MaxLaxOC.com has learned that Great Oak senior defenseman Tyler Palmer has committed to play college lacrosse at Colorado Mesa next year.
“Tyler has been a four year starter and a team captain for the last two years at Great Oak,” said head coach Karl Rohlin. “He has been one of our top defenders and he should prove himself to be an asset to the team at Colorado Mesa.”
Colorado Mesa Lacrosse
Colorado Mesa is a Division II school and plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. A number of high-profile former Orange County standouts are at Colorado Mesa, including junior Cole Schleppy (JSerra/Providence), junior Jake Douglass (Tesoro), junior Steve Brandenburg (Los Alamitos) and freshmen Logan Olmsted (JSerra), Nick Georgagi (JSerra), Michael Marino (Aliso Niguel) and Jonah Rinaldi (Aliso Niguel).
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Men’s lacrosse is being played as an official Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for the first time during the 2015-16 academic year. Participating members include Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University, CSU-Pueblo and Westminster College. Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Mo.) is an associate member. With the addition of men’s lacrosse, the RMAC sponsors 23 sports, the most in the 105-year history of the conference. Lacrosse is the first men’s sport added to the RMAC since men’s swimming and diving in 2008. Women’s lacrosse became an official RMAC sport in 2013.
–MaxLaxOC.com staff report