Cole Boland (Regis Jesuit) was one of 11 freshmen welcomed to the Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team by head coach Charley Toomey, the Greyhounds men’s lacrosse staff and several returning players.
The eleven freshmen who will join the Greyhounds when fall conditioning and practices begin for the Greyhounds are: Cole Boland (Cherry Hills Village, Colo./Regis Jesuit), Wiley Bonham (Alamo, Calif./Monte Vista), Riley Cox (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), Nick Cunningham (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee/Siena), Logan Devereaux (Marietta, Ga./The Westmister Schools), Matt Higgins(Marietta, Ga./Blessed Trinity), Alex Johnson (Blaine, Minn./Culver Military Academy), Ryan McNulty (Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan),John Railey (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep), Peter Swindell (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan), Joe Tabor (Alamo, Calif./Monte Vista) and A.J. Traynor (Downingtown, Pa./Malvern Prep).
Boland will wear no. 1 at Loyola His bio on the team website reads as follows:
Before Loyola: Was a four-year letter-winner in lacrosse at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado… Scored 47 goals and assisted on 31 during his career… Earned All-League First Team honors as a senior in addition to All-State Second Team recognition… Was a four-time All-League performer after picking up second team laurels in his first three seasons… Helped Regis Jesuit win the state title in 2014 and 2016… The team was also runners-up in 2015… Tallied 25 goals and 10 assists to go with 30 ground balls as a senior in 2016… Also lettered in football as a sophomore… Played club lacrosse for 3d Lacrosse… Named an Adrenaline All-American in 2016.
Personal: Cole Luke Boland… Son of Nancy and Luke Boland… Has two siblings, Kiley and Claire… Logged 75 hours of community service as a high school student… Served as a student teacher at an elementary school for four weeks.
Loyola finished 2016 with a 7-1 Patriot League record and 14-4 overall. The Greyhounds reached the NCAA semi-finals last year before bowing out to North Carolina who went on to win the National Championship. Loyola won the National Championship in 2012.