Harvard Adds Seventh-Best Lacrosse Recruiting Class for 2014

CAMBRDIGE, Mass. Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, has once again assembled one of the top recruiting classes in the nation as he has announced the addition of nine freshmen for the 2014 season. Harvard's Class of 2017 has been ranked as the seventh-best recruiting class by Inside Lacrosse and features four individuals ranked in the top 100.

"We are happy to welcome the class of 2017 to campus," Wojcik commented. "The class embodies high character, talent, and a strong collective work ethic. The nine young men hail from eight different states, and are a product of strong high school programs. Our staff is excited to welcome them to campus this week, and begin preparations for the 2014 season."

Harvard has boasted a top 10 recruiting class each of the last five years, including the third-ranked classes in 2011 and 2009, and the fourth-ranked class a year ago. This year's group includes Inside Lacrosse's No. 15 recruit in midfielder Sean Coleman, the No. 22 recruit in long stick midfielder Matt Ryan and one of the top faceoff prospects in the nation in Austin Williams. The class also includes No. 31 Max Greene, No. 69 Luke Mendola, Colin Delea, Spencer Evans, Ryan Norton and Jamie White.

Sean Coleman | Midfielder | 5-10 | 170 | Doylestown, Pa. | LaSalle College High School
Ranked as the No. 15 recruit in the class of 2017 by Inside Lacrosse ... Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... Led LaSalle College High School to a state championship as a senior ... Helped LaSalle to three Philadelphia Catholic League championships ... Named Under Armour All-American as a senior ... All-State first team selection as a junior ... Three-time All-Catholic first team selection ... Also a four-year letterwinner in football ... Helped LaSalle to a football state championship in 2010 ... Won four Philadelphia Catholic League championships in football ... Named Philadelphia Player of the Year as a senior ... All-State first team selection in 2012 ... In 2011, named first team All-Catholic receiver and safety ... All-Catholic cornerback first team selection as a sophomore ... Travis Manion Award recipient ... Member of the student branch out program.

Colin Delea | Goalkeeper | 6-2 | 180 | Westford, Mass. | Phillips Exeter Academy
Lettered in lacrosse at Phillips Exeter Academy ... Two-time captain, four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Bishop Guertin ... Led Bishop Guertin to three consecutive New Hampshire Division I State Championships ... Named NCAAl-American and Champion All-American in 2012 ... Competed in the Champion All-American showcase ... Two-time NH Division I All-State first team selection ... Two-time Nashua Telegraph boys lacrosse all-star ... In 2012, named boys lacrosse all-star by the Lowell Sun ... Graduated a member of Cum Laude Society at Phillips Exeter Academy in 2013 ... Named a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2012 ... Class Valedictorian at Bishop Guertin ... Recipient of the 2012 Bishop Guertin Senior Award for leadership demonstrated through both academics and athletics ... For three years went on mission trips to Gulfport, Miss., to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Spencer Evans | Midfielder | 6-2 | 195 | Mill Valley, Calif. | Saint Ignatius
Named captain as a senior and earned three varsity letters in lacrosse ... Led Saint Ignatius to three straight undefeated West Catholic Athletic League seasons, three WCAL championships and a No. 12 ranking by LaxPower.com as a senior ... Named an Adrenaline All-American and Under Armour Underclass All-American ... All-WCAL first-team selection in 2013 ... In 2011, earned Gait Cup and King of the Hill All-Star status ... Also lettered in football ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Graduate with honor ... Eight-semester Deans List student ... Volunteered at West Rehabilitation Center.

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