Despite already recruiting an unprecedented number of new players this year, the Humboldt Lacrosse coaching staff has not stopped adding depth and experience to its 2021 roster — as the team welcomed its fifth incoming freshman this off-season.
Head lacrosse coach Jacob Hluboky announced this week that longstick middie Ian Hampton, of Idaho, had signed his letter of intent to play for Humboldt in the spring.
Originally from Las Vegas, Hampton has been playing lacrosse for eight years — most recently at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene.
“Lacrosse has been a blessing in my life and I have fallen in love with the sport,” Hampton said. “I have always dreamed of playing college lacrosse and am excited to see where it takes me.”
Besides years of experience in lacrosse, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman also played middle linebacker on his high school football team.
“We are excited to be adding a player like Ian to our program. He’s fast, strong, determined and just an all-around athlete,” Hluboky said. “We know that he will make a difference for us in the transition game and on ground balls.”