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Monmouth coach Fisher (@RidleyLacrosse) announces Class of 2022; 7 are from Philly

Saturday, 15th September 2018

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/15/18
From Press Release

Monmouth University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Brian Fisher (Ridley) announced the addition of 18 newcomers to the program for the upcoming 2018 season. The class consists of 18 freshmen from eight different states, including six from Pennsylvania and five from New Jersey.

Read more about the incoming class with quotes from the coaching staff below:

Ian Gray

Nicklaus Braendel
Freshman
Midfield
Birchrunville, PA
Conestoga High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Conestoga High School for Head Coach Brody Bush … Honorable Mention as a junior … Second Team All-Central as a senior … also played football.

Personal: Son of Julia Braendel … major is undecided.

“Nick is another big, strong athlete from the Philadelphia area and is great between the lines. His athleticism and style of play will be a nice addition to the midfield over the next four years.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Jack Daly
Freshman
Attack
Havertown, PA
Haverford High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Haverford High School … Scored 147 goals and tallied 103 assists … All-Central as a junior and senior … named All-Delco and All-Mainline … team advanced to the PIAA State Playoffs … played club for Fusion Lacrosse … also played football … 2015 Central League Champions in football … Academic All-American … Honor Roll recipient.

Personal: Son of Mark and Heather Daly … plans to major in Homeland Security.

“Jack is a big body athlete who has a knack for finding seams and getting open. He is a crafty finisher who’s presence on the field makes the defense account for him at all times.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Ian Gray
Freshman
Attack
Shamong, NJ
Seneca High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at Seneca High School for Head Coach Rob Davidson … scored 164 goals which ranks second in school history and added 72 assists … had 47 goals and 23 assists as a senior … U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior … three-time All-South Jersey honoree … three-time All-Conference selection … All-Phillylacrosse South Jersey, 2018 … two-time All-Burlington County selection … Team Captain as a junior and senior … led team to Group 2 playoffs all four years and assisted in leading team to finals three years … Club Team Dukes LC (PA) … also played football … All-Conference selection senior year as a defensive back in football … National Honor Society member … Top 15 percentile in senior class

Personal: Son of Sean and Dolores Gray … plans to major in Business.

“Ian is gritty two sport athlete from Seneca. He has a great work ethic and as his lacrosse game comes around he will be a lot of fun to watch during the year.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Ethan Masucci
Freshman
Midfield
Ambler, PA
La Salle College High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at La Salle College High School for head coach Bill Leahy … led all midfielders with 32 goals and 12 assists his senior year … All-Catholic as a junior and senior … named captain his senior year … three-time PCL Champion … two-time PIAA state runner up … also was a founding member of the squash team at La Salle and earned a varsity letter as a senior … Club team Big 4/HHH … 3.2 cumulative GPA in high school … Second Honors Student.

Personal: Son of Bob and Barbara Masucci … plans to major in Homeland Security.

“Ethan comes from a strong La Salle program in the Philadelphia area where he excelled as a midfielder. He has good skill, toughness and lacrosse IQ that will allow him to compete and add depth to our midfield group.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Ryan Morris
Freshman
Defense
Wallingford, PA
Strath Haven High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Strath Haven High School for Head Coach Jef Hewlings … had 60 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers as a senior … added two goals and an assist … First Team All-Central League as a junior and senior … First Team All-Delaware County as a senior, Second Team All-Delaware County as a junior, Third-Team All-Phillylacrosse.com as a senior … Central League champions as a sophomore … PA State 2A Runner-Up as a senior … team captain as a senior … played club for Providence Road Lacrosse … also played football and basketball … First Team All-Central League as a senior in football, Second Team All-Central as a junior … All-Delaware County Football Honorable Mention … All-Central League Honorable Mention in basketball as a junior and senior … Captain of football and basketball teams … Honor Roll Scholar Athlete Award winner … won the Coach Millard Robinson Scholarship.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Ruthanne Morris … plans to major in Business.

“Ryan is a multi-sport athlete who brings toughness to the field each day. He is very coachable and plays with a passion every time he steps on the field which has our staff excited about his game.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Scooter Whiteside
Freshman
Midfield
Lincoln University, PA
Avon Grove High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at Avon Grove High School for Head Coach Eric Jackson … two-time First Team All-Ches-Mont as a junior and senior … Honorable Mention Ches-Mont League sophomore year … U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a senior … All-State as a senior … two-time All-Phillylacrosse.com First-Team defensive midfielder … two-time All-Area as a junior and senior … three-time Chesmont League Champion as a sophomore, junior, and senior … two-time runner up District 1 … club team Philadelphia Freedom … also a four year varsity starter in basketball … Chesmont All-League as a senior in basketball … won the Bob Henry Award … Distinguished Honors and Honor Roll student.

