Villanova Announces Its Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2016

VILLANOVA, Pa. Villanova men's lacrosse Head Coach Mike Corrado is set to welcome the addition of 11 student-athletes for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Class of 2016 features two all-america selections, four all-state honorees, nine all-league performers and includes a balanced mix of three attackmen, four midfielders, three defensemen and one goalkeeper.

Joining the Wildcats this fall are Brent Croonquist (North Caldwell, N.J./Seton Hall Prep), Jack Curran (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven), Harry DellaFera (Lattington, N.Y./Friends Academy), Terence Foley (Islip, N.Y./Islip), Johnny Gallaway (Middletown, Md./Middletown), Dan Goldstein (Middletown, Md./Middletown), Kieran Kenny (Morristown, N.J./Delbarton), John Kluh (Lothian, Md./St. Mary's), John Moderski (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn), Tim Mulrenan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and Greg Stamatov (Foxboro, Mass./Foxboro).

"Our coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2016 to the Villanova Lacrosse family and university community," Corrado states. "Each one of these student-athletes is exceptional both on the field and in the classroom and we're looking forward to their arrival on campus in August."

#42 Brent Croonquist
North Caldwell, N.J./Seton Hall Prep
Midfield/Face-off Specialist - 6'3", 200 lbs.
Seton Hall Prep: Earned two varsity letters under head coach Dave Giarrusso, serving as a team captain during his senior season... Posted a 70% face-off win percentage... Also earned three varsity letters in football as a tight and defensive end.

#19 Jack Curran
Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven
Midfield - 6'0", 180 lbs.
Rumson-Fair Haven: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Reid Jackson, posting 157 career points and 107 career goals as a team captain ... Became the first athlete to eclipse the 100 goal mark in school history ... Named a 2012 All-American, Shore Conference Player of the Year, Second Team All-State Group 1 and First Team All-Shore Conference selection ... Member of the All-Shore All-Star team in 2012 and 2011 ... 2011 Honorable Mention All-State Group 1 honoree ... Also lettered in basketball ... Awarded the 2012 Monmouth County Sportsmanship Award.

#3 Harry DellaFera
Lattington, N.Y./Friends Academy
Attack - 5'8", 145 lbs.
Friends Academy: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Brian Crocco, posting 101 goals and 91 assists during his high school career, including 40 goals and 42 assists during his senior season as a team captain ... Helped Friends Academy reach the Nassau Country Finals in 2012 and 2011 ... Named an all-county and honorable mention all-county selection the past two seasons ... Also lettered in ice hockey and soccer, where he guided Friends Academy to a New York Class C State Championship in soccer ... Named the Friends Academy Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year and earned the Coaches Award in both lacrosse and soccer ... Member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

#12 Terence Foley
Islip, N.Y./Islip
Defense - 6'2", 200 lbs.
Islip: Earned four varsity letters under head coach Keith Scheidel, collecting 280 ground balls during his high school career ... 2012 and 2011 all-county selection ... Also lettered in basketball and football, playing wide receiver and safety while leading Islip to a 2012 and 2011 Big Four Championship ... Named a scholar-athlete in both lacrosse and football ... . Member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society.

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