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Hervada (@Fords_Lacrosse), Tuturice (Easton) among newcomers for coach Fisher (@ridleylax) at Monmouth

Friday, 22nd September 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 9/22/17
From Press Release

Monmouth University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Brian Fisher (Ridley) announced the addition of 18 newcomers to the program for the upcoming 2018 season. The class consists of 14 freshmen and four transfer students.

Read more about the incoming class with quotes from the coaching staff below:

Chris Hervada

Chris Hervada, Freshman, Defender, Bryn Mawr, PA, The Haverford School

Before Monmouth: Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at The Haverford School … played defense and long stick midfielder for head coach John Nostrant … named First Team All-Delco … First Team All-Main Line selection … garnered All-Southeastern Pennsylvania status … collected 91 ground balls and caused 23 turnovers, with four goals and six assists as a senior captain for the Fords … helped his team to three straight Inter-Ac Championships and was part of the undefeated 2015 National Championship team … played club lacrosse for Mesa Fresh … also a member of the wrestling team and was team captain as a senior … two-time All-Inter-Ac selection with 75 career wins on the mat .. placed sixth in the Prep State Tournament.

Personal: Son of Jenny and Enrique Hervada.

“Chris is a multi-tool defenseman. He has excellent feet, high IQ and is very good with the ball in his stick. He will fit into our scheme very seamlessly.” – Assistant Coach Andrew Geison

Conor Tuturice, Sophomore, Defender, Easton, PA, Easton / LIU Post

Before Monmouth: Played one season of lacrosse at LIU Post … started 14 of 16 games for the Pioneers and accumulated 23 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers … four-year starter in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at Easton Area High School for head coach Brad Bachman … 2016 East Penn Conference Most Valuable Player … three-time All-Area selection … twice earned All-Conference recognition … helped the Red Rovers to back-to-back EPC Championships in 2015 and 2016 … accumulated 203 ground balls and a program-best 161 caused turnovers at Easton … also set the single-season record for caused turnovers as a senior with 62 takeaways … played club lacrosse for Dukes LC … also played football for the Red Rovers … member of the National Honor Society and was named the 2016 Easton Lacrosse Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Son of Cheryl and Joe Tuturice … father, Joe, played baseball at Kutztown … plans to major in Health Studies.

“After a freshman season starting at LIU-Post, Conor is prepared to come in and bolster our defensive unit. He is a scrappy and tough lefty who will harass and chase all over the field.” – Assistant Coach Andrew Geison

Colin Allen, Freshman, Midfielder, New Freedom, PA, Calvert Hall

Before Monmouth: Played lacrosse at Calvert Hall College High School … team won 2017 MIAA Championship … competed in club lacrosse for FCA Maryland Lacrosse … also played on the football team at Calvert Hall … Honor Roll student.

Personal: Son of Karen and Barry Allen.

“Colin is a grinder on the field and has played at a high level in high school. That experience combined with his IQ enable him to play on instinct and anticipate plays.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Rudy Beck, Freshman, Midfielder, Bel Air, MD, Patterson Mill

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Patterson Mill High School … played in the midfield for head coach Jason Bellamy … scored 73 career goals and handed out 86 assists … earned First Team All-Conference honors and was a Kelly Award Finalist as a junior and a senior … named Team MVP as a senior … played club lacrosse for UC Mavericks … also played soccer at Patterson Mill and garnered all-conference honors as a junior and senior … helped his team to the Maryland State semifinals in final two seasons and was named Team MVP as a senior … member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and German National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Kathleen and David Beck … plans to major in Health Studies.

