Nick Southron, a senior mid-fielder at Mater Dei, has signed his commitment letter to play lacrosse at Sonoma State University. Nick has led the Monarchs for the past two years as their top goal scorer and point leader, and gained all-Conference honors last year as a junior.
Nick has played much of his club ball with Brady’s Bunch, where he just returned from Harvard University leading the team to a 3-0 record against the top east coast travel teams. He also spent the summer playing with many of the other top Orange County players on the Rip City and 3d Select Orange County teams as well as the OC Kings Elite after his sophomore season.
Nick is excited to join two of his former Mater Dei teammates –Brendan Finn and Blaine Sando (SSU Team Captain for 2014) — on the team at Sonoma. After spending a great deal of time on the campus and in the dorms for the annual Adrenaline Shootout in Sonoma and getting to know the coaches and players, he was dead set on making that his lacrosse family for the next four years. SSU ended the season last year as the number 7 team in the MCLA Division and Nick looks forward to competing for a national championship as early as 2015 when the National MCLA Tournament will be held in Orange County.
Sonoma State has a longstanding tradition in the MCLA. As 2002 National Champions and runners up in years before and after, the Seawolves look to return to the MCLA elite. The return seems imminent given the young talent mostly out of the OC and SF areas that is being drawn to the school.
Check out Nick and see what Sonoma can expect from the incoming freshman