Merrimack Signs Nine Recruits to Letters of Intent for the 2014

Danny Loprete, Midfield, (Watertown H.S./Watertown, MA.)
Three year varsity starter ... 71% faceoff percentage over 3 seasons at Watertown ... Junior and senior year captain ... Led WHS to their first ever tournament game ... 23 goals, 20 assists and 243 ground balls in three seasons.

Morgan on Loprete: "Danny has very quick hands and technically gets better every game he plays. He is also very scrappy at the face off X and can handle the ball under pressure. He held his own against every top ranked face off recruit we saw this summer. Danny will look to push for time early on, and continue our solid tradition of top level face off men."

Dom Madonna, Goalie, (Liverpool H.S./Liverpool, NY.)
Upstate Under Armour Lacrosse All-American ... .2011 Section 3 CNYCL Honorable Mention ... 2012 Section 3 CNYCL 2nd Team All Star ... 137 saves (4.8 GAA) and 64% save percentage as a sophomore ... 187 saves (4.5 GAA) and 71% save percentage as a junior ... Led Liverpool to a combined 32-3 record over the past two seasons.

Morgan on Madonna: "Dom played consistently as well as any goalie we saw this past fall and summer. He has very quick hands and a very good presence in net. Dom comes from a great program at Liverpool and a great club team (Team United) and has seen top level competition over the past few seasons. Dom is expected to compete for the starting job as a freshman. "

Tucker Schwarz, Attack/Midfield, (Maclay School/Tallahassee,FL)
Southern Under Armour Lacrosse All-American ... Second team all district as a freshman ... First team All district as a sophomore and junior ... First team All region as a junior...three time district champion ... 47 goals and 33 assists as a sophomore ... 45 goals and 50 assists as a junior.

Morgan on Schwarz: "Tucker is a top level offensive player with the ability to get his own shot, create for teammates or finish inside tight. He has been recognized as one of the top players in the south and has put up very good numbers each year. Tucker has made the All Star team at almost every tournament he has participated in playing both midfield and attack. He is expected to come up and contribute right away for us next year."

Bobby O'Brien, Midfield, (Duxbury H.S./Duxbury, MA)
Two year varsity member ... Senior year lacrosse captain (3 sport captain) ... .3 time State Champion at Duxbury ... 14 goals, 8 assists and 9 ground balls as a junior.

Morgan on O'Brien: "Bobby is a fantastic athlete who comes from a great program. He is very good in transition and between the lines. Bobby has also shown a high level of leadership in being named captain of 3 sports at Duxbury. He has the ability to help us in many areas next year with his various skill sets. "

John Bassett, Attack, (Christian Brothers Academy/Clifton Park, NY)
First team All-Conference as a sophomore and junior ... three year varsity starter ... .Captain as a junior and senior ... .Team leader in points as a sophomore and team leader in goals, assists and points as a junior ... three time conference champion ... .34 goals and 18 assists as a sophomore ... .46 goals and 36 assists as a junior.

Morgan on Bassett: "John is a very polished all-around player from a great program. He has shown to not only be a top goal scorer/assist man in the region but has also excelled in the riding game and fighting for ground balls. John is one of your old school do it all attackman who plays with a chip on his shoulder. We expect John to come in and compete for time right away with all the different things he brings to a program."

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2012-12-12



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