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Ryan Commits to Tampa & Hudson Commits to Washington and Lee

The Thunder Nation congratulates players Michael Ryan ('16 midfielder) from Northview HS and Austin Hudson ('17 attack) from Gilman on their commitments to play college lacrosse.  

 Michael Ryan plans to play for Coach Whipple and the Spartans of the University of Tampa.  Ryan is the 13th player from the 2016 class, joining teammates committed to play for University of the South, Loyola, University of Delaware, Limestone, Piedmont, Robert Morris, Holy Cross, High Point, Washington and Lee and Duke.  Congratulations Michael we look forward to following your college career. Austin Hudson, a rising senior originally from Westminster, but a year ago transferring to Gilman, commits to play for Coach McCabe and the Generals of Washington and Lee University.  Austin joins Thunder 2015 players Josh Dolan and Collins Speed, as well as Nicholas Rodman, class of 2016.  Also, congratulations to Coach Hudson and both boys who played for team England this summer.

 


by posted 07/24/2016
2017 Wrap up Thunder Careers in Vail

Our Thunder 2017's went out in style playing in the Vail Shootout in Vail, Colorado. Great lacrosse, fly fishing, white water rafting and good times were had by all. Many of these boys have been playing together with Thunder for over five years.  We are so thankful and proud of these players because of their contribution to the game, their impact on the growth of the Thunder organization and for the mature responsible young men they have become.  We look for big things from these boys in their final year of high school and beyond.

Also, a special thank you to Coach Mike Rabbit and Coach Nate Young for their leadership, coaching, and dedication to this team.

With the retirement of the 2017 team also comes the retirement of two of the most selfless and influential volunteers in the Thunder program.  Our team mom and manger for 2017, Shaun McCarthy  and our Twitter administrator, Jim Perry.  We can not thank them enough for their leadership and selfless generosity of their time.  They both had not only a profound impact on their team but the entire Thunder program.  

Jim started our first Thunder twitter and has tweeted 1,480 tweets over the past several years with almost 1100 current followers which include numerous college coaches and lacrosse organizations.  

Shaun created the template and standard for managing a team that all our team moms/managers now follow.  

You will both be sorely missed - Shaun and Jim, your Thunder family will be forever grateful.  


by posted 07/20/2016
Thunder 2017 Jack Patton Commits to Amherst College
 
 
The Thunder Nation congratulates Jack Patton a 2017 attackman on his commitment to play for Coach Thompson of Amherst College upon graduation from Westminster.  Patton is the 12th commit from the Thunder 2017 class, joining teammates committed to Duke, Maryland, Furman, Loyola, Richmond, Rutgers, High Point, Mercer and Bucknell.  Congratulations Jack we look forward to following your college career.

by posted 07/20/2016
Thunder commits three more player 2018, 2019 and our first 2020

The Thunder Nation congratulates players Colin Gutzmer (defender '18), Jack Neill (midfielder '19) and Eric Malever (attack '20) on their verbal commitments this week.  

We look forward to watching these players develop in their high school careers and are very proud to call them Thunder players both by their play on the field and their actions off the field.

Colin Gutzmer, a rising junior from Westminster, plans to play for Coach Meade and the the Paladins of Furman University.  He will join Thunder players Sage Reith ('17) and Bailey Taylor('17) at Furman the fall of 2018  .  Jack Neill, a rising sophomore from Pace Academy, plans to play for Coach Rogalksi and the Leopards of Lafayette.  Jack will join 2015 Trip Wray at this outstanding collegiate institution.  Eric Malever, a rising freshman from Woodward Academy, plans to play for Coach Tillman and the Terrapins at the University of Maryland.  Eric is the state of Georgia's first 2020 commit and he will be joining Thunder player Peyton Bogard ('17) in a few years .

 

 


by posted 07/17/2016
Thunder News

Thunder Storms into June with class years 2021, 2022 and 2023 sweeping the competition by dominating the Atlanta Lax Invitational in Gainesville, Each team brought home the title for their respective U13A, U13B and U11 divisions.  Thunder's three youngest teams further distinguished themselves by going undefeated throughout the weekend as they faced teams from Georgia and Tennessee. 

While 2021, 2022 and 2023 where taking care of business in Georgia, Thunder 2020 traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to open the summer season at the NXT South Carolina Shootout.  In sweltering conditions and temperatures above 90 degrees, Thunder’s potent offense and stifling defense allowed them to outscore the competition 60-7 over 5 games. 

Thunder 2020 defeated Victory, Midland Mavericks, Triad Elite on Saturday to earn the #1 seed.  On Sunday, the boys rolled to a 10-1 win over Triad Elite in the semi-finals and then defeated Top Tier Loggerheads 6-2 to win the championship.

 

Our youth teams followed up their winning weekend with the annual week-long Thunder camp organized by Coach Pons and his team of University of Maryland players who were camp coaches.  The UMD coaches were Bernlohr, Rambo, Pons & Heacock.  Thank you Terps for a great week!

