Three sophomore members of the Genesee Community College men's lacrosse program have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. Evan Horton (East Aurora, NY), Mark Pucek (Hartland, WI) and Merek Regan (Saint Cloud, MN) have all committed to join the Crusaders beginning this fall after playing for two years at Genesee.
Horton, a defender, made 10 starts and appeared in all 15 games this season for GCC. He recorded 37 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers.
Pucek, a goalkeeper, appeared in seven games this spring and recorded a 2-0 record. He made 29 saves and held a goals against average of 2.93, while sporting a save percentage of 74.4 percent.
Regan, a defender, saw action in 14 games and made eight starts. He collected 38 ground balls and caused 33 turnovers, the fifth highest total on the team.
Belmont Abbey is located in Belmont, NC and is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II program. The Crusaders compete in the Conference Carolinas and reached the semifinals of the C.C. tournament this spring. Belmont Abbey ended the season with a 6-10 record.
Genesee finished the 2014 season ranked No. 4 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Poll. The Cougars reached the Region III semifinals for the fourth consecutive year and had its three year run of national tournament appearances snapped after just missing out on an at-large bid.