Providence Adds 15 Recruits for 2012-2013

Brendon McGuire is a 6'-0", 185-pound midfielder from Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey. As a three-year varsity starter, McGuire was a member of the First-Team All-Bergen and First Team All-Suburban Teams. With 49 goals and 18 assist, McGuire was the team leader in points as a junior and also was named a Gibbs All-Star Team Honorable Mention. A member of the Tri-State Black Rising Senior Champ Camp National Championship team under MV Whitlow, who was one of Coach Burdick's former teammates at Delaware. McGuire also was a standout at the Jake Reed Blue Chip camp last summer. He earned first and second honors from Bergan Catholic High School, and was Vice President of Operation Smile and a CBL Counselor. Additionally, he was involved in Christmas Tree Sales to benefit kids at a local YMCA, as well as being involved in the Shelter Our Sisters program. "I am thankful to my parents, who have helped me to get to this point, as well as my coaches Joe Haemmerle and Bob Turco," McGuire said. "They supplied me with the foundation needed to take this next step to Providence College."

Chris Nye is a 6'-4" 215-pound midfielder from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. Coached by Will Harris, Nye helped lead Lincoln to two state championships in his sophomore and junior seasons. Ranked as the No. 21 recruit by West Side Lax , Nye was named First-Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State in 2011. He scored 41 goals and added 28 assist for 69 points. In the community, Nye is actively involved with the Rhino youth program as well as Lincoln's youth lacrosse Sunset Park Little League. "I am very thankful for my mother, as she has been there every step of the way," Nye said. "I am also thankful to my coaches Will Harris, Dennis Sullivan and Scott Demonte for providing me the necessary tools and support to take the steps forward in my decision to attend Providence College."

Christian Ottenritter is a 6'-3" 180-pound midfielder from Middletown High School in Maryland. Ottenritter was named to the 2011 Maryland Free State Team and All-Area MVAL squad, after leading his team to the 2011 Maryland Public 3A-2A State Championship Game. He also guided his team to the 2010 Maryland Public 3A-2A State Semifinals as a sophomore. Ottenritter was named to First Honors in each of his academic years at Middletown. In the community, Christian works with Habitat for Humanity and as a coach and camp counselor for the Middletown Lacrosse Camps. "I am excited to be a part of Providence College and its commitment to building and playing at the highest level in the Big East Conference," Ottenritter said. "I especially would like to thank coaches Lee and Booker Corrigan of the Maryland Roughriders, Coach John Gallaway and Coach Todd Hawkins of Middletown High School."

FACE-OFF MIDFIELD

Jake Newman is a 5'-10", 175-pound face-off specialist and midfielder from Marin Catholic High School in California. The three-sport athlete was All-League and All-County in football and wrestling as a junior. On the camp scene, Newman was a Top-205 Rising Junior All-Star and a Blue Chip 225 All-Star. Newman led his team to the North Coast Section Championship, posting 4.53 second 40-yard speed and registering a Pro Agility mark of 4.15. As a member of the Marin Catholic Honor Roll, Newman worked in the community with Meals of Marin and the No Limits Sports Camps. "I am proud to be playing Division I lacrosse as a Friar, and I am excited to share the achievement with my Marin Catholic High School coaches who have taught me so much about the game," Newman said.

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2011-11-18



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