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Midfielder Wigley (Shawnee-NJ) is one of 13 freshmen at Loyola

Friday, 1st September 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 9/1/17
From Press Release

Loyola University Maryland head coach Charley Toomey, the Greyhounds men’s lacrosse staff and several returning players welcomed 13 newcomers to the program on Thursday at an annual luncheon before the freshmen embark on their Fall Welcome Weekend programming at the University.

Twelve freshmen and one transfer will join the locker room when fall conditioning and practices begin for the Greyhounds: Matthew Benus (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset), Thomas Berger (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), Jarett Bonser (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park), Jack Calderone (Engelwood, Colo./Cherry Creek), Charlie King (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter), Kyle LeBlanc (Brielle, N.J./Manasquan), Kevin Lindley (Darien, Conn./Darien), Collin McCarthy (Wallingford, Conn./Xavier), Aiden Olmstead (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post), Bailey Savio (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich), Sam Shafer (Rowayton, Conn./Trinity-Pawling), Devin Shewell (Baltimore, Md./Boys Latin/Syracuse) and Dan Wigley (Medford, N.J./Shawnee)

“We are very excited to welcome these young me, to campus,” Toomey said. “They have come from strong high school and club programs, and we expect continued success at the collegiate level from them.”

Meet The New Greyhounds

Dan Wigley
Medford, N.J. • Shawnee

Before Loyola: Was an eight-time letterwinner – four each in football and lacrosse – at Shawnee High School in Medford Township, New Jersey… Scored 121 goals and had 54 assists for 175 career points… Tallied 42 goals and 23 assists as a senior in 2017, earning USLacrosse All-America honors to go with All-State, All-South Jersey, All-Burlington County, All-Group III and All-Olympic Conference First Team honors… Named Shawnee’s most valuable player and was the side’s team captain… Led the Renegades to the Olympic Conference title and an appearance in the Group III state championship game… Finished his junior season in 2016 with 42 goals and 10 assists, earning All-Phillylacrosse South Jersey, All-South Jersey, All-Burlington County and All-Olympic Conference First Team recognition, as well as All-State and All-Group III Second Team honors… Scored 22 goals and had seven assists as a sophomore as Shawnee won the state section and conference titles… Was a varsity player as a freshman, putting up 15 goals and 14 assists while the Renegades won the conference title and reached the state title game… Accomplished football player, as well, earning All-State and New Jersey Super 100 honors… Also received All-South Jersey, All-Burlington County and All-Olympic Conference First Team honors… Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s All-Area First Team… Finisehd career with 947 yards rushing and 160 receiving, scoring 14 touchdowns as a running back… Also had 106 tackles, six forced fumbles, three interceptions and one fumble recovered as a linebacker and defensive back… Named Brooke Irvine’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Gordon Masters’ Burlington County Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was Shawnee’s Offensive MVP in 2016… Team captain and recipient of the team’s honorary No. 44 jersey… Named the Olympic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Shawnee High School Athlete of the Year… Played club lacrosse for Tri-State and Blue Star.

Personal: Daniel James Wigley… Son of Melissa and Craig Wigley… Has two older brothers, Kyle and Justin… Kyle was a football player at Gettysburg College where Justin is a member of the men’s soccer team’s Class of 2018… Member of the National Honor Society… Graduated magna cum laude and was in the top 25 of his class… Volunteered with Special Olympics and local youth athletics.

Matthew Benus
Woodbury, N.Y. • Syosset

Before Loyola: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse at Syosset (New York) High School where he was one of the top players on Long Island… Helped the Braves win the 2015 and 2016 Nassau County Class A Lacrosse Championships and the 2015 Long Island title… Named to the All-Nassau County and County All-Academic Teams as a sophomore, junior and senior… Recognized as an Under Armour Underclass All-American in 2015 and 2016… Honored as one of Newsday’s Top-100 Lacrosse Players to watch in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was one of the publication’s Top-25 as a senior in 2017… Twice ranked in the Top-100 of players by Recruiting Rundown… Captain of Syosset’s squad as a junior and senior… Finished his career with 152 points on 85 goals and 67 assists… Had a career-high 54 points as a senior in 2017 with 29 goals and 25 assists after recording 32 goals and 16 assists as a junior in 2016… Tallied 22 goals and 18 assists his sophomore season in 2015… Played club lacrosse for Tenacious Turtles.
Personal: Matthew Thomas Benus… Son of Karen and Brian Benus… Has three older siblings, Joseph, Leo and Nicole.

