Bucknell Lacrosse Welcomes Promising Freshman Class

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The 2011 Bucknell men's lacrosse team will get a boost from a promising 13-man freshman class. The members of the Class of 2014 cover every position on the field and range geographically from Bucknell's back yard of Lewisburg to New England to Montana to Texas to North Carolina. Impressively, the incoming class boasts six US Lacrosse All-Americans, as well as a long list of all-state, all-region and all-academic accolades.

The Bison have enjoyed a strong run of success in recent years, with national rankings and victories over top-20 programs the norm. Bucknell played in the 2008 and 2009 Patriot League championship games, and with three of their top four scorers, an all-conference faceoff man and the entire defense returning from last season, the Bison have high hopes in 2011.

"We are very excited to add this group of student-athletes to the Bucknell lacrosse program," said head coach Frank Fedorjaka. "It is a well-balanced class, and there is the potential for an immediate starter at each position. Overall it is a class that possesses a commitment to academics, competitive Division I lacrosse and a passion for Bucknell University."

Below is a listing of the team's incoming freshmen and some highlights on each of them.

Bucknell Men's Lacrosse Class of 2014

Name                Pos.    Hometown/High School
Tom Black M Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex
Evan Bozymski D Winston-Salem, N.C./Woodberry Forest (Va.)
Peter Burke M Walpole, Mass./St. Sebastian's
David D'Allessandro M Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day
Andrew Gordon M Villanova, Pa./Episcopal Academy
Todd Heritage A Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire
Scott Isenburg D Long Valley, N.J./West Morris
Carlton Knisely M Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg Area
Teddy MacKenzie M Livingston, Mont./Hotchkiss School (Conn.)
Tyler McLamb M Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit
Jackson Place D Wayne, Pa./Episcopal Academy
Austin Schultz D Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township
Mickey Zaverucha GK Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury

Tom Black was an outstanding offensive player for a strong West Essex High School team. He was a first team all-state and all-conference selection and was named an Under Armour All-Star. Last season Black recorded 39 goals and 36 assists while helping his team to a 14-5 record.
Evan Bozymski played long stick defensive midfield during an outstanding career at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. Bozymski was a four-year starter and collected 67 ground balls and one goal as a senior. He started for two summers on the Team Carolina club team and was named team captain in the Great 38 All-Star Game in Charlotte last May. Bozymski attended the Top 205 camp in 2008 and the Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Camp in 2008 and 2009. He also played on two Virginia Prep League championship football teams and ran the hurdles in indoor track and field for two seasons. Bozymski graduated cum laude from Woodberry Forest and was a member of the Perfect Board student honor council.

Peter Burke earned 11 varsity letters in lacrosse, football and hockey at St. Sebastian's School in Massachusetts. He was a two-year captain of the lacrosse team, and following his senior year was named Independent School League Player of the Year and a US Lacrosse High School All-American. He was named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team and earned MVP honors at the Senior East-West All-Star Game. In 2010, Burke led his team with 57 points on 24 goals and 33 assists, and he also had a career faceoff percentage of .750. Last season, St. Sebastian's finished 15-2, its best record in school history.

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