Huntington Beach High School senior Dylan McDonald has committed to attend and play NCAA Division 3 lacrosse at Aurora University in Illinois.
“I really liked their campus, I liked their school and I liked their program,” McDonald said.
McDonald, a two-year varsity letterman for the Oilers, will captain the Oilers in 2019.
“As a junior, he was one of our biggest threats on offense even though we had 17 seniors last year. He was a big threat on the middie side because of our senior attack,” Oilers coach Michael Lacy said.
Lacy said that he has coached McDonald since his days as a youth player and that McDonald is the spitting image of the type of athlete Huntington Beach High School would like to produce.
“He’s great on academics, he’s great with attitude, he’s great on the field. The kid just has the heart of a whole team, heart of a lion and he’s ready to command any team he’s apart of whether it’s a club team he’s playing or it’s our [high school] team,” Lacy said.
Last season, Aurora went 19-2 overall and 9-0 in Midwest Conference play, which also included winning the MLC Tournament. The Spartans fell in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament to Ohio Wesleyan by a score of 13-5.