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Men’s recruits: Richmond announces 21 newcomers; three from Philly

Friday, 21st September 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 9/21/12
From Press Release

The University of Richmond Men’s Lacrosse Team is pleased to announce the 21 newcomers to the program for the 2013 season. The newcomers include 14 freshmen, 5 transfers and 2 sophomores that made the team through the try out process. This announcement came out just as Richmond announced it was moving to NCAA Division I status from MCLA Division I.

Freshman Class

Mike Buysee, Midfield, Malvern Prep, Malvern PA
Mike was a member of the perennial powerhouse Malvern Prep Friars. Mike was a Philly Showcase Fab Forty Sophomore Selection in 2009, he was selected to represent Team Philadelphia in the Adidas National Lacrosse Classic (2010) where he was recognized as an Adidas All American. He was also selected to represent Central Pennsylvania in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic (2011). Mike was also the recipient of the sportsmanship Award for Malvern Prep (2012).

Jon Magnusson, Midfield, Darien HS, Darien CT
Jon was a four year varsity player at Darien High School, was named second team All-FCIAC and second team All-State in 2012. Jon also played for the Connecticut Super Junior team. Jon’s class at Darien were state champions in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and were FCIAC champions in 2011. Jon was also was a member of the varsity football team and played summer lacrosse for the Connecticut Chargers.

Greg Stern, Attack, Rye HS, Rye NY
Greg was a three year starter on the Rye High School Varsity Lacrosse team at attack. Sophomore year (22 goals, 7 assists) junior year (32 goals, 20 assists) senior year (38 goals, 20 assists) All League (junior, senior) Honorable Mention All Section (junior) , LoHud All Star team honorable mention (junior), LoHud All Star Team (senior) NY Section 1 All Section (senior) , Captain 2012. Leading scorer 2011,2012. Greg was also awarded Rye Lacrosse Association scholarship for 2012. Greg played summer club lacrosse with Long Island Sting Black 2010, 2011. Summer Club Team – Samu Rye (college level) 2012. Greg was also a three year varsity starter on Rye High School soccer team.

Brad Rigoli, Attack, Nobles and Greenough, Dedham MA
Brad was a four year starter that garnered all ISL honorable mention sophomore and junior year, and first team all ISL senior year. Brad ended his Nobles career as a top 5 scorer in program history. Brad played summer ball on the top NESLL team. He was also a three year starting quarterback on the football team ( all new England senior year), as well as a Senior starter on the basketball team. Brad was also the recipient of the prestigious Nobles Shield for most respected male athlete.

Cal Given, Attack/Midfield, Medfield HS, Medfield MA
Cal has been playing on the Medfield High School varsity lacrosse team for the past three years. During his time with the program the team won back to back state championships in 2010 and 2011. Over the past two seasons Cal started at attack and earned a spot on the Tri-Valley league all-star team both years. His senior year he was given the sportsmanship award and was the leading scorer on the team with 40 goals.

Roger Coleman, Defense, Mahassett HS, Manhassett NY
Roger Coleman played for Long Island powerhouse Manhasset High School where he was a starting defenseman. Roger has been recognized as a Maverick Showtime All-Star and a Jake Reed Nike Blue Chipper. Roger has played summer ball for both the Long Island Express and the Sting Black team.

Andrew McAllister, Attack, King Lowe Hayward, New Canaan CT
Andrew finished his senior year with several recognitions such as All-FAA (Fairchester Athletic Association), All-NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Council), Honorable Mention All-New England.

Alex Krass, Midfield, Hanover HS, NH
Alex was voted first team all-state for division one and was voted on to the Twin State Senior All Star team for New Hampshire. Alex led his team to the NH championship game this year.

Jake Miller, Midfield, New Canaan HS, New Canaan CT
Jake played for powerful New Canaan HS where he was a 2 year varsity starter. Jake was named All-FCIAC honorable mention his junior year and was on his way to a fantastic senior season before injury shortened his season. Jake was named the peak 200 all-star game and played in the Connecticut Super Juniors all-star game.

