BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont men’s lacrosse team has added 17 newcomers to the squad for the upcoming 2015 season. Head coach Ryan Curtis announced the recruiting class on Wednesday.
FO – 5-8 – 180 – Montgomery Village, Maryland/St. Johns College HS
Anderson was a WCAC First Team and Washington Post Honorable Mention selection in 2014, while also earning the Team’s Offensive MVP honor. Anderson currently holds his high school’s record for most career face-off wins (890).
LSM – 5-11 – 160 – Waccabuc, New York/John Jay
Bocklet, a long-stick middie from Waccabuc, New York, was selected as an all-section performer in each of his final three seasons in high school.
M – 6-3 – 195 – New Canaan, Connecticut/New Canaan/UMass
Brainard, a transfer from UMass, tallied 24 goals and 22 assists during his senior year of high school. He helped lead his team to the FCIAC Championship title in 2012.
M – 5-11 – 175 – Crown Point, Indiana/Crown Point
Bucci was named to the all-conference first team and earned all-state honorable mention selections in his junior and senior seasons. In 2013, he finished sixth in the state with 74 points.
G – 6-1 – 195 – East Greenbush, New York/Columbia
Buono was a team captain and Unsung Hero Award winner as a goalie at Columbia High School. In 2011-12, Buono made 167 saves and posted a .480 save percentage in net.
LSM – 6-0 – 175 – Timonium, Maryland/Calvert Hall
Burke, a long-stick middie, played alongside classmate Dan Flock at Calvert Hall. As a senior, Burke picked up 25 ground balls and registered four assists on the year.
M – 5-10 – 180 – Katonah, New York/John Jay/SUNY Cortland
Duffy, a transfer from SUNY Cortland, was named an all-Section and all-league performer during his senior year at John Jay High School in 2013.
G – 5-10 – 165 – Ellicott City, Maryland/Calvert Hall
Flock comes to Vermont from Calvert Hall, where he played goalie for the Cardinals. In 2012, he helped lead his squad to the MIAA Championship title.
M – 5-10 – 170 – Concord, New Hampshire/Holderness School
Gudas, a team captain for his senior season, was named an All-Lakes Region performer in his final three seasons at Holderness. In 2014, Gudas tallied 25 goals and 45 assists.
M – 6-0 – 189 – Damascus, Maryland/St. Johns College HS
Howard was an all-league honorable mention selection in 2014 en route to leading his team to a WCAC Championship. Howard registered 20 goals and 21 assists during his senior campaign.
D – 5-10 – 185 – Seabrook, New Hampshire/Governor’s Academy
Leary, a team captain for his senior season, won the Coaches’ Award and also helped lead his squad to a league championship title in 2012.
LSM – 5-10 – 185 – Bedford, New York/Fox Lane/SUNY Cortland
Magnan played alongside Duffy at SUNY Cortland last season and appeared in 11 games for the Red Dragons. In high school, Magnan was an all-section and all-league performer.
A – 5-11 – 155 – Wilmington, Delaware/Salesianum
Martin led his Salesianum squad to state championship titles from 2011-13. In his senior season, he was a team captain and earned the squad’s Offensive Player of the Year honor.
D – 6-1 – 180 – Dover, Massachusetts/St. Mark’s School
In 2014, Richards was tabbed West Division I Defensive Player of the Year and also earned a spot on the New England West All-League team.
A – 6-1 – 210 – Mansfield, Massachusetts/The Taft School
Shield joins the Catamounts after spending his high school years at the Taft School, where he finished second on the team in goals (25) during his senior campaign.
A – 6-0 – 170 – Greenwich, Connecticut/Brunswick School
Stafford collected rookie of the year honors and also earned an all-league selection in 2013. In his final season at Brunswick, Stafford tallied 34 goals and seven assists.
Connor Van Ryn
M – 5-8 – Whitby, Ontario/The Hill Academy
Van Ryn played his high school lacrosse for The Hill Academy and also played Junior B for the Clarington Green Gaels in box lacrosse. Van Ryn tallied 13 goals and 27 assists in 14 games this past summer for Clarington.
The Catamounts return eight of their top 10 scorers from last year’s squad, including Ian MacKay (42 pts.), Nick Bartlett (21) and Andrew Buckanavage (20). MacKay was named America East Rookie of the Year after leading all conference freshmen in both points and goals per game in 2014.
Photo courtesy Brian Jenkins