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.@SJUHawks_MLAX announces Class of 2021

Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/11/17
From Press Release

Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse head coach Taylor Wray has announced the incoming Class of 2022, which features 17 true freshmen, as well as a sophomore transfer and a graduate student addition to the 2018 roster. With the departure of 18 letterwinners, including five starters, from last year’s team, this incoming group comprised of three attackmen, 11 midfielders, four defensemen, and a goalkeeper will add to a Hawks squad that has reached the Northeast Conference postseason in three of their last four seasons.

New to Hawk Hill are freshmen Tucker Almany (Fairplay, Md./Saint James School), Jack Anderson (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham), Evan Campbell (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East), Sean Colbert (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh), Sean Cunningham (Sea Cliff, N.Y./Chaminade), Teo Domic (Los Angeles, Calif./West Ranch), Shane Fable (Old Tappan, N.J./Bergen Catholic), Tyler Green (Bridgewater, Mass./Thayer Academy), Thomas Halm (Olney, Md./Landon School), William Jardeleza (Austin, Texas/Loyola Academy (Ill.)), Jack Lamb (Wyndmoor, Pa./Springside Chestnut Hill Academy), Connor Orzen (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls), Timmy Phillips (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade), Austin Strazzulla (Vero Beach, Fla./Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)), Benjamin Tessier (Mirror Lake, N.H./Holderness School), Matt Tufano (East Northport, N.Y./Elwood-John H Glenn), and Sean Voelkel (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill), sophomore transfer James Vandegrift (Abington, Pa./ANC Boys School/Bryn Athyn), and graduate student Will McNamara (Haverford, Pa./Haverford School), who played for the University of Virginia from 2015-17.

“It’s great to formally welcome these young men to our program,” said Wray. “It’s a large and diverse group of talented players, and we are excited to have them join us here on Hawk Hill. We graduated a large and talented group of seniors last year and we have a lot of holes to fill. This group of newcomers should be ready to come in and compete from day one.”
For a complete player-by-player rundown, please see below.

#35 Evan Campbell • M • 6-0 • 180 • Cherry Hill, N.J. • Cherry Hill East • Finance
Campbell is Cherry Hill East High School’s recordholder in career points (224), goals (141), and assists (83), single-season points (91), goals (61), and assists (30), all set as a senior, and single-game assists (6) and became just the fourth player in program history to score 100 career goals. The four-year midfielder was named to the 2017 Preseason All-State Middle to Watch List, NJ.Com’s 2017 Top 50 Boys Lacrosse Seniors List and the Courier Post’s 2017 South Jersey Boys Lacrosse Players to Watch List, earned back-to-back All-Conference and All-South Jersey Second Team selection as a junior and senior, and was tabbed a NJ.Com All-State Second Team selection as both a sophomore and junior. The Cherry Hill, N.J. native was selected as the team’s Offensive MVP as a junior as well as the 2014 Rookie of the Year and was a member of the Maverick U-15 National Team and the Brine National Lacrosse Classic Member. A two-sport athlete at Cherry Hill East, Campbell also lettered in basketball, where he ranks second in school history in career assists.

#36 Jack Lamb • M • 5-10 • 180 • Wyndmoor, Pa. • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy • Business
A midfielder out of Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, Lamb was an All-Inter-Ac First Team selection at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where he recorded 102 career goals and 25 career assists, including 36 goals and 14 assists as a senior, and was tabbed the team’s Offensive MVP. A two-sport athlete at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Lamb also earned five letters in soccer, where he earned a starting spot as an eighth grader and worked his way to leading the team in scoring as a junior and earning All-Inter-Ac Second Team accolades. Lacrosse runs in the family as Lamb’s mother, Nina, played at Dartmouth.

