Penn State Lacrosse Welcomes 11 Newcomers for 2014 Season

Dan Craig
35 Fr. A 6-1/165 Shelburne, Ont./Centre Dufferin


Before Penn State: Played three years for Barrie Lakeshores club squad in the Junior A league ... Compiled 214 points in 62 games with the Lakeshores, amassing 105 goals and 109 assists ... Named Barrie Rookie of the Year and was Barrie's leading scorer while playing for the Lakeshores ... Named a top five rookie of the year in Canada in 2011 ... Helped lead Barrie to its first playoff appearance in 2013.

Personal: Daniel James Craig was born March 23, 1994 in Orangeville, Ont. to Don and Diane Craig ... Has an older brother, Dylan ... Wants to pursue architecture upon graduation.

Craig on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because of the atmosphere and location."

Billy Lombardi
14 Fr. M (FO) 5-7/195 Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute


Before Penn State: Five-year letter winner for the Aquinas Institute, earning three All-GRALL First Team honors ... Won over 60 percent of faceoffs in each year played including a season-best 73 winning percentage in 2013, scoring 29 goals, 13 assists and picking up 110 ground balls ... Won 69 percent at the faceoff X with 37 goals scored, 21 assists and 131 ground balls ... Played two years of club lacrosse with Sweetlax.

Personal: William Joseph Lombardi was born January 5, 1995 in Rochester, N.Y. to Barbie Morningstar and John Lombardi ... Has a younger brother, John.

Lombardi on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because of its rich tradition and commitment to excellence."

Lucas Maloney
18 Fr. A 5-6/155 Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna


Before Penn State: Four-year letter winner at Niskayuna, three years with Nittany Lion teammate Matt Sexton ... Tallied 50 or more goals in three straight years ... Earned All-America status and first-team honors on All-Suburban Council and Times-Union All-Stars senior year, racking up 97 points (4.4 points per game) on 73 goals and 24 assists, leading Niskayuna to 21-1 record ... Scored 79 goals and dished 16 assists en route to a sectional championship and regional title junior year ... Scored 52 goals and 11 assists sophomore year, earning the first of two second-team All-Suburban Council recognition ... Helped lead Niskayuna to three state regional titles ... Participated in the Jack Reed Blue Chip camp in 2012 ... Ranked No. 83 by Inside Lacrosse for incoming freshmen.

Personal: Lucas Charles Maloney was born October 7, 1994 in Schenectady, N.Y. to Beth Ognibene and Steve Maloney ... Has a younger brother, Evan ... Enrolled in the division of undergraduate studies with the intent to enter communications or business.

Maloney on Penn State: "I enjoyed the campus and coaches on my visits and I was excited about my opportunity to succeed with the lacrosse program and in the classroom."

Nick Mazza
5 Fr. M 6-2/195 Davidsonville, Md./The Calverton School


Before Penn State: Five-year letter winner at The Calverton School, earning three Under Armour All-America accolades (2011-13) and five MILL titles (2009-13) ... Named first-team All-MILL four times (2010-13) ... Earned All-Met and All-State honors junior year...Ranked 44th by Inside Lacrosse for incoming freshmen ... Participated in the Under Armour All-American Senior Showcase in 2013 ... Teammates at Calverton with fellow Nittany Lion classmate Cole Rainier ... Twice earned first-team All-MILL honors in golf (2010-11).

Personal: Dominick Sanio Mazza was born September 23, 1994 in Baltimore, Md. to Frank and Dana Mazza ... Has a younger brother, Jonathan, and a younger sister, Lia ... Uncle, Craig Johnson, and aunt, Debbie Royer, both attended Penn State ... Intends to major in business.

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2013-09-05



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