Personal: Son of Scott and Helene Whiteside … plans to major in Business.

“Scooter brings a lot of lacrosse IQ to the field and along with his athleticism makes him a utility knife type of player that can play a lot of different roles throughout the year. His toughness and diversity within his game will provide us with some options on how to best utilize his skill and see where he best fits when we hit the field this fall.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

LeShawn Williams
Freshman
Midfield
Easton, PA
Easton Area High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Easton Area High School for Head Coach Brad Bachman … three-time First Team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference … All-Area Lehigh Valley Second Team as a freshman, sophomore, and junior … 2016 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Champion … club team Twist Lacrosse Club.

Personal: Son of Lee and Charlene Williams … major is undecided.

“Ian and Leshawn are two guys that will anchor our faceoff position this year. Both are tough competitors with very different styles and passionate about the position and developing their game. Ian brings size, strength and strong hands and Leshawn is a savvy athlete who is very technical at the X. They will provide a good one two punch for us and will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact this year.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Ben Berke
Freshman
Attack
Las Vegas, NV
Odyssey High School / Lawrenceville Prep

Before Monmouth: Earned five varsity letters in lacrosse at Odyssey High School for Head Coach Gray Campo … All-State Texas for Midfield and Attack … Lawrenceville Prep Maverick Showtime All-Star … Palo Verde Nevade State Champion in 2018 … Lawrenceville MAAPL Champion in 2016 and 2017 … played club lacrosse for Vegas Starz … also played football, hockey, tennis, and basketball … House Basketball MVP.

Personal: Son of Shelley and Brian Berke … majoring in Business Administration.

“Ben is a shifty athlete with playmaking ability. His field sense and feeder’s awareness when the ball is in his stick make him dangerous.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Richie Bianchi
Freshman
Defense
Ocean, NJ
Ocean Township High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at Ocean Township High School for Head Coach Warren Towns … totaled 222 career ground balls while adding 14 goals and 10 assists … First Team All-Conference as a senior … First Team All-Group Two as a senior … First Team All Division as a sophomore and senior … Third Team All-Shore as a junior … helped Ocean post its best record in school history in 2015 (14-3) … Club Team United Lacrosse … Honor Roll Student … two-time Spartan Scholar.

Personal: Son of Michelle Kostidakis and Rich Bianchi … plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

“Richie is a local athlete who played right around the corner at Ocean High School. He is a big and rangy athlete who has the tools to become a very good defender.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Tyler Bradley
Freshman
Midfield
Superior, CO
Monarch High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Monarch High School for Head Coach David Auday … First Team All-Conference as a junior and senior … Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore … All-Region Team as a senior … Represented NLL Colorado Mammoth at the Toronto Junior NLL tournament … MVP recipient at Trevor Wingrove Box Lacrosse Tournament … Represented America on the U18 USBOXLA team in Vancouver, Canada … Plays in the College Box Lacrosse League CCBLL Team Colorado U19 … Club Team DOCO Lacrosse/Denver Elite.

Personal: Son of Eileen and Evan Bradley … plans to major in Criminal Justice.

“Coming from Colorado, Ty is throw-back two way midfielder with a strong skill set bolstered by his box background who knows how to play in close quarters.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Andrew Duswalt
Freshman
Midfield
Davidsonville, MD
South River High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at South River High School for Head Coach Colin Campbell … Scored 62 goals and added 25 assists … First Team All-County as a junior and senior … First Team All-Capital Gazette as a junior, Second Team as a senior … Honnorable Mention All-Met as a senior … won the Bob Scott Award … 2015 Region Champion and State Semifinalists … 2017 Region Finalists … Also played soccer … National Honor Society member … Minds in Motion Scholar Athlete … Four-year Honor Roll student.

Personal: Son of Terri and Jim Duswalt … plans to major in Business Management.

