Chestnut Hill Announces Lacrosse Recruiting Class for 2014

Andrew Hildebrand (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) Defense
Hildebrand is a well-rounded individual and defensemen. His Hatters were the 2013 Suburban Continental Conference Champions with a 15-4 overall record. He was a senior mentor, head of fundraising for the Hatboro-Horsham Student Advisory Board, and a member of the Hatters distinguished Honor-Roll. Hildebrand played club lacrosse with Bandits Lacrosse.

John McCullough (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Mary's) Defense
Another multitalented recruit, McCullough comes to Chestnut Hill College after helping St. Mary's High School finish as the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (NSCHSAA) Class A Metropolitan Runner-Up. Although he is first and foremost a defenseman, McCullough totaled 49 saves over five appearances in goal. He received Academic All-League Honors and also swam for the Gaels.

Tommy McDermott (Holmes, Pa./Ridley) - Goalkeeper
In 2013, McDermott was named to the All-Central League and All-Delaware County Second Teams after recording a 65% (163 saves/251 shots faced) save percentage as Ridley High School's primary goalkeeper. He is a three-year varsity athlete and as a member of the National Honor Society, he recently graduated in the top 10% of his class. McDermott played his club lacrosse with the HEADstrong, whose national team he recently helped to a Euro Championship in the Lowlands Lacrosse Tournament of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mark Pascetta (Milmont Park, Pa./Ridley) Defense
This past fall, Pascetta was an All-Central League and All-Delaware County football player at Ridley High School where he also helped anchor the back line on a deep Green Raider lacrosse squad. In 2013, Pascetta co-captained a Green Raiders lacrosse team to a 15-5 finish. Pascetta played his club lacrosse with HEADstrong.

Joe Pozniak (Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston) Midfield
Pozniak comes to Chestnut Hill College as a four-year letter winner and the all-time leader in ground balls (485) at Governor Livingston High School. A 2013 Co-Captain and All-Kimber Conference First Team selection, Pozniak won 81% (227 of 336) of his face-offs en route to total 15 points on six goals with nine assists. His 270 ground balls led all of New Jersey. Pozniak received Governor Livingston High School's Team Leadership award and he plays his club lacrosse with DeCicco Lacrosse.

Craig Steckel (Secane, Pa./Ridley) Midfield
Steckel is the third player coming to Chestnut Hill College from Ridley High School this year. He is a defensive midfielder who also took face-offs for the Green Raiders.

Tim Vilardi (Little Silver, N.J./Red Bank Regional) Defense
Vilardi is yet another recruit who comes to Chestnut Hill College as his school's career leader in ground balls (287). In 2013, as a defenseman at Red Bank Regional, Vilardi tallied five goals and six assists (11 points) to earn an All-Central Division Second Team selection. He played his club ball with United Lacrosse.

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2013-07-23



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