Villanova Lacrosse to Welcome 11 Newcomers for 2014 Season

VILLANOVA, Pa. Villanova men's lacrosse head coach Mike Corrado and his staff are set to welcome the addition of 11 student-athletes for the 2013-14 academic year.

The Class of 2017 features three all-america selections, six all-state honorees, nine all-conference performers and includes a balanced mix of three attackmen, four midfielders, three defensemen and one goalkeeper. Additionally, the incoming freshmen class features nine multi-sport athletes while all 11 have earned academic honors during their high school careers.

Joining the Wildcats this fall are JP Campbell (Chatham, N.J./Delbarton), Austin Frederick (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School), Nate Gorman (Sewell, N.J./St. Augustine Prep), Owen Hewes (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), Devin McNamara (Lutherville, Md./Loyola Blakefield), Kurtis Naslonski (Randolph, N.J./Randolph), Danny O'Connell (Sands Point, N.Y./Chaminade/Westminster), Danny Sweeney (Glenelg, Md./McDonogh School), Nick Tortoriello (Stockton, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional), Michael Waterfield (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville), and Dan Willis (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown).

"Our coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2017 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."

JP Campbell
Chatham, N.J./Delbarton
Midfield 6'0", 180 lbs.
Delbarton: Earned two varsity letters under head coach Chuck Ruebling ... Played club lacrosse for the Patriot Lacrosse club for six years ... Also earned three varsity letters in football ... Served as the student body president and was a high honors student.

Austin Frederick
Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School
Midfield 5'10", 180 lbs.
McDonogh: Earned three varsity letters under head coach Andy Hilgartner, where he posted 32 goals and 17 assists during his senior season ... Netted six goals in an overtime victory over St. Paul's to help clinch a first round bye in conference playoffs ... Named to the 2013 All-Metro team and was a 2013 All-MIAA "A" Conference selection during his senior season ... Was the team scoring leader in both 2012 and 2013 ... 2012 C. Markland Kelly nominee and second team All-Metro selection ... Named to the 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen team ... Was a member of the FCA U15 National Championship team in 2010 ... Also lettered in soccer as a midfielder and striker ... Member of the Honor Roll and Dean's List.

Nate Gorman
Sewell, N.J./St. Augustine Prep
Defense 6'0", 190 lbs.
St. Augustine Prep: Earned four varsity letters under head coach JC Valore and served as a team captain during his senior season ... Collected 36 ground balls in 2013 ... Helped lead the squad to a Non-Public A NJSIAA State Championship berth in 2010 and 2011 ... Named a 2013 US Lacrosse All-American ... Selected to the 2012 and 2013 Honorable Mention New Jersey No-Public All-State Team ... Named a 2012 Under Armour Underclassmen All-American ... Played club lacrosse for South Shore for four years ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Earned Dean and President's Honors.

Owen Hewes
Chatham, N.J./Chatham
Defense 6'1", 180 lbs.
Chatham: Earned three varsity letters under head coach Calandra playing defense and long-stick midfield ... Named the 2011 Most Improved Player as a sophomore.

Devin McNamara
Lutherville, Md./Loyola Blakefield
Attack 5'8", 160 lbs.
Loyola Blakefield: Earned three varsity letters under head coach Jack Crawford, serving as a team captain during his senior season ... Tallied 43 goals and 49 assists during his senior season and had a career total of 117 goals and 99 assists for 216 career points ... Led Loyola Blakefield to the 2013 MIAA "A" Conference Championship title ... Was a 2013 C. Markland Kelly Award finalist ... Named a 2013 All-MIAA "A" Conference selection and Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro honoree ... 2013 Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association Senior All-Star ... Named the 2013 Towson Times Co-Player of the Year and First Team All-Star ... 2013 Team MVP ... 2012 Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro selection ... 2012 Towson Times Second Team All-Star ... Named the 2012 Loyola Blakefield Offensive MVP ... Played club lacrosse for the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club and GotSkillz Lacrosse Club ... Also lettered in volleyball where he served as a team captain and earned all-conference laurels ... First Honors student.

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