NYIT Lacrosse Welcomes 21 Newcomers for 2011

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Sean Rimmer FR Attack Orchard Park, N.Y.

Coach Dunn on Rimmer: "Rimmer comes from a program with a rich Lacrosse tradition. He should see time on the attack using his shooting and riding abilities."

At Orchard Park High School, Rimmer earned team MVP honors and was a second-team all-county selection.

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Chris Schendorf FR Defense Farmingdale, N.Y.

Coach Dunn on Schendorf: "Schendorf comes from a tradition rich program and is a big framed defenseman. He will see time on the base and will have a chance to develop physically during the year."

Schendorf lettered in lacrosse at Farmingdale High School for three seasons, where he helped the Dalers to a Nassau County Championship in 2009-2010.

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Nick Sidaras FR Defense Mastic, N.Y.

Coach Dunn on Sidaras: "Sidaras enjoyed a good high school career, which will catapult him into action immediately for the Bears. A very good athlete, he will play on the defensive-midfield and/or the base. We want to take advantage of his athleticism."

Sidaras captained his lacrosse and football teams at William Floyd High School, where he earned all-county lacrosse honors and all-division football accolades. He was also named the lacrosse team's MVP as a senior.

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Jason Smith JR Midfield East Setauket, N.Y.

Coach Dunn on Smith: "Smith will be used on our first two midfields, using his size and speed."

Smith transfers to NYIT from Suffolk County Community College where he was a junior college second team All-American. He helped SCCC to the NJCAA National Championships and received All-Tournament team honors.

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Scott Spencer FR Goalkeeper Mason, Ohio

Coach Dunn on Spencer: "Spencer is a model student-athlete. A very good student and high school All-American in the goal, he will compete for a starting position. His work ethic on and off the field is a model for the rest of the freshman class."

A high school All-American from William Mason High School, Spencer is a three-time all-region selection, a three-year varsity captain and the 2010 Ohio Student-Athlete of the Year. He graduated from William Mason summa cum laude and was vice president of the school's chapter of the National Honor Society.

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Cory Triola FR Attack Levittown, N.Y.

Coach Dunn on Triola: "Triola has been a pleasant surprise for us. Scoring many goals in high school, we feel he will be able to compete for a starting spot as our crease attack man. Our offense revolves around this area, and we feel Cory can make a contribution,"

Triola joins the Bears from Division Avenue High School, where he was an academic all-county and all-conference selection.

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Chris Varela FR Midfield Easton, Pa.

Coach Dunn on Varela: "Varela will be on our midfields and EMO teams. He will have an opportunity to develop his skills and learn our system."

Varela joins the Bears from Easton High School, where he was a four-year starter and a two-time first team all-league selection.

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