This past weekend wedding bells rang for Coach Rabbitt and his bride Jen.  The Thunder family sends their love and best wishes to the happy couple and looks forward to seeing Coach Rabbitt back on the fields coaching after his honeymoon.

Thunder 2018s and 2019s had a great weekend at the Baltimore Summer Kickoff at St. Paul’s School.  It was a terrific venue with over 120 college coaches in attendance and high caliber lacrosse opponents.  Congrats to both 2019 Thunder teams who each went 4 - 1.  2019 Blue beat Top Gun Fighting Clams (MA), Looneys (MD), True Illinois (IL), and Georgetown Prep JV (DC) and lost to Long Island Outlaws (NY).  Orange won against Baltimore Breakers (MD), Team Turnpike (NJ), Haymakers (OH), and Titanium (KY) and lost to Building Blocks (NJ).    This was a strong showing for the first weekend of tournament lacrosse for these teams as they worked the kinks out and are prepared to head up to Hershey, PA for NSCLA next weekend.  Congrats to 2018s Colvin Prosser, Bric Nicholl, Justin Edwards and 2019s Ryan Overbay, Cade MacLeod, Elijah Ensor, Rob Hakes who were selected by college coaches at the stick clinic on Friday to play in the All-Star game Saturday night.

WHERE do we travel this weekend? NSCLA in Hershey Pennsylvania for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 teams.   The 2021, 2022 and 2023 teams will be right in our backyard at the Southern Open Lacrosse Championships in Peachtree City. 

Please follow the action on Twitter @ThunderLacrosse  


by posted 06/14/2016
Thunder Academic All Americans 2016

While we celebrate our players accomplishments on the field success in the class room is even more important and noteworthy.  Please join us in congratulating our Academic All Americans for 2016.  These players are in an elite group who have excelled at the highest level both on the field and in the class room.

 

Thunder 2016 High School ACADEMIC All Americans

 
Conrad McEvoy – Attack
John Farley – Midfield
Ryan Heinrichs – Defense
 

 


by posted 05/22/2016
Twenty-two Thunder Players make ALL STATE Roster

Thunder 2016 ALL STATE Players

 
First Team All-State
 
Logan Devereaux – Attack
Bailey Taylor – Attack
Matt Higgins – Midfield
Chase Williams – Midfield
Chase Darnell – Defense
Raines Shamburger – Defense
Chris Price – Defense
Adam Corby – Defense
Charlie King – LSM
Michael Oswald – Goalie
 
 
Second Team All-State
 
Jack Patton – Attack
Colin Hall - Attack
Alex Venturino – Defense
Peyton Bogard – Defense
Crosby Matthews – Face Off Specialist
Zane Hodges – Face Off Specialist
Bric Nicholls – Goalie
 
Third Team All-State
 
Ryan Gallagher – Attack
Choice Mostellar – Attack
Nicholas Rodman – Midfield
Tyler Kay – Defense
Logan Bradford – Defense

 


by posted 05/20/2016
Congratulations to our nine Thunder High School All Americans

 

Thunder 2016 High School All Americans

 
Logan Devereaux – Attack
Bailey Taylor – Attack
Matt Higgins – Midfield
Chase Williams – Midfield
Raines Shamburger – Defense
Chris Price – Defense
Adam Corby – Defense
Charlie King – LSM
Michael Oswald – Goalie
 

 


by posted 05/20/2016
Thunder Fall News

The Thunder family has much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.  We are coming off our most successful fall in the history of the program.  Through the month of November, our 2017-2019 players had opportunities to compete in some of the best fall individual and team showcases offered in the country.  And though just nine years old and comprised of players from outside a traditional “hotbed” for lacrosse, Thunder was one of twelve top level club teams nationwide selected to participate at the National Lacrosse Federation’s Fall Frosh event held on November 1st at Boys’ Latin in Baltimore, MD.  The invitation simply confirms what we’ve heard from other program administrators around the country, that Thunder Lacrosse produces players and teams capable of competing with the top travel programs in the nation.

This fall our Thunder players continued to grow the legacy of Thunder lacrosse and show that Georgia lacrosse is no longer a niche market, but a solid feeding ground for top talent.  In the twenty four games played in Maryland and Pennsylvania through November, our Thunder high school teams won or were extremely competitive in all of them.  We had four 2019 players selected at the Philly Showcase for the All Star game, more than every other travel program except one.  Evidence of our growing success was on display as college coaches from all over the country lined up along the sidelines to take notes on our 2019 players.   While our 2017s and 2018s continue to turn heads, play well and add commits, the serious recruiting pursuit of many of our 2019s shows that we have arrived at the level of the best hotbeds in the country.  Our 2017 currently have eleven committed players and that number will continue to grow as national signing day for that class approaches.

