Feb. 11, 2009
QUEENS, N.Y. -
The start of the 2009 lacrosse season is just a few days away, as the team travels to Holy Cross on Saturday. With a new season on the horizon, St. John’s roster has been injected with 13 freshmen ready to help contribute to the new campaign. The Class of 2012 brings in representatives from eight different states from New York to as far west as Washington. It includes five midfielders, three attackmen, three defensemen and one goalie.
Undoubtedly, this newest crop of freshmen will have a major impact on the St. John’s Lacrosse program for the next four years.
The Class of 2012:
#24 Jack Buckley
River Forest, Ill. (Oak Park River Forest)
Buckley was a two-year captain of the Oak River Park Forest Huskies. He was named first team all-conference following both his senior and junior seasons. In his senior year he scored 28 goals with 30 assists. He also played club lacrosse for the Chicago Machine varsity squad and Team Illinois.
#29 Max Carr
Danvers, Mass. (St. John’s Prep)
Carr played for the St. John’s Prep Eagles who were ranked fourth in the state of Massachusetts after the 2008 regular season. Carr joined the team in the late fall and has made an immediate impact as a back-up goalie.
#33 Shane Foley
#25 Charles Holenstein
South Brunswick, N.J. (South Brunswick)
Foley was a four-year member of the South Brunswick High School lacrosse team. He had 139 goals and 70 assists in his high school career, including 78 goals and 24 assist in his senior season as captain of the team. Named the 2008 Middlesex Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Foley was a three-time first team all-conference honoree (2006-2008). He also played for the Leading Edge Elite lacrosse club.
Downingtown, Pa. (Downingtown West)
Holenstein played four seasons for the Downingtown West Whippets. He finished his career with 128 goals and 57 assists for 185 points, leading his team in scoring from 2006-2008. He was named both the Chest-mont League and his team’s Most Valuable Player in 2008. He also received first team honors in 2007 and 2008 and was an Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (EPSLA) All-Star.
#7 Matt Hurst
Massapequa, N.Y. (Massapequa)
Hurst played four seasons with the Massapequa High School Chiefs. Hurst was named to the all-conference team in 2007 and 2008 and also won the 2008 Massapequa Coaches’ Award. He was part of Massapequa’s county championship team in 2006. Additionally, he played club lacrosse for the Long Island Express.
#19 Carl Iacona
Massapequa, N.Y. (Massapequa)
A Massapequa scholar athlete, Iacona, played four seasons for the Massapequa High School Chiefs. As captain, in 2008 he was named Massapequa’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, was a 2008 Nassau County All-America finalist, and earned all-Nassau County honors. He was also a member of the Chiefs 2006 county championship team and also played for the Long Island Express lacrosse club.
#43 Mark Jackson Jr.
Redmond, Wash. (Overlake School)
Jackson played three years with the Overlake School Owls. He earned first team All-Evergreen Conference honors and was named to the All-Washington team. As a senior captain he led the Owls to the 2008 state semifinals.
#44 Harry Kutner
Garden City, N.Y. (Garden City/Westminster)
Kutner played two years at Garden City High School and another season at Westminster Prep School. He was a part of Garden City’s two-time Nassau County Championship team (2006 & 2007). At Westminster, he scored 31 goals with 12 assists in 12 games and was nominated for Attackman of the Year among all New England Prep Schools.
#13 James McLoughlin
Long Beach, N.Y. (Long Beach)
McLoughlin played four years for Long Beach High School. He tallied 192 points with 84 goals and 104 assists during his high school career, including a career-high of 36 goals and 33 assists in his senior season. As a senior captain, in 2008, he earned All-Nassau County honors. He was also an honorable mention all-county selection in 2007.
#5 Nick Piotti
Hohokus, N.J. (Ridgewood)
Piotti played four seasons with the Ridgewood High School Maroons. He scored 148 points in his career with 100 goals and 48 assists. In his rookie season, he tallied 54 goals and 21 assists and earned the Ridgewood coach’s award. He was a member of the Maroons Group III State Championship teams in 2006 and 2008 and the Bergen County Tournament Championship team also in 2008.
#11 Zach Rubin
Branford, Conn. (Branford/Choate)
Rubin played three seasons with Branford High School, where he tallied 121 career points, including 70 in his senior season. He earned all-state honors as a senior and became one of Branford’s top 10 all-time leading scorers. In 2008, he played a year at the Choate Prep School where he scored 35 points. He was also a member of the Connecticut Cardinals and the Long Island Sting club teams.
#35 Tanner Seago
Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Jerome)
Seago played three seasons with the Dublin Jerome Celtics as a long pole midfielder and was team captain his senior season. He notched 233 ground balls in his career, with a career-high of 110 in his senior season. He earned first team all-region and all-state honors in 2007 and 2008. Also in 2008, he was named the Ohio Specialist of the Year and earned State Farm Scholar-Athlete Honors. He was a member of the Celtics’ 2005 Division IB state championship team and the runner-up team in 2006.
#3 Dan Viviano
New Hyde Park, N.Y. (Kellenberg)
Viviano played four years for the Kellenberg Memorial High School Firebirds. As team captain in his senior season he was named the New York Catholic High Schools Athletic Association (NYCHSAA) Defensive Midfielder of the Year. He also received NYCHSAA all-league honors in his junior year. Additionally, he played club lacrosse for the Long Island Express.
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