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College recruiting: Box (Marple Newtown), McGovern (Salesianum) among Class of 2026 at Cornell

Friday, 19th August 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 8/19/22
From Press Release

Connor Buczek, Head Coach of Cornell Men’s Lacrosse, has announced the addition of 14 student-athletes to the men’s lacrosse program ahead of the 2023 season. The decorated newcomers have received countless honors, including All-America recognitions, high school state championships, and all-state honors.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome this group to Cornell,” Buczek said. “They are very accomplished high school student-athletes, but more importantly they embody many of the traits that we hold in high esteem within our program. We believe they will help us reach great feats in the coming years.”

Of the 14 new recruits, Cornell adds five at the attack, three midfielders, four defenders, and a goalie. Of the four defenders, two double as long stick midfielders. The class largely hails from New York, but also includes newcomers from Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Ontario, Canada.

The Big Red is looking forward to the return of the lacrosse season after coming off a trip to the 2022 NCAA Championship game. Cornell boasted a 14-5 record overall in 2022, including three top-five wins and a share of the Ivy League title.

Meet the 2023 Recruits

Charlie Box – Midfield – 5-8 – 170
Broomall, Pa. (Marple Newtown High School)
Prior to Cornell
• First All-Delco player for Marple Newtown HS since 2003.
• As a 2022 captain, led his team to its first-ever state championship.
• USA Lacrosse All-American.
• Two-time USA Lacrosse All-Academic team.

Griffin McGovern – Midfield – 5-10 – 180
Wilmington, Del. (Salesianum School)
Prior to Cornell
• Twice named to the first team all-state roster.
• Two-time state champions at Salesianum School.
• Served as captain in his senior season.
• DIAA Student Athlete awardee.

Ben Abladian – Attack – 5-9 – 185
Londonderry, N.H. (Bishop Guertin HS/Bryant University)
Prior to Cornell
• Transfer from Bryant University.
• 2021 NEC Rookie of the Year.
• Scored 42 goals and notched five assists across 15 games in 2022.
• Two-time underclass UnderArmour All-American at Bishop Guertin HS.
• USA Lacrosse All-American.

Brady Auker – LSM/Defense – 5-10 – 170
Larchmont, N.Y. (Mamaroneck HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Two-time USA Lacrosse All-American.
• 2022 winner of the USA Lacrosse Bob Scott Award.
• Led the 2022 team as captain and was named the team defensive MVP.
• 2019 New York state semifinalist.

Anthony Bartolotto – Midfield – 5-9 – 180
Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Three-time all-county midfielder while at Miller Place HS.
• Two-time varsity captain.
• Led the 2022 team to a playoff appearance.
• Three-sport athlete in lacrosse, wrestling, and football.
• Two-time League 6 season and tournament champion in wrestling.

Jack Cascadden – FO/Midfield – 6-3 – 220
Garden City, N.Y. (Garden City School)
Prior to Cornell
• As captain, led his team to a state championship title in 2022.
• Was named a USA Lacrosse All-American.
• Two-sport athlete in lacrosse and football.
• Throp Award Winner for most outstanding football player in Nassau County.

Matthew Dooley – Defense – 6-4 – 200
Sudbury, Mass. (Salisbury School)
Prior to Cornell
• USA Lacrosse All-American.
• Named an EMCLA first team All-American.
• Served as captain in his senior year.
• Two-time Metrowest Daily News all-star.

Bowie Horsman – Attack – 6-3 – 165
Brampton, Ontario (The Hill Academy)
Prior to Cornell
• Served as the 2022 senior captain for The Hill Academy.
• 2022 Pride Award recipient at The Hill.
• Served as assistant captain for the Brampton Excelsiors Junior A squad in 2022.
• Notched 19 goals and 36 assists in his senior season.

Joseph “JK” Kelly – Defense – 5-10 – 185
Lutherville, Md. (Calvert Hall College HS)
Prior to Cornell
• Senior year captain for Calvert Hall.
• Two-sport athlete in lacrosse and football.
• Played with the club team Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Lacrosse.
• Son of Frank Kelly ’86, who was a lacrosse and football player during his years with the Big Red.

Brian Luzzi – Attack – 5-11 – 175
Bethpage, N.Y. (Bethpage HS)
Prior to Cornell
• 2022 USA Lacrosse All-American.
• 2021 USA Lacrosse All-America honorable mention.
• Two-time all-county.
• Was named all-state in 2021.

Matthew Perfetto – Attack – 5-10 – 180
Manhasset, N.Y. (Manhasset High School)
Prior to Cornell
• Served as captain in 2022 and led his team to the New York state championship.
• Named All-County in 2021 and 2022.
• Two-time USA Lacrosse All-Academic.
• Named one of Newsday’s Top 100 players.
• LILJ 2022 Paumonak Award finalist.

Edward Rayhill – Defense – 6-0 – 190
New Hartford, N.Y. (The Frederick Gunn School)
Prior to Cornell
• 2022 USA Lacrosse All-American.
• Two-time captain.
• Led 2022 team to the conference championship.
• Played club lacrosse with Orange Crush.
• Three-time underclass UnderArmour All-American.

Ethan Ruller – Goalie – 5-11 – 172
Webster, N.Y. (Webster Thomas HS)
Prior to Cornell
• 2021 USA Lacrosse All-American.
• 2021 All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year.
• Served as team captain in 2019 and 2021.
• Led 2021 team to a Section V Class B Championship.
• Played at Westminster Prep for the 2021-22 season.

Brendan Staub – LSM/Defense – 6-1 – 210
Garden City, N.Y. (Garden City HS)
Prior to Cornell
• As captain, led his team to a state championship in 2022.
• Named a two-time USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic.
• Named Best Player in Nassau County by Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association.
• 2022 James C. Metzger MVP Lacrosse awardee.

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