Saint Joseph's Announces 21-Member Lacrosse Class of 2017

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse head coach Taylor Wray has announced the incoming class of 2017, which features 21 players from five states plus Canada. The newcomers will look to mesh with returning Hawks as the Crimson and Gray compete in their inaugural season in the Northeast Conference this spring.

Tyler Cliggett M Warrington, Pa. Saint Joseph's Prep Finance
A two-time All-Catholic League selection, Cliggett led the Hawks of St. Joseph's Prep to the 2013 Philadelphia Catholic League title game. The midfielder out of Warrington, Pa. was a member of the Twist Lacrosse club team and excelled in the classroom, earning distinguished honors and high honors en route to being named a national Latin exam medalist. Cliggett also played two years of varsity football at St. Joseph's Prep.

Miles Davis A Earlysville, Va. Saint Anne's-Belfield Sports Marketing
Davis was a two-time Brine All-American as a three-year starting attack for the Saints of St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va. An All-Virginia Prep League selection and senior team captain, Davis led the Saints in points and goals and earned the squad's Coach Award last season. As a junior, the 2012 ScrimmagePlay Honorable Mention ranked third on the offensive end in points and goals to help the Saints to the 2012 Virginia Prep League Championship title. Davis played his freshman year of varsity lacrosse at the Covenant School, where he led the team in points (67) and goals (35) en route to being named both the ScrimmagePlay Newcomer of the Year and an All-Virginia Independent Conference Second Team selection. In addition to starting every game of his four-year varsity lacrosse career, Davis was also a two-year starter and senior team captain for the Saints' varsity football program, where he earned multiple All-State, All-Conference, and All- ScrimmagePlay accolades. The two-sport athlete received St. Anne Belfield's athletic award for demonstrating dedication and excellence in athletics, participated in various community service projects, and made the Dean's List every trimester.

Charles Giunta D Philadelphia, Pa. William Penn Charter Mathematics
A 2013 All-State, All-League, and All-Philadelphia defenseman, Giunta was good for 140 ground balls, 87 caused turnovers, a 56% face-off percentage, and 14 points off of 12 goals and two assists en route to earning MVP honors as the squad's captain last season at William Penn Charter. In three seasons for the Quakers, Giunta totaled 328 ground balls, 165 caused turnovers and 20 points off of 14 goals and six assists. The local product played club lacrosse for the Dukes and helped lead the team to a pair of championships at the Tri-State Lacrosse Festival and Champ Camp. Giunta also excelled in water polo and wrestling at William Penn Charter. The three-year water polo letterwinner won two Inter-Ac Championships, took third at the Eastern meet, led the squad to an undefeated season, and was a member of a Quaker team that was ranked amongst the top 25 teams on the East Coast. The tri-athlete also boxed professionally for Joe Hand Boxing Gym in South Philadelphia.

Colin Goldstein M Glen Ridge, N.J. Glen Ridge Social Science
A 2013 All-American, Goldstein is coming off of a high school career in which he totaled 210 career points off of 122 goals ad 88 assists at Glen Ridge High School. The four-year varsity letterwinner and 2013 team captain led the Ridgers to two Essex County Championships and the 2012 New Jersey Group I Championship and is a two-time All-State, All-Gibbs Division, and All- Essex County selection. Also an asset in the classroom, Goldstein made the honor roll at Glen Ridge.

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