Huge blow to M Lacrosse: star goaltender Gerald Logan out for the season

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 10th, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Welp so much for a jump in wins.

I said Michigan would get 5 this year before this happened. Now...oy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore goalie Gerald Logan (Sachem, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) of the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team will miss the 2014 season with a shoulder labrum tear that required surgery, the squad announced today (Friday, Jan. 10).

Last season, Logan was selected to the All-ECAC Rookie Team and was named the team's MVP. Logan was No. 2 in the NCAA with 211 saves and ended his freshman campaign averaging 15-plus saves per contest. He recorded double-digit stops in 13 of 14 contests and stopped at least 15 shots in nine games. Logan compiled a 56.3 save percentage, faced 565 shots, and led the team with 36 ground balls.

His program-record 25 saves against Army on March 2 tied the NCAA season high for saves in a single game.

U-M has a pair of goalkeepers expected to fill the void in 2014. Highly touted true freshman Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga), who was ranked as the No. 8 freshman goalie in the country by Inside Lacrosse, is the projected starter heading into the 2014 season. Also on the roster is sophomore goalkeeper Mike D'Alessio (Eastchester, N.Y./The Hackley School), who did not see game action last season.

"We're obviously going to miss Gerald on the field this season, but our first priority is always the long-term health and welfare of our student-athletes. We expect him back to 100 percent by next fall," said head coach John Paul. "We have full confidence in Robbie as our starter. He had a great fall where he gained valuable experience against Notre Dame, and he has been preparing himself for this role for a few months now."

The Wolverines will open the 2014 season with an exhibition contest against Marquette in Oosterbaan Field House on Saturday (Feb. 1) at 1 p.m.

Comments

WolvinLA2

January 10th, 2014 at 6:29 PM ^

Zonino is legit though.  Not that you want this to happen because Logan was very good, but Robbie Zonino was very hyped and should have a freshman season like Logan has last year.  This is not a "no big deal" situation, but more of a "at least his back up is good" one instead.

mlax27

January 10th, 2014 at 8:26 PM ^

Gerald was a very solid goalie, and losing him adds a lot more question marks for the team.  I've heard good things about Zonino, so I guess we'll see how he does now. 

I also wonder how a goalie would get an injury like that.  I remember last year against Bellarmine he came out to check an attackman on a break and came away with a bum shoulder that did not look good. 

Good luck on the recovery Gerald!

gwkrlghl

January 10th, 2014 at 8:41 PM ^

when I was looking for the Nuss press conference. I thought this was our super star "omg Duke recruited him" guy. Hopefully the freshman can step in and play well, it'd be nice to see the lax program inch towards competitiveness

Prince Lover

January 11th, 2014 at 1:29 AM ^

Hope this won't be a recurring thing if it's the same shoulder he hurt last year. My daughter picked out lax sticks for a Christmas present from her gift card from Dick's. Can't wait to start playing with her once we're no longer a tundra around here.