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Monday, 21st November 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Recruiting  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/21/16
From Press Release

The Penn State men’s lacrosse team finalized the class of 2021 on Tuesday afternoon, as head coach Jeff Tambroni and his staff welcomed 13 new players to the roster, all slated to begin competing with the team in the 2018 season.

Penn State’s newest group of incoming talent includes Bobby Burns (Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y.), Greg Ey (Baltimore, Md.), Jake Glatz (Shrewsburry, Pa.), Jack Kelly (Scarbrough, Ontario, Canada), Jake McCaughan (Richland, N.J.), John Nostrant (Haverford, Pa./Haverford School), Brayden Peck (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove), Dan Reaume (Beverly Hills, Mich.), Mike Shinske (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), Joey Soran (Aurora, Colo.), Sean Sperzel (Westwood, Mass.), Dylan Sulzbach (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Cole Willard (Cazenovia, N.Y.).

John Nostrant (Haverford School)

John Nostrant (Haverford School)

“Our staff is thrilled about the incoming class,” said seventh season head coach Jeff Tambroni. “The combination of size, skill and IQ will allow our program to advance on the field. More importantly, the combination of character, work ethic and core family values will allow our program to advance off the field. We are very proud to welcome these fine young men and their respective families to Penn State lacrosse.”

BOBBY BURNS
Midfield | 6’1” | 175 | Smithtown, Long Island, New York | Smithtown East
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
Burns helped guide Smithtown East to back-to-back Suffolk Country Championships alongside current teammate Gerard Arceri … Earned All-League honors in 2015 and 2016, with a combined 40 goals and 19 assists during the two season … A captain for both the 2016 and upcoming 2017 season, Burns also earned All-County and NYS Scholar Athlete recognition in 2016 … Played club ball with both the LI Outlaws and Gladiators Lacrosse.
PERSONAL
Born Robert Joseph Burns January 25, 1999 in Stony Brook, N.Y. … Parents are Bob and Carrie Burns … Has two sisters, Erin and Jillian … Currently undecided on a major.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for its high level of academics, its elite Division I lacrosse program and the great college atmosphere.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON BURNS
“Bobby is a very athletic, two-way midfielder. He comes from a very successful high school program where he is a two-time captain and a tremendous leader.”

GREG EY
Midfield | 5’10” | 170 | Baltimore, Md. | Boys’ Latin
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year member of the Boys’ Latin lacrosse team where he played alongside classmate Jacob Glatz … Reached the national championship game in 2016 … Lone freshman on the 2014 national championship team that went 18-0 … A Second-Team All MIAA selection … Played club ball for both Crabs Lacrosse and the SweetLax National Team … Earned U13 and U15 championships and was chosen Nike’s “The Ride” showcase.
PERSONAL
Born Greg DeMasse Ey December 7, 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland … Parents are Greg and Niki Ey … Has a younger sister Marissa … Plans to major in engineering.
WHY PENN STATE?
“Once I found out how warm and comforting the community was, I knew I could see myself at Penn State for the next four years.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON EY
“Greg comes to Penn State from one of the premier high school programs in Baltimore. He is an extremely athletic midfielder with an explosive first step.”

Brayden Peck (Avon Grove)

Brayden Peck (Avon Grove)

JAKE GLATZ
Midfield | 5’10” | 190 | Shrewsburry, Pa.| Boys’ Latin
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year member of the Boys’ Latin lacrosse team where he played alongside classmate Greg Ey … Reached the national championship game in 2016 … An All-State and All-Conference selection in 2016.
PERSONAL
Born Jacob Ryan Glatz March 29, 1999 in Baltimore, Md. … Parents are Robin and Jon Glatz … Has a younger brother Garrett and younger sister Ally … Plans to major in aerospace engineering.
WHY PENN STATE?
“With most of my family being from State College, Penn State was an easy decision. The unity and comfortable atmosphere of the lacrosse team and excellent academics made it the clear favorite in my eyes.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON GLATZ
“Jake is a tough-minded faceoff middie. He has shown the ability to be productive with a ball in the stick and he provides tremendous grit in the middle of the field.”

JACK KELLY
Midfield | 6’1” | 180 | Scarbrough, Ontario, Canada | Birchmount Park, C.I.
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year standout at Birchmount Park C.I. as a midfielder, Kelly helped guide his team to back-to-back City Championships and undefeated seasons in 2015 and 2016 … Named 2016 OJMFLL All-Ontario All Star award winner for his performance over the season … A three-year team captain … Competed for club team Toronto Beaches … Also competed in football, basketball, cross country and track during high school athletic career … Selected as part of the Birchmount Exceptional Athletes Program.
PERSONAL
Born Jack Roderick McCabe Kelly on January 6, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada … Parents are Bryan and Jody Kelly … Has an older brother, Rowan … Has two Olympian cousins who competed for Team Canada – Martha (Swimming; 2012, 2016) and Conlin (Rowing; 2012, 2016) … Currently undecided on a major.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State because of the excellent coaching staff, the challenge of Big Ten Athletics and the academic opportunities that are available to me. I believe Penn State will provide me with the tools to become the best student-athlete that I can be.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON KELLY
“Jack is an extremely skilled two-way midfielder from Canada. He possesses very good size along with a combination of skill and toughness. He has had years of experience with indoor box and field lacrosse, which will allow Jack to bring a unique skill set to Penn State.”