“Rudy is a do-it-all two-way midfielder who hunts plays and competes with a lot of toughness between the lines. His versatility, toughness and playmaking ability are going to help him transition to the college game and bring competition to the midfield.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Joey Belko, Freshman, Defender, Manasquan, NJ, Wall

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Wall High School … played defense for head coach Chris Knight … team captain and First Team All-Shore Conference selection in 2017 … 2015 and 2016 Class B South First Team choice … 2016 Second Team All-Shore Conference honoree … named one of 50 players to watch in the state tournament by NJ Advance Media … played club lacrosse for United Lacrosse and Wall Lacrosse … competed in Maverick Showtime, United Capital Challenge and NXT Philly showcase events.

Personal: Son of Vicki and Joe Belko … plans to major in Business with a concentration in Real Estate.

“We have had our eye on Joey for a long time. He is a local shore area product and a high level athlete with good strength and a good motor. His upside is tremendous and we are excited to get the opportunity to work with him.” – Assistant Coach Andrew Geison

Max Brooks, Freshman, Attack, Fishers, IN, Hamilton Southeastern

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at Hamilton Southeastern High School … played attack and midfielder for head coach Scott Beesely … finished his career second in school history with 265 career points with 141 goals and holds school record with 124 career assists … holds the top three spots in career assists, including 41 as a junior … second all-time in caused turnovers … three-time First Team All-Conference selection … three-time All-State honoree … earned All-America honors as a senior in 2017, the second player in program history to achieve All-American status … helped his team to back-to-back state semifinal appearances and conference championships … also played wide receiver on the football team … earned First Team All-Conference, First Team All-County and Honorable Mention All-State accolades on the gridiron.

Personal: Son of Sunshine and Michael Brooks … plans to major in Biology.

“Max joins us from the Midwest where he was a standout athlete on both the lacrosse and football field. He is also a versatile player who has bounced between attack and midfield throughout his high school career.” – Assistant Coach Bill McCutcheon

Brayden Carney, Sophomore, Goalie, West Newbury, MA, Pentucket/Brewster Academy/Saint Michael’s

Before Monmouth: Played in one game as a freshman at Saint Michael’s College … named to the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll … competed in four years of varsity ice hockey and two years of varsity lacrosse at Pentucket High School … played ice hockey and lacrosse during a post-grad year at Brewster Academy … served as captain of his ice hockey team senior year … earned Cape Ann League All-Star accolades in lacrosse senior year … won the Pentucket Student-Athlete Award for 2015.

Personal: Son of Kristine and Tim Carney … plans to major in Business.

“Brayden joins us this fall as a sophomore from St. Michael’s college. With a year under his belt we are excited to have him join our goaltending ranks and add depth to the position.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Chris Clemente, Freshman, Midfielder, Manorville, NY, Eastport-South Manor

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School … played midfield for head coach Kevin Huff … totaled 122 career points … two-time All-Suffolk County and two-time All-Division selection … helped his team to the Suffolk County lacrosse championship as a senior … also was a member of the football team at Eastport-South Manor.

Personal: Son of Cristie and Dave Clemente … brother, Zach, is also a member of Monmouth’s lacrosse team.

“Chris is another one of those throw-back do it all type midfielders. He is tough between the lines, has faced off at times and can play at either end of the field.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

David Cormack, Freshman, Midfielder, Whitby, ON, Sinclair Secondary School

Before Monmouth: Two-sport athlete in lacrosse and hockey at Sinclair Secondary School … played in the midfield for head coach Alan Tsang … played club lacrosse for Edge Lacrosse … four-year Honor Roll Student.

Personal: Son of Laiogseac Gilchrist and David Cormack … plans to major in Health and Physical Education.

“David is a competitor with a passion for playing the game. His box experience will bring toughness and IQ to the field as well as strengthen our midfield position this fall. ” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Nick Dobreff, Freshman, Defender, Clinton Township, MI, De La Salle/IMG Academy

Before Monmouth: Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at De La Salle Collegiate High School … played defense and long stick midfield for head coach Matt Lorio … earned All-State honors twice … two-time All-Catholic League selection … three-time All-Macomb County all-star … named Macomb County MVP … two-year team captain at De La Salle, where his team won two sectional titles and were two-time regional finalists … team was ranked in the top 10 in the country … started all 14 national team games for IMG Academy, where he took a post-graduate year … also played linebacker and fullback on the gridiron at De La Salle … member of the 2014-15 Michigan State Championship team … All-Catholic League and All-County selection at linebacker as a senior … four-year Honor Roll student … member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Michael and Heidi Dobreff … plans to major in Business Administration.