#45 James Vandegrift • A • 5-9 • 180 • So. • Abington, Pa. • ANC Boys School/Bryn Athyn • Psychology
Vandegrift arrives on Hawk Hill by way of Bryn Athyn College (2017), where he led the squad in points (43) on 22 goals and a team-best 21 assists en route to earning All-Conference Third Team honors last spring. Vandegrift recorded 321 career points at the Academy of the New Church, which tied the school record, and was tabbed a 2016 High School All-American and All-State selection as a senior. A three-time All-Conference pick, Vandegrift led ANC to three consecutive conference titles and a three-year record of 46-10. The attackman also ranked third in the state in points as a sophomore and played freshman lacrosse at Penn Charter. A local product out of Abington, Pennsylvania, Vandegrift was a three-sport athlete at ACN, also lettering in soccer and ice hockey. Lacrosse runs in the family as Vandegrift’s brother, Ray, played lacrosse for Saint Joseph’s from 2014-17, notching 31 goals and 18 assists in 54 appearances.

#7 Will McNamara • M • 6-0 • 185 • Gr. • Haverford, Pa. • Haverford School/Virginia • Financial Services (M.S.)
McNamara arrives on Hawk Hill by way of the University of Virginia (2015-17), where he played in 45 games and earned five starts as a senior last spring. McNamara redshirted his freshman season at UVA and will exhaust his final year of eligibility as a member of the Crimson and Gray this spring. McNamara scored four goals – including two against then-nationally ranked opponents – and added a pair of assists to go with 60 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers as a short stick defensive midfielder for the Cavaliers. Coming out of high school in 2012, McNamara was an Under Armour All-American, ESPNU All-American, and USILA All-American as a senior and was listed as the No. 1 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse. McNamara led the Haverford School to a 44-2 record over his junior and senior seasons (2011-12), including a 23-0 junior season in which he was tabbed a 2011 Underclass Under Armour All-American, ESPNU All-American, and USILA All-American. SJU’s incoming veteran midfielder was a three-time All-Inter-Ac First Team selection and also lettered in soccer and basketball at the Haverford School. Lacrosse runs in the family as McNamara’s younger brother, Tommy, plays at Notre Dame and stepbrother, T.J., played at Amherst.

#55 Tucker Almany • GK • 5-10 • 175 • Fairplay, Md. • Saint James School • Natural Science
The Herald Mail’s 2017 Washington County Player of the Year, Almany was a four-year goalkeeper for the Saint James School, where he earned three All-IPSL honors and multiple All-MAC and All-County accolades. The Fairplay, Maryland native was tabbed a 2017 U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American and was a two-time team captain and Most Valuable Player with the Saint James School. A three-sport letterwinner, Almany also competed in wrestling and soccer. He was a 2017 All-County First Team wrestling selection, placed seventh at the MIS state wrestling meet, and turned in a career wrestling record of 116-49 and was a 2015 All-County Second Team soccer pick.

#34 Jack Anderson • M • 5-10 • 175 • Mendham, N.J. • West Morris Mendham • Risk Management and Insurance
Anderson was a 2017 All-State, All-Morris County, and All-New Jersey Atlantic Conference First Team selection as a senior and recorded 118 career points, including 68 in his senior season. The midfielder out of Mendham, New Jersey was a 2016 All-State Third Team and All-County Second Team pick as a junior over his four-year varsity career. A two-sport athlete at West Morris Mendham, Anderson also lettered in football, where he was an All-County and All-Conference selection and led the squad with 16 touchdowns as a senior.

#51 Sean Colbert • D • 5-11 • 195 • Wantagh, N.Y. • Wantagh • Business
A three-year starting defenseman at Wantagh High School, Colbert was a 2017 All-County Honorable Mention and 2016 All-Conference selection and made the county quarterfinals as a sophomore in 2015. The senior captain led his squad to 20 wins over his three-years. A two-sport athlete at Wantagh, Colbert also lettered in football, where he was an All-New York State, All-Nassau County First Team, and All-Long Island First Team football selection as a senior and captained the 2016 squad to a 12-0 record and the Long Island title.

#43 Sean Cunningham • M • 5-11 • 175 • Sea Cliff, N.Y. • Chaminade • Accounting
Cunningham, a midfielder out of Sea Cliff, New York, led Chaminade High School to the 2017 state title and a pair of Catholic League titles over his four-year career. A two-sport athlete, Cunningham also lettered in basketball.

