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BU coach Polley (@MPFriars) announces Christman (MP), Glendinning (@SCHBoysLax) in Class of 2021

Thursday, 31st August 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 8/31/17
From Press Release

The Boston University men’s lacrosse program will welcome 13 newcomers for the 2018 season, head coach Ryan Polley (Malvern Prep) announced.

Sean Christman

Twelve freshmen and a junior transfer comprise the incoming class. Six of the 12 freshmen were named 2017 US Lacrosse All-Americans, with Chris Gray also becoming the first Terrier to have played in the Under Armour All-American game this summer.

“This is a very strong class,” Polley said. “We felt it was an important class because of the necessity to replace our inaugural group. We feel very comfortable that these 13 newcomers can come in and replace those 16 seniors. Certainly there’s some guys that will play right away, but we also feel the class is very deep.”

Four defenders, four midfielders, two attackmen, two faceoff specialists and a long-stick midfielder will join 34 returning letter winners from last year. That group of returning players includes graduate student Brian Badgett, who was part of the program’s inaugural class but has one year of eligibility remaining.

“We’re excited about the offensive potential, while on the defensive side we have some great athletes,” Polley said. “We’re also excited about the two faceoff guys that we’re bringing in. We’re going need everyone to quickly get acclimated to the college game and we expect a majority of this class to have some type of impact on the field this year.”

Sean Christman (Kimberton, Pa./Malvern Prep)

Played three years of varsity lacrosse at Malvern Prep, starting in the final two seasons … Named a 2017 US Lacrosse Academic All-American as well as a 2017 US Lacrosse All-American … Won 64 percent of his faceoffs and gathered 185 ground balls as a senior, earning second team all-area and Second Team All-Inter-Ac honors … Also scored four goals and added three assists in 2017 … Won 66 percent of his faceoffs in 2016 in addition to collecting 11 points (5g, 6a) … Received 2016 Honorable Mention All-Main Line accolades.

Polley on Christman: Sean is our primary faceoff recruit in this class. He was one of the top faceoff players in the Philadelphia area and had a really strong senior year. We’re looking for Sean to compete immediately for playing time. What we like most about Sean is that he has extremely quick hands. He’s athletic, he’s got an adequate stick for a faceoff player, and he can make plays with the ball in his stick.

Malcolm Glendinning (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Chestnut Hill Academy, captaining the squad in his final three seasons … Was a two-time first team all-league honoree (2016, 2017) … Earned first team All-Eastern Pennsylvania in 2017 … Selected to the Under Armour All-Tournament Team in 2016 … Earned all league honorable mention status and won The George Kruse Award as a sophomore … Started every game as a freshman … Also played soccer, squash and ice hockey.

Polley on Glendinning: Malcolm is an excellent stickhandler who is one of the stronger offensive LSMs in this class. We’re going to look for Malcolm to help in our transition game by getting ground balls, making plays, causing havoc in the middle of the field and looking to create offense. We’re really excited about him both offensively and defensively.

Gabe Anderson (Minnetrista, Minn./Mercer)

Transfer from Mercer … Played two seasons with the Bears (2016-17) … Caused 11 turnovers, collected 11 ground balls and scored one goal in 12 games last year … In 2016, started in his collegiate debut and played in all 13 games for Mercer, securing 10 ground balls and one assist … Prior to his collegiate career, played four years of varsity lacrosse; two at Salisbury Prep (2014-15) and two at Minnetonka High School (2012-13) … At Salisbury, started at both LSM and close defense, helping the team finish runner-up in the Founders League … Earned all-league honors as a senior … Started as a freshman and a sophomore at Minnetonka, earning Rookie of the Year honors after helping his squad finish as a conference finalist … Was named Most Valuable Defensive Player as a sophomore, also earning All-Lake Conference and all-section awards … Was a four-year football starter as well.

Polley on Anderson: Gabe is an experienced player who spent two years at Mercer. We’ve only seen Gabe on film, but we really like his athleticism, his speed and his aggressive play. We expect him to come in and compete for playing time at both LSM and close defense. We’re really excited about someone coming in with the experience that he has.

Bowen Brennan (North Haven, Conn./North Haven)

Played varsity lacrosse at North Haven High School … Named a 2017 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … As a senior captain, won 74% of the faceoffs he took, earning First Team All-SCC honors in addition to second team all-state accolades … Also earned Second Team All-SCC plaudits as a sophomore.

Polley on Brennan: Bowen was recommended to us late in the process. He had a wonderful senior year at North Haven, and we’re looking for Bowen to come in and give us some depth at the faceoff position and help manage the wear and tear that our guys go through each year in that spot.

Michael Chiaramonte (Bethesda, Md./Bullis School)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Bullis School … Helped his team earn a runner-up finish in the IAC as a senior captain … Captured the IAC title as a junior and was also ranked in the top 100 for the 2017 class … Named a starter as a sophomore.

Polley on Chiaramonte: We recruited Michael as one of the best defensive middies in the country. He’s a guy who embraces that position. He’s very aggressive, he’s big and strong, he moves his feet well and he understands defense. We’re looking for Michael to come in and really compete for time at the defensive midfield position, and we’ll probably also use him on the wing during faceoffs and in the clearing game.

Michael Doxie (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Niskayuna High School … Named a US Lacrosse All-American as a senior after he scored 51 goals and added 43 assists … Was a top-25 leading scorer in all of New York … As a senior captain, also earned all-state and Team MVP honors … Won a state title as a sophomore … Claimed the Section 2 championship as a freshman, sophomore and senior … Was honored as a top scholar-athlete all four years … Named a Section 2 First Team All-Star as a junior and a Section 2 Second Team All-Star as a sophomore … Won a regional championship in each of his first two seasons.

