Frank Returns to Royals, Who Also Add Deliberti

The holiday season just got a bit brighter for University of Scranton head men's lacrosse coach Jim Rogalski. His program received a major boost this fall when junior attacker Kyle Frank (Glen Arm, Md./Boys' Latin) decided to return to the Royals after a two-year absence.

Rogalski is also happy to welcome sophomore midfielder Mike Deliberti (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe), a transfer from Wittenberg University (Ohio) and the younger brother of recent graduate and Royal men's lacrosse four-year letterman Matt Deliberti.

"Kyle is a proven scorer who will make us even harder to defend," says Rogalski, who led the Royals to their first-ever Landmark Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament last spring. "Mike will solidify us in the midfield, where we lost several talented players to graduation. I expect both of them to play a key role on this year's team."

Frank burst onto the scene in 2008, earning the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year award and second-team all-conference honors after leading the Royals in goals (36) and total points (56). His 56 total points were the most by a Scranton player since Joe Empirio accounted for 82 (44 goals, 38 assists) in 1999.

In 2009, Frank had 22 goals and seven assists for 29 total points as the Royals went 9-7 and advanced to the championship game of the Landmark tournament. He enters the upcoming 2012 season 15 total points shy of becoming one of 19 players in Scranton history to record 100 in a career.

The Royals will open their 2012 season on Saturday, February 25, against Farmingdale State in Farmingdale, New York, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

2011-12-17



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