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Mon, Jun. 4, 2012 - [Men's Lacrosse]

Franklin Springs, GA -- Emmanuel College Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Patrick Johnston announced that Zach Howe of North Vancouver, British Columbia signed to play lacrosse for the Lions next year. Zach Howe is the first international lacrosse player to sign at Emmanuel, and he will be the first Canadian lacrosse player in Emmanuel history. Howe currently plays box lacrosse for the North Shore Indians in Vancouver where he serves as an assistant captain and where he is averaging 1 goal and 1.3 assists per game, and he just finished his field lacrosse season where he played for the Burnaby Devils U-19 team. Howe attends St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School where he played basketball and earned MVP for the team. He also captained the North Vancouver Minor hockey team, and he played football for the North Shore Wolverines and was named Offensive MVP for the Wolverines and was chosen to play in the Lower Mainland All-Star football game.

Head Coach Patrick Johnston said, "Zach is one of the most versatile players we'll have next year. He's a multi-sport athlete that's had success in each sport, and he's played about every spot on the lacrosse field and he's currently playing transition in box. He's a big, rangy, physical presence on the field, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him playing multiple roles for us this first year. I'm excited for the opportunity to have Zach join our lacrosse family, and I'm most excited to watch him grow as a player and as a man."

"I chose Emmanuel because I loved the campus and the environment at the school, and I like what is happening with the lacrosse program," added Zach Howe.