Syracuse Welcomes 14 in the 2012-2013 Recruiting Class

Joe Gillis, Midfield
Bernardsville, N.J. (Seton Hall)

Named to the All-Essex County First Team as a junior and senior Led the Pirates to the 2010 Essex County championship Totaled 15 goals, 21 assists, and 47 ground balls as a senior Notched 47 goals, 51 assists, and picked up 83 ground balls in his high school career Two-time team captain Also played football and basketball.

Jay McDermott, Defense
Duxbury, Mass. (Duxbury)

Rated the 34th-best defenseman in the Class of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse Led the Dragons to two state championships (2011, 2012) Part of Duxbury defense that allowed double-digit goals just once in 25 games during its 2012 state title run Recipient of the lacrosse program's Jonathan Taylor Memorial Award.

Evan Molloy, Goalie
Manhasset, N.Y. (Manhasset)

Ranked No. 18 among goalies in the Class of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse Made 126 saves as a senior All-county selection Team captain Father, Jamie Molloy (1977-80), and grandfather, Kenneth Molloy (1940-42), both played lacrosse at Syracuse University Father, Jamie Molloy, holds the SU record for career saves (766).

Ryan Palasek, Defense
Rocky Point, N.Y. (Rocky Point)

Ranked 15th overall, and fourth among defensemen, in the Class of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse Under Armour and U.S. Lacrosse All-American Participated in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase as a member of Team Spirit Tallied four assists and 72 ground balls as a senior at Rocky Point Two-time all-state, all-county and all-league selection Owns the Rocky Point career record for caused turnovers (167) Earned team MVP honors Two-time team captain Also earned all-county plaudits in football Younger brother of former SU attackman and 2012 Orange leading scorer Tommy Palasek (2011-12) Father, Tom Palasek, graduated from Syracuse University in 1987 and played two years of JV lacrosse.

Connor Pequigney, Midfield
Severna Park, Md. (Archbishop Spaulding)

Sixth-rated faceoff specialist in the Class of 2012 by ESPN High School Earned All-Anne Arundel County honors Honorable mention all-state selection Recorded 27 goals, 15 assists, and won better than 50 percent of his faceoffs during his career Team captain Also earned all-country honors in football.

Daquan Rockett, Midfield
Ithaca, N.Y. (Ithaca)

Helped lead Ithaca to back-to-back state championship game appearances Earned first-team all-league honors as a defensive midfielder Totaled 15 goals, nine assists, and 76 ground balls in his career, including seven goals, four assists, and 44 ground balls as a senior.

Colin Woolford, Midfield
Norwalk, Conn. (Choate Rosemary Hall)

Spent 2012 at Choate Rosemary Hall prep school U.S. Lacrosse All-American Team captain Recorded 21 goals and 10 assists Played for 2012 Empire State Cup champion New York City and earned all-tournament honors.

Sean Young, Defense
Oakville, Ontario, Canada (Hill Academy/Towson)

Appeared in 14 games and collected seven ground balls as a freshman at Towson last season Led the Hill Academy Pride to North American Lacrosse Invitational championship ... Named the Pride's defensive player of the year.

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