Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/22/16
From Press Release
Twenty-two newcomers have joined the Marquette University men’s lacrosse program for the 2016-17 academic year to help offset the loss of the first 19 four-year student-athletes in program history.
“We are excited to welcome a large group of student-athletes to campus,” Marquette head coach Joe Amplo said. “This contingent of young men come from very diverse backgrounds and are entering the Marquette Community at a great time. In the wake of those who came before, and did so much for our program, this new collection of Marquette Lacrosse players has a lot to live up to and some great things to prove. We all look forward to helping them grow as individuals and having them impact our culture.”
The group includes student-athletes from 12 different U.S. states, as well as Ontario, and features three players each from California, Washington, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
The Golden Eagles will also have a Grill and Fleming on the field yet again as the program adds a pair of legacy recruits in USA Today First Team All-American Nick Grill (younger brother of B.J. Grill) and Griffin Fleming (brother of Blain Fleming). They join sophomore and Henderson grad Noah Richard (brother of Jacob Richard) as legacies on the MU roster.
Among the class also is Penncrest grad Ryan Granger, a Third-Team All-Phillylacrosse.com pick in 2016.
In all, the class includes nine long pole players, two goalies, one faceoff specialist and 10 midfielders/attackmen.
The Golden Eagles return seven starters from the first NCAA tournament team in program history, including USILA All-American Ryan McNamara and All-Big East goalie Cole Blazer. Marquette ended the 2016 campaign No. 11 in the USILA Coaches Poll and captured its first Big East Championship over then-No. 1 Denver on its way to a record 11 victories.
Student-Athlete Pos. Hometown High School/Last College
Ben Allen D Alamo, Calif. De La Salle
Luke Anderson M Lakeville, Minn. Lakeville North
Connor Campbell M Kirkland, Wash. Juanita
Anthony Courcelle LSM Sunrise, Fla. Cypress Bay
P.J. Cox LSM/D Sammamish, Wash. Skyline
Dylan Dobrosky A Flemington, N.J. Hunterdon Central
Jackson Ehlert D Reading, Pa. Exeter Twp./CCBC-Essex
Ryan Fazio A Solana Beach, Calif. Cathedral Catholic
Griffin Fleming A Bryn Mawr, Pa. St. Joseph’s Prep
Cole Froemming D/LSM Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie
Ryan Granger D Media, Pa. Penncrest
Nick Grill D Bridgewater, N.J. Bridgewater-Raritan
Peter Henkhaus M/A Palos Verdes, Calif. Palos Verdes
Jared Hershman FO/M Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Hendrick Hudson
Connor McClelland M Brampton, Ontario Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)
Keenan Moffitt A Aurora, Colo. Arapahoe
Colin O’Donnell A Old Saybrook, Conn. Xavier
Chris Rolfing G Woodbury, Minn. Woodbury
Nick Singleton D/LSM Wheaton, Ill. Wheaton North
Jackson Suarez D Dallas, Texas Dallas Jesuit
Ezra Tillinger G Mercer Island, Wash. Mercer Island
Tommy von den Benken M/A West Roxbury, Mass. Roxbury Latin