Lafayette Unveils Lacrosse Recruiting Class for 2015 Season

EASTON, PA. Lafayette lacrosse head coach Jim Rogalski unveiled the addition of 15 members to the program's class of 2018 on Friday. This year's class boasts seven in-state players as well as three from New Jersey and two from New York, including a transfer from Hofstra. One each from Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland round out the group.

"My staff and I are very excited about this class' arrival on College Hill and believe we're bringing in a group of high-quality individuals from great high school programs," Rogalski said. "From top to bottom, this class brings toughness, lacrosse IQ, leadership and talent to the program. The expectations are high for this group and we look forward to their immediate impact."

The 2018 student-athletes consist of seven midfielders, four attackers, three defenders, and a goalie.

Jack Appicciafuoco (6-3, 180 | Midfield | Haverford School | PA): Member of the Inter-AC Invitational Championship team ... Participated in the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club, Haverford Finance Club, and the Varsity Water Polo team ... Winner of the History Award and the Frank R. Ewing Jr. Oar Award.

Keith Cameron (6-2, 205 | Defense | Hatboro-Horsham H.S. | PA): Played four years of varsity lacrosse ... Was named Defensive MVP his senior year and led a defense that allowed four goals per game between the 2013 and 2014 seasons ... Twice named All-League on the defensive side for the two-time league champions ... Also participated in football earning All-League honors on both sides of the ball ... Member of the honor roll all four years.

Matt Close (5-9, 175 | Midfield | Wilson H.S. | PA): Named a US Lacrosse All-American in 2013 and 2014 ... Selected as the All-Berks Player of the Year his final two seasons, as well as earning All-Berks First Team Midfield honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Amassed 317 points in his career, setting the Berks County lacrosse record in career points ... Member of Berks County Championship teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as earning a District 3 runner-up nod in 2013 and 2014 and a PIAA Elite Eight appearance the past two seasons ... Earned First Team Lancaster-Lebanon League Corner Back laurels and was selected to the Lancaster Lebanon League and Voices Berks Senior Classic All-Star games ... Winner of the Wilson Lacrosse Founders Award, Rich Romig Award, Michael Ziolkowski Memorial Award, and the E. Jerry Brooks Academic Excellence Award ... Was in the top 10% of his class academically all four years, graduating Magna Cum Laude and participating in the National Honor Society in 2013 and 2014.

George Cloud (6-4, 205 | Defense | Freeman H.S. | VA): Picked up 52 groundballs and scored four goals with one assist during his senior season ... Selected as team captain his final year and led the team to a Richmond Group Championship ... Earned All-State honors in 2014 ... Honored on the Dean's and Headmaster's Lists as an honor roll student.

Owen Green (5-10, 170 | Midfield | Haverford H.S. | PA): Selected as a team captain and scored 46 goals, good enough for third in Delaware County, his senior season ... Named to the All-Central and All-Main Line Second Teams and earned the Ken Leonard Scholarship ... Also participated in football as an All-Delco Football and Linebacker Central League Honorable Mention ... Awarded the Boosters Scholarship for Academics and Performance for his football efforts.

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