“What Andrew lacks in stature he makes up for with tenacity, speed and quickness. In addition he has a high level of lacrosse IQ and very good field awareness which will have him compete for time in our midfield.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Danny Hewitt
Freshman
Midfield
Ardsley, NY
Ardsley High School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Ardsley High School for Head Coach Andrew Nappi … scored career 110 goals and added 22 assists … All-League as a sophomore … All-Section Honorable Mention … River Towns Lacrosse Player of the Year as a senior … played club lacrosse for Team Topside … also played football and basketball … All-League as a junior and senior in football, All-Conference as a senior … State Champion finalist in basketball … Honor Roll student three times.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Thomas Hewitt … plans to major in software engineering.

“Danny is another multi-sport athlete who brings a physical dodging presence to the field. His toughness and style of play will make an impact over the next four years.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Garrett Klurman
Freshman
Midfield
Scotch Plains, NJ
St. Joseph High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at St. Joseph High School for Head Coach Andrew Pinto … totaled over 100 career points … First Team All-Conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior … Offensive Player of the Year … GMC All-American … Second Team All-State … played club for Building Blocks Lacrosse … also played football … First Team All-Conference and team captain on the gridiron.

Personal: Son of Tracy and Marc Klurman … plans to major in Business.

“Garrett is a dynamic athlete that has the ability to create offense, play between the lines and cover due to his size, strength and speed. He has the opportunity to be an impact player in the midfield as his game develops.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

James Lisignoli
Freshman
Defense
Chanhassen, MN
Chanhassen High School

Before Monmouth: Earned five varsity letters in lacrosse at Chanhassen High School for Head Coach Jon Junker … three-time All-Conference selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior … helped team win its conference championship as a junior … team was ranked top five in state last two years … team captain as a senior … played club lacrosse Team Minnesota … named Dean’s List four times … Academic All-State.

Personal: Son of James and Laurie Lisignoli … plans to major in Business

“James is an athletic and strong defender from Minnesota with a dual sport background. His game is versatile as he can play at the pole or close positions and he brings toughness, energy and an extremely focused work ethic to the field each day.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Mike McIntrye
Freshman
Attack
Wall, NJ
Wall High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at Wall High School for Head Coach Chris Knight … Wall’s all-time leading scorer with 218 points … First Team All-Shore as a senior … Second Team All-Division Attack as a sophomore and junior … First Team All-Division Attack as a freshman, first freshman to earn honor at Wall … Nominated two years in a row to represent Southern and Central NJ at the U.S. Lacrosse Souheast Regional Championships … club team United Lacrosse.

Personal: Plans to major in Real Estate Development.

“A local athlete out of Wall, Mike combines quickness with size, strength and tenacity when dodging that make him a threat whenever the ball is in his stick.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

J.D. Nozemack
Freshman
Attack
Sparks, MD
Hereford High School

Before Monmouth: Played lacrosse at Hereford High School for Head Coach Sal Picataggi … Had 333 career points with 167 goals and 166 assists … 127 total points as a senior … Had the most points in Maryland in 2017 and 2018 … three-time All-County selection … C. Markland Kelly Award Winner for the best public school player in Maryland … All-State and All-Metro Honors … Captain senior year … Two-time team MVP … club team Lax World … Also played football and golf.

Personal: Son of Amy and John Nozemack … plans to major in Business.

“JD brings a level of skill, creativity and playmaking ability that will make him fun to watch. He was a C. Markland Kelly award sectional winner in his senior year who has scored a lot of goals during his high school career.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Pat Trezza
Freshman
Goalie
New Providence, NJ
New Providence High School

Before Monmouth: Earned varsity letters all four years in lacrosse at New Providence High School for Head Coach Russ Anderson … 64 percent save percentage … First Team All-Conference as a senior, Second Team as a junior … Third Team All-State Group 1 … played club for Patriot Lacrosse … also played football and basketball … First Team All-Area and First Team All-Conference in football … First Team All-Conference in basketball.

Personal: Son of Tara and Thom Trezza … major is undecided.

“Pat is a very talented goalkeeper with quick hands and a competitive spirit. As with most freshmen goaltenders, as he makes the transition to the college game and polishes his fundamentals he will bring another level of competition to our goalie corps.” – Head Coach Brian Fisher

Ian Weinberg
Freshman
Midfield
Naples, FL
Woodberry Forest School

Before Monmouth: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Woodberry Forest High School for Head Coach Spotty Robins … tailed 448 ground balls and had a 70 percent faceoff win percentage while adding 17 goals and three assists … two-time First Team All-Prep League … earned Team MVP honors as a junior … also competed in indoor track.

Personal: Son of David and Valerie Weinberg … plans to major in Business.

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