Thomas Berger
Chatham, N.J. • Chatham

Before Loyola: Was a four-year starter and letterwinner at Chatham (N.J.) High School, earning All-State First Team honors as a senior in 2017… Finished his high school career with 120 points on 80 goals and 40 assists… Named to the All-Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference First Team in 2017… Scored 25 goals and had 10 assists as a senior… Had his junior season cut short by injury, but had a standout sophomore season with 27 goals and 19 assists to earn Star-Ledger All-Sophomore honors… Played club lacrosse for Leading Edge Elite from 2014-2016.
Personal: Thomas John Berger… Son of Monica and Rich Berger… Has two brothers, Richard and Jack… Volunteered with two outreach organizations that serve area homeless… Taught “Little Laxers” youth clinic for two years… Mother, Monica, was a lacrosse player at Lynchburg College from 1984-87, helping the Hornets reach the NCAA Division III semifinals in 1985 and 1986… Father, Rich, played lacrosse at Lynchburg from 1983-84.

Jarett Bonser
Deer Park, N.Y. • Deer Park

Before Loyola: Played five years of varsity lacrosse, and three years of varsity football, at Deer Park (N.Y.) High School… Two-time All-Suffolk County defender for the Falcons… Earned All-Division honors four times… As a defender, tallied 78 career points with 35 goals and 43 assists while picking up 248 ground balls… Finished his senior year in 2017 with 75 ground balls to go with offensive totals of 16 goals and 13 assists… Had 10 goals, 12 assists and 60 ground balls as a junior in 2016 after posting five, nine and 50 during his sophomore season… Was a finalist for Suffolk County’s Butch Dellecave Award as the area’s top student-athlete… Was a quarterback for Deer Park’s football team… Played club lacrosse for Tenacious Turtles.
Personal: Jarett Andrew Bonser… Son of Linda and John Bonser… Has two older brothers, John and Justin… Member of the National Honor and National Spanish Honor Societies at Deer Park… Received the Mark Zeccardi Memorial Scholarship… Father, John, was a football player at C.W. Post University.

Jack Calderone
Long-Stick Midfield
Englewood, Colo. • Cherry Creek

Before Loyola: Earned six varsity letters – four in lacrosse and two in football – at Cherry Creek (Colo.) High School… Earned USLacrosse All-America honors as a senior in 2017 and garnered All-Colorado First Team recognition, as well… Led Cherry Creek to the 2017 state title and a No. 15 national ranking, third amongst public schools… Was also a member of the 2015 state champs and 2014 state runners-up… Received the 2016 Ross Hart Award… Member of state football semifinalists in both 2015 and 2016… Played club lacrosse for 3D Colorado, 3D National and Team Colorado.
Personal: John Robert Calderone… Son of Jay and Karen Calderone… Has two younger siblings, Kendall and Cannon… Participated in Boys’ Team Charity from 2013-2017.

Charlie King
Marietta, Ga. • Lassiter

Before Loyola: Graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, where he was a six-time letterwinner… Earned four letters in lacrosse and two in football… Received USLacrosse All-America honors in both 2016 and 2017 and was a three-time First Team All-Georgia honoree from 2015-17… Was an Under Armour Underclass All-American in 2016… Helped Lassiter win the 2017 Georgia state title and finish as runners-up in 2016 after winning the region title… Earned Scholar-Athlete recognition all four years of high school… Played club lacrosse for Thunder Lacrosse.
Personal: Robert Charles King… Son of Jenny and Rob King… Has a younger brother, Jack.