#14 Teo Domic • M • 6-2 • 175 • Los Angeles, Calif. • West Ranch • Business Administration
A 2017 U.S. Lacrosse All-American midfielder at West Ranch High School, Domic led his squad to 48 wins over his four-year career. A product of Los Angeles, California, Domic also lettered in football at West Ranch.

#41 Shane Fable • A • 5-10 • 190 • Old Tappan, N.J. • Bergen Catholic • Business Intelligence and Analytics
Fable led his squad to 45 wins over his four-year career at Bergen Catholic, where he was a three-time All-Gibbs First Team pick (2015-17), three-time All-County Second Team selection (2015-17), two-time New Jersey Under Armour All-American Team honoree (2016-17), and 2017 All-State Third Team selection as a senior. A two-sport athlete at Bergen Catholic, Fable also played freshman football.

#19 Tyler Green • M • 5-11 • 165 • Bridgewater, Mass. • Thayer Academy • Business
A native of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Green played his junior and senior seasons at Thayer Academy, where he was a two-time All-League Honorable Mention and competed at the 2017 Under Armour All-Star Game and Denver Shootout (MVP). The midfielder led Thayer Academy to 21 wins over two season and was tabbed the squad’s captain and MVP as a senior. Green played his sophomore varsity season at the Holderness School and his freshman varsity season at the Hillside School, where he captained the squad to a 12-4 record and earned the team’s MVP Award and Coaches Award. A two-sport athlete, Green also lettered in ice hockey.

#33 Thomas Halm • M • 6-2 • 200 • Olney, Md. • Landon School • Business Administration
Halm led the Landon School to the 2017 national title as the squad became the first in program history to go 21-0. A two-time IAC champion, the midfielder led his squad to a three-year record of 57-6. The Olney, Maryland native also lettered in football, basketball, and wrestling at the Landon School.

#23 William Jardeleza • M • 5-11 • 175 • Evanston, Ill. • Loyola Academy • History
A two-time All-Conference selection at Loyola Academy, Jardeleza earned four varsity letters in the midfield. A product of Evanston, Illinois, Jardeleza also lettered in football and was tabbed the team’s Offensive MVP.

#42 Connor Orzen • D • 6-2 • 195 • Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Chagrin Falls • Business Intelligence and Analytics
Ozen is a 2017 All-State Second Team, 2016 All-Region First Team pick, and 2015 Honorable Mention defensive selection out of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The defenseman led Chagrin Falls High School to the 2017 state title, a 2016 regional runner-up finish, and a 2015 state runner-up finish over his four-year high school career. A two-sport athlete, Orzen also earned Honorable Mention honors in wrestling.

#29 Timmy Phillips • D • 6-3 • 200 • Garden City, N.Y. • Chaminade • Accounting
A defenseman out of Garden City, New York, Phillips led Chaminade to a 2017 NYSCHSAA title and 2016 runner-up finish as well as the 2017 National High School Lacrosse Showcase title. Phillips guided his team to 51 wins over his four-year career and played club lacrosse for FLG and the Long Island Tide. He also lettered in basketball, where he was a NYSCHSAA champion.

#13 Austin Strazzulla • M • 5-10 • 190 • Vero Beach, Fla. • Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.) • Risk Management and Insurance
Strazzulla was a 2016 Western New England First Team selection at the Loomis Chafee School, where he led his team in points (31g, 25a) as a senior captain. The Vero Beach, Florida native played his sophomore and junior seasons at Saint Edwards School, where he was a two-time District 19 First Team pick and a two-time South Region selection, earning First Team honors as a junior. The midfielder earned Saint Edwards School’s Best Offensive Player Award as a junior with 48 goals and 25 assists. Strazzulla played freshman lacrosse at Vero Beach High School. A two-time Under Armour South Team selection in 2015 and 2016, Strazzulla also lettered in football, where he was a 2014 All-District Honorable Mention as a middle linebacker.

