Marist Signs 12 Recruits to NLIs for the 2014 Lacrosse Season

James Murphy 5-10/160 Midfield Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham High School
Murphy comes to Marist following a stellar career at Hatboro-Horsham High School, the alma mater of former Red Fox Edward Coombs. As a junior, Murphy was his team's leading scorer with 45 goals and 11 assists for a total of 56 points and was named Offensive MVP. The midfielder finished his junior year by leading his team to the Suburban One Continental Championship. He was selected to the 2012 All-Intelligence First Team and the 2012 Suburban One Continental Conference First Team. This past summer, Murphy was named an Under Armour Underclassmae All-American and played for Team Philadelphia which was crowned the 2012 Under Armour Champions.

Nick Nye 5-11/170 LSM Marcellus, NY/Marcellus High School
Nye has been a member of Marcellus' varsity team since his freshmen year. Last season he had six goals and three assists while collecting 143 ground balls. He was awarded by being selected to the All-Central New York Team by Syracuse.com and played in the Nike Upstate Rising Junior and Senior All-Star Games. Nye also played football for four seasons, serving as a team captain his senior year, and his brother plays lacrosse at SUNY-Cortland.

Connor O'Neill 6-1/195 Midfield Sayville, NY/Sayville High School
Last season, O'Neill had 36 goals and 12 assists for 48 total points, leading Sayville to the 2012 Suffolk County Championship and finished the season ranked #14 in the Tri State Area. He also played football for four seasons and was inducted into National Honor Society as a junior. O'Neill's father played basketball at St. Joseph's College in New York.

J.D. Recor 5-8/160 Attack Lancaster, NY/Bishop Timon St. Jude
Recor had an exceptional junior season leading Bishop Timon St. Jude with 72 goals and 65 assists for a total of 137 points. He will join the Red Foxes next year after leading his team to the 2012 NYS CHSAA class AA state champions. Recor was named to the Second Team All-WNY in 2011-2012 as well as the Second Team All-League in 2010. He is an honor roll student and his father was a three time All-American wrestler at SUNY-Brockport.

Dominic Sloma 5-10/160 Defense Nikayuna, NY/Nikayuna High School
Sloma collected 15 ground balls and added two assists last season as a junior. He started on the backline for the Nikayuna team that reached the New York state semifinals. He was selected to the Under Armour Underclassmen All-American Upstate Team this past summer.

John Vigh - 6-0/215 - Attack - Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East High School
Vigh has led Sachem East in scoring in each of the past two season, registering 29 goals and 30 assists this past spring. For his career, Vigh has 61 goals and 50 assists. A team captain this past spring, he was also to the 2012 All-Division Team. Along with lacrosse, Vigh also was a four-year member of the wrestling and football teams, serving as the football team captain this fall. Academically, he was a Scholar Athlete from 2010-2012.

"Our staff could not be more excited to welcome the newest members of the Marist lacrosse program," Wilkinson said. "This accomplished group of young men already possess a strong sense of loyalty towards Marist and Marist lacrosse. Together with our returning players they will strive to take our program to new heights. This group of young men has been successful in the classroom and on the field, many of them in multiple sports. My assistants, Frank Abruzzini and Dan Lang, and I, were committed to putting together a recruiting class that would be widely recognized and regarded as a stellar addition to Marist College, and we are confident that we have succeeded."

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