Kyle LeBlanc
Brielle, New Jersey • High Technology/Manasquan

Before Loyola: Graduated from High Technology High School in Middletown, New Jersey, and competed athletically for Manasquan High School… Was a seven-time letterwinner, earning four in lacrosse and three in football… Earned All-Shore Conference First Team recognition in lacrosse as a sophomore, junior and senior… Received All-New Jersey Second Team honors as a senior in 2017… Helped Manasquan to the Shore Conference title in 2017 and the South Jersey Group II crown in 2016… In football, was a member of the Central Jersey Group II Championship team in 2016.
Personal: Kyle J. LeBlanc… Son of Ellen and Ken LeBlanc… Uncle, Tom Donohue, played men’s soccer at Loyola from 1987-91, and was a member of the 1987 NCAA Quarterfinalist team.

Kevin Lindley
Darien, Conn. • Darien

Before Loyola: Graduated from Darien (Conn.) High School where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner in lacrosse… Named the USLacrosse Northeast Region Player of the Year in 2017 after scoring 106 goals and dishing out 28 assists for the Blue Wave… Led Darien to a perfect 23-0 record and No. 1 postseason ranking in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 High School Power Rankings… Earned Connecticut State Player of the Year, USLacrosse All-America, All-Connecticut, News12Varsity All-Metro and All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) honors, as well… Set Darien records for career (216) and single-season goals, as well as single-season points (134)… Scored 67 goals and had 31 assists as a junior in 2016 while earning All-Connecticut and All-FCIAC recognition as Darien went 23-0, won the Connecticut Class L title and finished ranked fifth nationally by Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse… Was an All-FCIAC Second Team honoree as a sophomore after scoring 46 goals to go with 12 assists… Played club lacrosse for Eclipse.
Personal: Kevin Bartlett Lindley… Son of Lisa and Pete Lindley… Older brother, Peter, is a member of the Class of 2018 at Roanoke College where he led the Maroons with 51 goals in 2017… Father, Pete, was captain of the Yale baseball team in 1961… Mother, Lisa, was a student-athlete at UMass where she was a four-time All-American in field hockey and lacrosse… She earned NFHCA All-American honorable mention as a junior in 1986 and first-team honors as a senior in 1987, and she an IWLCA All-American in lacrosse, picking up second-team recognition in 1986 and first-team laurels in 1987.

Collin McCarthy
Wallingford, Conn. • Xavier

Collin McCarthy Before Loyola: Earned eight varsity – four each in football and lacrosse – at Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut… Scored 45 goals and had 10 assists for the Falcons as a senior in 2017, earning All-Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) honors for the third-straight year… Also was a Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior…Named All-Area by the New Haven Register all three seasons… Scored 31 goals and had 21 assists as a sophomore in 2015 and did not play due to injury as a junior… Helped Xavier win the SCC Championship in 2015 and was a part of the Connecticut Class LL Football State Championship team in 2014… Played club lacrosse for CT Cardinals Black.
Personal:strong> Collin McCarthy… Son of Joyce and David McCarthy… Has two siblings, Braedon and Grace… Honors student at Xavier… Father, David, was a football and baseball player at Colby College.

Aidan Olmstead
Corning, N.Y. • Corning-Painted Post

Before Loyola: Graduated from Corning-Painted Post (N.Y.) High School where he was a multi-sport letterwinner in lacrosse (four), golf (three) and badminton (one)… Also was a travel hockey player for 10 years… Finished his high school career with 162 goals and 158 assists for 320 points… Named an Under Armour and USLacrosse All-American as a senior in 2017 after scoring 51 goals and assisting on 52… Earned All-State and New York Section IV All-Tournament Team honors… Led the Hawks to the 2016 New York Section IV Class A Championship, Regional Championship and State Semifinals… Earned Section IV Championship Most Valuable Player honors and was All-Section IV First Team, scoring 51 goals to go with 48 assists… Picked up All-Section IV Second Team recognition as a sophomore and freshman… Tallied 33 goals and 38 assists in 2015 after posting 27 goals and 20 assists the year prior… Helped Corning-Painted Post to the 2014 and 2015 Section IV titles and berths in the regional finals… Was captain of the school’s golf team in 2016 and finished third in Section IV in badminton doubles that year… Played club lacrosse for Sweetlax Upstate.
Personal: Aidan Maguire Olmstead… Son of Katie and John Olmstead… Had two younger siblings, Logan and Riley… Graduated from Corning-Painted Post with highest honors and mastery in math and science, receiving an International Baccalaureate diploma… Member of the National Honor Society… Earned the WENY and First Heritage Credit Union Everyday Hero Award… Received the George Bacalles Memorial and Shelly McGannon Awards, as well as the Southern Tier Guidance Counselors Association Award… Distinguished USMC Student-Athlete… Father, John, played lacrosse at Notre Dame.