Polley on Doxie: Michael was the primary initiator for Niskayuna’s offense and we’re going to look for him to do the same for us. The ball will be in Michael’s stick a lot. He’s a quick, shifty, strong dodger who is a very smart lacrosse player. He also possesses an excellent outside shot. We’re going to look for Michael to create, draw slides and really initiate our offense.

Chris Gray (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River)

Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse at Shoreham Wading River High School … Was a 2017 US Lacrosse All-American … Scored two goals in 2017 Under Armour All-American game … Led Long Island in points (115) for the second consecutive year (90g, 25a) Shoreham Wading River to 2017 county title … Was the 2017 Suffolk County Attackman of the Year … Also won the Raymond Enners Award as Suffolk County’s top player … Earned First Team All-Long Island and First Team All-Metro honors for second straight year in addition to his third straight all-county and all-league selections in 2017 … In 2016, led Long Island with 101 points (79g, 22a) and was a US Lacrosse All-American … Earned first of two straight selections as a Newsday player to watch in 2016 en route to leading his team to a Long Island championship … Also played football (running back, defensive back) at Shoreham Wading River, leading Suffolk County in rushing (2,179 yards, 37 touchdowns) in 2016 en route to being named a finalist for the Hanson Award as Suffolk County’s most outstanding football player … Was a three-time Long Island champion in football (2015-17).

Polley on Gray: We’re looking for Chris to come in and be an essential part of our offense for four years. He had an unbelievable high school career in both football and lacrosse. We have a lot of experience back, so Chris won’t have to come in and carry a majority of the weight, but he’s certainly capable of having an excellent year. The best things about Chris are his toughness and his ability to score. We’re looking for someone to replace Cal Dearth in our offense, and Chris can fill some of that production.

Tyler Hess (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Guilderland High School … Was named a US Lacrosse All-American and a First Team Times Union All-Star as a senior after scoring 10 goals and adding six assists as a defensive midfielder … Named an Under Armour All-American and a Brine All-American as a junior … Received first of two straight First Team Suburban Council honors in 2016 … Also played varsity football, leading the area in both tackles and tackles per game while playing just eight games in 2016.

Polley on Hess: Tyler is a very strong LSM-type player who was a two-sport star in high school. He’s very aggressive, very strong and we’re looking for Tyler to come in and be a physical presence on our team.

Andrew Martin (Delmar, N.Y./The Albany Academy)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at The Albany Academy … Captained the squad as a senior … Scored 45 goals as a junior and was a First Team Colonial Council selection … Helped lead his team to a Section 2 Class B championship in each of his first two seasons.

Polley on Martin: Andrew is a very athletic midfielder who has a very strong outside shot. He’s very slick and has good stick skills. We’re looking for Andrew to give us some offensive production out of the midfield position.

Cormac McCarthy (Bedford, N.H./Bedford)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Bedford High School … Named a 2017 US Lacrosse All-American … Earned all-state honors as a senior captain … Also received all-state accolades as a junior … Helped Bedford win a state title as a freshman.

Polley on McCarthy: Cormac had a bounce-back year after overcoming an injury. He’s very athletic and possesses a good stick. He can cover in space and is very good off the ground. We’re excited about Cormac’s potential as a close defender.

Nick Mohler (Playa Del Ray, Calif./Loyola H.S.)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Loyola High School … Named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2017 after he collected a team-high 149 ground balls (6.4 per game) and captained a defense that averaged 4.9 goals against … Also earned Defensive MVP honors and was a first team all-league selection as a senior … Received the Lion Heart Award for work ethic in 2017 … Scored six goals as a senior as team finished 21-4 for second straight year … Gathered 54 ground balls and earned first team all-league accolades as both a junior and a senior … Helped Loyola win the CIF Southern Section in 2016 … As a freshman, collected 27 ground balls and was a second team all-league selection … Also played football and soccer.

Polley on Mohler: Nick is an all-around defender who has good size and good feet. He can play up top or play down low. He’s rangy, he’s very good off the ground and he’s aggressive. He had a wonderful senior year and we’re excited about his potential to come in and play for us.

Tommy Nook (Cleveland, Ohio/University School)

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at the University School … Led the team in points playing both midfield and attack as a senior … Was the OHSLA Regional Player of the Year in 2017, also earning first team all-region and first team all-state honors … Played midfield as a junior, earning first team all-region and second team all-state accolades … Started at attack as a sophomore and secured honorable mention status on the all-state squad … Started at attack as a freshman … Also played hockey and was named to the Senior All-Star Game.

Polley on Nook: Tommy is a strong offensive player who will play both midfield and attack for us. He’s primarily a ball handler, but he can stretch the field a little bit with his left hand. He’s a good initiator who has good vision and really understands offense. We really like his versatility and we think Tommy can come in and compete for some playing time as a freshman.

Andrew Volk (Severna Park, Md./Severn School)

Started for three seasons with the varsity lacrosse team at Severn School … Captained the squad in 2017, scoring 20 goals and adding 19 assists as a two-way midfielder … As a junior, helped lead his team to the MIAA semifinals by scoring 24 goals and 16 assists … Also earned all-county honors as a two-way midfielder … Started as a defensive midfielder during his sophomore season and scored 10 goals … Also played soccer as a senior, leading his team to an MIAA conference title as a starting left back.

Polley on Volk: Andrew is a two-way midfielder who will play both offense and defense for us. We expect Andrew to do a lot of different things for us, including playing wing on the faceoff and getting involved in the clearing game. His best attribute is that he is unselfish. He had as many assists as he did goals in high school, and he’s capable at both scoring and distributing the ball. He’s going to compete for playing time at a variety of positions.

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