Rutgers Welcomes 16 Newcomers for 2014 Lacrosse Season

Christopher Peters, Defense, 6-2, 185
Chatham, N.J., Chatham HS

Three-year varsity letterwinner at Chatham HS, helping the squad to back-to-back Group 2 State Championship titles (2012, 2013) ... team captain during senior year ... named second team all-conference and Second Team All-Group 2 as a senior ... selected as the Chatham's Defensive MVP in 2013 ... also lettered two years in football, earning all-county honors, Chatham Offensive MVP and being named a captain as a senior ... parents are Richard and Cecilia ... has sister named Megan ... born March 18, 1995.

Jack Phelan, Defense, 6-3, 185
Yorktown, N.Y., Yorktown HS

Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Yorktown HS, helping his team to three Section 1 Championships ... caused 36 turnovers and scooped up 25 ground balls as a senior ... took home Section 1 All-Section honors in 2013 ... named to the 2012 Empire State Cup All-Tournament Team ... starred on the football field as well, earning all-league honors and taking home the Leadership Award in 2013 ... played one season of basketball and was named a team captain ... excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society ... also received the Male Scholar-Athlete Award in 2013 ... son of Jim and Eileen Phelan ... has two brothers, Jimmy and Joey, and one sister, Kaitlyn ... born on April 10, 1995.

Collin Scarpello, Attack, 6-1, 215
Madison, N.J., Madison HS

Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Madison HS ... registered 51 goals and 44 assists for 95 points as a senior ... finished career with 79 goals, 66 assists, 145 points and 102 ground balls ... earned first team all-state, First Team All-Daily Record, and First Team All-Waterman Conference in 2013 ... played two years of varsity football at tight end and defensive end ... helped the football team to a 24-0 record in two seasons, winning consecutive Group 2 State Championships ... earned first team all-conference, Second Team All-Morris County and Second Team All-Group 2 honors as a senior ... teammate of Rutgers football player Justin Goodwin ... parents are Patrick Scarpello and Kimberly Saunders ... has two brothers, Codi and Christian ... father Pat has coached lacrosse for more than 20 years, including head coach at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison for the past 12 years after assisting at the University of Delaware and being the head coach at Cabrini College ... born March 15, 1995.

Jack Sullivan, Midfield, 5-9, 185
Duxbury, Mass., Duxbury HS

Member of Thayer Academy, playing varsity lacrosse for one season before participating in two years of varsity lacrosse at Duxbury HS ... named Duxbury's Rookie of the Year in 2012 ... selected as the Duxbury Offensive MVP in 2013, earning All-Patriot League honors at midfield ... helped his team to a 2012 Massachusetts State Championship ... four-year member of the varsity football squad ... recognized as an all-state and all-league receiver after 12 touchdowns and over 500 receiving yards as a senior ... also started at strong safety, helping the team to a 10-0 regular season in 2012 ... parents are John and Jennifer ... has two siblings, Casey and Shane ... born on Oct. 26, 1994.

Christian Trasolini, Midfield, 6-2, 190
New Hyde Park, N.Y., New Hyde Park Memorial HS

Three-year varsity member of the New Hyde Park Memorial lacrosse team ... captain of the squad as a senior, being named team MVP ... two-time Long Island Brine All-American and a member of the Brine All-American All-Star team ... posted 57 goals and 35 assists as a senior and tallied 48 goals and 27 assists as a junior ... an all-county and academic all-conference selection as a junior and senior ... participated in the 2012 Empire State Cup, being named to the Empire State Cup All-Tournament team ... also a three-year varsity basketball player ... successful in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society and Business Honor Society ... was also a scholar-athlete, conflict mediator and marching band drum major ... parents are Angela and Valentino Trasolini ... has a brother, Robert, and a sister, Cynthia ... brother Robert played lacrosse at Colgate University from 2002-06 ... born Oct. 3, 1995.

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2013-09-03



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