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

Mitchell Gray D Basking Ridge, N.J. Ridge Sports Marketing
A defender out of Basking Ridge, N.J., Gray was an All-State, All-Somerset County, All-Area, and All-Skyland Conference selection at Ridge High School, where he led the Red Devils to the New Jersey IV State Championship, Somerset County Championship, and New Jersey Tournament of Champions Championship. Gray was a standout in the classroom as well as he cracked the honor roll all four years of his high school career.

Anthony Joaquim M Guelph, Ontario, Canada The Hill Academy/Our Lady of Lourdes
Sports Marketing Joaquim, a native of Ontario, Canada, captained the Guelph Regals to the 2010 Final Six finals and helped lead the squad to the 2006 Field Championship title and 2002 Tyke Championship title. Joaquim also earned the 2012 and 2010 gold medals with Team Ontario Field Lacrosse and the 2010 bronze medal with Team Ontario Box Lacrosse. Off the field, Joaquim was a 2012 varsity basketball member of the District 10 and CWOSSA championship teams and OFSSA finalist squad. Also a two-time District 10 All-Star as a receiver, Joaquim helped the varsity football program to the 2011 District 10 Championship title. The incoming midfielder earned the 2011-12 Ambassadorship Award and was also greatly involved in the community as a CYO basketball volunteer from 2009-12.

T.J. Jones GK Basking Ridge, N.J. Ridge Business Administration
A 2013 New Jersey All-American, All-State, All-Courier News All-Area, and All-Conference selection out of Basking Ridge, N.J., Jones owned the net as he led the Red Devils of Ridge High School to the Somerset County Championship title, where he was named the championship MVP, the New Jersey Group 4 State Championship title, and the New Jersey Tournament of Championship title. Jones earned additional All-State and All-Conference honors in 2012 and helped Ridge High to the 2010 NJ Group 3 State Championship title and 2011 title game. A fouryear varsity starter and senior team captain for the Red Devils, Jones played club lacrosse for the Leading Edge Elite.

Connor Kubikowski D Ridgewood, N.J. Ridgewood Business
Kubikowski comes to Hawk Hill after captaining the Maroons of Ridgewood High to two Group 4 Championship titles and two Tournament of Champions semifinals. The midfielder out of Ridgewood, N.J. earned numerous accolades last season, including 2013 All-State, All-North, AllGibbs, and All-County First Team honors. Kubikowski was also a two-time competitor at DECA, a program that prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Michael Lanham M Garnet Valley, Pa. Garnet Valley Business
Lanham, the FCA face-off champion, will bring depth to the face-off position after competing in the 205 All-Star game and earning Penncrest Endless Summer All-Tournament honors. The midfielder out of Garnet Valley, Pa. helped the STX to a fifth-place finish at the inaugural Face-Off Tournament of North America and was also a member of the HEADstrong Foundation. Lanham also captained the varsity ice hockey team and made the honor roll at Garnet Valley High School.

Daniel Manning M Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Yorktown Business
Manning was twice named a New York Section I selection after totaling 212 ground balls, 22 goals, and 14 assists in his final two seasons at Yorktown High School. The face-off specialist has three years of experience from the X and went 157 of 211 (75%) last season. Manning helped the Huskers to three consecutive New York Section 1 Championships, two New York Class B semifinals, and the 2013 New York Class B playoffs and was a four-year varsity letterwinner in the sport. Off the lacrosse field, Manning was also a 2012-13 All-Section selection for winter track and a two-time captain for the Yorktown High freshman and junior varsity football teams. The Yorktown Heights, N.Y. native is a private tutor in face-offs and was a volunteer for the Gargoyle Athletics winter, spring, and summer lacrosse camps. He participated at the 2012 Alex Smith Face Off Camp, 2012 Nike Blue Chip Camp, 2011 Top 205 Camp, 2011 Loyola Greyhound Champ, and 2011 Peak 200 Camp, where he was named an All-Star. For club lacrosse, Manning played multiple seasons for the Yorktown No Limit Ballers and was a 2012 Tournament Team selection. The midfielder, who additionally played club lacrosse for the Sound Short Summer Lacrosse League, also made the 2012 Hudson Valley Team as the top face-off man and midfielder and led team to silver medal at Empire State Cup. Manning was also a standout in the classroom, earning academic honors at Yorktown.

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