Villanova Announces Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2018

VILLANOVA, Pa. Villanova men's lacrosse head coach Mike Corrado and his staff are set to welcome the addition of 10 student-athletes for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Class of 2018 features five All-America selections, four all-state honorees, nine all-conference performers and includes a mix of four attackmen, four midfielders and two defensemen. Additionally, the incoming freshmen class features seven multi-sport athletes while eight have earned academic honors during their high school careers.

Joining the Wildcats this fall are Kieran Byrnes (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), Sean Cerrone (Huntington, N.Y./Chaminade), Christian Cuccinello (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes), Sean Delaney (Lower Gwynedd, Pa./Springside Chestnut Hill), Max Derham (Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy), Nick Ellis (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford), Charlie Horning (Laytonsville, Md./Georgetown Prep), Luke Palmadesso (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown), Danny Siebel (Wakefield, Mass./Belmont Hill) and Matt Wysota (Manhasset, N.Y./Chaminade).

"Our coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2018 to Villanova University," Corrado states. "Each one of these student-athletes is exceptional both on the field and in the classroom and we're looking forward to their arrival on campus."

#45 Kieran Byrnes
Garden City, N.Y./Garden City
Attack 5'11", 170 lbs.
Garden City: Earned three varsity letters under head coach Steve Finnell where he registered 22 goals and 17 assists during his senior season ... Helped guide Garden City to two New York state championships ... Named a 2014 all-conference selection ... Selected as the attack MVP at Project 9.9 ... Also named a Maverick Showtime all-star ... Also a member of the Business Honor Society and stock market club ... Earned Principal's List honors.
Personal: Born June 20th, 1996 in Mineola, N.Y ... Parents and Jim and Cathryn Byrnes ... Siblings are Conor, Liam and Aidan ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.

#29 Sean Cerrone
Huntington, N.Y./Chaminade
Midfield 5'11", 190 lbs.
Chaminade: Tallied 34 goals and 14 assists as a senior at Chaminade under head coach Jack Moran ... Registered 45 goals and 50 assists as a varsity lacrosse player ... Helped lead the team to a 15-3 overall mark in 2014 ... 2014 US Lacrosse All-American ... Named a 2014 Under Armour All-American, where he played for the North Team in the annual event ... Also played in the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Classic ... Named an All-Long Island selection ... Team MVP ... Also played quarterback and served as captain of the team while earning all-league and MVP honors ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born March 17th, 1996 in Huntington, N.Y ... Parents are Peter and Dawn Cerrone ... Siblings are Kara and Meghan ... Was the high school teammate of current Villanova lacrosse players Danny O'Connell and Matt Wysota ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business

#47 Christian Cuccinello
Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes
Attack 6'0", 210 lbs.
Mountain Lakes: Earned three varsity letters under head coach Tim Flynn and was chosen as the NJILCA Coaches Associate New Jersey Player of the Year and US Lacrosse All-American ... Also served as team captain and set a Mountain Lakes single-season scoring record with 69 goals and 39 assists for 108 points ... Ranks 3rd in Mountain Lakes history for career goals and is 4th all-time in career points ... Named the Newark Star Ledger and Morris Daily Record Player of the Year ... Chosen as the Gibbs Conference Co-Player of the Year ... 1st Team All-New Jersey honoree ... Named MSG Varsity Top-5 Athlete in 2013-14 ... 2013 Underclass Under Armour All-American ... Named Mountain Lakes Most Outstanding senior student-athlete ... Also lettered in basketball and football where he was an all-state and all-conference selection and served as a team captain ... Member of the Spanish National Honor Society and Merit Roll.
Personal: Born May 26th, 1996 in Livingston, N.J ... Parents are Greg and Maria Cuccinello ... Siblings are Greg and Brianna ... Brother, Greg, is a member of the lacrosse team at Towson University ... Cousin, Anthony Santomo, was a member of the Penn men's lacrosse team ... Undeclared major.

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