Colgate Welcomes 15 Newcomers for the 2014 Lacrosse Season

Will Mette
Midfield
6-1, 180
Wilmington, Del.


Coach Murphy on Mette: "Will is a high-energy guy who reminds me a lot of John Donnally. He is a fierce competitor who will help re-energize our transition game."

High School: Three-time All-State honoree ... Helped Tower Hill School to 2010 Delaware state championship ... Scored 31 goals with 12 assists as senior team captain, and finished his career with 91 goals and 37 assists ... Class of 2003 Award for leadership and John J. Buonocore Award for intensity ... Cum Laude Society.

Personal: Parents are Luke and Jackie Mette ... Born in Wilmington, Del. ... Has one brother ... Full name is William Nicholas Mette.

Jackson Patterson
Defense
6-2, 215
Millstone, N.J.


Coach Murphy on Patterson: "Another physically imposing player, Jackson is a phenomenal young man who has the potential to make an immediate impact on our club."

High School: Twice named first team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League and All-New Jersey Prep ... 2013 New Jersey Bob Scott Award ... Helped Peddie School to 2010 Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship, and Falcons played in three consecutive New Jersey Prep A state championship tournaments ... 2013 team MVP after compiling 68 ground balls ... Two-year captain and team's two-time winner of Del-Von Coaches Award for leadership, sportsmanship and commitment ... Also played football.

Personal: Parents are Melroy and Demetra Patterson ... Born in Princeton, N.J. ... Has one brother ... Full name is Jackson Clyde Patterson.

Tyler Schmarak
Midfield
6-0, 195
Park Ridge, Ill.


Coach Murphy on Schmarak: "Tyler is a strong shooter from one of the best programs in the Chicago area."

High School: All-Conference first team in 2012 and second team in 2013 ... Helped New Trier High to 2011 Illinois state championship ... Senior year captain, scoring 29 goals with 11 assists ... Finished career with 63 goals and 21 assists ... Also played soccer ... Contributed to Special Olympics, French Honor Society and was National Merit Scholar.

Personal: Parents are Bradley Schmarak and Gina Propp-Schmarak '81 ... Born in Chicago ... Has one brother ... Full name is Tyler Alexander Propp Schmarak.

Max Spohler
Attack
6-1, 185
New York, N.Y.


Coach Murphy on Spohler: "I am excited for Max to join our team. He had an excellent senior year and he adds depth to our young attack."

High School: Selected to 2013 Mayor's Cup All-Star Game and All-Lacrosse Ivy League first team ... Helped Trinity School to 2013 Lacrosse Ivy League title and second-place finish at NYAIS Championship ... Two-year captain who scored 52 goals with 35 assists as senior ... School's Alumni Award for outstanding contribution to the lacrosse program ... Also lettered in soccer and played basketball ...

Personal: Parents are Bruce and Melissa Spohler ... Born in New York City ... Has two sisters and one brother ... Full name is Maxwell Alexander Spohler.

Jack Stebbins
Midfield
6-5, 200
Littleton, Colo.


Coach Murphy on Stebbins: "Jack is a big strong midfielder who can really move. He uses his size to his advantage and has the skills to add depth to our face-off game."

High School: U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2012 and Adrenaline All-American in 2013 ... Twice named All-State first team and three times All-Conference first team ... Conference MVP in 2012 ... Played only five games for Columbine High as senior because of shoulder injury, scoring 13 goals and five assists in that limited time ... Team captain senior year ... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Parents are John and Andrea Stebbins ... Born in Denver ... Has two brothers ... Full name is John Michael Stebbins.

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2013-09-23



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