Eleven Freshmen Join the Yale Lacrosse Squad for 2013-2014

At Chaminade: Played lacrosse and soccer for four years ... Played midfield in lacrosse and was a forward in soccer ... 2013 All-League in lacrosse and soccer ... Lacrosse team was the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association League champions and state champions ... Soccer team was League Champions and state runner-up.

Personal: Brian Pratt is the son of James and Cathleen Pratt ... Older brother, Michael, captained the 2012 Yale lacrosse team ... Father graduated from Lehigh in 1982, while his mother graduated from Marymount in 1983 ... Career objective is to work in investment banking.

Conor Resch
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Floutown, PA
High School: La Salle College High School
Position: D
Intended Major: Undecided

At La Salle: Lettered four years in both lacrosse and football ... Captain of lacrosse team ... Played center or offensive tackle on the football team ... First-team All-Catholic and First-team All-State in his senior year for lacrosse ... Teammate Jeff Cimbalista is also entering his freshman year at Yale on the lacrosse team ... First honors every year ... Member of the National Honor Society senior year.

Personal: Conor Anthony Resch is the son of Anthony and Mary Resch ... Both parents graduated from Yale in 1985 ... Brother, Patrick, plays lacrosse at Dartmouth ... Father was a two-time All-American defenseman for Yale lacrosse team who became a National Lacrosse League Hall of Famer and a MLL coach. He has coached U.S. National Teams and helped the 1990 team win gold at the World Championships ... Mother was the captain of Yale basketball team ... Uncle, Hank, also played lacrosse at Yale ... Hobbies include spending time with friends, playing pick-up sports, and listening to music.

Anthony Rocco
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Kensington, CT
High School: Avon Old Farms
Position: A
Intended Major: Economics/Mathematics

At Avon: Lettered three years in lacrosse ... Led league in goals and led team in points for two years ... 2013 U.S. Lacrosse All-American ... 2013 Offensive MVP on team ... 2011 and 2012 Under Armour Underclass All-American ... Team New England 2011 Under Armour Tournament Champions ... Avon team was Founders League Champions in 2012 ... Member of Headmaster's List ... Received Academic Rosette for Academic Excellence.

Personal: Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Rocco is the son of Patrick and Shara Rocco ... Father graduated from Boston College in 1982, mother from St. Joseph's in 1988 ... Hobbies include playing sports and going to the beach ... Twin brother, Austin, is also an incoming freshman playing on the Yale lacrosse team.

Austin Rocco
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Kensington, CT
High School: Avon Old Farms
Position: A
Intended Major: Economics

At Avon: Varsity lacrosse player for three years ... Second leading scorer on 2013 team ... 2013 All-League in lacrosse and was elected to 2013 NE West Senior All-Star Game ... 2012 Founders League Champions ... 2011 Under Armour Underclassmen Tournament Champions ... Headmaster's List Student ... Awarded Senior Rosette for Academic Excellence in 2013.

Personal: Austin Robert Rocco is the son of Patrick and Shara Rocco ... Twin brother, A.J., is also entering his freshman year on the Yale lacrosse team ... Father played Division I lacrosse at Boston College ... Enjoys basketball, spending time with friends, and playing videogames.

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2013-09-11



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