Athletic attackman possessing much potential ... pushing fellow attackmen for one of three starting spots ... size and deceptive quickness gives him an edge ... left-handed shot who can set up on the right side and fire away ... hard-working individual with a passion and dedication to improve ... experience gained over the past two years has helped him develop his game ... good hands ... has ability to finish around the cage ... student of the game ... can read and react very well ... should see considerable time on extra-man unit ... sky's the limit for third-year player, who has grown tremendously since his arrival at the Academy ... letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in eight games ... still searching for first career goal and first career point ... saw action against Cornell, Rutgers, Lafayette, Navy, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Duke and Ohio State ... part of special extra-man unit ... picked up one ground ball.
2004: Appeared in two contests for the Black Knights ... made collegiate debut opposite Holy Cross in third game of the season ... also appeared against Marist ... scooped up a career-high two ground balls versus Holy Cross ... picked up a grounder against Marist.
Prior to West Point: First team all-conference performer and team captain his senior year at Kennebunk H.S. under head coach Charlie Burch ... team offensive MVP his senior year ... played in senior all-star game ... John Babine Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winner (2003) ... PTA scholarship recipient ... second team all-conference his junior year, setting school record for assists in a season (45) ... upset 10-time defending state champion Cape Elizabeth his sophomore season ... also captained the soccer team.
Personal: Hunter Richard Wakeland ... born Jan. 11, 1985, in Troy, Ohio ... parents are Rick and Sally Wakeland ... sister Elise plays field hockey and women's lacrosse at Union College (N.Y.) ... grandfather, Paul Wakeland served in the U.S. Army during WWII ... grandfather was a POW, who escaped from an Italian prison and roamed Europe for one full year avoiding capture by the Germans ... father Rick Wakeland served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War ... majoring in Systems Management.