Queens Adds 13 Recruits to the 2014-2015 Lacrosse Roster

CHARLOTTTE, N.C. Queens University of Charlotte head men's lacrosse coach Jim Fritz announced the addition of 13 student-athletes to his 2014-15 squad.

"I am excited about this group, said Queens head coach Jim Fritz. "We brought in 13 players who really help us fill some of our immediate and future needs. This is a good group that brings talent and athleticism to the program. I look forward to them helping us build on last season."

Zac Bruso, a midfielder from Broadneck High School in Maryland, will join the Royals after helping lead his team to an 11-5 record and a top-10 state ranking. The team captain helped his squad completed their season in the second round of the state playoffs. A three-year letterman, Bruso also played JV football and JV wrestling. His junior year he was named the team's unsung hero, and he played in the Anne Arundel county senior all-star game following his final season.

TJ Ragusa comes to Queens after playing a post-graduate year at the Hill Academy. Previously, he was a standout at Wantagh High School in football, wrestling and lacrosse. In football Ragusa played both tight end and linebacker helping Wantagh go to the Nassau County Class B Finals. In wrestling he helped lead the team to a New York State Championship and a No. 1 region ranking. He was a three-year letter winner and a three-time all-conference team member. In lacrosse, the midfielder finished with 15 goals and 9 assists helping the team to the Class B Nassau County Quarterfinals. Ragusa earned all-conference team honors following the season. He played his club ball for Be The Best.

Zac Windsor is an attacker out of the Calverton School. He will be the sixth player from Calverton to play for Queens. A four-year letterman, he helped Calverton to the MILL Championship this year. Despite some injuries that limited him to just seven games, he was still able to tally 14 goals and 16 assists. Windsor was also a two-time all-district selection and an all-region selection. Windsor played for two club teams, the Madlax National All-Star Team and the Calvert Cannons.

Jimmy Heaney is a midfielder and face-off specialist from Keene High School in New Hampshire. Despite some injuries, Heaney was a two-year starter. The team captain was named to the all-state team twice and was MVP as a sophomore. In 2013 he was selected to the Brine All-American Team. A four-year letter-winner and two-year captain in football, he was named all-state twice as well as Defensive Player of the Year. He played his club lacrosse for IAS.

Matt Gigliotti comes to the Royals out of Mt. St. Joseph High School in Maryland, where he was a three-year letter-winner at midfield playing in the highly competitive MIAA A Division. He also faced of winning 70-percent of his draws. Gigliotti was also a two-year letterman in football. He played his club ball for the Chesapeake Rock.

Tristen David is a defenseman from Chaminade High School in New York. This past year Chaminade captured the CHSSA Lacrosse Championship. At Chaminade David was a two-year letter-winner in football. During his senior year, he wrestled for Chaminade helping them to the CHSAA Wrestling Championship. David played club lacrosse for both the Long Island Jesters and the Checkmate Sharks.

Austin Christner, a midfielder out of Severna Park High School, helped lead his team to the Maryland Lacrosse playoffs. A two-year letterman in lacrosse, Christner also lettered in football one year. He played club for Predator Lacrosse

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