“We are looking forward to seeing Nick crush some weight room records during his time at Monmouth. He is a monster in the weight room and honed his craft at IMG Academy this past year, making him prepared for the rigors of Division I lacrosse.” – Assistant Coach Andrew Geison

Harrison Essex, Freshman, Attack, The Hills, TX, Lake Travis

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Lake Travis High School … earned First Team All-State honors as a junior and senior … named Second Team All-State as a sophomore and Second Team All-State as a freshman … scored 50 goals as a senior and 56 during his junior campaign … served as team captain as a senior and helped Lake Travis to a 15-4 record … participated in the 2016 Fall Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational.

Personal: Son of Carl and Chris Essex … plans to major in History and Anthropology.

“Harrison joins us from Texas where he enjoyed a great senior year on the lacrosse field. He has a knack for the goal, a bit of flash and good IQ and play making ability.” – Assistant Coach Bill McCutcheon

Carlos Forde, Freshman, Attack, Otisville, NY, Minisink Valley

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and three-sport athlete at Minisink Valley High School … played attack and in the midfield for head coach Chad Lakeman … finished his career ranked third all-time in goals scored and fourth in points for the Warriors … scored 206 career goals and added 79 assists, with a faceoff percentage of .734 … became the first player to earn All-Section honors at faceoff and attack in consecutive years … named All-State and secured All-America honors … also helped his team to Division and Section Championships as a senior in 2017 … played club lacrosse for Team 91 Tristate … member of the basketball and football teams at Minisink Valley.

Personal: Son of Carol and Cleveland Forde … plans to major in Homeland Security.

“Carlos is a versatile athlete who can play both midfield and attack. His experience at the face off X and play making ability all over the field make him a tough cover and will help add depth to all of those units.” – Assistant Coach Bill McCutcheon

Casey Kimmel, Sophomore, Midfielder, Massapequa Park, NY, Massapequa / Towson

Before Monmouth: Member of Towson’s Final Four team as a freshman in 2017 … four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and three-sport athlete at Massapequa High School … played in the midfield for head coach Tim Radomski … earned All-County honors … one of Newsday’s Top 100 Lacrosse Players … three-time Nassau County Long Island Team member … helped his team to a New York State Championship in 2014 … played club lacrosse for Team 91 Lacrosse … member of the wrestling and football teams at Massapequa and was an all-conference selection on the gridiron … earned Academic All-County honors … member of the Dean’s List and National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Lisa and David Kimmel.

“After a year at Towson, Casey found his way to West Long Branch and adds depth to our midfield corps. His experience, toughness and tenacity will bring a competitive spirit to the field each day for us.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Noah Lode, Freshman, Goalie, Centreville, MD, Queen Anne’s County

Before Monmouth: Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and three-sport athlete at Queen Anne’s County High School … played goalie for head coach Brad Niesz … made 532 career saves and finished with a save percentage of 66 percent … Ensign C. Markland Kelly award finalist as a junior and senior … two-year team captain and earned First Team honors as a junior and senior … led his team to regional final appearance in final two seasons … named Defensive Player of the Year as senior … selected to the Under Armour All-American Baltimore Team as a junior … chosen to the Maryland Freestate Top 22 as a sophomore … named team MVP in three consecutive seasons … played club lacrosse for API Select … also a member of the basketball and soccer teams at Queen Anne’s County … Honor Roll student.

Personal: Son of Karen and Steve Lode … plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate.

