Penn State Adds 13 Recruits to 2012-2013 Lacrosse Squad

Personal: Jordan Paul LaTendresse was born February 9, 1993 in Santa Clara, Calif. to Geoff and Robin LaTendresse ... Has a younger sister, Kelsey ... Cousin, Travis LaTendresse, played football at Utah and tried out with the Baltimore Ravens ... Majoring in finance and intends to be an investment banker after college.

On Penn State: "I chose Penn State because to further my education and play lacrosse at a high level."

TOMMY O'NEILL - 37 - FR M 5-11/185 Shamong, N.J./St. Augustine Prep

Before Penn State: Named a USILA All-American senior year while serving as a co-captain and earning second-team All-State ... Ranked No. 19 midfielder in recruiting class by ESPN Rise ... Helped lead St. Augustine Prep to non-Public Group A finals appearances in 2010 and 2011 ... Earned honorable mention All-State junior year ... Named first-team All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011 and 2012 ... Lettered three years in lacrosse at St. Augustine Prep ... Played club lacrosse with Tri-State Lacrosse and SouthShore Lacrosse.

Personal: Thomas Carl O'Neill, Jr. was born August 29, 1993 in Shamong, N.J. to Tom and Lisa O'Neill ... Has two older sisters, Sarah and Jesse ... From an athletic family as father, Tom, lettered four years at Susquehanna in football, mother, Lisa, played field hockey for three years at North Carolina and sister, Sarah, played one year of lacrosse at Lehigh ... Intends to major in business.

On Penn State: "I chose Penn State because it has a rich tradition, great supporting alumni and the big college atmosphere."

TJ SANDERS - 29 - FR A 6-0/175 Orillia, Ontario/Millbrook School (N.Y.)

Before Penn State: Played for three years at the Millbrook School in New York ... Helped lead team to a 13-4 record senior year ... Played club lacrosse for Team Ontario and Edge Lacrosse.

Personal: Taylor Jeffrey Sanders was born September 17, 1993 in Orillia, Ontario to Jeff and Robin Sanders ... Has a younger sister, Jordi ... Anticipates a major in business ... One of three Nittany Lions from the province of Ontario, joining sophomore Jack Donnelly and junior Ryne Sternberg, both from Toronto.

On Penn State: "I chose Penn State because it is the place that I feel I will fit in and succeed the most."

MATT SEXTON - 39 - FR A 5-11/170 Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna

Before Penn State: Earned All-Region honors and MVP honors senior year, leading Niskayuna to a 20-2 record, scoring 63 goals and 52 assists ... A prolific scorer, totaled 123 goals and 93 assists in four seasons ... Helped lead Niskayuna to state semifinals in 2010 and 2012, while helping with a state finals appearance in 2009 ... Earned regional and sectional championships in 2009, 2010 and 2012 ... Named to the Upstate New York Under Armour Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Played club lacrosse for the Albany Power for six seasons.

Personal: Matthew Moore Sexton was born December 12, 1993 in Albany, N.Y. to Tim and Jen Sexton ... Has a younger brother, James, and a younger sister, Catherine ... Intends to pursue a career in business upon graduation.

On Penn State: "I chose Penn State because I am excited by the opportunities Penn State and Coach Tambroni have to offer."

JOHN VON NESSEN - 40 - FR M 6-2/210 Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough

Before Penn State: Lettered for four seasons at Hillsborough High School in lacrosse ... Helped Hillsborough to most successful period of lacrosse with 33 wins from 2009-11, including a school-record 13 victories in 2011 ... Also lettered four years in football at Hillsborough as starting quarterback, punter and safety ... Named Hillsborough Patch's 2011 Male Athlete of the Year.

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