Bailey Savio
Faceoff Specialist
Greenwich, Conn. • Greenwich

Before Loyola: Graduated from Greenwich (Conn.) High School where he was a lacrosse letterwinner… Earned USLacrosse All-America honors after his senior season in 2017 when he scored seven goals and assisted on 10 to go with 225 ground balls to help the Cardinals reach the Connecticut Class L semifinals… Was a Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State honoree as a senior and junior, earning first-team recognition in 2017 and second-team in 2016… Picked up 200 ground balls to go with 10 goals and 10 assists in 2015… Played club lacrosse for PrimeTime.
Personal: Bailey Savio… Son of Vanessa and Kenneth Savio… Has three siblings, Griffin, Graham, K.J. and Mary Kate… Honor roll student at Greenwich… Brother, Graham, was Loyola’s primary faceoff specialist for four seasons, 2014-2017, and finished his career as the Patriot League’s career leader in faceoffs won (709)… Graham finished his Loyola career with a .563 faceoff winning percentage, 340 groundballs, five goals and an assist.

Sam Shafer
Rowayton, Conn. • Trinity-Pawling

Before Loyola: Graduated from Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York, where he was a five-time letterwinner… Earned three letters in lacrosse and two in cross country… Named the Pride’s defensive most valuable player as a senior in 2017… Helped Trinity-Palwing finish as Founders League runners-up in 2016… Played club lacrosse for Eclipse Lacrosse Club.
Personal: Samuel Chapman Shafer… Son of Merrill and Tom Shafer… Has an older brother, Thomas.. Mother, Merrill, played field hockey and lacrosse at Saint Lawrence, and his father, Tom, was a baseball player at Denison.

Devin Shewell
Lutherville, Md. • Boys’ Latin • Syracuse

2017 (Sophomore at Syracuse University): Saw action in the season-opener against Siena (2/11), recording an assist and two ground balls.
2016 (Freshman at Syracuse University): Played in 10 games for the Orange on attack, finishing the season with seven goals on 18 shots for a .389 shooting percentage, as Syracuse won an ACC Championship… Made his collegiate debut against Siena (2/13) and scored a pair of goals on three shots… Tallied two more in his next game, a 16-7 win over Albany (2/21)… Also had two ground balls and a caused turnover against the Great Danes… Scored twice against Colgate (5/7)… Tallied a goal in the NCAA Quarterfinals against Maryland (5/21).

Before College: Graduated from Boys’ Latin School of Maryland in 2015 where he was a letterwinner in lacrosse, football and basketball… Scored 80 goals and had 54 assists for 134 points during his career… Finished with 52 goals and 23 assists as a senior in 2015, including a team-leading 35 goals, along with 17 assists, in MIAA action… Helped the Lakers win the 2014 national championship with an 18-0 season… Had four goals and two assists in the 2014 MIAA Championship Game against St. Paul’s… High school teammate of current Greyhounds attacker Pat Spencer… Played club lacrosse for Crabs… Was a three-time Brine All-American… Named the 2014 NSCLA Most Valuable Player and the Corrigan Offensive Player of the Tournament.

Personal: Devin Paul Shewell… Son of Denise and Tom Shewell… Has an older brother, Ryan, who played lacrosse at Widener from 2010-12… Father, Tom, was a football and lacrosse player at Frostburg State… Was a Williams Scholar at Boys’ Latin.



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