JAKE McCAUGHAN

Mike Shinske

Mike Shinske

Defense | 6’0” | 175 | Richland, N.J. | St. Augustine Prep
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year member of the St. Augustine Prep lacrosse team, McCaughan will look to guide his high school team to a fourth consecutive South Jersey Championship, after helping the team take home the title the past three seasons … A Second-Team All-State selection in 2016 … Played club for Dukes LC and Southshore.
PERSONAL
Born Jake William McCaughan on February 7, 1998 in Voorhees, New Jersey … Parents are Jack and Colleen McCaughan … Has two older brothers, Conor and Dylan … Cousins Zach and Ben Leib compete on the men’s tennis team at Penn State … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State because my family and I both connected Coach Tambroni and Coach Toner, as well as Penn State’s outstanding academic and athletic reputation.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON McCAUGHAN
“Jake possesses great range through the middle of the field and a tremendous presence off the ground. He comes to Penn State from an extremely successful program where his leadership and experience will be a welcome addition.”

JOHN NOSTRANT
Midfield | 5’8” | 155 | Haverford, Pennsylvania | The Haverford School

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A three-year member of The Haverford School’s lacrosse team, Nonstrant helped guide his team to a 46-5 mark combined over the past two seasons, tallying 55 goals and 25 assists during the span … He helped the team to 2015 and 2016 Inter-Ac lacrosse championships in 2015 and 2016 … His team was also named Inter-Ac Challenge Champions in 2015 … Played six years of club ball for Mesa Fresh.
PERSONAL
Born John Joseph Nonstrant Jr. on May 7, 1998 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania … Parents are John and Gina Nonstrant … Has two sisters, Olivia and Marcella … Father John played lacrosse for the NLL’s Philadelphia Wings for six seasons … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State because of its incredible lacrosse program and the Smeal School of Business, which I plan to attend during my college tenure.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON NOSTRANT
“John has an incredible IQ for the game. He is an elite playmaker in the offensive end that makes his teammates better. John is also a multiple sport athlete who can contribute with or without the ball and in the offensive or defensive end of the field.”

BRAYDEN PECK
Defense | 5’11” | 185 | West Grove, Pennsylvania | Avon Grove

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year member of the Avon Grove lacrosse team, Peck will join his brother Tanner on the roster next season … Peck helped Avon Grove to a pair of Ches-Mont championships in 2014 and 2016 … 2014 team also won District 1 and finished state runners up … 2016 squad finished at 19-3 as District 1 runners up … Named a First Team All Ches-Mont selection in 2016 … Played a combined seven years of club ball between Dukes LC and Philadelphia Big4 HHH.
PERSONAL
Born Brayden Taylor Peck on February 25, 1999 … Parents are Jim and Kellie Peck … Has three brothers: Colin, Tanner and Carson … Brother Tanner enters his junior year as a part of the Penn State attack in 2017 … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State University because of the outstanding reputation it receives for in both the academic and athletic arenas. The worldwide alumni network is unlike any other and the passion, winning mentality, and comradery the coaching staff brings Penn State is something I have always wanted to be a part of.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON PECK
“Brayden is an extremely intelligent defender who plays with a competitive edge. He possesses a unique combination of athleticism, which will allow him to be an effective cover defender, and the IQ to lead our defense off the ball. “

DAN REAUME
Midfield | 6’0” | 180 | Beverly Hills, Michigan | Brother Rice
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year team member for Brother Rice High School, Reaume helped guide his team to three consecutive state championships … In 2014 he earned Offensive MVP honors after tallying 17 goals and 11 assists … In 2016, he posted 32 goals and 21 assists, pacing the team to a 21-2 record … A First Team All-State and All-League selection in 2016 … Played a combined five years of club lacrosse for Titanium Elite and Black Grizzlies.
PERSONAL
Born Daniel Douglas Reaume on April 23, 1999 in Royal Oak, Michigan … Parents are Bridget and Bob Reaume … Has six siblings; three brothers: Liam, Jack and Bobby, and three sisters: Anna, Mary Jo and Clare … Brother Liam plays lacrosse for Binghamton University … Plans to major in economics.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for the amazing opportunities the university provides, both on the field and in the classroom.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON REAUME
“Dan is a terrific athlete who will bring instant offense from the midfield. He has worked extremely hard to develop his offensive skills and he has become one of most effective “dodge to shoot” middies in the 2017 class.”

