Colgate Welcomes 15 Newcomers for the 2014 Lacrosse Season

Robby Dunigan
Attack
5-10, 162
Kensington, Md.


Coach Murphy on Dunigan: "Robby, like most of his classmates, comes from an outstanding high school program and understands what it takes to be successful. He is an incredibly smart player who has the ability to play either attack or midfield."

High School: 2011 and 2012 Brine National High School All-American, and Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Star as senior ... Tallied 24 points and 35 ground balls during senior season ... Landon School's Jack Crawford Award for Most Valuable Midfielder senior year ... Three letters in both lacrosse and football ... Helped Bears to 2012 Interstate Athletic Conference titles in lacrosse and football ... Senior-year football captain ... Cum Laude junior and senior year ... Editor of school's Landon News.

Personal: Parents are Bob and Jane Marie Dunigan ... Born in Washington, D.C. ... Has two brothers ... Full name is Robert Barry Dunigan.

Niall Durkan
Defense
6-4, 210
Malvern, Pa.


Coach Murphy on Durkan: "Niall is a physically imposing player who, like the other defensemen in his class, can be multi-dimensional in how we use him."

High School: Team captain helped guide Great Valley High to its first Chestmont League championship in 2013 ... Twice named first team All-League, and second team All-Area in 2013 ... Honorable mention All-Area in 2012 ... Earned second team All-League in 2011 ... Also played football and basketball, and was member of school's swimming team ... Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse, one in swimming and three in football ... Football team captain in 2013 as defensive end ... Had 11 quarterback sacks for his senior year and 19 for career ... Team's MVP for lacrosse and Defensive MVP in 2011 for football ... School's 2013 Ben Crisi Award for work ethic ... Member of school's newspaper club.

Personal: Parents are Michael and Virginia Durkan ... Born in Chester, Pa. ... Has three sisters ... Full name is Niall Patrick Durkan.

Danny LaCrosse
Attack
5-10, 150
Canandaigua, N.Y.


Coach Murphy on LaCrosse: "I am very excited to see how Danny's game carries over into college. He is a dynamic player who sees the field very well but has the ability to score goals as well."

High School: Named to All-Greater Rochester Super 16 team by Democrat & Chronicle newspaper ... Named to U.S. Lacrosse's Rochester Senior All-Star Game as midfielder ... First team All-Section ... Section 5 (Class B) All-Tournament ... All-League first team midfielder ... Helped Canandaigua Academy to Class B Section 5 championship ... Also played football ... Future Business Leaders of America.

Personal: Parents are Steven and Barbara LaCrosse ... Born in New York ... Has one brother ... Full name is Daniel John LaCrosse.

Peter Marchetto
Midfield/Faceoff
5-10, 170
Chatham, N.J.


Coach Murphy on Marchetto: "Peter is an excellent face-off man and he, along with Alex Kinnealey, will help us be more consistent at the face-off X."

High School: Key member in Seton Hall Prep's run to 2013 Essex County championship and New Jersey Non-Public A title game ... Compiled 94-of-171 mark as senior at the faceoff X, and was 133-of-231 for his career ... Contributed to Wounded Warrior Foundation and Restore the Shore.

Personal: Parents are Dean and Irene Marchetto ... Born in Hoboken, N.J. ... Has two brothers ... Full name is Peter John Marchetto.

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