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Purfeerst, Majewski sign to play Division II lacrosse at Lewis University

Rosemount Irish boys' lacrosse head coach Lance Kuehn (middle) looks on as his senior players Thomas Purfeerst (left) and Luke Majewski (right) commit to playing Division II lacrosse at Lewis University. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 3
Senior Thomas Purfeerst talks about why he chose Lewis University. It came down to the University of North Dakota and Lewis because of their aviation programs. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Senior Luke Majewski said that Lewis University's campus felt like home to him. He and Purfeerst will be part of the inaugural men's lacrosse season for the Flyers who announced its formation last fall. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

Rosemount Irish senior lacrosse players Thomas Purfeerst and Luke Majewski will remain teammates beyond high school as they both signed Letters of Intent Wednesday morning, April 17, to play men's lacrosse at Lewis University. Lewis University is in Romeoville, Ill., and just announced the founding of their men's lacrosse program last fall with 2019-2020 its inaugural season. The Flyers are an NCAA Division II program that will compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Purfeerst said he wanted to go into aviation and thus was really only considering the University of North Dakota and Lewis University, though he was also recruited by the Virginia Military Institute. He eventually chose Lewis because of his ability to do both aviation and lacrosse there.

Majewski said his choice came down to Concordia University in Wisconsin, Benedictine University and Lewis University. He chose Lewis because it fit what he wanted academically (his goal is to become a physical therapist) and because the school's environment really made him feel at home.

So far the Irish boys' lacrosse team is 2-0 with blowout wins against Bloomington Kennedy and Bloomington Jefferson. They travel to Minnetonka on Saturday, April 20, and then host both Lakeville North and Lakeville South next week.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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