High Point Adds 18 Recruits for 2012-2013

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point University has added 18 recruits for 2012-2013, head coach Jon Torpey announced on Tuesday. The group includes four attackmen, nine midfielders, four defensemen and a goalie coming from 10 states and two Canadian provinces. They will join HPU's 18 current players for the team's first season of 2012-2013.

"We are very excited to welcome the newest members of the High Point University lacrosse program," said Torpey. "This diverse group of young men along with our current players will serve to be the foundation of our program as we move forward.

"It was evident in our discussions throughout the recruiting process that these student-athletes shared the passion and the vision our staff and administration has for lacrosse here at High Point University. We are very much looking forward to watching them develop both on and off the field over the next four years."

High Point's incoming attackmen are Dan Lomas of Burlington, Ontario, Dan Murray of Warren, N.J., Cory Palmer of Mableton, Ga., and Bryce Parietti of Centennial, Colo.

Lomas attended Notre Dame Catholic, scoring 45 goals with 27 assists in 16 games last spring. He led his team to the Halton high school championship and the bronze medal in the OFSAA festival in 2011. He also played box lacrosse scored 26 goals with 22 assists in 21 games last season. He played club for the Burlington Chiefs.

Murray lists at 5'11 and 165 pounds. He attends Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey and helped his team to the 2010 county championship. He played club lacrosse for DeCicco and attended the Jack Reed Blue Chip Camp.

Palmer will join the Panthers out of the Lovett School in Atlanta. In 45 career games, Palmer has totaled 104 goals and 53 assists, including 63 goals and 30 assists as a junior last spring. He was a first-team All-State and All-American selection and was a top 205 All-Star in 2011. He played club lacrosse for the Atlanta Rage and Georgia Peaches.

Parietti attends Arapahoe High School and helped his team to the state championship in 2009 as well as semifinal appearances in 2010 and 2011. He scored 33 goals and had 17 assists in 17 games as a junior after scoring 23 goals with 21 assists in 18 games as a sophomore. He was selected first-team All-Conference and second-team All-State last spring.

The Panthers add nine midfielders with this group of recruits: Christian Beith of Dublin, Ohio, Tyler Cook of Warrenville, Ill., Daniel Czerkawski of Cohasset, Mass., Nicholas Fisher of Darnestown, Md., Michael Messenger of Surrey, British Columbia, James Piluso of Ridgewood, N.J., Zack Price of Cumming, Ga., Wade Rollins of Bel Air, Md., and Joe Taulane of Garnet Valley, Pa.

Beith is a 6'2, 190-pound attacker and midfielder who helped Dublin Jerome High School to Ohio Div. II championships in both 2010 and 2011 as well extend its streak to seven consecutive Emerald Cup titles. He played club lacrosse for Under Armour and Titanium Lacrosse. He was Attackman of the Year in Ohio and earned All-State and All-Midwest honors.

Cook will join HPU from Wheaton Warrenville South, which he helped to a 14-4 record and the Illinois state quarterfinals last spring. He earned team offensive co-MVP honors and was named first-team All-Conference after scoring 25 goals with 12 assists and 34 ground balls in 17 games as a junior last spring. He also played for True Lacrosse.

Czerkawski played for the Landmark School and Laxachusetts AA. A faceoff specialist, he won 78 percent as a junior and 74 percent as a sophomore. He also had 32 goals and 42 assists as a junior and 34 goals and 22 assists as a sophomore. His team earned its first Eastern Independent League tournament berth in 2010 and Czerkawski earned EIL All-Star honors in each of the last two seasons.

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