Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/23/09
Scranton men’s coach Kevin Dugan has announced that three transfers – two from Philadelphia – will be eligible this season.
The local transfers are attacker Brett Greer (Ridley) and midfielder Colin McPoyle (Central Bucks South). The other transfer is long stick midfielder David Alleva, of Chaminade High in Garden City, N.Y.
Greer was a second-team All-Central League pick at midfield last year and helped the Green Raiders win the league crown and advance to the second round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association playoffs. He originally was enrolled at the University of Delaware, but will have four years of eligibility. He led Ridley his senior year with 40 goals and 10 assists.
He played his summer lacrosse with Team HEADstrong, one of the top high school club programs in the country and a runner-up in the Dick’s National Tournament in 2008.
“Brett is a left-handed attacker with a good balance of size and speed,” said Dugan. “He has a great outside shot, but also possesses the finishing skills to score from close range. His size and style of play are very similar to current freshman attack standout Robby Napp, except that Brett is a lefty.”
McPoyle had 46 goals, 25 assists and 158 ground balls last spring at CB South and was a second-team All-Suburban One Centennial Conference pick. McPoyle was a teammate of Scranton freshmen Matt Glenn and Dan Slade on the Twist Black summer club team. Like Greer, he will have four years of eligibility.
“Colin is a big, strong, athletic midfielder with very good speed,” said Dugan. “He excels at the defensive midfield position, but also has the speed needed to be a great asset in creating transition offense.
“This should enable Colin to have an impact on both ends of the field.”
Alleva played two years at Bryant College.
“I am very excited to have these three young men join our program,” said Dugan, now 19-14 (.576) in two seasons at Scranton and 32-27 (.542) overall. “Dave, Brett and Colin are all hoping to come in and contribute right away. I think they certainly have the potential to make an impact and help us take a big step forward this spring.”
The Philly connection at Scranton is strong. Last year, freshman attacker Stephen Bruestle (Archbishop Wood) was second on the team in goals (26) and third in assists (13) while sophomore attacker Sean Coleman (Roman Catholic) had eight goals and three assists. Also on the roster is freshman middie Mike Rufo (Haverford School).
The Royals, who went 12-5 last year, will open the 2009 season against defending NCAA Division III champion Salisbury University on Sunday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m. in Salisbury, Md.