Congratulations to four ESD seniors for committing to play Division I athletics at the collegiate level. Jack Beare, Foster Huggins, and Richie Loftus have all committed to play lacrosse. Corey Henderson Jr. will join the Wichita State men’s basketball team in the fall. To see the list of area student athletes from The Dallas Morning News, please click here.
Jack Beare ’14, a four year member of ESD’s varsity lacrosse team, has committed to play lacrosse for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Also a member of the Iron Horse and Adrenaline Tropics Lacrosse Clubs, Beare recorded 69 points on 53 goals and 16 assists his junior year at ESD. In three seasons, the 5-foot-10 attacker has contributed a total of 186 points on 133 goals and 53 assists. Beare was an All-Star selection at the 2013 Baltimore Summer Kick-Off session and invited to participate at the Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Senior camp. Beare has also played football and soccer for ESD. In early October, Beare was ranked as the No.25 player on the StudentSportsLacrosse.com 2014 Player Rankings for the Midwest Top 25 region, and the No.8 player in the state of Texas.
Foster Huggins ’14, another four year member of the ESD varsity lacrosse team, will be joining Loyola University of Maryland in the fall, the defending Division I national champion. Also a member of the Tri-State and C2C clubs, the ESD honor roll student has been recognized as the School’s Freshman Athlete of the Year, a Philly Showcase Fab-40 All-Star, UNC Team Camp All-Star, and Outstanding Athlete at the Tri-State Nationals and Princeton Team Camp. Huggins has also lettered in football and wrestling. In early October, Huggins was ranked as the No.11 player on the StudentSportsLacrosse.com 2014 Player Rankings for the Midwest Top 25 region; he was also ranked as the leading defender in the state of Texas.
Richie Loftus ’14, a four year member of the ESD varsity lacrosse team, signed with Dartmouth for the 2014 season. Loftus, who scored the game winning goal against Jesuit in the state semifinal game, was named Division I Offensive MVP for his performance in the 2013 state lacrosse championships. A member of the C2C club, Loftus also plays football and soccer for ESD. In early October, Huggins was ranked as the No.17 player on the StudentSportsLacrosse.com 2014 Player Rankings for the Midwest Top 25 region, and No.5 in the state.
Corey Henderson Jr. ’14 signed with the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday, November 13. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged 14 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds last season, earning him all-district and All-SPC honors. The Rivals.com three-star prospect also played for the Dallas Mustang’s 16U Blue Team. Wichita State, who was a Final Four qualifier in last year’s NCAA tournament, has qualified for the post season two of the last three years.