Providence Adds 15 Recruits for 2012-2013

Nolan Fillet is a 5'-9", 165-pound attackman from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Maryland. Fillet joins former teammate, Sean Wright, who is a current sophomore attackman for the Friars. A WCAC Honorable Mention selection, Fillet scored 87 career points on 55 goals and 32 assist. He was a Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip selection and was the Crab Feast 2010 Championship team captain. In the community, Nolan volunteers for Help Haiti, a relief organization which helps build schools, hospitals and homes that were destroyed from the devastating earthquake. "I am very excited about becoming a part of Providence College," Fillet said. "I am thankful to my parents and coaches Cabell Maddux and Matthew Durkin for helping me take lacrosse to the college level."

Matt Miller is a 6'-0", 165-pound attackman from Dallas Jesuit in Dallas, Texas. Miller was named All-District after his performance as a junior in 2010, as he surpassed the 30-goal mark and added 20 assist. In 2011, he led his team to the semifinals of the state championship, and fell to Coppell. Miller joins former Jesuit teammate, Buck McClure, at Providence and brings three years of outstanding academic success on his resume. He is a three-time Honors Society inductee and member of the Honor Roll at Jesuit. In the community, Miller works each week tutoring English you youth in Dallas who are from diverse backgrounds. "I'm very excited about going to Providence College, and I couldn't have done it without my parents and Coach Chris Surran," Miller said.

Jack Yeatman is a 6'-4", 195-pound attackman from Rancho Bernardo High School in California. He scored 40 goals and added 20 assist for 60 points as a junior in 2011. He was a West Side Lax Honorable Mention selection, and was named First-Team All-League and First-Team All-County. He also earned Co-Offensive Player of the Year awards. On the camp circuit, Yeatman was a Jake Reed Blue Chip All-Star and was selected for the All-Star Game at the Adrenaline Shootout. In the community, Jack has been actively involved as a coach in the youth lacrosse programs for over eight years. "I would like to thank my family and my lacrosse coaches for helping me become the best person and lacrosse player I can be," Yeatman said. "I am very excited to be a part of the Friar family and I am ready for the next chapter in my academic and lacrosse career."


Jackson Cruzan is a 5'-10", 165-pound midfielder from Cathedral Catholic High School in California. The 15th-ranked prospect on the West Coast, according to West Side Lax, Cruzan is a First-Team All-Western League performer. He also was named Second-Team All-CIF, as he tallied 30 goals and 26 assist in 2011. On the camp circuit, as a top performer for the West Coast Starz, Cruzan was a Top-205 All-Star, High Rollers All-Star and Game MVP for the Under Armour All-America West Team. In the community Jackson took part in the Dominican Republic Mission Trip, where he worked for a week with Haitian refugees. "I give much thanks to my mentors and coaches, Gordie Mapes and Jono Zissi, for helping me prepare for an important chapter of my life at Providence College," Cruzan said. "Providence College is an amazing school and I am more than excited to begin my career as a lacrosse player and student there."

Tim Lavallee is a 5'-10", 160-pound midfielder from Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine. In 2011, Lavallee was named All-State and First-Team All-Conference in soccer and lacrosse. He also earned Cape Elizabeth's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year. Lavallee was credited with 27 goals, 32 assist and 89 ground balls as he led his team to the 2010 State Championship, which marked its 15th State title. Lavallee was selected to the 2011 All-Academic Team in soccer this fall, and was chosen to represent C.E.H.S. in the Leadership Council and the Western Maine Conference Student-Athlete Leadership programs. In addition, he won the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2010 and was the recipient of the Math Team Excellence Award 2011. Lavallee also participated in the " Fresh Links" Freshman Mentoring Program for two years. In the community, Lavallee has coached youth lacrosse and youth soccer for the town of Cape Elizabeth as well as having volunteered at the soup kitchen with his Teen Ministry group. "I would like to thank my parents for their tremendous support and coaches, Ben Raymond and Charlie Carroll, for not only teaching me the skills of the game, but the importance of effort, commitment and team," Lavallee said. "I look forward to pursuing my personal, academic and athletic future at Providence College."

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