Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse Announces Freshman Class

WORCESTER, Mass.­ – The Holy Cross men’s lacrosse program has announced its 2014-2015 freshman class. Fourteen freshmen will join the program in the fall, including six High School All-Americans.

Here is a look at the freshman class.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Jack Bergmann A 5-9 155 Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day
Liam Brine LSM 6-0 195 Edgartown, Mass./The Governor’s Academy
Bear Brink M 6-4 220 Orlando, Fla./Avon Old Farms
Nate Chung G 5-11 175 Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo
Nick Colangelo LSM 6-0 185 Weston, Mass./Middlesex
Mark Diehl A 6-1 175 Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional
Matthew Fischetti M 6-2 205 Summit, N.J./Summit
Will Gaudreau D 6-2 200 Towson, Md./Calvert Hall College
Tim Hickey D 6-2 200 Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity
Logan LeBlond A 6-0 160 Branchburg, N.J./Somerville
Jake Maruna M 6-1 205 Medina, Ohio/St. Ignatius
Austin Miller D 6-1 177 Cranston, R.I./Moses Brown
Jack Nail D 6-1 190 Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich
Rich Palazzese M 6-1 180 Berwyn, Pa./Episcopal Academy

 

Jack Bergmann

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Detroit Country Day School for coach Mike Cappelletti … captain as a junior and senior … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American as he posted 42 goals, 41 assists, 83 points and 42 ground balls … 2012, 2013 and 2014 first team All-State selection … earned 2014 first team All-Midwest honors and 2013 second team accolades … 2014 State Champs Network Warrior Lacrosse High School Player of the Year Final 4 selection … tallied 124 goals and 117 assists for 241 career points … picked up 130 career ground balls … team won the 2011 and 2014 state championship … member of the Midwest Select U19 summer tournament team for coaches Kevin Finn and Jeff Anderson … also played for the Titanium Elite 2014 team for coach Dave Ames … four-year member and senior captain for the varsity hockey team for coach Frank Novock … tallied 52 goals and 79 assists for 131 career points … team won the 2011 regional championship … President of Chinese Club as a senior and Vice President as a junior … earned the 2013-2014 Detroit Country Day School Scholar Athlete Award.

 

Liam Brine

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at The Governor’s Academy for coach Peter Bidstrup … team won the 2012 ISL championship … member of the Chesapeake Rock club team.

 

Bear Brink

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Avon Old Farms for coach Skip Flanagan … won the Skip Flanagan Coaches Award for the 2012-2013 season … team won the Founders League championship in 2012 and 2014 … member of the Team Florida club team for coach Jeff Goldberg … team won the 2012 Battle of the Hotbeds championship … member of the varsity soccer team as a goalie for coach Brian Kugell.

 

Nate Chung

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Ramapo High School for coach Tom Albano … senior captain … US Lacrosse Academic All-American … earned 2014 first team All Bergen County, 2014 second team All-State, 2014 second team All-Gibbs Division and 2013 third team All-Bergen County honors … received 2014 The Record first team All-North Jersey and 2014 Ridgewood News first team All-Suburban accolades … as a senior recorded a .612 save percentage and a 7.30 goals against average … member of the Leading Edge club team for coach Tim Roy … selected to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Underclass New Jersey team and the Garden State Challenge team … one-year member and senior captain of the varsity bowling team for coach Tom Jaeger … Class Council Vice President from 2011-2014 … member of National Honor Society.

 

Nick Colangelo

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at the Middlesex School for coach Ned Herter … earned 2013 All-ISL Honorable Mention accolades … posted one goal and five assists for six career points … picked up 90 career ground balls … team won the 2012 ISL co-championship … member of the New England Select club lacrosse team for coach Ken Allis … three-year member and senior captain of the varsity football team as a wide receiver for coach Joe Lang … won the team’s 2014 Kingman Sportsmanship Award.

 

Mark Diehl

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Hunterdon Central Regional High School for coach Mike Vergalito … earned 2013 second team All-Conference honors and 2013 second team All-West Jersey accolades … posted 42 goals and 29 assists for 71 points … injured for the majority of his senior year … team won the 2013 county championship … member of the Leading Edge 2014 Elite club lacrosse team for coach Tim Roy … selected for the 2013 Under Armor uncommitted games … two-year member of the varsity football team as a linebacker for coach Matt Perotti … team won the 2013 Group 5 state championship … member of Spanish Honor Society and Science Honor Society.

