Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/23/08
Pennsylvania’s men’s coach Brian Voelker has announced his nine freshmen players for the Class of 2012.
This year’s squad features a pair of US Lacrosse All-Americans; goalkeeper Joe Hegener and attackman John Conneely, and several players who were teammates of current Penn players in high school.
“I am very excited to add this group to our program,” said Voelker, who enters his seventh season with the Quakers. “I feel there are some outstanding lacrosse players in this class who will help us win a lot of games.
“We addressed some needs on the defensive end, and really helped our depth on offense. In addition, these guys come from some of the top high school programs in the country, and have played in big games. They are bright and driven young men, and I expect them to help us reach our goal of winning the Ivy League.”
The Quakers have gone 6-7 (3-3 Ivy League) each of the last two years, after earning NCAA Championship berths in both 2004 and 2006. This spring, they will return 23 letterwinners and 12 out of 13 starters from a year ago.
The recruits include: Anthony Adler, midfield, 6-4, 195, New York, N.Y., Lawrenceville School; Jacob Bock, attack, 5-10, 165, Aurora, Colo., Grandview; John Conneely, attack, 6-2, 190, Dix Hills, N.Y., Half Hollow Hills West; Alek Ferro, midfield
5-11, 175, Catonsville, Md., Loyola Blakefield; Joe Hegener, goalkeeper, 5-10, 170, San Diego, Calif., Torrey Pines; Will Koshansky, defense, 6-2, 195, Kings Park, N.Y., St. Anthony’s; Matt Machucki, attack, 6-4, 200, Rochester, N.Y., Salisbury School; Dan Savage, midfield, 6-1, 185, Garden City, N.Y., Garden City; Tim Schwalje, attack, 5-11, 170, Setauket, N.Y., St. Anthony’s.