Boston U. Announces Inaugural Lacrosse Recruiting Class

Polley on Kane: "Billy is a workhorse and a tremendous leader. We expect him to come back from injury and be a major contributor in the defensive midfield. He's a tremendous kid and we're excited about the potential for Billy to help us."

Henry Lee (Wilton, Conn./Wilton)
Played varsity lacrosse at Wilton High School ... Helped team win state championship as a senior and as a sophomore ... Earned Second Team All-FCIAC honors as a senior ... Also played hockey at Wilton, captaining the team and earning Second Team All-State honors.

Polley on Lee: "He was a major contributor on a state championship team and scored two goals in the state title game. He was a big factor in Wilton's mid-season turnaround. He has good ball skills and is good off the ground."

Greg Marzec (Livonia, Mich./Brother Rice)
Played two seasons of varsity lacrosse at Brother Rice ... Earned First Team All-Midwest and All-League honors as a senior ... Helped team win state title as a junior ... Won back-to-back conference championships to conclude high school career ... Also won back-to-back state titles in football.

Polley on Marzec: "He's a very tough and gritty faceoff guy. He has very good hands and is quick off the whistle. He'll absolutely compete for playing time at the faceoff X."

Quinn Mendelson (Westport, Conn./Staples)
Was three year varsity starter at Staples High School ... Captained team during his final two seasons ... Advanced to 2013 state title game ... Won outstanding defensive player award as a senior ... Earned James Ivan Award for Leadership as a junior ... Also played varsity football.

Polley on Mendelson: "He had a great season for Staples and was one of our first defensive commits. We expect big things from Quinn He's a real solid player with good position and good ball skills. He will compete for playing time at close defense and at long stick midfield."

Eli Morrissey (Rowley, Mass./The Governor's Academy)
Played four seasons at The Governor's Academy ... Captained the team in his senior season ... Helped lead Governor's to ISL championship in both his sophomore and junior year, including an unbeaten sophomore season ... Was also a four-year standout on the football team.

Polley on Morrissey: "He's a real tough local kid and was a major contributor for Governor's Academy. He's a transition player who plays very well between the lines. We're hoping he will help us in our transition game not only as a good defender but also as a guy who can get out and create unsettled situations and jumpstart our offense."

Pat Myers (Bethesda, Md./Gonzaga College High School)
Helped Gonzaga College High School, ranked third in the nation, win back-to-back WCAC championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Was second on the squad in scoring (49 points) as a senior and led the team in assists en route to earning Second Team All-League honors ... Had 51 points as a junior and was second on Gonzaga in goals ... Was named a Southern States Showcase All-Star and was the DC Classic MVP in 2012.

Polley on Myers: "Patrick played on a top-five high school team and had a tremendous year as the quarterback of their offense. He's a two-handed player who has great vision and can create his own shot. We expect Patrick to come in and compete for a starting attack position. We have visions of him quarterbacking our offense and being a major contributor for four years."

Madison Palms (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park)
Played a post-graduate season at Loomis Chaffee after playing one season of varsity lacrosse at Highland Park High School in Dallas ... Helped guide Highland Park to a state championship as a senior ... Before taking up lacrosse, played basketball, football and golf at Highland Park.

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