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Valley Lacrosse: 1st Player to NCAA

0 - Published October 16, 2013 by in Des Moines, NCAA, Valley

After one of my more recent posts received less than favorable response from the LAS community, I have decided to only report when there is actual Iowa-related lacrosse news.

My Twitter and Facebook followers already received advanced notice of this news, but today I am making the official announcement.

New V white smallThe State of Iowa’s first boys’ high school lacrosse team, West Des Moines Valley, is proud to announce that a current player has become the first Tiger to commit to an NCAA varsity lacrosse program.

Senior attackman Ted Crites has accepted an offer to play lacrosse for Capital University in Columbus Ohio next season.

Crites played youth lacrosse in Baltimore and Kansas City before relocating to Waukee, Iowa.  Gaining an exception to the league’s rules, Crites began playing attack for Valley’s varsity team as an eight grader.  He led the team in assists (30) and was third in points (37).  As a freshman, Crites once again led the team in assists (25) and finished second in points (51).  Crites led the team in assists (31) and points (72) while finishing second in scoring (41) as a sophomore.  This spring, Crites was made a team captain as he once again led in assists (36) and points (81) and finished second in goals (45).  Crites was also named the team’s offensive MVP over the last two seasons and is a perennial member of the league’s select team, JBB.  He has also been an All State attackman every season since 2011.

We are proud to have one of our most decorated players receiving this opportunity.  Hopefully he is but the first of many.