“Noah is another goalie who we think has a high ceiling and our staff are excited to have him on campus this fall. He has good technique and takes up a lot of surface area but also has really quick hands that enable him to steal a few saves whenever he is in the cage.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Shaun Napolitano, Sophomore, Defender, Northport, CT, Northport / Nassau CC

Before Monmouth: Played lacrosse for two years at Nassau Community College for coaches John Savage and George Powers … 2017 NJCAA All-American and All-Region long stick midfielder and defenseman … 2017 Team Captain … team ranked as high as No. 1 in the country with two appearances in the NJCAA Final Four … started in 28 of 29 games, caused 39 turnovers, collected 63 ground balls, had three goals and seven assists … game highs include five caused turnovers, five ground balls and two assists … four-year letterwinner and two-sport athlete at Northport High school … started every game of his career and scored 17 goals and added 18 assists with 67 caused turnovers … member of the 2015 team that was ranked as high as No. 7 in the 2015 Inside Lacrosse National High School Rankings … played club lacrosse for Northport TeamTiger Lacrosse Club … also a member of the Northport football team.

Personal: Son of Lisa and Joe Napolitano … father, Joe, played lacrosse at Towson … has three brothers, Ryan, who played lacrosse at Towson and is serving in the U.S. Navy, and younger brothers Liam and Quinn … plans to major in Criminal Justice.

“Shaun is coming off an All-American season at Nassau Community College. He has good feet and plays his angles very well. He is versatile and has played both LSM and close throughout his career.” – Assistant Coach Andrew Geison

Dom Pizzulli, Freshman, Attack, Saint James, NY, Smithtown East

Before Monmouth: Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Smithtown High School East … played attack for head coach Jason Lambert … scored 41 goals and contributed 21 assists … member of the 2015 Suffolk County Championship team in 2015 … team was a Suffolk County semifinalist in 2016 and a Suffolk County Finalist in 2017 … earned NYS Scholar-Athlete honors in four straight years … earned his team’s Unsung Hero Award in 2016 and 2017 … played club lacrosse for Long Island Outlaws Select … member of the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society … DECA Business Award Recipient in 2014 and 2015.

Personal: Son of Janine and Vincent Pizzulli.

“Dom comes from powerhouse Smithtown East out of Long Island where he played a combination of midfield and attack through his career excelling in both roles as a senior. He has a very good skill set and a high lacrosse IQ.” – Assistant Coach Bill McCutcheon

Logan Posner, Freshman, Attack, MonkSt. Paul’s School

Before Monmouth: Two-sport standout at St. Paul’s School … played attack and midfield for head coach Rick Brocato … totaled 108 career points, including 75 as a senior with 60 goals and 15 assists … his 75 points rank second in school history for a single season … Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro selection as a senior … played in the MSLCA Senior All-Star Game … was named the Peace Report Player of the Month … also played two seasons of varsity soccer at St. Paul’s School.

Personal: Son of Julie and Shannon Posner … plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

“Logan is a skilled finisher with great off ball acumen and playmaking ability. He hunts his plays and had a great senior year at St Paul’s School in Baltimore.” – Assistant Coach Bill McCutcheon

Jimmy Watson, Freshman, Midfielder, Naperville, IL, Benet Academy

Before Monmouth: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-sport athlete at Benet Academy … played in the midfield for head coach Rich Moran … totaled 315 career points, including 100+ as a senior … led the conference in points for three straight years … three-time All-Conference selection and was runner up for Player of the Year as a senior … three-year captain and an All-State honoree as a senior … played club lacrosse for FCA Lacrosse and True Lacrosse … also ran cross country as a freshman and finished as the fastest freshman in the state in 2013 … First Team All-Conference Academic Honors … First Honors student.

Personal: Son of Regis and Jim Watson … plans to major in History.

“Jimmy is a nontraditional area guy that we are really excited about. He is very athletic, fast, has a great work ethic and while his game has taken off this past year, he still has his best lacrosse ahead of him.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

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