Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/7/17
From Press release
Colgate Men’s Lacrosse fall workouts are well underway and head coach Mike Murphy says the newest members of his squad are providing outstanding contributions.
Murphy added 14 newcomers to the team this year – 13 incoming first-years and one transfer.
“I’ve been very impressed with our young guys,” Murphy said. “Every day, we look at who really stood out and there have been some young players.”
Murphy mentioned Michael Hawkins, James Caddigan Jr., and Bobby Goggin as first-years on the offensive side of the ball who are making an impact. Sophomore transfer Alex Ives from St. Joseph’s also is turning heads.
On defense, Murphy mentioned close defenseman Charlie Messineo and long-stick midfielder Nick Salameda as the early leaders.
“All of the young guys have been doing a nice job,” Murphy said. “But those are the ones who really have been pushing some of the veteran guys in front of them.”
Seven different states are represented by the incoming first-years, led by three apiece from Connecticut and New York. California and New Jersey produced two apiece, and there is one each from Delaware, North Carolina and Virginia.
Colgate Men’s Lacrosse Newcomers
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
James Caddigan Jr. A 5-7 175 Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West
Owen Callahan M 6-1 185 Wilton, Conn./Fairfield Prep
Chris Francesco M 6-2 210 Chatham, N.J./Chatham
John Galbraith M 5-10 170 Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford-Mendon
Alessio Giovannetti M 5-10 195 Glenhead, N.Y./Chaminade
Bobby Goggin M 6-3 195 Old Greenwich, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall
Matt Harris A 6-4 210 Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods
Mike Hawkins A 5-9 170 Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury
Shane Houska D 6-5 180 Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake
Alex Ives M 5-11 185 Chappaqua, N.Y./Salisbury School (Conn.)
Charlie Messineo D 6-3 210 Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
Sean Nelson D 6-3 205 Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons
Nick Salameda D 6-0 180 Wilmington, Del./Archmere Academy
Nathaniel Welcomer G 6-3 195 Lafayette, Calif./Acalanes