BY GENE NARDI
Wellington High School graduate Hunter Dietz recently signed to play lacrosse at Brevard College.
Brevard is a Division II university located near Asheville, N.C. When Dietz learned of the college’s new lacrosse program, it was an easy choice. He immediately had the desire to help make the new program a successful one.
It will be the inaugural season for the Tornados in lacrosse, and Brevard will field both men’s and women’s programs. Kevin Anderson will take the helm as the men’s head coach.
Dietz started playing lacrosse at a young age on a travel team for the Wellington Wolfpack. He went on to play for Florida Elite and the Warpigs. His passion for the game increased as he developed into one of the area’s top players.
Dietz was a four-year varsity starter for the Wolverines lacrosse squad. He was team captain under the direction of coach Joe Calby as a midfielder.
His senior year, he tallied impressive stats, totaling 11 goals, 10 assists, 28 ground balls and causing seven turnovers.
Dietz helped guide his team to back-to-back district titles and two regional state playoff appearances. He was named Palm Beach All-County Honorable Mention and selected to play in this year’s South Florida Senior All-Star game.
Dietz will make his debut as a Tornado in the coming season, and hopes to major in criminal justice at Brevard.
To follow Dietz and the new Brevard College lacrosse program, visit www.bctornados.com.
ABOVE: Midfielder Hunter Dietz avoids a John Carroll High School defender in a regular season match-up.