LCHS school record for most receptions in a single game with 17.
Most importantly Rex was an AP scholar award winner and graduated in the top five percent of his graduating class.
Evergreen Lacrosse Club is committed to not only providing the best lacrosse instruction possible for youth players, but leveraging the highest caliber role models to help teach our players life skills that will help them succeed long after they put down the lacrosse stick.
We are proud and grateful to have Coach Rex as part of our Evergreen Family. We look forward to watching the rest of his season and can't wait to hear all about it this summer!
Learn more about the Evergreen Experience and our elite coaching staff by visiting our website at www.EvergreenLacrosse.com