Virginia Signs 10 to National Letters of Intent for 2014-2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia men's lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to national letters of intent for the 2014-15 academic year.

Joining the Cavaliers next fall are Tyler Breen (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Townsend Brown (Annandale, Va.), Chase Campbell (Baltimore, Md.), Mike D'Amario (Schenectady, N.Y.), Jack Falk (Washington, D.C.), Cooper Fersen (Dorset, Vt.), Cory Harris (Fairfax, Va.), Scott Hooper (Wakefield, R.I.), Will Railey (Chevy Chase, Md.) and Will Sipperly (Falmouth, Maine).

"It is my pleasure to introduce the Virginia Lacrosse Class of 2018," said Starsia. "This group is skilled at the offensive end, and physical and athletic coming out of the defensive end. Our recruiting continues to reflect the growth in the game and emphasizes multi-sport, well-rounded athletes. A number of these young men will help us early in their playing careers and I am confident they will make a significant contribution to the UVa community, on and off the field. Fans of Virginia Lacrosse will enjoy getting to know these young men."

Breen is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound attackman from Shrewsbury, Mass. Considered to be among the nation's top attackmen in the class, Breen played in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Underclass Lacrosse Tournament and is ranked No. 24 on Inside Lacrosse's list of 2013 Top 50 Young Gun Senior Rankings. A 2012 and 2013 Under Armour All-Star, Breen scored 20 goals and nine assists for 29 points as junior in 2013, following up a sophomore campaign of 24 goals and eight assists at Taft School in Watertown, Conn. Breen also plays soccer and hockey at Taft.

Brown is a 6-foot-2, 170-pound attackman/midfielder from Annandale, Va. A first-line midfielder as a freshman on Georgetown Prep's nationally ranked IAC championship team, Brown was a member of the 2009 and 2010 US Lacrosse U-15 National Championship teams with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He played in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Underclass Lacrosse Tournament and teamed up with fellow UVa signee Will Railey to help Georgetown Prep to the 2013 IAC regular season championship. Georgetown Prep is the alma mater of former UVa players Danny Glading, Drew Jordan, Bray Malphrus and current Cavalier Pat Glading.

Campbell is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman from Baltimore, Md. The Gilman School student-athlete owns three varsity letters in lacrosse and was a 2013 Towson Times second team all-star. Plays club lacrosse with the Baltimore Crabs, where he hasn't lost a game during his entire high school career, helping the team to three NSCLA championships. Owns three varsity letters in football where he was a team captain in 2013. Helped Gilman football to the 2011 and 2012 MIAA A Conference championships. Recorded 68 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles at outside linebacker. Campbell played high school football with current UVa football student-athlete Micah Kiser and played high school lacrosse with current UVa midfielder Ryan Tucker. Also plays basketball at Gilman.

D'Amario is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound attackman from Schenectady, N.Y. The Niskayuna High School student-athlete was a 2013 US Lacrosse All-America honoree after scoring 72 goals with 44 assists. D'Amario competed in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament after missing most of the 2012 season with an injury. D'Amario also participates in indoor track & field. His older brother Steve was an attackman at UMass and his older brother Alex plays lacrosse for Union.

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