 

Matthew Fischetti

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Summit High School for coach Jim Davidson … captain as a senior … earned first-team All-State honors … won the team’s Anthony Godino Award … team won the Group, Conference and County championships … tallied 46 goals and 12 assists for 58 career points … as a senior he posted 34 goals and seven assists for 41 points … member of the Summit Futures club team for coach Davidson … three-year member and senior captain of the varsity basketball team for coach Davidson.

 

Will Gaudreau

Before Holy Cross: Two-year member of the Calvert Hall College High School varsity lacrosse team for coach Bryan Kelly … member of Greene Turtle club team for coach Mike Packo … three-year member of the varsity volleyball team for coach Anthony Cammarata … captain as a junior and senior … FCA Vice President …  member of National Honor Society.

 

Tim Hickey

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Trinity High School for coach David Heisey … captain as a junior and senior … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American … earned 2013 and 2014 first team All-Conference honors … received 2013 and 2014 first team Harrisburg Patriot News and Carlisle Sentinel honors … won the team’s 2014 Most Outstanding Player Award and the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year … set the school record with 182 career takeaways … holds the school record with 225 ground balls by a defender … broke the school game record with 13 takeaways … 2013 Project 9.9 attendee … 2013 US Lacrosse champion at the All-American Showcase … played for the NXT 2014 club lacrosse team for coach Marty Kupprion … member of National Honor Society, Foreign Language Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.

 

Logan LeBlond

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Somerville High School for coach Gilman Eaton … senior captain … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American … 2013 Under Armour All-America team for New Jersey … for his career he tallied 149 goals, 160 assists, 309 points and 141 ground balls … team won the Group 2 South championship in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … earned 2014 first team All-State, and 2012 and 2013 second team honors … received 2014 first team All-Somerset County honors … selected to Play in the Gil Gibbs Senior All-Star Game … 2014 first team All-New Jersey Courier News and second team in 2012 and 2013 … won the 2014 News 12 New Jersey/New Jersey Education Association Senior Scholar Athlete Award … 2014 Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year … three-time first team All-Conference selection … 2013 and 2014 first team All-Division … set the school game record with 12 points (six goals and six assists) and tied the record for assists with nine …  as a senior he had a career-best 45 goals and 65 assists for 110 points, ranking eighth in New Jersey in assists … member of Leading Edge Elite club team for coach Chris Roy … four-year member of the varsity cross country team for coach Bruce Kafer … earned 2012 second team All-Conference honors … selected as 2014 Somerville H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient and received the 2014 Somerville Lacrosse Booster Club Scholarship Award … Student Council Representative and Student Council Senator.

 

Jake Maruna

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at St. Ignatius High School for coach Patrick McManamon … captain as a junior and senior … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American … earned 2014 first team All-Region, second team All-State and second team All-Midwest honors … 2014 team MVP … posted 45 points and 60 ground balls as a senior … member of Burning River club team for coach Woody Calleri … two-year member and senior starter of the varsity football team for coach Chuck Kyle as a linebacker … member of National Honor Society.

 

Austin Miller

Before Holy Cross: Three-yearmember of the varsity lacrosse team at the Moses Brown School for coach Mike Fraioli … senior captain … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American … earned 2013 and 2014 Providence Journal All-State honors … received 2013 and 2014 first team All-Division accolades … 2014 team MVP … member of Laxachusetts club team for coach Sean Morris … four-year member and senior captain of the varsity ice hockey team for coach Larry Tremblay … earned 2014 first team All-Holt League honors … team won the 2012 RIIL Division 1 championship … one-year member of the varsity football team for coach Willie Edwards as a linebacker.

 

Jack Nail

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member and starter of the varsity lacrosse team at Greenwich High School for coach Scott Bulkley … earned 2014 first team All-State, 2014 honorable mention All-Tri-State and 2014 All-Conference accolades … team won the 2014 state championship winning the title for the first time … team was ranked in the top 10 nationally … member of CP-Lax club team … named a Brine Team New England All-American.

 

Rich Palazzese

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Episcopal Academy for coach Andy Hayes … received 2014 All-Delco honorable mention accolades … as a senior he tallied 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points … played for the NXT club lacrosse team for coach Marty Kupprion … three-year member of the varsity football team for coach Todd Fairlie as a wide receiver and safety … received 2013 Inter-Ac Special Recognition Award … named the Delaware County Times Offensive Player of the Week in 2013 … team won the 2012 Inter-Ac championship and went 10-0 … two-year member of the varsity basketball team for coach Craig Conlin … won the team’s Senior award … sports editor for the school newspaper.

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