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Chestnut Hill College men’s team brings in class of 38 for first season

Saturday, 8th August 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/8/09
From press Releases

Chestnut Hill College coach Rich Carrington announced that 38 newcomers will make up the team when the Griffins play their inaugural season in 2010.

“We were fortunate enough to bring in a talented and hungry class,” said Carrington. “This class represents 10 different states and Canadian providences, and we look forward to the challenge of becoming a competitive and cohesive unit despite our youth.”

Strong teams are always developed with defense first and Carrington is confident about the team’s future with the talent and leadership he will have on defense and in goal. The Griffins feature a number-of captains and proven leaders on the defensive unit.

Chris Green (Auburn, N.Y.) and Zack Hiller (Dunkirk, Md.) are two junior college transfers with leadership experience. Bill Brush (Rushland, Pa.) and Alex Frederick (Landisville, PA.) captained Council Rock North High School and Hempfield High School, respectively.  Additionally, Tom Carfagna (Laury Station, Pa.), Jon Curtis (Harleysville, Pa., Lansdale Catholic), Danny Garavito (Miami, Fla.), D.J. Lynch (Mullica Hill, N.J.), Joshua Rogers (Philadelphia, Pa., Cardinal O’Hara), and Joe Rucinsky (Camp Hill, Pa.) come to Chestnut Hill College with high recommendations on their leadership abilities.

Three freshmen, David Cutler (Morrisville, Pa., Pennsbury), Andrew D’Addona (Norristown, Pa., La Salle), and Dakota Maurer (Lititz, Pa.), will be competing next season for the top keeper spot. As a senior, Cutler received the prestigious George Kruse Award and earned 2nd team All-League honors. D’Addona also earned All-Catholic League honors while helping national power La Salle win the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Championship. Maurer, a two-year captain, earned All-League honors and recorded an astounding 140 saves last season for Warwick High School.

The Griffins’ midfield is athletic and built for speed. Freshman Dan Bohon (Lincoln University, Pa.) is a multiple time All-League and All-Area honoree from Avon Grove. Freshman Junji Wiener (Houston, Tex.) produced a strong season for Memorial High School, and he received All-American nominations for his efforts.  Freshmen Charles Stroble (Ellicott City, Md.), Ricky Norman (Stafford, Va.), and Alex Sabia (Conshohocken, Pa., Roman Catholic) provide size, speed, and the ability to faceoff.  Between the lines freshmen D.J. Klusaritz (Allentown, Pa.), Mark Winkelspecht (Laury Station, PA.), and Mike Viviano (Poughquag, N.Y.) will also provide a big boost.

On attack, the Griffins will feature some talented scorers and feeders.  Sophomore Ryan Maloney (Seaford, N.Y.), a transfer from Nassau Community College, has the ability to finish from the outside and in tight. Freshman Shane Morlock (Whitby, Ontario) comes to Chestnut Hill College after a season of Junior-A Box Lacrosse in the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Freshman Mark Lively (Anmore, B.C.) is a duel-threat, offensive player with experience playing in the British Columbia Junior-A Box Lacrosse League and the under-19 providential team.  Freshmen Pat Murray (Havertown, Pa., Cardinal O’Hara), Nate Tharp (Laurel, Md.), and Mike Wenz (Portland, Or.) will also aid the scoring efforts.

Chestnut Hill College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, East Coast Conference (ECC).  The Griffins open their inaugural season on Feb. 27 when they host the Knights of Neumann University.

Chestnut Hill College Roster

Name                  Yr         Pos         City, St.                     School                       Honors
Bohon, Dan              Fr         M/A          Lincoln University PA     Avon Grove                    3x All-League Honors; 2x All-Area Honors
Brush, Bill                Fr          D             Rushland PA                Council Rock North          HS Team Capt.
Carfagna, Tom          Fr          D             Laury Station PA           Parkland
Curtis, Jon               Fr           D            Harleysville PA              Lansdale Catholic            All-League Honors; Team Defensive MVP
Cutler, David            Fr           G            Morrisville PA                Pennsbury                      George Kruse Award; All-League Honors
D’Addona, Andrew    Fr           G            Norristown PA               La Salle College HS         All-League HM; 2x State Champion
Frederick, Alex         Fr          D             Landisville PA                Hempfield HS                  Team Capt.
Garavito, Danny        Fr          D             Miami FL                      Miami Killian
Green, Chris            Jr           D             Auburn NY                    Wash. Twp/Cayuga CC     JUCO Team Capt.
Hartshorn, Rob         Fr           D             Branchburg NJ              Hillsborough
Hiller, Zack              So           D             Dunkirk MD                  Southern/Anne Arundel CC HS Team Capt.
Hook, Corey            Fr           M              Levittown PA                 Pennsbury
Janda, Eric              Fr           M              Fredricksburg VA          Colonial Forge
Johnson, Andrew     Fr           A               Norristown PA              Archbishop Carroll
Klusaritz, D.J.         Fr           M               Allentown PA                Parkland HS                      Team Capt.; Team Points Leader
Kurbjun, Alex           Fr           D               Wayne PA                    Upper Merion
Landau, Mike           Fr           M              Lancaster PA                 Hempfield HS                    Team Capt.; All-Section & League Honors
Little, Ean                Fr           M              Wayne NJ                       Wayne Hills
Lively, Mark             Fr           A/M           Anmore BC                    Heritage Woods Secondary Under-19 Britsh Columbia Provincial Team
Lynch, D.J.              Fr           D              Mullica Hill NJ                Clearview                           All-Conf. & Region; Set GBl School Record
Maloney, Ryan         So          A              Seaford NY                    St. John the Baptist/Nassau CC
Maurer, Dakota         Fr           G              Lititz PA                       Warwick                              2x HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Morlock, Shane         Fr          A              Whitby ON                     Sinclair Secondary               Top Scorer (2008) U19 Turkey Shoot title team
Murray, Pat              Fr          A/M           Havertown PA                 Cardinal O’Hara                   HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Norman, Ricky         Fr           M              Stafford VA                     Mountain View                    4x HS Team Capt.; Team MVP; All-District Honors
Pierre, Bart              Fr           M               Maplewood NJ                Seton Hall Prep
Reynolds, Jake        Fr           M               Chittenango NY               Chittenango Central
Rogers, Joshua        Fr           D                Philadelphia PA              Cardinal O’Hara
Rucinsky, Joe          Fr           D                Camp Hill PA                 Cumberland Valley
Sabia, Alexander      Fr           M               Conshohocken PA          Roman Catholic                  HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Simons, John          Fr            M               Bridgeport PA                 Upper Merion
Stroble, Charles       Fr            M               Ellicott City MD              Mt. Hebron                         Team Capt. & Team MVP; All-County HM
Tharp, Nate             Fr            A/M            Laurel MD                      St. Vincent Pallotti                HS Team Capt.
Viviano, Michael      Fr            M                Poughquag NY               Arlington                               Black Jersey Award
Wenz, Mike            Fr            A                Portland OR                    Westview                             All-Conference Honors; Team MVP
Wiener, Junji           Fr            M                Houston TX                    Memorial                              All-State Honors; All-American Nominee
Wilkins, Zach          Fr            D                Marlton NJ                      Cherokee
Winkelspecht, Mark Fr           M                 Laury Station PA            Parkland

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