Syracuse Welcomes Second-Ranked Signing Class to Campus

JT Forkin, Midfield
Long Beach, N.Y. (Long Beach)
Rated the fourth-best midfielder and the 20th overall prospect in the Class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse ... Under Armour and U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... Winner of the Bill Rich Award as the Nassau County Attackman of the Year ... All-conference and all-county selection ... Received All-Long Island First Team honors from Newsday ... MSG Varsity All-Tri-State First Team ... Scored 153 goals, passed out 63 assists and picked up 185 ground balls in his career, including 57 goals, 20 assists and 50 ground balls as a senior ... Two-time team captain and MVP ... Also played football and hockey for four seasons.

Matt Lane, Attack
Upper Montclair, N.J. (Montclair Kimberley Academy)
U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... Won two NJISAA Prep B state championships and the 2012 NJSIAA Non-Public B state title with the Cougars ... Essex County and Montclair Kimberley all-time leading scorer with 337 points (155 goals, 182 assists) ... Notched 44 goals and 45 assists as a senior ... 2013 Star Ledger Essex County Player of the Year ... All-New Jersey selection ... Named to the Gil Gibbs Senior All-Star Team ... Team captain and MVP ... Also played soccer and basketball for four seasons ... Won back-to-back state titles and posted 52 career shutouts as the goalkeeper for the Montclair Kimberley soccer team ... Scored more than 900 points and pulled down over 1,000 rebounds in his basketball career.

Dylan Maltz, Attack
Ashburn, Va. (Stone Bridge)
Ranked sixth among attackmen and No. 18 overall in the Class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse ... Under Armour and U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... Younger brother of Syracuse senior attackman Derek Maltz ... Broke all of Derek's career records at Stone Bridge, finishing with 190 goals, 130 assists and 320 points ... Also owns the school record for career ground balls (198) .... Tallied 49 goals, 39 assists and picked up 79 ground balls as a senior ... Named to the Washington Post All-Met First Team ... Four-time All-Liberty District and three-time all-region selection ... Team MVP and two-time Stone Bridge Offensive Player of the Year ... Father, also named Derek Maltz, played lacrosse at Syracuse from 1983-85 and was a member of SU's 1983 NCAA championship team.

Niko Manning, LSM
Baldwinsville, N.Y. (C.W Baker/Onondaga Community College)
Played the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Onondaga Community College (OCC) ... 2013 NJCAA Second Team All-American ... Helped the Lazers to two Mid-State Athletic Conference titles, two Region III championships and two NJCAA national championships ... OCC was a perfect 37-0 in Manning's two seasons ... Led a Lazers' defense that allowed just 5.1 goals per game in 2013 and 3.4 goals per game in 2012 ... Also contributed one goal and eight assists in 2013 ... All-Central New York (CNY) Third Team selection as a junior at Baker and helped the Bees to the CNYCL National Division title.

Hayes McGinley, Midfield
Bentleyville, Ohio (University School)
Ranked No. 22 among midfielders and No. 61 overall in the Class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse ... U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... Three-time all-state selection and four-time all-region choice ... Recorded 85 points (52 goals, 33 assists) as a senior ... Also collected 123 ground balls ... Had 170 goals and 89 assists in his high school career ... Two-time team MVP and captain ... Also played basketball and football ... Nephew of actor John C. McGinley who attended Syracuse in the 1980s and starred in such films as "Platoon," "Wall Street" and "Office Space."

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2013-09-04



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