MIKE SHINSKE
Attack/Midfield | 5’11” | 180 | Medford, New Jersey | Shawnee

PRIOR TO PENN STATE
Entering his fourth season as a multi-position player for Shawnee High school, Shinske helped his team to a 2014 SJ Group 3 South championship before being named Second Team All-Conference in 2016 … Scored 27 goals and added 13 assists to earn the nod, helping his team to a 13-3 finish … Was a part of the 2016 Team New Jersey, which won the Under Armour Under Class Games championship … Chosen as a part of Nike’s “The Ride” showcase … Played five years of club lacrosse for Tri-State Lacrosse and BlueStar Lacrosse.
PERSONAL
Born Michael James Shinske on October 12, 1998 in Camden, New Jersey … Parents are Jim and Lori Shinske … Has a brother, Tommy, and sister, Caroline …. Sister Caroline plays lacrosse at Johns Hopkins … Father Jim played baseball and soccer at Gettysburg College … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for the competitive academic and athletic environment along with the great connection I’ve built with the coaching staff.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON SHINSKE
“Mike is an impressive three-sport athlete who can do it all in the midfield. His ability to contribute at both ends of the field as well as the off the wings at the faceoff x will make him an invaluable asset to our program.”

JOEY SORAN
Defense | 6’4” | 220 | Aurora, Colorado | Regis Jesuit
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year player for Regis Jesuit, Soran guided the team to state championships in 2014 and 2016, while finishing runners up in 2015 … Named the MVP of the 2016 championship game … A 2016 US Lacrosse All-American … 2016 First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State … Also earned First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State distinction in 2015 … Named a team captain for the upcoming season … Played club lacrosse for Team Colorado and Denver Elite.
PERSONAL
Born Joseph David Soran on April 16, 1999 in Denver, Colorado … Parents are David and Kathy Soran … Has a brother, Matt, and sister, Nicole … Brother Matt plays lacrosse at Drexel … Father David played college lacrosse at the Colorado School of Mines… Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for the amazing atmosphere, coaching staff and educational opportunities.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON SORAN
“Joey is a big, tough defender who brings a competitive edge into the defensive end. He will provide an imposing presence on defense and increase our level of physicality immediately.”

SEAN SPERZEL
Attack | 5’10” | 187| Westwood, Massachusetts | Xaverian Brothers
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A four-year team member for Xaverian Brothers, Sperzel helped guide the team to three consecutive Catholic Conference championships (2014-16) …. Named an Eastern Massachusetts All-American, Catholic Conference All-Star and Boston Herald All-Scholastic in 2016 … Tallied 52 goals and 27 assists in 2016 … Played six years of club ball for Laxachusetts.
PERSONAL
Born Sean Patrick Sperzel on September 12, 1997 in Newton, Massachusetts … Parents are Jim and Kerri Sperzel … Has two brothers, DJ and Ryan … Brother DJ plays lacrosse at Providence College … Father Jim (football) and mother Kerri (soccer) both competed in college athletics at Bridgewater College … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State for its rich tradition, high academic and athletic standards, and family atmosphere.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON SPERZEL
“Sean brings a legitimate dodging presence to our attack. His combination of size, strength and skill allows him to become an instant and constant threat to opposing team’s defenders.”

DYLAN SULZBACH
Goalie | 5’8” | 180 | Pittsford, New York | Salisbury School
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A three-year goalie for the Salisbury School, Sulzbach earned a Western New England All-League selection in 2016 … Also played one year for McQuaid Jesuit … During time at McQuaid Jesuit, named First Team All-GRALL … Played five years of club lacrosse for SweetLax.
PERSONAL
Born Dylan Anthony Sulzbach on November 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado … Parents are Scott and Angela Sulzbach … Has a brother, Holden, and sister, Carina … Currently undecided on a major.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State to challenge myself academically and on the lacrosse field. Additionally, the community felt like a home away from home.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON SULZBACH
“Dylan is terrific communicator who plays with an appropriate balance of emotion and poise. He has had tremendous success throughout his high school career and he has learned how to lead from the back.”

COLE WILLARD
Attack/Midfield | 5’11” | 165 | Cazenovia, New York | Cazenovia
PRIOR TO PENN STATE
A three-year player for Cazenovia, Willard helped the team to three New York Class III Championships, including two with teammate TJ Connellan … Scored 81 goals and added 32 assists in 2016 for a total of 113 points … Named a 2016 US Lacrosse High School All-American … 2016 US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award recipient … Named to the All-Central New York Boy’s Lacrosse Team and a Class C Section II First Team All-League Player in both 2016 and 2015 … Named Cazenovia’s MVP in 2016 and 2015 … A part of the 2015 Under Armour Upstate New York Underclassmen Team … A 2015 All-USA Honorable Mention … Also played four years of club lacrosse for Orange Crush.
PERSONAL
Born Cole Willard on October 27, 1997 in Annapolis, Maryland … Parents are Brian and Jeanne Willard .. Had a brother, Chase, and sister, Chloe … Father, Brian, was a four-year letterman for lacrosse at Maryland … Sister, Chloe, is committed to play lacrosse at the University of Colorado … Plans to attend the Smeal School of Business.
WHY PENN STATE?
“I chose Penn State because of its strong academic and athletic reputation. I loved the campus, and look forward to the opportunity to play for Coach Tambroni and his staff.”
COACH TAMBRONI ON WILLARD
“Cole is a multifaceted four-sport athlete who can contribute in so many different ways, playing attack, midfield and man-down in high school. Cole is capable with both hands and he can break down a defense with an explosive burst and an uncanny ability to score.”

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