Yale Announces Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale Head Coach Andy Shay announced his 10-man Class of 2014, which has a balance of positions, skill and size. The newcomers, who hail from four different states, are a mix of all-state, all-county and all-America selections who will help the Bulldogs defend their share of the 2010 Ivy League Championship.

"Our staff is excited about the addition of these players. We feel that we really improved our talent and depth for the 2011 team. These players represent the future of Yale Lacrosse and we are looking forward to coaching them this fall," said Shay.

Yale Lacrosse Class of 2014

Name             Ht.   Wt.   Pos.    Hometown
Jack Ambrose 5-9 165 D/LSM Westport, CT
Jimmy Craft 6-0 185 D Darien, CT
Jared DePalma 6-4 200 M Manlius, NY
Dylan Levings 5-9 185 A/M Massapequa, NY
Jackson Logie 5-10 175 M New Canaan, CT
Brandon Mangan 6-2 175 A Wantagh, NY
Ryan McCarthy 6-0 190 A S. Glastonbury, CT
Jack Meyer 6-2 195 G Manhasset, NY
Alex Moffit 6-2 180 D Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Alex Otero 5-10 155 M Basking Ridge, NJ

Jack Ambrose
5-9, 165 D/LSM
Westport, CT
At Staples High School: Four-year varsity starter at D and LSM ... Two-time All-FCIAC ... Two-time team defensive award and ground ball leader ... Team Block S winner as hardest worker ... Two-year football varsity letterwinner ... All-FCIAC honorable mention senior year in football ... State runner-up and FCIAC champions on gridiron ... Wrestled for one year ... FCIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month ... Channel 12 Scholar-Athlete ... AP Scholar ... Personal: John Tate Ambrose is the son of Kim and David Ambrose ... His uncle, Joseph "Trey" Crisco, PhD Yale 1989, was goalie coach for the Elis from 1988-1992 after being a three-sport captain at Amherst College.

Jimmy Craft
6-0, 185 D
Darien, CT
At Brunswick School: Three-year lacrosse letterman who captained team senior year ... 80 ground balls junior year as close defenseman ... Co-winner of the team defensive MVP junior year ... Rookie of Year as sophomore ... Football team offensive MVP senior year ... Played QB and threw for 2,015 yards and 25 TDs ... All FAA junior year of football ... Honor Roll ... Personal: James Henderson Craft is the son of Ginger and John Craft.

Jared DePalma
6-4, 200 M
Manlius, N.Y.
At Christian Brothers Academy: Played M and A while earning three varsity letters ... Empire State Games 2007 ... Team rookie of the year as sophomore ... First-team all-league junior year ... First-team all-league in football senior season ... Honorable mention all-league junior year on gridiron ... High Honors all four years ... Personal: Jared Richard DePalma is the son of Mary Anne Theiss and Rick DePalma ... Brother, Justin, played lacrosse freshman year at Sacred Heart and is transferring to LeMoyne.

Dylan Levings
5-9, 185 A/M
Massapequa, N.Y.
At Plainedge High School: Two-sport letterman ... Captained lacrosse team and played M and took face-offs ... Won 75 percent of face-offs senior year and 72 as a junior ... 108 ground balls junior year ... 2009 all-county ... Red Devil Award ... Coaches Award ... Under Armour Underclassman All-America ... Academic all-county ... Team was Nassau County semifinalists in 2008 and 2009 ... Lettered in soccer as well ... Class salutatorian ... Summa cum laude ... Scholar-Athlete Honors all four years ... AP Scholar ... National Honor Society ... Personal: Dylan Levings is the son of Lisa and Thomas Levings ... Father played football and lacrosse for Lebanon Valley College ... Uncle played lacrosse at Stonybrook.

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