Also in November, our Thunder 2020s (eighth grade) played in the Southside Holiday Classic.  The Peachtree City tournament included all of the top travel programs from Georgia and the 2020 bracket offered the best collection of teams that we’ve ever seen assembled at a local event including programs from as far north as Virginia.  With the depth of talent growing in the state, the 2020s coaches and players were excited to get a preview of next summer’s team.  The team went 6-0 on the weekend, showing improvement each game and reinforcing Thunder’s claim as the top club program in the region.

Thunder Lacrosse is as healthy as it has ever been and continues to offer exceptional opportunities to players in Georgia that are unmatched by other clubs. We are so thankful for the coaches and players that have helped put Thunder on the map over the last nine years.  We are blessed to have families and players who this program is now entrusted to who we know will honor and respect what Thunder is all about and who will continue to make this organization top-class for years to come.   People make the program and as a non-profit, grass-roots, volunteer based organization we are only as strong as the heart, desire, passion, selflessness and extraordinary efforts of those volunteers, coaches and families at the heart of the program – with this being the case we are in great hands and have a lot to look forward to with another great chapter about to be written in 2016.   Roll Thunder!


by posted 11/28/2015
Haverty and Tanenblatt Earn Roster Spots at UNC and Dartmouth

 

​The Thunder Nation congratulates 2015 players Cole Haverty and Matt Tanenblatt on their selection this fall to the University of North Carolina and Dartmouth College lacrosse rosters, respectively.  Early recruiting in lacrosse has its flaws and outstanding players are sometimes overlooked in the process.  Cole and Matt continued to excel in the classroom as they finished their high school lacrosse careers and upon graduation enrolled in two of the top academic institutions in the country.   And once at UNC and Dartmouth, Cole and Matt followed their passion for playing lacrosse and earned a position on their school’s lacrosse team as walk-ons.  Cole and Matt remind us that we should never give up on our dreams.  And they serve as an inspiration for all Thunder Lacrosse players, high school and middle school alike, to maintain focus on their academics while pursuing their goal of playing college lacrosse.​


by posted 11/04/2015
2019 Thunder Twins Connor & Grant Mitchell commit to Ohio State

The Thunder Nation congratulates Connor and Grant Mitchell 2019 Midfielders on their verbal commitments to play for Coach Myers and the Buckeyes of Ohio State University.  The Mitchell brothers are not only the first 2019 commits for Thunder, but the first graduating class of 2019 commits for the state of Georgia and for OSU.  They will start their high school lacrosse career this spring at Buford High School.    

 
 
 

 


by posted 10/01/2015
2017 Trey Robinson Commits to Mercer University

The Thunder Nation congratulates Trey Robinson a 2017 Midfielder on his commitment to play for Coach Hannan and the Bears of Mercer University upon graduation from Fellowship Christian Academy.  Robinson is Thunder 2017's 10th DI commit, joining teammates committed to Duke, Maryland, Furman, Loyola, Richmond, Rutgers, High Point and Bucknell.


by posted 09/25/2015
2017 Perry commits to High Point University

The Thunder Nation congratulates Casey Perry a 2017 Defenseman on his commitment to play for Coach Torpey and the Panthers of High Point University upon graduation from Lassiter High School.  Perry is Thunder 2017's 9th DI commit, joining teammates committed to Duke, Maryland, Furman, Loyola, Richmond, Rutgers and Bucknell.


by posted 09/23/2015
Thunder 2017 Ryan Gallagher commits to Rutgers University

The Thunder Nation congratulates Ryan Gallagher a 2017 Attackman on his commitment to play for Coach Brecht and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University upon graduation from Marist.  Gallagher is Thunder 2017's 8th DI commit, joining teammates committed to Duke, Maryland, Furman, Loyola, Richmond and Bucknell.

 


by posted 09/23/2015
Farley Commits to the Crusaders of Holy Cross

The Thunder Nation congratulates John Farley a 2016 Midfielder on his commitment to play for Coach Lattimore and the Crusaders of Holy Cross upon graduation from Westminster.

 


by posted 09/15/2015
2016 Midfielder Rodman Commits to Washington and Lee

The Thunder Nation congratulates Nicholas Rodman a 2016 Midfielder on his verbal commitment to play for Coach McCabe and the Generals of Washington and Lee University upon graduation from North Atlanta High School.


by posted 08/19/2015
Thunder 2017 Ben Clark commits to Bucknell University

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The Thunder Nation congratulates Ben Clark a 2017 Goalie on his verbal commitment to play for Coach Fedorjaka and the Bisons of Bucknell University upon graduation from Cambridge High School.


by posted 08/10/2015
2016 Midfielder Will Crane Commits to University of the South

 

The Thunder Nation congratulates Will Crane a 2016 Midfielder on his verbal commitment to play for Coach Watters and the Tigers of University of the South (Sewanee) upon graduation from Woodward Academy.


by posted 07/01/2015
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