NYIT Lacrosse Welcomes 17 Recruits for the 2014 Season

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2013) NYIT head lacrosse coach Bill Dunn welcomes 17 fresh faces to the 2014 roster this season. The class began classes in September 2013 and helped the Bears defeat the alumni team 10-8 in the annual game last Saturday.

"We are elated with our incoming class," said Dunn. "There is a wealth of talent and we are pleased with the quality of these student-athletes, not only as lacrosse players but as outstanding students and individuals."

Name              Pos.   Ht./Wt.    Hometown/High School
Ian Brown DEF 6-2/210 Huntington, N.Y./L.I. Lutheran
Mike Buscemi MID 5-11/180 Farmingville, N.Y./St. Anthony's
John Diaz MID 5-8/170 Syosset, N.Y./Syosset
Nick Haiduk ATT 5-9/170 Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North
Brian Headrick ATT 6-0/180 Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park
Peter Izzo GOAL 6-2/185 Merrick, N.Y./St. Dominic's
Will Kistinger MID 5-11/185 Bohemia, N.Y./Connetquot
Shane Lenahan ATT 6-1/190 Plainview, N.Y./Plainview JFK
Mike Lucarelli MID 6-0/175 Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hallow Hills West
Joe Morhardt DEF 6-1/200 Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst
Danny Patterson DEF 5-10/185 Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale
Mike Renick MID 5-10/170 Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst
George Schultz ATT 5-10/165 Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West
Alex Seltzer GOAL 6-1/200 Plainview, N.Y./Plainview JFK
Godwin Sotome GOAL 6-0/180 Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale
Nick Swanson DEF 6-3/190 Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside
Mike Zerbo DEF 5-10/180 East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville

Ian Brown
Defense Huntington, N.Y. (Long Island Lutheran)

Coach Dunn on Brown: "Ian has size, speed, and strength. He now has to work on his skills and then he will be in the mix."

A two-sport athlete in football and lacrosse, Brown has his best lacrosse years ahead of him. At Long Island Lutheran, Brown was a two-time coach's award recipient and was named the lacrosse team's Most Valuable Player in 2013.

Mike Buscemi
Midfield Farmingville, N.Y. (St. Anthony's)

Coach Dunn on Buscemi: "Mike will compete as one of the Bears' face-off middies. He will develop his skills to stay on the field, too."

Buscemi comes to NYIT from St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, N.Y. where he had an exceptional senior season as the Friars' face-off middie. While at St. Anthony's his helped his team to the 2012 Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) championship.

John Diaz
Midfielder Syosset, N.Y. (Syosset)

Coach Dunn on Diaz: "John is a hard-nosed, throwback middie. With his ability to face-off and stay on the field, he will become a dual threat for us."

A three-sport athlete at Syosset High School in lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling, Diaz earned two all-county honors in lacrosse as was a high school honorable mention All-American. In wrestling, Diaz earned all-conference honors.

Nick Haiduk
Attack Holbrook, N.Y. (Sachem North)

Coach Dunn on Haiduk: "Nike is a hustler. He always works on the small things and down the road this will pay off."

Haiduk joins the Bears' lacrosse program after playing two varsity seasons at Sachem North High School. He has an outstanding work ethic and is constantly improving his game. With this attitude he will develop into one of the Bears' top attack men. Haiduk' s older brother Billy played for the lacrosse team from 2008-2011 and was a member of the 2008 National Championship team.

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