Chestnut Hill Welcomes 38 New Griffins for Inaugural Season

Philadelphia, PA Chestnut Hill College welcomes 38 newcomers for its 2010 inaugural men's lacrosse season. "We were fortunate enough to bring in a talented and hungry class," comments Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Rich Carrington. "This class represents 10 different states and Canadian providences, and we look forward to the challenge of becoming a competitive and cohesive unit despite our youth."

Strong teams are always developed with defense first and Carrington is confident about the team's future with the talent and leadership he will have on defense and in goal. The Griffins feature a number-of captains and proven leaders on the defensive unit. Chris Green (Auburn, N.Y.) and Zack Hiller (Dunkirk, Md.) are two junior college transfers with leadership experience. Bill Brush (Rushland, Pa.) and Alex Frederick (Landisville, PA.) captained Council Rock North High School and Hempfield High School, respectively. Additionally, Tom Carfagna (Laury Station, Pa.), Jon Curtis (Harleysville, Pa.), Danny Garavito (Miami, Fla.), D.J. Lynch (Mullica Hill, N.J.), Joshua Rogers (Philadelphia, Pa.), and Joe Rucinsky (Camp Hill, Pa.) come to Chestnut Hill College with high recommendations on their leadership abilities.

Three freshmen, David Cutler (Morrisville, Pa.), Andrew D'Addona (Norristown, Pa.), and Dakota Maurer (Lititz, Pa.), will be competing next season for the top keeper spot. As a high school senior at Pennsbury, Cutler received the prestigious George Kruse Award and earned 2nd team All-League honors. D'Addona also earned All-League honors while helping national power, La Salle College High School, win the first Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) State Championship. Maurer, a two-year captain, earned All-League honors and recorded an astounding 140 saves last season for Warwick High School.

The Griffin midfield is athletic and built for speed. Freshman Dan Bohon (Lincoln University, Pa.) is a multiple time All-League and All-Area honoree from Avon Grove High School. Freshman Junji Wiener (Houston, Tex.) produced a strong season for Memorial High School, and he received All-American nominations for his efforts. Freshmen Charles Stroble (Ellicott City, Md.), Ricky Norman (Stafford, Va.), and Alex Sabia (Conshohocken, Pa.) provide size, speed, and the ability to faceoff. Between the lines freshmen D.J. Klusaritz (Allentown, Pa.), Mark Winkelspecht (Laury Station, PA.), and Mike Viviano (Poughquag, N.Y.) will also provide a big boost.

On attack, the Griffins will feature some talented scorers and feeders. Sophomore Ryan Maloney (Seaford, N.Y.), a transfer from Nassau Community College, has the ability to finish from the outside and in tight. Freshman Shane Morlock (Whitby, Ontario) comes to Chestnut Hill College after a season of Junior-A Box Lacrosse in the Ontario Lacrosse Association. Freshman Mark Lively (Anmore, B.C.) is a duel-threat, offensive player with experience playing in the British Columbia Junior-A Box Lacrosse League and the under-19 providential team. Freshmen Pat Murray (Havertown, Pa.), Nate Tharp (Laurel, Md.), and Mike Wenz (Portland, Or.) will also aid the scoring efforts.

Chestnut Hill College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, East Coast Conference (ECC). The Griffins open their inaugural season on February 27, 2010, when they host the Knights of Neumann University.

Bohon, Dan          M    Lincoln U.     PA  Avon Grove                  PA
Brush, Bill D Rushland PA Council Rock North PA
Carfagna, Tom D Laury Station PA Parkland PA
Curtis, Jon D Harleysville PA Lansdale Catholic PA
Cutler, David G Morrisville PA Pennsbury PA
D'Addona, Andrew G Norristown PA La Salle College HS PA
Frederick, Alex D Landisville PA Hempfield PA
Garavito, Danny D Miami FL Miami Killian FL
Green, Chris D Auburn NY Washington Twp/Cayuga CC NY
Hartshorn, Rob D Branchburg NJ Hillsborough NJ
Hiller, Zack D Dunkirk MD SouthernAA/Anne Arundel CC MD
Hook, Corey M Levittown PA Pennsbury PA
Janda, Eric M Fredricksburg VA Colonial Forge VA
Johnson, Andrew A Norristown PA Archbishop Carroll PA
Klusaritz, D.J. M Allentown PA Parkland PA
Kurbjun, Alex D Wayne PA Upper Merion PA
Landau, Mike M Lancaster PA Hempfield PA
Little, Ean M Wayne NJ Wayne Hills NJ
Lively, Mark A/M Anmore BC Heritage Woods Sec. BC
Lynch, D.J. D Mullica Hill NJ Clearview NJ
Maloney, Ryan A Seaford NY St. John Bapt./Nassau CC NY
Maurer, Dakota G Lititz PA Warwick PA
Morlock, Shane A Whitby ON Sinclair Secondary ON
Murray, Pat A Havertown PA Cardinal O'Hara PA
Norman, Ricky M Stafford VA Mountain View VA
Pierre, Bart M Maplewood NJ Seton Hall Prep NJ
Reynolds, Jake M/FO Chittenango NY Chittenango Central NY
Rogers, Joshua D Philadelphia PA Cardinal O'Hara PA
Rucinsky, Joe D Camp Hill PA Cumberland Valley PA
Sabia, Alexander M Conshohocken PA Roman Catholic PA
Simons, John M Bridgeport PA Upper Merion PA
Stroble, Charles M Ellicott City MD Mt. Hebron MD
Tharp, Nate A/M Laurel MD St. Vincent Pallotti MD
Viviano, Michael M Poughquag NY Arlington NY
Wenz, Mike A Portland OR Westview OR
Wiener, Junji M Houston TX Memorial TX
Wilkins, Zach D Marlton NJ Cherokee NJ
Winkelspecht, Mark M Laury Station PA Parkland PA

2009-08-08



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