Men’s Lacrosse: Potomac State having Immediate Impact

By Chris Vale

Potomac State is a new Junior College lacrosse program out of West Virginia. For years West Virginia just had Wheeling Jesuit as the state’s lone college lacrosse program but since have added a few more Division II schools such as Alderson-Broaddus and Ohio Valley. Now they have a new program in town looking to make its mark on the lacrosse world. Michael Gernatt is PSC head coach and did a great job recruiting for the new program. Coach Gernatt is from Western New York and had no problem recruiting some impressive Native American players from his hometown roots.

Most of the Native Americans on Potomac State were members on the Seneca War Chiefs Junior B team which in just their first year as a program went to the Founders cup championship where they then loss to the Six Nation Rebels. Some of those players off that team are Blake Curry, Stone Garlow, and Tommy Scanlan Also Wynn Blueye who played for Tonawanda Braves.

This past weekend PSC took on a first year program Ocean Community the game went down to the wire ending in a 23-22 OT win for Potomac. It saw Freshman Tommy Scanlan who had 6 goals 10 assists and Blake Curry 9 goals and 2 assists. Both these players had All American type numbers on the score sheet and will look to get to it while looking to go to 3-0 after this weekend when they take on Cecil Saturday and Southern Maryland Sunday. Here is a video of some highlights and interview of Scanlan from this past summer.