Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/19/17
From Press Release
Bryant University head men’s lacrosse coach Mike Pressler has announced the incoming class of 17 student-athletes joining Bryant for the upcoming 2018 season. The Class of 2021 consists of two attackmen, 10 midfielders, four defenders and one goalie. The 17 student-athletes hail from 10 different states with five Bulldogs coming from California.
“It is a great pleasure to announce and welcome the Bulldog Men’s Lacrosse Class of 2021 to Bryant University,” said head coach Mike Pressler. “Since their arrival on campus and for the last six weeks they have collectively established a highly positive reputation both academically and athletically. It is a diverse group geographically. It is a group comprised of some very serious scholars. Many have already established themselves as players that will make an impact on our program immediately this spring. The future of Bulldog Men’s Lacrosse is in great hands.”
22 | Sam Goforth | M | 6-0 | 185 | Chester Springs, Pa./Bishop Shanahan
First-team all-league and second-team all-area as a senior … Second-team all-league and honorable mention all-area as a junior … Won league championships as a freshman and sophomore … Played two years of soccer … Played his club lacrosse for Freedom Lacrosse Club.
26 | Jack Aigner | M | 6-0 | 190 | Brighton, Mich./Brighton
Three-time league champion (2014, 2015, 2016) … Second-team all-state honoree in 2016 … Academic All-American and US Lacrosse All-American in 2017 … Played four years of football … Two-time all-county selection (2015, 2016) and all-conference honoree in 2016 … Played his club lacrosse for True Michigan.
20 | Ryan Baker | D | 5-10 | 195 | Draper, Utah/Juan Diego Catholic
State championship as a senior at Juan Diego… Two-time captain … Also played four years of football … Class 3A state MVP in football … Plans to become an orthodontist after college.
2 | Nick Beeson | M | 6-2 | 190 | Poway, Calif./Poway
Three-time All-CIF and all-league selection (2015, 2016, 2017) … US Lacrosse All-American in 2017 … Three-year captain … Two-time CIF San Diego Section champions (2015, 2016).
3 | Pat Brosnan | A | 5-11 | 180 | South San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius
Three-time first-team WCAL selection (2015, 2016, 2017) and second-team honoree in 2014 … US Lacrosse All-American as a senior … Team captain as a senior … Played four years of football and was a first-team WCAL selection at quarterback as a senior .. Father Mike played baseball at the University of San Francisco … Played his club lacrosse for 3D Norcal.
32 | Shane Campbell | LSM | 5-11 | 195 | Jupiter, Fla./Benjamin School
Made two trips to Florida Lacrosse final four (2016, 2017) … first-team all-region as a junior … Also played four years of football and wrestled for two years … Football captain as a senior … Played his club lacrosse for Palm Beach Revolution … Father Mark played football at Florida State.
27 | Taggart Eymer | D | 5-10 | 180 | Scituate, Mass./Groton School
Two-time first-team all-ISL selection (2016, 2017) … Earned an honorable mention nod in 2015 … Played four years of football and earned the team Coaches Award as a senior in 2016 … Two-time honorable mention all-ISL in football (2015, 2016) … Captain in both sports … Four-year Merit List honoree at Groton School … Played his club lacrosse for the Laxachusetts Minutemen.
12 | Easton Gormican | GK | 5-10 | 155 | Coronado, Calif./Coronado
US Lacrosse All-American, first-team All-CIF and San Diego City League Player of the year as a senior … Also earned San Diego County All-Star, first-team all-city and CIF All-Academic recognition … First-team all-city and second-team All-CIF as a junior … Two-year captain … City League second-team honoree as a sophomore.
47 | Shayne Holland | M | 6-2 | 210 | Londonderry, N.H./Bridgton Academy
Attended a prep year at Bridgton Academy after attending Londonderry (N.H.) HS … Second-team all-state as a senior … Brine High School All-American as a junior … Played football at Bridgton in addition to four years at Londonderry … Also played two years of basketball in high school … Attended Wagner College in 2016-17, where he was a member of the football team.
18 | Emmet Kemble | M | 5-11 | 180 | Clifton, Va./Paul VI
First-team all-state and All-WCAC as a senior … Team Defensive MVP as a senior … Second-team all-WCAC, Team MVP and Team Defensive MVP as a junior … Played two years of football … Played his club lacrosse for 3D Mid-Atlantic.
28 | Austin Kent | M | 5-11 | 180 | Franklin, Mass./Bridgton Academy
Played a prep year at Bridgton Academy in 2017, winning a league championship and appearing in a state quarterfinal … Played his high school lacrosse at Franklin (Mass.) HS … Second-team EMCLA All-American … Three-time Eastern Mass all-star and Hockomock all-star … Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Franklin … Captain in both sports … Played his club lacrosse for Boston Laxachusetts.
30 | Austin Larabee | D | 6-0 | 180 | South Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury
Two-time CCC All-Conference selection (2016, 2017) and first-team All-State selection in 2017 … Part of CCC Northern Conference championships in 2015 and 2017 … Played two years of football … High honors student all four years … Played his club lacrosse for 3D Tri-State … Parents Annette and Jonathan are both Bryant alumni.
7 | Owen O’Keefe | M | 5-9 | 165 | Madison, N.J./Delbarton School
State champions in 2016 and 2017 … County champions in 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Earned honor roll distinction … One of six siblings to play college lacrosse … Brother Sean played lacrosse at Bryant from 2013-16 … Father Andrew won the Division II national championship at Roanoke College.
6 | Marc O’Rourke | A | 6-0 | 205 | Hingham, Mass./Hingham
Four-year letterwinner at Hingham (Mass.) HS … State champion as a senior, state finalist as a junior and two-time Patriot League MVP … Two-time EMCLA All-American (2016, 2017) … Two-time All-Scholastic honoree by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald and three-time selection by the Patriot Ledger… Played four years of hockey … Team captain in both sports as a senior … Won two state championships in hockey.
39 | Dante Pasqualoni | LSM | 6-0 | 180 | South Windsor, Conn./East Catholic
Four-year letterwinner at East Catholic (Conn.) HS … Two-time first-team all-state selection … Three-time CCC North champions (2014, 2015, 2016) … Two-time captain … Played one year of football … Member of the National Honor Society … Father Paul played football at Penn State and ranks second in career victories as the head coach at Syracuse.
21 | Scott Phillips | LSM | 5-11 | 165 | Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula
Four-year letterwinner at Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.) HS … US Lacrosse All-American as a senior … Two-time first-team all-league selection (2015, 2016) … Second-team all-league honoree (2014) … League Defensive MVP as a senior … Academic All-American as a junior … Member of National Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
72 | Garrett Steffen | D | 6-2 | 205 | Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley
Four-year letterwinner at San Ramon Valley (Calif.) HS … US Lacrosse All-American as a senior and two-time all-state selection … Won East Bay league championship as freshman, sophomore and senior … CIF North Coast Section champions as a sophomore … Played two years of football.