#30 Benjamin Tessier • D • 6-1 • 198 • Mirror Lake, N.H. • Holderness School • Business
A two-time All-Northern New England selection (2016-17) and four-time All-Lakes Region selection (2014-17), Tessier led the Holderness School to a 2016 Lakes Region runner-up finish and 34 wins during his career. The incoming defenseman out of Mirror Lake, New Hampshire led the squad in caused turnovers during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and was a five-year varsity letterwinner and senior team captain. Tessier also lettered in football and basketball at the Holderness School and was a 2014 All-Evergreen League pick for football.

#1 Matt Tufano • A • 5-9 • 160 • East Northport, N.Y. • Elwood-John H Glenn • Finance
Tufano tallied back-to-back 60-point seasons during his junior and senior captains at Elwood-John H Glenn High School to earn 2017 All-County Honorable Mention honors as a senior and 2016 All-Division recognition as a junior. The incoming attackman totaled 178 points as a four-year varsity starter and earned the squad’s MVP award as a senior. He was also a Blue Chip 225 and FLD in 3d All-Star as well as a Maverik Showtime selection. A three-sport athlete at Elwood-John H Glenn, Tufano also lettered in basketball and football and was an All-League selection in both. Lacrosse runs in the family as Tufano’s brother, Matt, played at Bryant.

#37 Sean Voelkel • M • 6-0 • 165 • Chapel Hill, N.C. • Chapel Hill • Finance
A two-time All-State and All-Region First Team selection and four-time All-Conference pick, Voelkel led Chapel Hill High School to 47 wins over four-year career. He captained the squad for two seasons and was an All-Star selection at Baltimore Summer Classic and UNC Team Camp. Lacrosse runs in the family as Voelkel’s father, Brent, played at UNC, brother, Tommy, played at Hofstra, and cousins played at UNC, Maryland, and Penn.

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY
#55 Tucker Almany • GK • 5-10 • 175 • Fairplay, Md. • Saint James School
#34 Jack Anderson • M • 5-10 • 175 • Mendham, N.J. • West Morris Mendham
#35 Evan Campbell • M • 6-0 • 180 • Cherry Hill, N.J. • Cherry Hill East
#51 Sean Colbert • D • 5-11 • 195 • Wantagh, N.Y. • Wantagh
#43 Sean Cunningham • M • 5-11 • 175 • Sea Cliff, N.Y. • Chaminade
#14 Teo Domic • M • 6-2 • 175 • Los Angeles, Calif. • West Ranch
#41 Shane Fable • A • 5-10 • 190 • Old Tappan, N.J. • Bergen Catholic
#19 Tyler Green • M • 5-11 • 165 • Bridgewater, Mass. • Thayer Academy
#33 Thomas Halm • M • 6-2 • 200 • Olney, Md. • Landon School
#23 William Jardeleza • M • 5-11 • 175 • Evanston, Ill. • Loyola Academy
#36 Jack Lamb • M • 5-10 • 180 • Wyndmoor, Pa. • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
#7 Will McNamara • M • 6-0 • 185 • Gr. • Haverford, Pa. • Haverford School/Virginia
#42 Connor Orzen • D • 6-2 • 195 • Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Chagrin Falls
#29 Timmy Phillips • D • 6-3 • 200 • Garden City, N.Y. • Chaminade
#13 Austin Strazzulla • M • 5-10 • 190 • Vero Beach, Fla. • Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)
#30 Benjamin Tessier • D • 6-1 • 198 • Mirror Lake, N.H. • Holderness School
#1 Matt Tufano • A • 5-9 • 160 • East Northport, N.Y. • Elwood-John H Glenn
#45 James Vandegrift • A • 5-9 • 180 • So. • Jenkintown, Pa. • ANC Boys School/Bryn Athyn
#37 Sean Voelkel • M • 6-0 • 165 • Chapel Hill, N.C. • Chapel Hill

SORTED BY POSITION
Attackmen (3)
#41 Shane Fable • 5-10 • 190 • Old Tappan, N.J. • Bergen Catholic
#1 Matt Tufano • 5-9 • 160 • East Northport, N.Y. • Elwood-John H Glenn
#45 James Vandegrift • 5-9 • 180 • So. • Jenkintown, Pa. • ANC Boys School/Bryn Athyn

