Congratulations to Starz ’19 defender, Luke Martin, on his commitment to NCAA D3 Illinois Wesleyan University. The Titans had a record breaking season in 2018, going 16-4 overall and 4-1 in conference. The team took home the program’s first CCIW conference championship and made its first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

“I am happy to announce that I will be continuing my lacrosse career at Illinois Wesleyan University this coming fall,” said Luke.  “I am very thankful for this opportunity and excited to see what the future holds.  Playing for Seattle Starz for the past 5 years has been one of the best experiences of my life. The skills and concepts I learned along with the coaches’ support have helped me to play lacrosse at the next level.  I want to thank my coach, Lewis Ratcliff, my parents, and my teammates for all of their support throughout my journey. Go Starz! Go Titans!”

“Luke is one of the most respectful, coachable, dedicated players that I have coached,” said Ratcliff when describing Martin.  “Anything I asked of him he would do and he worked very hard off the field to elevate his game. In my opinion, Luke’s biggest asset is his leadership ability. He was always vocal on and off the field and made the coach’s job a little easier. Good luck Luke, I’m looking forward to following your collegiate career.”