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Sachem North's Gerald Logan Commits to Michigan

Will play Division I lacrosse for Wolverines starting in 2012.

Sachem North alum Gerald Logan has committed to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Michigan in 2012.

He'll spend the 2011-12 school year at The Hotchkiss School, an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Conn.

"Gerald is a great kid, a great teammate, has a diligent work ethic and I believe he'll be very successful at the University of Michigan," said Sachem North lacrosse coach Jay Mauro. "In speaking with their coaching staff, I know they are very excited to have Gerald become part of their program."

Logan, who split time in net with a three other goalies during the 2011 season, transferred to Sachem North last year from Shoreham-Wading River.

According to Michigan, the men's lacrosse program will begin NCAA Division I varsity competition in the 2011-12 academic year.

"Our department has carefully considered the elevation of lacrosse to varsity status, and we feel the time is right to make this move," said Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, in a statement. "The men's program is further developed based on their history of success in the club-varsity system. We plan to build upon that success at the next level."

Michigan is the first Bowl Championship Series conference school to add lacrosse since Notre Dame did so in 1981. The Wolverines join Ohio State and Penn State as the only schools in the Big Ten Conference to sponsor men's lacrosse.

Logan is not the first Sachem athlete to play sports at Michigan. played there before starting his career in the NFL, and Sagamore Assistant Principal played field hockey there.

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