Penn State Lacrosse Welcomes 11 Newcomers for 2014 Season

Mazza on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because of its great reputation and I wanted to play lacrosse for Coach Tambroni."

Cole Rainier
43 Fr. M 6-1/195 Pasadena, Md./The Calverton School


Before Penn State: Three-year letter winner at The Calverton School...Earned All-America honors ... Helped lead Calverton to three straight MILL titles (2011-13) ... Teammates at Calverton with fellow Nittany Lion classmate Nick Mazza.

Personal: James Cole Rainier was born February 9, 1994 in Baltimore, Md. to Chris and Rachel Stencil ... Has a younger sister, Zoee ... Enrolled in the division of undergraduate studies.

Rainier on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because of the amount of opportunities they have out in this world."

Anthony Santo
15 So. D 5-11/185 West Islip, N.Y./West Islip (Sacred Heart)


Before Penn State: Spent the 2013 season at Sacred Heart University, but did not see game action ... Lettered four years at West Islip High School and was teammates with current Nittany Lion Nick Aponte ... Senior year earned honorable mention All-America, leading West Islip to a New York championship and a 21-1 record ... Collected 113 ground balls and forced 99 turnovers senior year ... Also lettered on the football team.

Personal: Anthony Santo was born May 19, 1994 in West Islip, N.Y. to Paul and Debra Santo ... Has an older sister, Justine, and a younger brother, Joseph ... Anticipates majoring in economics.

Santo on Penn State: "I chose Penn State because I have always wanted to be a part of the school since I was five-years old."

Mike Sutton
39 Fr. M 5-9/190 Sewell, N.J./St. Augustine Prep


Before Penn State: Lettered four times at St. Augustine Prep and was a former teammate of current Nittany Lion Tommy O'Neill ... Earned All-America honors junior and senior year ... ...Ranked 36th by Inside Lacrosse for incoming freshmen ... Participated in the Under Armour All-American Senior Showcase in 2013 ... Played four seasons of club ball with Duke's Lacrosse.

Personal: Michael Kent Sutton was born August 13, 1995 in Camden, N.J. to Jacqueline and Kent Sutton ... Has an older sister, Julie, who plays lacrosse for Alvernia University ... Intends to major kinesiology in order to pursue a career as a physical therapist.

Sutton on Penn State: "I loved what the school has to offer along with the Penn State lacrosse program."

Peter Triolo
45 Fr. D 6-1/185 Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East


Before Penn State: Four-year letter winner at Smithtown East earning Academic All-America distinction senior year ... Named All-County and All-League junior and senior years ... Named team's defensive MVP three times ... Earned Under Armour Underclass All-America honor in 2012 ... Served as team captain junior and senior years ... Helped Smithtown East to four-straight playoff appearances including a semifinal showing senior year ... Collected 90 ground balls, forced 30 turnovers and scored 10 times ... Played eight years of club lacrosse for Team Smithtown.

Personal: Peter Anthony Triolo was born August 11, 1995 in Syosset, N.Y. to Kathy and Pete Triolo ... Has an older sister, Devin, and a younger sister, Nicole ... Intends to major in engineering.

Triolo on Penn State: "I chose to attend Penn State because of its going lacrosse program, excellent coaching staff and facilities, and outstanding school community."

Cole Yeager
2 Gr. M (FO) 5-10/180 Wayne, Pa./Radnor (Yale)


Before Penn State: 2013 (Senior at Yale): Missed season due to injury.

2012 (Junior at Yale): Appeared in 11 games and won 46-of-89 faceoffs (51.7 percent) for the Ivy League champions ... Picked up 15 ground balls ... Earned preseason honorable mention All-America, All-Ivy League and first-team All-New England honors.

2011 (Sophomore at Yale): Saw time in all 14 contests, winning 140-of-216 faceoffs (64.8 percent), which ranked fourth in the nation ... Collected a team-high 75 ground balls (5.36 per game), which ranked 17th in the nation ... Earned Robert Merrick Memorial Trophy for most ground balls on team ... Scored five goals ... Garnered All-New England Second Team honor.

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2013-09-05



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