Fighting Irish Welcome 13 Student-Athletes for 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse head coach Kevin Corrigan has announced the commitment of 13 student-athletes who will join the program beginning in the 2011 season. The newcomers hail from six different states, including three apiece from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

There are two Under Armour All-Americans, midfielders Liam O'Connor and Jimmy Marlatt, in the talented class. O'Connor (#33) and Marlatt (#46) were among four of the incoming student-athletes ranked in the Inside Lacrosse Freshman Power 100. Joining them on that list were defenseman Stephen O'Hara (#63) and midfielder Matty Collins (#91). The class features three attackmen, five midfielders and five defensemen.

"This is a class that's deep at every position," said Corrigan. "I feel good about the numbers we have and the quality of athletes in the class. I think athletically it's a very talented class. There are some guys that are going to be able to compete right away because of the athleticism of the class. There are also some particular skills, like faceoffs, that will help us right away as well."

Here is a breakdown of Notre Dame's incoming freshman class.

Tyler Brenneman Midfield East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton

Earned a total of eight varsity letters in lacrosse, basketball and volleyball at East Hampton High School ... received four varsity letters in lacrosse ... concluded his high school career with 176 points on 71 goals and 105 assists ... tallied 72 points as a senior ... selected all Suffolk County as a junior and senior and earned Academic All-America status as a senior ... team captain as junior and senior ... selected to the 20-man roster to represent Suffolk County in the Lacrosse Rising Senior Showcase ... named by Newsday as one of top 75 lacrosse players on Long Island in 2010 ... earned two varsity letters as a two year starter at guard in basketball ... copped all-division recognition as a senior in basketball as he led the team in points, assists, blocked shots and steals ... basketball team advanced to New York state quarterfinals during his junior season ... basketball team captain as senior ... earned two varsity letters as a two-year starter in volleyball ... captained the volleyball team during his senior campaign ... an all-county volleyball player as a junior and senior ... set East Hampton record with 42 kills in a match against Sachem East during his senior season ... received the Paul Yuska Award as the top male athlete at East Hampton High School ... joins his older brother Zach on Fighting Irish lacrosse team ... son of Timothy and Deborah Brenneman.

Corrigan on Brenneman ... "Ty is a good all-around lacrosse player. He's a big, athletic kid and I really think he's going to be a very good player. We'd love to see him be a little more aggressive on offense, but he has very good all-around skills."

Brian Buglione Defense/LSM Vestal, N.Y./Vestal

A three-year starter in lacrosse and football (tight end and linebacker) at Vestal High School ... captained both teams during his senior season ... a U.S. Lacrosse high school All-American ... an all-state, all-division I and all-section honoree in lacrosse ... named team MVP as a senior ... Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) all-star ... picked up 120 ground balls, scored one goal and dished out 15 assists as a senior ... member of the Under Armour All-American Underclassman team in 2009 ... Empire State Games Central team in 2008 ... four-time New York State Scholar-Athlete and four-time New York State Academic Honor Roll member ... three-year member of the National Honor Society and National Society for High School Scholars ... son of Ray and Kathy Buglione ... father played baseball at Georgetown ... older brother, Dana, played football at College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass. ... younger brother, Cameron, has committed to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

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