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Golden Bear Lacrosse Teammates Sign NLOI

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Vestal, N.Y. - On Wednesday, Vestal seniors Jared Butler and Matt Thrasher signed their National Letters of Intent to play Lacrosse in College. Thrasher will be playing at the Division I level at Sacred Heart, while Butler will be playing at Division II Mercyhurst University. Both athletes helped lead their team to a regional title, two Section IV championships and an appearance in the New York State Class B semi finals.

Matt Thrasher, a three-year varsity player, was selected First Team All-Section for two years as well as All-State his Junior year.

"Growing up here I had some great leaders when I was pulled up Sophomore year. They expressed to me that I needed to take the game seriously, it doesn't last forever, so cherish the moments we have. Hopefully I'll stay healthy and when I go away I can take on all the things I learned here" said Thrasher.

Jared Butler was selected to play on the 2019 NYS Central Team in the New York State Regional Championships and will be an attackman for the 2019 Gaffer Elite lacrosse team.

"It was fun to sign with Matt. Me and Matt have been playing together for a long time, signing with him was a big deal so it was fun" said Butler. 

Butler and Thrasher have one more lacrosse season with Vestal before becoming college athletes in 2019.