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Bozzi (@fords_lacrosse) heads list of 8 in Class of 2025 at Cornell

Saturday, 21st August 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Recruiting  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/21/21
From Press Release

Connor Buczek ’15, the Head Coach of Cornell men’s lacrosse, has announced the addition of eight student-athletes to the Cornell men’s lacrosse program for the 2022 season. The talented group of newcomers includes US Lacrosse High School All-Americans, High School National Champions, and all-state performers, among many other accolades that the class brings with them to East Hill.

“We are excited about the eight newcomers coming to campus this fall,” said Buczek. “They are a geographically diverse group that brings an impressive skill set and a strong desire to be great to our program. They will fit well in the Cornell Lacrosse culture as we build towards a return to the field this spring.”

Four of the eight newcomers will join the Big Red’s core of midfielders, adding great depth to the position. The remainder of the class features valuable additions at multiple positions, including one attackman, one long stick midfielder, one defenseman, and one goalie. The incoming class hails from six different states, including a pair of student-athletes from New York and Vermont and one from Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

When combined with the 12 additions that were due to make their collegiate debuts in 2021, the Big Red will have 20 new faces to watch this season. Cornell is anxiously awaiting its return to play for the first time since 2020 when the pandemic struck, stopping the season dead in its tracks. The Big Red was off to a 5-0 start and a No. 2 ranking in both the Inside Lacrosse/Maverik Media Poll and the USILA Coaches’ Poll that season before COVID-19 hit.

Meet the Class of 2025

Michael Bozzi – Midfield – 5-11 – 175
Newtown Square, Pa. (The Haverford School)

Prior to Cornell
• Earned USA Lacrosse All-Academic honors in 2021.
• Received All-Inter-Academic Athletic League (Inter-Ac) distinction at The Haverford School.
• Elected captain of his Haverford team during senior campaign.
• Played club lacrosse for Mesa Fresh.
• Also a two-time all-conference golfer at The Haverford School, including First Team All-Inter-AC accolades in 2021.
• Served as team captain of Haverford’s golf team in 2021.

Danny Caddigan – Attack – 5-9 – 170
Smithtown, N.Y. (Smithtown West HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Two-time All-Long Island selection.
• Had a breakout sophomore season at Smithtown West HS, netting 75 goals and adding 12 assists for a total of 87 points.
• His 75 goals led the Smithtown West team.
• Scored eight goals in a win over Commack on April 3, 2019, tying Smithtown West’s school record that was set in 2012.
• Named the Warrior Lacrosse/US Lacrosse Magazine Northeast Player of the Month for April 2019.
• Four-year letterman on Smithtown West’s lacrosse and football teams, being elected team captain of both squads in his senior year.
• Competed on the club circuit for Team 91 Long Island.

Christopher Davis – Midfield – 6-3 – 210
Essex Junction, Vt. (Essex HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Named a 2021 US Lacrosse High School All-American.
• Two-time first team all-state selection at Essex HS (2019, 2021).
• Finished his high school career with over 150 career points in just three seasons of play, scoring over 70 as a senior and 60 as a sophomore.
• Two-time first team All-Metro honoree (2019, 2021).
• Helped guide Essex to three-consecutive Vermont State Semifinal appearances in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
• Played club lacrosse for the 802 Lacrosse Club.
• Earned a spot on the 2020 Under Armour Underclass All-America New England Team.
• Also a standout on the gridiron at Essex, being named MaxPreps’ Top Vermont football player in 2019.
• Two-time first team all-state selection at wide receiver (2018, 2019).
• Twice earned first team all-league honors at wide receiver (2018, 2019).
• Named Essex football’s team offensive MVP in back-to-back years in 2018 and 2019.

Sean Fox – Long Stick Midfielder – 6-0 – 165
Shoreham, Vt. (The Taft School)
Prior to Cornell
• Helped The Taft School to the 2021 Geico Lacrosse National Championship.
• Played his freshman and sophomore seasons (2018, 2019) at Fairfield College Preparatory School before transferring to The Taft School.
• Two-time first team all-conference at Fairfield Prep.
• Guided Fairfield Prep to back-to-back SCC Conference Championships in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Alex Holmes – Midfield/Attack – 6-3 – 185
McLean, Va. (The Potomac School)
Prior to Cornell
• Led the Potomac School in both goals in assists in three of the four seasons in which he played (2019, 2020, 2021).
• Three-time all-conference honoree as a dual-threat at midfield and attack (2019, 2020, 2021).
• Served as a two-time captain of The Potomac School’s team in 2020 and 2021.
• Competed on the club circuit for Madlax Capital 2021.
• Earned a spot on the 2020 Washington D.C. Under Armour Underclass team.
• Also played four years of basketball and two years of soccer at The Potomac School.
• Three-year letterman on the hardwood, being elected team captain as a senior.

Wyatt Knust – Goalie – 5-10 – 160
Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American (2019, 2021).
• Named to the 2021 Florida State Lacrosse Coaches Association All-State team.
• Guided H.B. Plant HS to the 2021 Florida State Semifinals, the team’s farthest run in program history.
• Tabbed the 2021 Hillsborough County Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year.
• Earned spots in the Tampa Lax Report and FSLCA Top 44 Senior All-Star Games in 2021.
• Twice named to the Tampa Lax Report All-Region Team (2019, 2021).
• Two-time First Team All-Western Conference selection (2019, 2021).
• Captained his H.B. Plant team during his junior and senior seasons in 2020 and 2021.
• Competed on the club circuit for Sweetlax Florida.

Jayson Singer – Defense – 6-1 – 215
Syosset, N.Y. (Syosset HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Tabbed a 2021 Newsday First Team All-Long Island selection.
• Earned a spot on Newsday’s Top 100 Boys Lacrosse list for 2021.
• Guided Syosset HS to the 2021 Nassau County Championship.
• Received Nassau County All-County honors in 2021.
• Named Nassau County All-Conference in 2019.
• Elected two-time captain of his Syosset team in 2020 and 2021.
• Played club lacrosse for Igloo Lacrosse.
• Also excelled on the football field at linebacker and running back at Syosset, earning First Team All-Long Island and Nassau County All-County honors in 2021.
• Named to the National Football Foundation’s “Golden 11” team for Nassau County, comprised of football’s best 11 student-athletes in Nassau County.
• Earned Syosset’s 2020-21 Football Scholar-Athlete Award, in addition to Academic All-Conference honors.
• Served as a two-time captain of Syosset’s football team as well (2019, 2020).

Antonio Topouzis – Midfield – 6-0 – 180
Warwick, R.I. (Deerfield Academy)
Prior to Cornell
• Helped Deerfield Academy secure Inside Lacrosse’s pick as the 2021 National Champions after posting a perfect 12-0 season.
• Previously attended La Salle Academy, helping the Rams to state titles in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
• Competed on the club circuit for Laxachusetts.
• Ranked 33rd individually in the 2019 National Lacrosse Federation (NLF) Rankings.
• Guided Laxachusetts Black to the 2019 NLF Championship semifinal.

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