Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/8/09
From press Releases
Chestnut Hill College coach Rich Carrington announced that 38 newcomers will make up the team when the Griffins play their inaugural season in 2010.
“We were fortunate enough to bring in a talented and hungry class,” said Carrington. “This class represents 10 different states and Canadian providences, and we look forward to the challenge of becoming a competitive and cohesive unit despite our youth.”
Strong teams are always developed with defense first and Carrington is confident about the team’s future with the talent and leadership he will have on defense and in goal. The Griffins feature a number-of captains and proven leaders on the defensive unit.
Chris Green (Auburn, N.Y.) and Zack Hiller (Dunkirk, Md.) are two junior college transfers with leadership experience. Bill Brush (Rushland, Pa.) and Alex Frederick (Landisville, PA.) captained Council Rock North High School and Hempfield High School, respectively. Additionally, Tom Carfagna (Laury Station, Pa.), Jon Curtis (Harleysville, Pa., Lansdale Catholic), Danny Garavito (Miami, Fla.), D.J. Lynch (Mullica Hill, N.J.), Joshua Rogers (Philadelphia, Pa., Cardinal O’Hara), and Joe Rucinsky (Camp Hill, Pa.) come to Chestnut Hill College with high recommendations on their leadership abilities.
Three freshmen, David Cutler (Morrisville, Pa., Pennsbury), Andrew D’Addona (Norristown, Pa., La Salle), and Dakota Maurer (Lititz, Pa.), will be competing next season for the top keeper spot. As a senior, Cutler received the prestigious George Kruse Award and earned 2nd team All-League honors. D’Addona also earned All-Catholic League honors while helping national power La Salle win the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Championship. Maurer, a two-year captain, earned All-League honors and recorded an astounding 140 saves last season for Warwick High School.
The Griffins’ midfield is athletic and built for speed. Freshman Dan Bohon (Lincoln University, Pa.) is a multiple time All-League and All-Area honoree from Avon Grove. Freshman Junji Wiener (Houston, Tex.) produced a strong season for Memorial High School, and he received All-American nominations for his efforts. Freshmen Charles Stroble (Ellicott City, Md.), Ricky Norman (Stafford, Va.), and Alex Sabia (Conshohocken, Pa., Roman Catholic) provide size, speed, and the ability to faceoff. Between the lines freshmen D.J. Klusaritz (Allentown, Pa.), Mark Winkelspecht (Laury Station, PA.), and Mike Viviano (Poughquag, N.Y.) will also provide a big boost.
On attack, the Griffins will feature some talented scorers and feeders. Sophomore Ryan Maloney (Seaford, N.Y.), a transfer from Nassau Community College, has the ability to finish from the outside and in tight. Freshman Shane Morlock (Whitby, Ontario) comes to Chestnut Hill College after a season of Junior-A Box Lacrosse in the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Freshman Mark Lively (Anmore, B.C.) is a duel-threat, offensive player with experience playing in the British Columbia Junior-A Box Lacrosse League and the under-19 providential team. Freshmen Pat Murray (Havertown, Pa., Cardinal O’Hara), Nate Tharp (Laurel, Md.), and Mike Wenz (Portland, Or.) will also aid the scoring efforts.
Chestnut Hill College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, East Coast Conference (ECC). The Griffins open their inaugural season on Feb. 27 when they host the Knights of Neumann University.
Chestnut Hill College Roster
Name Yr Pos City, St. School Honors
Bohon, Dan Fr M/A Lincoln University PA Avon Grove 3x All-League Honors; 2x All-Area Honors
Brush, Bill Fr D Rushland PA Council Rock North HS Team Capt.
Carfagna, Tom Fr D Laury Station PA Parkland
Curtis, Jon Fr D Harleysville PA Lansdale Catholic All-League Honors; Team Defensive MVP
Cutler, David Fr G Morrisville PA Pennsbury George Kruse Award; All-League Honors
D’Addona, Andrew Fr G Norristown PA La Salle College HS All-League HM; 2x State Champion
Frederick, Alex Fr D Landisville PA Hempfield HS Team Capt.
Garavito, Danny Fr D Miami FL Miami Killian
Green, Chris Jr D Auburn NY Wash. Twp/Cayuga CC JUCO Team Capt.
Hartshorn, Rob Fr D Branchburg NJ Hillsborough
Hiller, Zack So D Dunkirk MD Southern/Anne Arundel CC HS Team Capt.
Hook, Corey Fr M Levittown PA Pennsbury
Janda, Eric Fr M Fredricksburg VA Colonial Forge
Johnson, Andrew Fr A Norristown PA Archbishop Carroll
Klusaritz, D.J. Fr M Allentown PA Parkland HS Team Capt.; Team Points Leader
Kurbjun, Alex Fr D Wayne PA Upper Merion
Landau, Mike Fr M Lancaster PA Hempfield HS Team Capt.; All-Section & League Honors
Little, Ean Fr M Wayne NJ Wayne Hills
Lively, Mark Fr A/M Anmore BC Heritage Woods Secondary Under-19 Britsh Columbia Provincial Team
Lynch, D.J. Fr D Mullica Hill NJ Clearview All-Conf. & Region; Set GBl School Record
Maloney, Ryan So A Seaford NY St. John the Baptist/Nassau CC
Maurer, Dakota Fr G Lititz PA Warwick 2x HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Morlock, Shane Fr A Whitby ON Sinclair Secondary Top Scorer (2008) U19 Turkey Shoot title team
Murray, Pat Fr A/M Havertown PA Cardinal O’Hara HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Norman, Ricky Fr M Stafford VA Mountain View 4x HS Team Capt.; Team MVP; All-District Honors
Pierre, Bart Fr M Maplewood NJ Seton Hall Prep
Reynolds, Jake Fr M Chittenango NY Chittenango Central
Rogers, Joshua Fr D Philadelphia PA Cardinal O’Hara
Rucinsky, Joe Fr D Camp Hill PA Cumberland Valley
Sabia, Alexander Fr M Conshohocken PA Roman Catholic HS Team Capt.; All-League Honors
Simons, John Fr M Bridgeport PA Upper Merion
Stroble, Charles Fr M Ellicott City MD Mt. Hebron Team Capt. & Team MVP; All-County HM
Tharp, Nate Fr A/M Laurel MD St. Vincent Pallotti HS Team Capt.
Viviano, Michael Fr M Poughquag NY Arlington Black Jersey Award
Wenz, Mike Fr A Portland OR Westview All-Conference Honors; Team MVP
Wiener, Junji Fr M Houston TX Memorial All-State Honors; All-American Nominee
Wilkins, Zach Fr D Marlton NJ Cherokee
Winkelspecht, Mark Fr M Laury Station PA Parkland
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