(Photo Courtesy of John Michaud)
South Oldham (Ky.) A/M Evan Mason announced his commitment to Lindenwood on Friday evening. He is the ninth commitment in the 2023 class for the recently elevated DI program.
Mason took a visit to Lindenwood back in March on a game Saturday. He also considered Bellarmine, Robert Morris, St. John’s, and Lafayette before pulling the trigger on the Lions.
“They have amazing athletic and academic facility’s and a great coaching staff that has been great to talk to throughout the recruiting process, great academic majors for what I’m interested in, and an opportunity to go to college in the St. Louis area.” Mason told Lacrosse Bucket when asked why he chose Lindenwood.
Mason is coming off a superb strong junior campaign where he put up 131 points with 85 goals and 46 assists. He helped lead the Dragons to the Kentucky Scholastic Lacrosse League semifinals and received high praise along the way, garnering All-State recognition for a second consecutive season and being named Mr. Lacrosse.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound playmaker has shown over the course of his high school career thus far that good things tend to happen when the ball is in his stick. A stronger initiator from behind the cage at X as well as up top, Mason knows how to get a step on his defender and stay in front of him to be able to make a play – whether it be a shot or pass.
One of two players from the Bluegrass State verbaled to a DI program in the 2023 class, along with St. Xavier LSM Jackson Campisano (Bellarmine), Mason said it means a lot to have the opportunity. “Hopefully I can inspire the next generation to work hard to get to the DI level if that’s what they aspire.”
Heading into his senior season, Mason said his most important goal is to try and get South Oldham its first KSLL State Championship but that he would also love to win Mr. Lacrosse for a second consecutive season.