Recruiting Notebook: North Carolina Lands Multiple Flips

(Photo: Avon Old Farms Lacrosse)

Over the past few weeks, Joe Breschi and the North Carolina Tar Heels have landed multiple flips in the 2023 class and grabbed a late add in the class of 2022.

Last Friday, the Tar Heels landed a commitment from Springfield (Pa.) senior faceoff man Colin Hannigan. Having recently been released from his NLI by St. John’s following Jason Miller and the program parting ways, Hannigan had a very strong spring season that included helping to lead the Cougars to a PIAA state semifinals appearance.

He started a strong postseason effort with a 17-for-20 (85%) performance in the first round against Central York.

Hannigan was named both a first-team All-State and All-League selection as well as an All-American this past spring.

In the 2023 class, the Tar Heels have landed a pair of midfielders out of The Founders League since the calendar flipped to June with Teddy Gabrielian (Avon Old Farms, Conn.) and Andrew Preis (The Hotchkiss School, Conn.) now both in the boat. Gabrielian flipped from Villanova while Preis was a former Bucknell pledge.

Standing 6-foot-3, Gabrielian could play both midfield or attack at the next level. He has shown himself to be a strong and physical dodger while also packing quite a punch as a shooter. He helped lead the Winged Beavers to a 10-9 record in 2022.

Preis helped lead the Bearcats to a 10-6 record this past season that concluded with a 17-7 win over Loomis Chaffee in which the midfielder netted a hat trick.

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