Matt Potolicchio, Attack, Landon School, Bethesda MD
Matt started every game for the nationally ranked Landon Varsity Lacrosse team, helping the bears bring home their 28th IAC championship. Matt finished second on the team in points with 24 goals and 15 assists in 19 games. He ended his senior year with 3 goals and 1 assist in the IAC championship and was awarded Landon’s Khari Baten award at the end of the year, which is awarded for heart, hard work, and toughness. Matt was also a 3 time all conference, 3 time all county and 3 time all metropolitan hockey player. Matt was awarded player of the year by the Montgomery county gazette in 2012 in hockey

Kevin McNamara, Midfield, Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood NJ
Kevin was a three year varsity letterman for NJ power Ridgewood High School. He was a member of teams that were 2011 Bergen County and Gibbs Division Champion. In 2012 Kevin helped lead Ridgewood to a NJ Group 3 state championship. Kevin Finished his senior season with 10 goals and 23 assists for 33 points.

Ben Casella, SSDM, Avon Old Farms, Avon CT
Ben was a two year varsity player for Avon. Ben’s defense was instrumental in helping lead his team to a second place founder’s league finish his junior year and the first place Founders League finish during his senior season. During the summer he played for club NED Lacrosse.

Garrett Chapman, Midfield, Rye HS/Taft, Rye, NY
Garrett was a four-year varsity player at Rye High School. He also played receiver for the Rye Garnets’ football team winning a state championship in 2008. Garrett then went on to complete a post-graduate year at The Taft School playing for Head Coach Casey D’Annolfo. During the summer Garrett played for the Long Island Sting under Ken Miller.

Brian Gramolini, Belmont HS, Belmont MA
Brian was a four time varsity letter winner at Belmont High School and three year starter at Midfield for the Marauders. A senior captain, he was voted team MVP, and finished his senior season with 26 goals and 35 assists for a total of 61 points. He is a former member of the Team Central (Mass) Club team. Brian also was a four time letter winner for the Belmont hockey team, where he was a senior captain and was voted team MVP. He also received the MIAA Sportsmanship Award for the Middlesex League.


Chris Gifford, Attack, Council Rock North/Hobart, PA
Chris was a 4 Year Varsity Player and 3 Year Starter at Council Rock North. He was a 2 Time Captain.
During his Senior Year he was team MVP, and All SOL 1st Team. During his Junior Year he was All SOL 2nd Team and Sophomore Year was All SOL Honorable Mention. Chris had a prolific career with 80 goals, 104 assists & 209 groundballs. Chris comes to UR after spending his freshman year at Hobart College.

Jake O’Donnell, Midfield, Moorestown Friends School/Franklin & Marshall, Moorestown, PA
Jake was a 4-year varsity letterman and 3 year starter at Moorestown Friends School. His senior season he was Co-Captain and recorded 38 goals 24 assists in 14 games (leading points getter and goal scorer), named the team’s Most Valuable Player, an All Friends League 1st team selection, an All South Jersey Honorable Mention selection, and received the Scholar Athlete (honor roll all year and a standout in two sports). His junior season he was an All Friends League Honorable Mention. He has the second most points in MFS history. He played for Braveheart lacrosse’s 1st team. Jake also has 3 varsity letters in soccer.

Alec Douglas, Midfield/FO, Barrington HS/St.Mary’s College (MD), Barrington, RI
In high school Alec was second team all-state for Rhode Island, with four varsity letters. He played on the Connecticut Stars and Ocean State lacrosse teams. Alec comes to UR after spending his freshmen year playing for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Eagles.

Chad Goldfarb, Thayer Academy, MA / Sewanee: The University of the South, TN
In High School, Chad was a 4 Year Varsity Attackman/ Midfielder for the Thayer Academy Tigers in Braintree, Massachusetts. Chad tallied a total of 69 Goals and 55 Assists in his career as at Thayer. As a freshman at Sewanee: The University of the South, Chad played mostly midfield. With 5 goals, 7 assists, and an average of 4 GB’s per game.

Other Newcomers

Tim Chadwick, Attack, Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood NJ
Tim played 3 yrs of varsity for Ridgewood HS and was a solid contributor to the program. Tim played in several summer tournaments as well.

Connor Koorbush
Connor is a sophomore from Greenwich, Connecticut. Connor attended Brunswick School where he was a three year starter on the lacrosse team and was also captain of the Brunswick hockey team. Connor was consistently one of the team’s top players. His teams placed in the top three of the Western New England Prep league in all three years he was on the varsity squad.

Robert Kraft, Portledge School/Hood College, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Bobby transferred from Hood College where he was slated to start until his season was lost to injury.


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