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Burke (@fords_lacrosse), Derham (@gapatriotslax) among 9 freshmen at @NovaLacrosse

Wednesday, 28th August 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting, Posted 8/29/19
From Press Release

Villanova men’s lacrosse head coach Mike Corrado and his staff are set to welcome the addition of nine freshman for the 2019-2020 academic year.

“Our coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2023 to Villanova University,” shared Corrado. “Each one of these student-athletes is exceptional both on the field and in the classroom and we can’t wait to begin working with them.”

Gavin Burke
Midfield | 5’11 | 165
Wayne, Pennsylvania | Haverford School

Haverford: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and basketball…Lacrosse, First team All- Delco 2018…2019 First team All Inter-Ac…2019 Captain Lacrosse…Basketball, All Mainline Basketball (2018, 2019)… Two-time First Team … Basketball team went 28-0 (2019)…Won a state championship in Basketball Inter-ac champions (2018,2019)…Lacrosse inter-ac champions (2016, 2017)
Personal: Born November 22, 1999 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. to Terry and Sarah Burke…Has two siblings, Scott and Emma…Father Terry played basketball at Lafayette…Enrolled in the School of Business…Chose Villanova for its high academic reputation and athletic excellence.

Gavin Derham
Attack | 5’11 | 175
Doylestown, Pa. | Germantown Academy

Germantown Academy: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and two varsity letters in football…Won Germantown Academy’s James R. Buckley Award, presented to a senior for effort, enthusiasm, and significant contribution to the athletic program…Scored 51 goals and dished out 35 assists…Earned honor roll all four years
Personal: Born August 20, 2001 in Doylestown, Pa. to John and Michele…Has two older siblings, Max and Margo…Father, John, played lacrosse at Villanova and served as an assistant coach for 17 seasons, brother Max played on the Villanova lacrosse team from 2015-18…Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences…Chose Villanova for the opportunity to be apart of a competitive lacrosse program while receiving a top-notch education.

Justin Clark
Goalkeeper | 5’10 | 170
Georgetown Prep | Rockville, Maryland
Georgetown Prep: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and football…Served as team captain for lacrosse and football…Named to Honor Roll for 3 years
Personal: Born August 21, 2000 in Manhasset, N.Y. to Robert and Jennifer…Has three younger sisters, Riley, Courtney, and Cassidy…Mom, Jennifer, played one year of tennis at Merrimack College…Enjoys playing guitar…Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences…Chose Villanova because it’s a catholic college similar to my high school and I’m able to play lacrosse.

Justin Coppola
Faceoff | 5’5 | 160
Garden City, New York | Garden City
Garden City: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and football and two varsity letters in wrestling… Senior-Varsity Lacrosse Nassau County Class B Face-Off Specialist of the Year 2019… Senior-Varsity Lacrosse Team Captain 2019…Senior-Varsity Lacrosse All-County…Senior-Varsity Lacrosse Academic All-County… Varsity Lacrosse Nassau County Champions (2018)…-Varsity Lacrosse Nassau County Defensive Most Valuable Player…Junior-Varsity Lacrosse Long Island Champions…Varsity Lacrosse State Champions 2018… 76% Face-off Win Percentage Varsity Lacrosse 12-14…85.7% Face-Off Win Percentage in 2018 State Championship…Varsity Lacrosse State Championship Most Valuable Player…Varsity Lacrosse All-County…Varsity Lacrosse Academic All-County…Varsity Lacrosse All-State 2018… Varsity Lacrosse Nassau County Champions (2017)…Freshmen-Varsity Lacrosse Nassau County Champions…Senior Year Varsity Football Team Captain…2018 Football Nassau County Champions…Football Long Island Champions (2018)…Long Island Championship Offensive Most Valuable Player…Football All-County 2018…Senior-Varsity Football Academic All-County…Varsity Football All-Long Island…Varsity Football All-State 2018…Varsity Football Boomer Esiason Empire Challenge Select…Earned first honors all quarter (2016-2019)
Personal: Born December 18, 2000 in Garden City, New York to John and Lisa Coppola…Has one older sibling, Christian…Hobbies include going to the beach, playing spike ball, and video games…Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences…Chose Villanova because of the great education, competitive lacrosse program, and qualify coaching staff.

Joe Goguen
Attack | 6’3 | 205
Weston, Massachusetts | Belmont Hill
Belmont Hill: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and three varsity letters in hockey…Two-time All-ISL Honorable Mention
Personal: Born July 10, 2000 in Weston, Mass. to Rick and Kristen…Has five siblings, Terry, John, Katherine, Caroline, and Tom…Brother Terry played hockey at Middlebury…Enjoys playing guitar and golf…Enrolled in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences…Chose Villanova because of its great reputation of high academics mixed with high levels sports.

Stevie Jones
Midfield | 5’9 | 170
Reston, Virginia | South Lakes
South Lakes: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and indoor track and one in football…Four-time All-Conference…Three-time All-Region…Two-time First Team All-State..All-American
Personal: Born October 11, 2000 in Shreveport, La. To Stephen and Beth…Has one older sibling, Devyn…Enjoys long walks on the beach…Enrolled in the School of Business…Chose Villanova to be closer to his dad side of the family.

Mason Reale
Attack | 5’10 | 165
Westport, Connecticut | Fairfield Prep
Fairfield Prep: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and two in basketball… 2x U.S. lacrosse All-American (2018,2019)…2x Co Conference Player of the Year (2018,2019…First Team All- Conference (2017,2018,2019)…First Team All-State Attack (2018,2019)…Second Team All-State Midfield (2017)…2019 Team Captain… Senior year: 67 goals 51 assists…Junior year: 60 goals 35 assists…Sophomore year: 24 goals 35 assists…272 career points
Personal: Born August 22, 2000 in Glastonbury, Connecticut to John and Lynne Reale…Has one older brother, Michael…Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences…Chose Villanova for the academic excellence, welcoming coaching staff, and strong lacrosse program.

Sam Parkinson
Midfield | 5’11 | 165
San Francisco, California | St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Ignatius College Prep: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and played freshman football…2019 WCAL Player of the Year…John M Sayard Award (2019)…Named varsity team captain (2019) and freshman football team captain….Principles Honor Roll, 4 years…National Latin Exam bronze medal (Freshman and Sophomore) and National Latin Exam Silver Medal (Junior).
Personal: Born July 1, 2000 in San Francisco, California to Jeff and Liz…Has one older sister, Caroline, Mom Liz was a Coxswain on the Brown University Rowing team…Enjoys fishing, skim boarding, running, hiking, and biking…Chose Villanova because when I got to campus I could really see myself there and I couldn’t say that for other schools. Also, I am really excited to play lacrosse for 4 more years.

Johnathan Tayler
Defense/LSM | 6’0 | 195
Murphy, Texas | St. Mark’s School of Texas
St. Marks’s School of Texas: Earned four varsity letters in both lacrosse and three in football…2019 US Lacrosse All-American…All-State (2019)…All-SPC (2019)…All-North SPC (2018)…Offensive Skills MVP (2018)…Member of the National Honor Society
Personal: Born August 3, 2001 in Dallas, Texas to Phillip and Angela Taylor…Has two sisters, Anna and Chloe…Enjoys photography…Enrolled in the School of Business…Chose Villanova because of its great business school and elite lacrosse program.

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