Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/20/14
From Press Release
While preparing for the upcoming 2014 season, Head Coach Brian Dougherty unveils eight student-athletes who will join the Chestnut Hill College men’s lacrosse roster for the 2015 season.
“This group of early signers represents the next exciting chapter of the Chestnut Hill men’s lacrosse program, both on and off the field,” said Dougherty. “We have been able to get to know very well over the last year and we are pleased to welcome them as part of the class of 2018.”
Caleb Gaeng (Crofton, Md./Mount St. Joseph) – Attack/Midfield
Gaeng is a three year varsity lacrosse player for Mount St. Joseph’s in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has benefitted from playing under former University of Maryland Assistant Head Coach, Dave Slafkosky. Prior to missing his junior season due to injury, Gaeng recorded six goals and five assists (11 points) as sophomore on a Gaels team that had its best season in the last five years as members of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference.
Dylan Klusaritz (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) – Attack
Brother of former Chestnut Hill College standout, D.J. Klusaritz ’13 (36g, 26a, 62pts, 42gb, 6ct), Dylan Klusaritz was a First Team All-Star for the 2013 Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference (LVIAC) Champions, Parkland High School. He totaled 81 points (50 goals and 31 assists) in his junior season, which also earned him recognition as a Morning Call All-Area First Team selection and an NXTsports Philly Fab 40 Fab 40 All-Star. He will serve as a captain for the 2014 Trojans.
Matthew Pedrick (New Milford, N.J./Bergen Catholic) – Goalkeeper
Pedrick is currently a captain and a four-year starter for Bergen Catholic High School. After earning the All-Suburban Sophomore of the Year title in 2012, Pedrick was named All-North Jersey Second Team, All-Bergen, All-Suburban, and All-State Non-Public for a junior season that saw him post a .550 save percentage (116 saves/214 shots faced) and Bergen Catholic High School earn its first-ever Gibbs Division Championship. He is also a member of Tri-State Lacrosse.
Joshua Pope (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) – Midfield
A teammate of Klusaritz at Parkland High School, Pope totaled 43 points (33 goals and ten assists) in his junior season with the 2013 LVIAC Champions, Trojans. He was named the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and earned an honorable mention on the Morning Call All-Area Team. Pope is a youth coach for the Lehigh Valley Steam, a volunteer for the Miracle League, and two-year official for US Lacrosse.
Ryan Seely (Little Silver, N.J./Red Bank Regional) – Defense
Seely is the second defenseman coming to Chestnut Hill College via Red Bank Regional, in Little Silver, New Jersey; following in the footsteps of freshman midfielder Timothy Vilardi (Little Silver, N.J.). Seely is a four-year starter for the Bucs lacrosse and football programs and currently ranks second all-time on the school’s career ground ball list.
Colin Shea (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) – Attack
Another successful high school player, Shea scored 33 goals in a 2013 season that saw Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School secure their third straight New Jersey Shore Conference Championship (2011-2013) and a New Jersey State Group 1 South Division Championship. Shea was an All-New Jersey State Group 1 Honorable Mention for his contributions. He was the Class of 2014 MVP for the 2013 United Capital Challenge and a Class of 2014 All-Star at the 2011 Warrior Diamond Lacrosse Challenge.
Brian Sinex (Holmes, Pa./Ridley) – Midfield
Sinex provides the Griffins with experienced face-off personnel with a 61% win percentage over his sophomore and junior seasons at Ridley High School. In 2013, he led the Green Raiders in ground balls (73) while also contributing 31 points (22 goals and 11 assists).
Nicholas Webber (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) – Midfield
Webber totaled 23 points (16 goals and seven assists) in a 12-8 season that saw Westwood High School take a second-round exit from the state playoffs in a 9-8 overtime-loss to the eventual champions, Dover-Sherborn High School. He plays club ball with Indoor Action Sports and Royal Lacrosse.
The Griffins expect to add a few more names to this list for a full announcement in June. Meanwhile, they take to the Victory Field turf, amidst the chilly winter morning air, to prepare for the upcoming 2014 season. The Griffins next chapter begins on February 22, when they host the defending National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Nation Champions, Le Moyne College, in a 12:00 p.m. contest.