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Viola (Marple Newtown) leads incoming Class at @Marist_MensLax

Sunday, 5th August 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 8/5/18
From Press Release

Marist men’s lacrosse announces the addition of 11 new freshmen for the 2019 season. The incoming class features a strong New York presence with ten out of the eleven freshmen coming from the Empire State.

“Our staff could not be more excited to welcome the newest members of the Marist lacrosse program.” Stated Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson (St. Joseph’s University). “This accomplished group of young men have proven throughout their high school careers that they are determined and passionate about winning.

“Together with our returning players they will strive to return Marist to the standard that has been set by the lacrosse classes at Marist before them. This group has seen success in the classroom and on the field, many of them in multiple sports, which is incredibly impressive and a true measure of their competitive drive. We are thrilled to have them arrive on campus for the fall semester.”

Alex Viola / Attack and Midfield / Marple Newton HS/Dukes Twist / Brodmall, PA
Viola racked up 60 goals and 32 assists this spring and was named to the Central League First Team. He finished his career with 189 career points while amassing an impressive 120 goals during his varsity career. He was recognized three times as an All Delaware County Lacrosse Team member and also three times as an All Central League member during his time at Marple Newtown. Brother Stephen is currently a member of the Marist Lacrosse team and oldest brother Greg played lacrosse at Loyola.

Hunter Embury / Midfield / Yorktown HS / Yorktown Heights, NY
A four year varsity letterman, Embury helped lead Yorktown to three sectional championships, three regional championships and two New York State Championship appearances. Embury was named a US Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American this past spring after posting 55 goals, 22 assists and winning 72 percent of his face-offs during his senior year. Twin brother Jamison is also apart of the 2019 recruiting class.

James Lyons / Attack / Sayville HS / Sayville NY
Lyons was two sport athlete at Sayville High, finishing the 2018 season with 14 goals and 45 assists after missing the first seven games due to injury. He was named to the Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Tournament All-Star Team in 2016. On the football field he played wide receiver and defensive back and was selected to represent Long Island in the Empire Challenge All Star Game as one of Long Islands best football players. At Marist Lyons will join former high school teammates, Jason Intermesoli and Matthew Selts.

Tyler Ammirato / Midfield /Miller Place HS / Miller Place, NY
Named team MVP his senior year after recording 55 points and 92 groundballs. Ammirato was a two time captain and was named to the Suffolk County All Star team three times. He was also a two time team captain on the football field and along with Lyons, participated in the Empire Challenge All Star game as one of Long Islands primer football players. Academically, he was a member of National Honor Society. He attended the same high school as fellow signee Anthony Filippetti and will join former high school teammate, Jacob Bloom. Mother played field hockey at Michigan and father played baseball at Iona.

JT Roselle / Long Stick Midfielder / Cold Springs Harbor HS / Cold Springs Harbor, NY
Roselle helped lead his high school to two state championships. In 2018 he was honored as an Honorable Mention All-American while posting three goals, eight assists and 56 ground balls. In 2016 Roselle was named the Most Outstanding Defenseman at the Inside Lacrosse Recruiting Invitational.

Anthony Novellano / Goalkeeper / East Islip HS/ East Islip, NY
Novellano finished his career with 63% save percentage after saving over 200 shots and leading his team to two straight Suffolk County Championship appearances. Was named the Team MVP his senior season. Novellano was also a four year member of the varsity football team and a senior captain where he helped lead his football team to a Suffolk County Championship in 2016. In the classroom, Novellano was also a New York State Scholar Athlete Award recipient.

Anthony Filippetti / Long Stick Midfielder / Miller Place HS / Miller Place, NY
As a defender, Filippetti scored an astounding 16 goals and added four assists during his senior season. He was named an All-Star at the Battle of the Hotbeds and was a three time member of the Suffolk County All-Star Team. Filippetti, along with fellow signee Tyler Ammirato, helped lead the football to a Long Island Championship appearance during his senior year.

JoJo Pirreca /Attack / Mount Sinai HS /Mount Sinai NY
Pirreca was named a top 100 player on Long Island by Newsday Sports in both lacrosse and football. In his senior season, Pirreca helped lead Mount Sinai to the Suffolk County championship game while racking up 71 points from 33 goals and 38 assists on the season. Pierreca was the recipient of the 2018 Dellecave Award which is awarded to the top senior male athlete at Mount Sinai. He was a two time all-county selection and twice named a Suffolk County All Star.

Dan Johnston / Defense / John Jay HS /South Salem NY
During his senior season, Johnston led John Jay to its first Section 1 championship in eight years and a run to a New York State Semifinal appearance. Johnston and the defense gave up more than six goals just twice in the final eleven games of the season.

Jamison Embury/ Attack /Yorktown HS/ Yorktown Heights, NY
Embury finished his career at Yorktown seventh all time in career points with 265. Embury was named a US Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American his senior season after racking up 113 points from 50 goals and 63 assist. Embury helped lead Yorktown to three section championships, three regional championships and two state final appearances. Twin brother Hunter is also a member of the 2019 recruiting class.

Pete Engelken / Midfield/ Sachem East HS / Holtsville NY
Engelken was a three year varsity letterman and was named MVP and All-Division his senior year after racking up 44 points from 28 goals and 16 assists. He was named a Suffolk County All Star at the Long Island Lacrosse Showcase in 2016.

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