Franklin & Marshall Introduces the Mens Lax Class of 2014
LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall men's lacrosse coach, Todd Cavallaro announced 18 new members of the program that make up his Class of 2014.
"I am very excited to welcome these young men into our F&M lacrosse family," said Cavallaro. "Throughout the recruiting process, I was very impressed with their work ethic, dedication to the classroom, community service, and athleticism."
The class features 16 multisport athletes and six players that captained their lacrosse team. The group brings tremendous academic and athletic credentials to Lancaster.
"I am confident these student-athletes will continue to work hard, get better everyday, and make a huge impact here at Franklin and Marshall College and in the community," said Cavallaro. "I would also like to thank my assistant coaches Casey Kear and Randy Marks for their commitment in recruiting top caliber student athletes to our program."
The Franklin & Marshall College Lacrosse Class of 2014 includes:
Evan Bakst – 5-7/170 – Morristown Beard
Four-year varsity letterwinner. …Member of the public
school B state title team as a sophomore. …Recorded 60 goals
and 100 assists during his career. …First Team All-Waterman
Conference as a junior and senior. …All-State
Honorable Mention as a senior year. …Standout soccer
and basketball player. …Member of the Spanish Honor
Joe Bowen – 5-7/155 – Rutgers Prep
Four-year varsity letterwinner. …Recorded 90 goals and 83 assists in his career. …Team Captain and MVP as a senior. …All-division first team as a junior and senior. …Played soccer as well.
Matt Gillan – 5-7/150 – Chaminade
Two-year varsity starter. …Scored 60 goals and 24 assists in his career. …All-Catholic League as a senior. …Played soccer as well.
Matt Goldberg – 6-0/190 – Roslyn
Four-year varsity letterwinner. …Scored 70 goals and 45 assists in his career. …All-county faceoff specialist and midfielder as a senior. …Len Pugatch Athletic Leadership Award recipient. …Played football, golf and basketball at Roslyn. Named a Scholar Athlete in each of his four years.
Nils Hansen – 6-0/180 – Don Bosco Prep
Three-year varsity letterwinner. …Team Captain as a senior. Took faceoffs and played midfield. …Scored 16 goals and registered 9 assists his senior year. …Member of the National Honor Society. …Played football at Don Bosco.
Connor Hewett – 5-11/195 - Westfield
Recorded 83 goals and 22 assists during three-year varsity career. …First team all county as a junior and senior. All-New Jersey Honorable Mention. …President's Award recipient.
Josh Kanter - 5-10/180 - Tabor Academy
Three-year varsity letterwinner. …Team Captain as a senior. …Played three years of varsity hockey. …Commended Honor Roll student.
Chris Kelly – 6'1/175 – St. Mary's
Played two years of attack. …Scored 35 goals and 16 assists. …Also played soccer and football.
Billy Kempner – 6-3/220 – Seaford
Four-year varsity letterwinner. …Recorded 111 goals and 69 assists in his career. Named all-county as a junior and senior. …Four-year member of the hockey team. All-Long Island selection as a senior. …Member of football team that won the Long Island Championships as a senior. …Three-year member of the basketball team; named all-conference as a senior.
James Lamb – 6-1/205 – Penn Charter
Team Captain… All-Inter-Academic League as a senior. …Two-year varsity letterwinner. …Football Team Captain. …All-Inter-Ac Honorable Mention. …Four-year varsity football player. … Earned First Honors all four years at Penn Charter.
Spencer Lussier – 6-1/170 – Radnor
Three-year letterwinner. …Recorded 43 goals and 13 assists as a senior attack. …Also played soccer. …All-Central League Honorable Mention. …Coaches Award recipient. …Earned Mike Buzza award, given to the best team player.
Jamie McCulloch – 5-10/180 – Ossining
Four-year letterwinner. …Team Captain as a junior and senior. Three-time team offensive MVP. …All-section as a senior. …All-section honorable mention as a sophomore and junior. …Scored 40 goals and added 42 assists his senior year. …Registered 195 points total in career. …Also wrestled, ran track and played soccer.
Ryan O'Day – 5-11/175 – Penn Manor
Three-year varsity letterwinner. All-section second team as a senior. …District III Student-Athlete Scholarship Award recipient. …Millersville Lions Club Citizenship Award recipient. …Also a swimmer at Penn Manor.
Carlos Pelaez - 5-11/170 - Radnor
Team Captain. All-Central League First Team defenseman. …Team MVP. All-Delaware County and Main Line Second Team as a senior. …Played soccer as well.
Joe Porchetta – 5'11/175 – Seton Hall Prep
Played football and lacrosse in high school. …Three-year attacker.
Henry Richardson – 6-0/200 – New Canaan
Defenseman for the Fairfield County runner up and State Semifinalist New Canaan Rams. …Three year varsity letterwinner. Played both close defense and long stick midfield. …President of the Service League of Boys. …Also played soccer and hockey.
Cameron Setian – 5-11/170 – Walsingham Academy
Three-year starter. …All-Tidewater Conference and All-Virginia Honorable Mention as a sophomore. …All-conference and all-state selection as a junior and senior. …Earned the D.A. Taylor Award given to the best lacrosse player in Southeast Virginia. …Member of the National Honor Society. Also played soccer.
Chase Thompson – 6-1/200 – Mahopac
Scored 26 goals and registered 24 assists from the midfield as a senior. …All-section as a senior. …All-section honorable mention as a junior. …Also played basketball.