Hogs field largest recruiting class in years, coach says

Hogs lacrosse is having a bumper crop this fall.

Fourteen new members have joined the club, including 10 with playing experience and 10 freshmen.

“It’s our biggest recruiting class in my time here at Humboldt State and our biggest recruiting class of players that actually have experience,” Hogs head coach Tony Silvaggio said. “They run from up to Oregon to southern California. It’s really nice to have such a large class of students come in.”

Silvaggio said the incoming group is a testament to the growth of lacrosse and the team leaders’ effort to raise awareness about the club on the Quad.

“Part of our recruiting is going out on campus because many students don’t know we have a lacrosse club so the first four weeks of school they went out and recruited a bunch of players,” coach said.

After losing all-American attackmen in back-to-back seasons, the Hogs are looking to reload on offense but have a solid short and longstick defense. Silvaggio said he wants to bring in a few more players by spring and is shooting for a 22-man roster to help keep legs fresh late into the season. In 2016, the Hogs play four games at home and six games on road.

“It should be fun,” Silvaggio said. “We’re hoping to do a raft trip before the season and get the team bonded together.”