The goalie made 160 saves in 2019 and has 273 on his career.
"Being from the state of West Virginia, Wheeling University was always on the radar because of their established program and record of success. The college and the lacrosse program had a major overhaul last year, which caused my family and me some concern, so I dived deeper into other lacrosse programs outside of WV. Then after interactions with the new Head Coach for the Cardinals, Nick Anagnostis, I just knew Wheeling University and the men's lacrosse program was where I needed to be," Wolford said. "Coach Nick made me feel "wanted" and that I could make a difference for Wheeling lacrosse. Yet, he also pointed out areas where he saw room for improvement. I felt his sincerity and his desire to put Wheeling lacrosse back into the upper echelon of Division II lacrosse programs. I am excited to be a part of this Cardinal Nation."
Wolford plays club lacrosse with Team Maryland. He was also considering Robert Morris and Ohio Northern.
Wolford earned 2019 1st Team All-State after his sophomore season.
He earned Team Captain status as a sophomore and junior and was the starting varsity goalie as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. In 2019, Wolford led his team to a berth in the West Virginia state championship game. He participated in the 2020 Under Armour Underclass tryouts for the Philly team and was selected as a starter in the Callback game.
"The recruiting process was exciting at times but very frustrating at other times. My family purchased the NCSA Recruiting Service, which helped with making connections easier. But, the COVID-19 situation really hurt the 2021 class recruitment. I had hopes of attending a Division I program and was getting serious consideration from a couple (especially Robert Morris). However, once the spring hit and the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility for everyone for the 2020 spring season, my chances for a goalie position on a Division I roster decreased," Wolford said of his top takeaway from his recruiting process. "I received two emails from coaches (Robert Morris and Drexel) stating they were not going to be taking a 2021 goalie. I also received a similar from Division III Grove City College. So, it seems COVID greatly reduced some opportunities, but Wheeling University is a great fit for me and my family, so it probably has worked out for the best in the long run."
Wolford is the first player reported to LaxRecords.com to have committed to Wheeling University.
Wheeling University 2021 Commits
|Joshua Wolford||Spring Mills||Team Maryland||Goalie||Wheeling|
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