Loyola Welcomes Fifteen Recruits to Lacrosse Class of 2017

BALTIMORE Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse welcomed 15 players to campus Friday, a group of student-athletes that will comprise its Class of 2017 when the Greyhounds take the field in the spring.

Fourteen of the players are first-year players, and one is a transfer with four years of athletic eligibility remaining.

Joining the program are attackers Matt Cunningham (Exeter, N.H./Deerfield Academy), Jordan Germershausen (Reisterstown, Md./Calvert Hall College), Johnny McNamara (Mansfield, Mass./Brewster Academy), Nick Sawyer (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) and Zack Sirico (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville); midfielders Romar Dennis (Huntingtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), Nick DeSisto (Canton, Mass./The Rivers School), Ryan Fournier (Ottawa, Ontario/The Hill Academy), Mike Perkins (Jamesville-Dewitt, N.Y./Jamesville-Dewitt), Graham Savio (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and Brian Sherlock (Nissequogue, N.Y./St. Anthony's/North Carolina); long-stick midfielder Ross Schnitzer (Scarsdale, N.Y./Iona Prep); defenders Jack Carrigan (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade) and Adam Monticollo (Medford, N.J./St. Augustine Prep); and, goalkeeper Sam Beazell (Potomac Falls, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes).

"We are very excited to welcome these young me to campus," said Loyola head coach Charley Toomey. "They have come from strong high school programs, and we expect continued success at the collegiate level from them."

Following is a brief look at each of the players:

Sam Beazell was a three-time All-Viriginia goalkeeper at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, earning the honors from 2011-2013. As a senior, he posted a 4.8 goals against average and saved 68-percent of shots on goal that he faced. He led the Saints to back-to-back Virginia state titles in 2012 and 2013 and their first-ever IAC Championship.

Jack Carrigan was a key member of Chaminade High School's 2013 NSCHSAA State AAA Championship team after earning NSCHSAA All-League honors from the coaches. The Flyers also won the league regular-season title, and was a two-year letterwinner for the Chaminade basketball team that also won the league title. Carrigan played club lacrosse for the Long Island Express, and he led the New York City to the 2013 Emipre State Cup title, earning All-Tournament honors in the process.

Matt Cunningham helped Deerfield Academy win the last three Western New England Championships. Cunningham was named to the Western New England All-Star team as a senior in 2013, and he was also a varsity letterwinner in soccer and basketball for the Big Green. Cunninghamn played club lacrosse for Madlax and was a NCAAl-American in 2012, and he also played on the Reebok National Team.

Romar Dennis earned Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2013 at Saint Mary's Ryken High School. He also was a 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-American, and he helped the Knights reach the semifinals of the WCAC each of his four years at the school. As a senior, Dennis posted 37 goals and 20 assists, a year after recording 21 and 20. In club lacrosse, Dennis played for Madlax and was a 2011 Top 205 All-Star.

Nick DeSisto was an Under Armour Underlcass All-American in 2012 at The Rivers School, an event at which he earned All-Tournament honors, one of 10 out of more than 250 players. He was also a standout at the Champion All-American Showcase, a USLacrosse event in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A four-year starter for the Red Wings, DeSisto scored 42 goals and assisted on 23 as a senior and posted 20 and 14 as a junior. He was a varsity hockey player at Rivers, as well, helping the team to a league championship. During the club season, he played for the Flighting Clubs.

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