Cornell Announces Its Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2017

Andrew Keith 6-2 180 Midfield
Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset High School
Keith lettered three times, helping Syosset high school to the 2012 Nassau County Class A championship. As team captain in 2013, he was named the team's MVP. Keith was a two-time All-Nassau County team selection and a two-time Academic All-County selection. He was also named a Maverick All-Star in 2011. Keith is the younger brother of former Big Red All-American Thomas Keith '13.

DeLuca on Keith: Andrew is a very athletic, impact player from one of the nation's best high school programs. He is a tough player that can play on both sides of the field and we feel like he has the ability to contribute right away.

Chandler Kirby 5-7 180 LSM
Jericho, N.Y./Jericho High School
Kirby was a four-year letter winner at Jericho high school, serving as team captain during his final three seasons. He was a two-time academic all-county selection, an academic all-conference choice and a two-time team Defensive MVP. Kirby also lettered four times in football and twice in wrestling. A three-time captain of the football team, he was named academic all-conference in 2011.

DeLuca on Kirby: Chandler is in the mold of Jason Noble he is an undersized, lefty long-pole with an ability to play up top or down low. He has a fierce competitive drive and a motor that doesn't quit.

Christian Knight 6-1 190 Goalie
Baltimore, Md./Boy's Latin
Knight was a three-year letter winner at Boy's Latin School of Maryland, serving as team captain during and earning team MVP honors during his senior season. Following the 2013 season, he was named first-team All-Metropolitan Baltimore, first-team All-MIAA and Varsity Sports Network Defensive Player of the Year. He also lettered three times in football and once in basketball, earning MIAA all-conference honors on the gridiron.

DeLuca on Knight: Christian is a big, athletic goaltender who has started in goal for one of the top teams in the nation and has been a big part of their success. He is a great field general and a stopper and we think he was one of the best players in all of Maryland.

Grant Mahler 5-10 175 Midfield
Village of Golf, Fla./St. Andrew's School
A 2012 high school All-American, Mahler lettered four times at St. Andrew's School, helping the squad to the 2010 and 2012 state championship. He was a four-time all-district selection and was named all-region as a junior and senior. Mahler also lettered once in football.

DeLuca on Mahler: Grant is a versatile midfielder who can also faceoff for us. He is a speedy, shifty athlete that can bring another dimension to our offensive midfield unit.

Domenic Massimilian 6-2 200 Midfield
Dallas, Texas/Highland Park HS/Salisbury School
Massimilian earned a combined four letters at Highland Park high school and Salisbury School. He helped Highland Park to the 2012 Texas State Championship, and earned his team' MVP, as well as all-state honors in the process. Masimillian went on to be named All-New England in 2013.

DeLuca on Massimilian: Domenic is a big, strong midfielder who can play both ways and will give another option in the faceoff circle. He comes from a non-traditional area in Texas, but he brings tremendous size and athletic ability to the midfield

Dan Nemirov 5-8 170 Goalie
Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville HS
A three-year letter winner at Ward Melville high school, Nemirov led the Patriots to a perfect 22-0 record during his senior season, winning the school's first New York State Class A championship since 2000, and finishing the year ranked number one in the Under Armour High School Power Rankings. Following the season, he was named a high school All-American, as well as an MSG Varsity first-team All-Tristate selection and a Newsday second-team All-Long Island selection. Nemirov also lettered twice in football and following his senior season he was named to the Section 11's Golden Eleven team, which recognizes 11 players for outstanding academic and athletic achievement.

DeLuca on Nemirov: Dan is a solid goalie that led Ward Melville to an undefeated season and a state championship as a senior. He has great instincts, quick hands, and the ability to get the ball out and spark transition.

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