As a sophomore, Clark set the Loveland single season scoring record with 104 points
Loveland, Ohio – Loveland High School lacrosse junior Adam Clark recently committed to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at Cleveland State University. Clark was standout attackman for the 2016 Div I Southern Ohio Region Champion Tigers.
“Lacrosse is my passion,” said Clark. “Being able to play at the DI level in college has always been a dream for me. I’ve worked hard on and off the field, and I’m excited for the opportunity to play at the next level.”
Clark garnered the attention of a number of colleges, including Brown and University of Hartford, but he noted Cleveland State was a good fit for him on a number of levels. “I chose CSU for many reasons. Coach Sheridan and I got along immediately,” Adam said. “He’s very honest and open, and he’s dedicated to developing a top level program at CSU. He and I share similar philosophies on style of play, too.”
Heading into his junior season, Clark reflected on his role as an integral part of the Tigers.
“I’m looking forward to helping build on the success Loveland had this past spring,” Adam said, an obvious nod to the Tiger’s run through the state playoffs, which included a heart-stopping 3 overtime win over then #1 state-ranked St Xavier to advance to the state Final Four. Clark had 4 goals in that 6-5 win, the biggest win in program history. Loveland fell to eventual state champion Upper Arlington.
As a sophomore, Clark set the Loveland single season scoring record with 104 points (74g/30A), and scooped up 43 groundballs. Coached last season by Mike Pritz, Clark earned multiple lacrosse honors, including 3rd team All-State, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-City, and was chosen by his teammates as offensive MVP. Off the field he excels in the classroom, carrying a 3.8 GPA and has been recognized for his academics as a member of the National Honor Society.
“Adam’s commitment to improve is truly what sets him apart,” said Pritz. “To see him go from a freshman looking for a spot on varsity, to the offensive MVP sophomore year really is incredible. It’s been a pleasure to see his progression as a player.”
Adam will now prepare himself for his junior season with the Tigers and his future with the Cleveland State Vikings.