Midfielders (11)
#34 Jack Anderson • 5-10 • 175 • Mendham, N.J. • West Morris Mendham
#35 Evan Campbell • 6-0 • 180 • Cherry Hill, N.J. • Cherry Hill East
#43 Sean Cunningham • 5-11 • 175 • Sea Cliff, N.Y. • Chaminade
#14 Teo Domic • 6-2 • 175 • Los Angeles, Calif. • West Ranch
#19 Tyler Green • 5-11 • 165 • Bridgewater, Mass. • Thayer Academy
#33 Thomas Halm • 6-2 • 200 • Olney, Md. • Landon School
#23 William Jardeleza • 5-11 • 175 • Evanston, Ill. • Loyola Academy
#36 Jack Lamb • 5-10 • 180 • Wyndmoor, Pa. • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
#7 Will McNamara • 6-0 • 185 • Gr. • Haverford, Pa. • Haverford School/Virginia
#13 Austin Strazzulla • 5-10 • 190 • Vero Beach, Fla. • Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)
#37 Sean Voelkel • 6-0 • 165 • Chapel Hill, N.C. • Chapel Hill

Defensemen (4)
#51 Sean Colbert • 5-11 • 195 • Wantagh, N.Y. • Wantagh
#42 Connor Orzen • 6-2 • 195 • Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Chagrin Falls
#29 Timmy Phillips • 6-3 • 200 • Garden City, N.Y. • Chaminade
#30 Benjamin Tessier • 6-1 • 198 • Mirror Lake, N.H. • Holderness School

Goalkeepers (1)
#55 Tucker Almany • 5-10 • 175 • Fairplay, Md. • Saint James School

SORTED BY STATE
California (1)
#14 Teo Domic • M • 6-2 • 175 • Los Angeles, Calif. • West Ranch

Florida (1)
#13 Austin Strazzulla • M • 5-10 • 190 • Vero Beach, Fla. • Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.)

Illinois (1)
#23 William Jardeleza • M • 5-11 • 175 • Evanston, Ill. • Loyola Academy

Maryland (2)
#55 Tucker Almany • GK • 5-10 • 175 • Fairplay, Md. • Saint James School
#33 Thomas Halm • M • 6-2 • 200 • Olney, Md. • Landon School

Massachusetts (1)
#19 Tyler Green • M • 5-11 • 165 • Bridgewater, Mass. • Thayer Academy

Ohio (1)
#42 Connor Orzen • D • 6-2 • 195 • Chagrin Falls, Ohio • Chagrin Falls

New Hampshire (1)
#30 Benjamin Tessier • D • 6-1 • 198 • Mirror Lake, N.H. • Holderness School

New Jersey (3)
#34 Jack Anderson • M • 5-10 • 175 • Mendham, N.J. • West Morris Mendham
#35 Evan Campbell • M • 6-0 • 180 • Cherry Hill, N.J. • Cherry Hill East
#41 Shane Fable • A • 5-10 • 190 • Old Tappan, N.J. • Bergen Catholic

New York (4)
#51 Sean Colbert • D • 5-11 • 195 • Wantagh, N.Y. • Wantagh
#43 Sean Cunningham • M • 5-11 • 175 • Sea Cliff, N.Y. • Chaminade
#29 Timmy Phillips • D • 6-3 • 200 • Garden City, N.Y. • Chaminade
#1 Matt Tufano • A • 5-9 • 160 • East Northport, N.Y. • Elwood-John H Glenn

North Carolina (1)
#37 Sean Voelkel • M • 6-0 • 165 • Chapel Hill, N.C. • Chapel Hill

Pennsylvania (3)
#36 Jack Lamb • M • 5-10 • 180 • Wyndmoor, Pa. • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
#45 James Vandegrift • A • 5-9 • 180 • So. • Jenkintown, Pa. • ANC Boys School/Bryn Athyn
#7 Will McNamara • M • 6-0 • 185 • Gr. • Haverford, Pa. • Haverford School/Virginia

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