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Marist coach Wilkinson (@SJUHawks_MLAX) adds two from Philly in Class of 2021

Thursday, 10th August 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 8/10/17
From Press Release

The Marist men’s lacrosse program and Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson (St. Joseph’s University) have announced the addition of 10 incoming freshmen for the 2018 campaign. Two are products of the Hudson Valley and the entire group hails from four different states: Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to welcome this excellent group of student-athletes to the Marist Lacrosse family,” Wilkinson said. “Our staff could not be more excited to work with this talented group of players who have excelled during their high school careers, many of them achieving success in multiple sports. This incoming class coupled with our returning players will work as hard as ever to impress all in the Marist College community both on and off the lacrosse field.”

Zack Kaut | Defense – 6’1 – 190 – Media, PA – Penncrest

Kaut, a dynamic defender who can play both at close defense and as a long stick midfielder, was a two-time All-Central League selection and a member of the All-Delco Lacrosse Team twice. He led Penncrest to a pair of Central League championships and a PIAA state title in 2014. He was a member of Team Philadelphia at the prestigious Under Armour All-American Games in 2016 and earned a spot on his high school’s Honor Roll. Kaut also excelled on the football team as a fullback and linebacker.

Liam Wright

Liam Wright | Defense – 6’4 – 195 – Ridley, PA – Ridley

A four-year varsity defenseman for Ridley, Wright picked up 85 ground balls in his career. He earned spots on the All-Central League and All-Delco Teams as a senior. Wright also starred on the football field as a wide receiver and defensive back. During his senior year he helped lead the football team to an 11-2 record and a Central League Championship.

Jack Decker | Midfield – 6’1 – 210 – Fishkill, NY – John Jay/Wappingers

Decker was a four-year varsity starter at midfield right down Route 9 for Wappingers High School. He was a two-time All-Section and All-League honoree as well as a team captain. Decker also picked up local honors as a junior and senior with a pair of Poughkeepsie Journal All-Star First Team and Hudson Valley Dream Team selections. He led the Wappingers Warriors to an appearance in the sectional quarterfinals and finished his career with 179 points from the midfield.

Academically, Decker earned spots on the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll and received the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award.

Kyle Dizon | Midfield – 6’1 – 180 – Mount Airy, MD – South Carroll

A four-year varsity lacrosse player, Dizon led the county in assists (47) and ranked second in the county in points (80) his senior year as a midfielder. He led South Carroll to a regional championship and an appearance in the state championship game for the first time in five years in 2017. He was a two-time All-County First Team selection and totaled 153 points during his four-year varsity career. Dizon made the Honor Roll for 12 semesters and was a Scholar-Athlete all four years of high school while also excelling on the basketball team. His brother, Collin Dizon, is a rising junior on the Marist men’s lacrosse team.

Andrew Evans | Faceoff – 5’11 – 175 – Mahopac, NY – Mahopac

Evans comes to Marist after racking up a career .750 winning percentage at the faceoff X. He was a two-time All-Section and All-Section Honorable Mention selection and earned All-League Honors three times. A member of the Section I Top 10 Watch List, Evans led Mahopac in points (63) and ground balls (308) his senior year while winning 74 percent of his faceoffs and was named league MVP. He is in the top 25 all-time in career points at Mahopac (140) and has spent more than 300 hours volunteering with his hometown’s youth lacrosse program.

Jason Intermesoli | Attack – 5’9 – 170 – Sayville, NY – Sayville

Intermesoli was selected a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American in his final year of high school. He was a three-year varsity starter who earned All-Division and All-Suffolk County honors as a junior and senior. The 2015 Suffolk County Rookie of the Year, Intermesoli was a two-time county championship representative and chosen as one of Long Island’s Top 100 Lacrosse Players by Newsday. As a junior he tied for 10th on Long Island for most points in a single season with 85 and finished his career with a staggering 211 points. Intermesoli was also a three-time All-State football player who led Sayville to two county championships and a Long Island Championship. He was one of the only student-athletes on Long Island to be named a top 100 player in both football and lacrosse.

Intermesoli excelled in the classroom, earning the News 12 Long Island Scholar-Athlete Award while being a member of the National Honor Society.

Anthony Magnotta | Defense – 6’2 – 187 – Scotch Plains, NJ – Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Magnotta capped a great career with an excellent senior year in which he was named Second Team All-State and First Team All-Bianchi Division and selected for the prestigious Gill Gibbs Senior All-Star Game. It was during his standout senior year that he led his high school team to the county championship and section semifinals.

Academically, Magnotta made the Honor Roll twice and the Distinguised Honor Roll once.

Edward May | Midfield – 6’0 – 183 – Lafayette, NJ – Pope John XXIII

May became the all-time leading scorer at Pope John XXIII with 106 goals and led the Lions to their first ever United Division championship in 2017. In his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons he was selected to the Northwest Jersey Conference, First Team Rizk Conference, and First Team New Jersey Herald Teams. May was named All-State Team honorable mention at the end of his career, played in the New Jersey Non-Public All-Star Game in 2017, and, along with classmate Anthony Magnotta, was chosen for the prestigious Gill Gibbs All-Star Game.

David Moyett | Midfield – 5’10 – 165 – Woodbury, NY – Syosset

Moyett played on two Nassau County Championship teams and won a Long Island Championship in 2015. Syosset also appeared in the New York State semifinals with his help. Individually, Moyett earned All-County honors twice and was team MVP his senior year. He has three years of box lacrosse under his belt, including consecutive appearances representing the United States. A two-sport captain in football and lacrosse, Moyett was named senior MVP on both teams at Syosset in 2016-17.

A two-time Academic All-County honoree, Moyett was also a member of the Spanish Honor Society.

Vito Musso | Attack – 6’2 – 175 – Roslyn, NY – St. Anthony’s

Musso racked up 170 points on 80 goals and 90 assists in four years of lacrosse at St. Anthony’s. As a senior he racked up 45 points as a starter for a team that was as high as no. 20 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 National Rankings. In 2016, Musso led St. Anthony’s to a New York CHSAA Championship and a no. 13 national ranking after finishing the year 14-2.

The Red Foxes competed in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship game for the fourth straight season in 2017 and hosted the tournament in Tenney Stadium for the third time in the last four years. Marist’s defense allowed 7.50 goals per game last year, the third lowest average in the nation. The team’s man down unit was 14th in the country, as it did not allow a goal 74 percent of the time.

This season Marist returns goalie Brian Corrigan, who finished the 2017 campaign among the nation’s top 10 in save percentage (.627; second), goals against average (7.45; third), and saves per game (12.31; seventh). Rising senior Gannon Morrison was named to the All-MAAC First Team for the second straight year last season.

Wilkinson became the fastest head coach in MAAC history to reach 50 career wins in 2017, achieving the feat when the Red Foxes took down Holy Cross, 8-5, in a regular season home win March 25.

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