Regis Pride Add A Dozen New Players in 2015

WESTON, Mass. – The Regis College men’s lacrosse team will welcome one transfer student along with 11 incoming freshmen for the 2015 season, making up what Head Coach Josh Blumenthal considers the deepest recruiting class in his tenure.

The incoming student-athletes include Jack Wise (Menlo Park, Calif.), Brandon Hibner (Tewksbury, Mass.), Scott Johansen (Norwood, Mass.), Collin Spillane (Franklin, Mass.), A.J. Karofsky (Barrington, R.I.), Calvin Brault (Colchester, Vt.), J.D. Wilhelm (Thurmont, Md.), Victor Romagosa (Miami, Fla.), Danny Rancaño (Miami, Fla.), Geno Mayans (Miami, Fla.), Josh Bazail (Miami, Fla.), and Grant Nordlund (Miami, Fla.).

Hailing from six different states, the class includes six midfielders, three attackmen, two defenders and one goalie.

“Bringing in the depth of talent as seen in these twelve young men coupled with our returning nucleus, helps position us to continue on our upward trend and goal of becoming a truly strong NCAA New England lacrosse program,” Blumenthal explained.

Wise is a graduate for Sacred Heart Preparatory School in California. A member of the Palo Alto Newspaper’s 2014 All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) De Anza Division Boys Lacrosse Team, he helped backstop his squad to their first-ever league championship this past season while serving as team captain.

A Tewksbury High School midfielder, Hibner joins the short stick defensive unit for the Pride. The two-sport athlete has been a Lowell Sun High School Player of the Week while being a four-year varsity starter on both the midfield and attack sides of the ball. In addition, his football team claimed the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Division 3 High School Football Championship this past fall.

Johansen comes to Weston after a successful lacrosse and football career for the Mustangs of Norwood High School. The long stick midfielder (LSM) will be called on early in his career to add grit to an already potent defensive unit.

Tri-County Regional High School attackman Spillane will travel on I-495 to Regis for his college ball. The two-year captain was a 2013 Mayflower Athletic Conference All-Star and twice named as a Sun Chronicle All-Star. In addition, the Franklin native led his hockey team to their first-ever playoff berth in 2014 while also garnering Sun Chronicle All-Star accolades.

Midfielder Karofsky travels north on I-95 in the fall to join the Pride. The 2014 St. Andrew’s School graduate served as two-time team captain along with previously being named to the 2013 New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Second Team All-League before garnering similar honors on the South East New England (SENE) Athletic Conference All-League Team honors this past spring.

Colchester, Vt. native Brault will wear the Crimson and Gold for Regis next season. The Colchester High School midfielder has played four consecutive varsity seasons while being named to both the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference (NVAC) 2013 First Team All-League and 2014 Second Team All-State Teams. This past season as captain, he led his team to a playoff appearance while being selected for the 2014 Vermont East-West Senior All-Star Game.

Catoctin High School graduate Wilhelm will become the first-ever Maryland lacrosse player to join the Regis Pride lacrosse family. The Thurmont, Md. attackman has been a Frederick Post First Team All-County selection in 2013. In addition the four-year team captain has garnered Mountain Valley Antietam League (MVAL) First Team All-Conference honors in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Christopher Columbus High School midfielder Romagosa flies north this fall to join the Pride lacrosse program. A two-year varsity team member for the Explorers, Romagosa was part of the 2013 and 2014 district titles along with two trips to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Regional Playoffs, falling one game shy of the state finals during his junior year.

A three-year varsity midfielder for the Christopher Columbus High School, Rancaño led his team to a 50-12 mark including two trips to the FHSAA regional playoffs. His 2014 team boasted a 16-5 record including a district title en route to the post-season.

Gulliver Prep midfielder Mayans will join the Miami contingent in Weston this season. The two-year varsity player previously served as a junior varsity captain before joining the varsity and helping lead his Raiders squad to a FHSAA District Championship contest in 2014.

A two-year varsity team member for the Explorers, Bazail becomes the first ever defenseman from the sunshine state to join the Pride. His high school resume at Christopher Columbus High School includes two trips to the FHSAA regional playoffs and back-to-back district titles.

Former Christopher Columbus High School attackman Nordlund transfers from St. Andrew’s University (NC) in 2015. Nordlund, a two time Miami Herald First Team All County selection during both his junior and senior seasons, helped lead the Explorers to two-straight district titles and FHSAA regional playoff appearances. In his final season he netted 75 goals and dished out 50 assists good for 125 Points. For his efforts he played in the South Florida Senior All-Star Game and received a spot on the All-State Honorable Mention Team.