WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Jim Morrissey has announced the 2011-2012 freshman class. Juan Angel-Diaz (Potomac, Md.), Eddie Cameron (Hull, Mass.), Jack Foster (Midlothian, Va.), Joe Fusco (North Caldwell, N.J.), Frank Gaul (Glen Rock, N.J.), Clay Haarmann (Mendham, N.J.), Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.), Jimmy O'Brien (Loudonville, N.Y.), Jon Pillon (Branchburg, N.J.), Tyler Purdue (Mendham, N.J.), Conor Shanahan (Potomac, Md.), Burke Smith (Fairway, Kan.), Chris Smith (Rye, N.Y.), Jack Spencer (Garden City, N.Y.), Sam Van Hook (Boulder, Colo.) and Jamie Ward (Glen Rock, N.J.) have joined the Holy Cross program for the 2011-2012 academic year, along with sophomore Jack Ayers (Scituate, Mass.).
"This group of 17 new players have made an immediate impact on our program since the first day of fall ball," said Morrissey. "They have raised the bar and are pushing our upperclassmen in the weight room and on the lacrosse field. The competition for playing time should become fierce this spring."
Here is a look at the 17 new members of the team. Click on a student-athlete's name to read more about him.
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown / High School|
|Juan Angel-Diaz||D||5-9||185||Potomac, Md. / Georgetown Prep|
|Jack Ayers||M||6-0||180||Scituate, Mass. / Boston College|
|Eddie Cameron||G||5-8||155||Hull, Mass. / Hull|
|Jack Foster||D||6-1||210||Midlothian, Va. / St. Christopher's|
|Joe Fusco||M||5-10||160||North Caldwell, N.J. / West Essex|
|Frank Gaul||M||6-2||185||Glen Rock, N.J. / Don Bosco Prep|
|Clay Haarmann||A||6-0||175||Mendham, N.J. / Delbarton|
|Terry McKenna||M||6-2||185||Summit, N.J. / Summit|
|Jimmy O'Brien||M||5-10||180||Loudonville, N.Y. / Shaker|
|Jon Pillon||D||6-0||190||Branchburg, N.J. / Immaculata|
|Tyler Purdue||M||5-9||173||Mendham, N.J. / Mendham|
|Conor Shanahan||A||6-2||165||Potomac, Md. / Georgetown Prep|
|Burke Smith||LSM||6-1||180||Fairway, Kan. / Shawnee Mission East|
|Chris Smith||M||5-10||170||Rye, N.Y. / Fordham Prep|
|Jack Spencer||A||5-9||150||Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City|
|Sam Van Hook||G||5-10||160||Boulder, Colo. / Kent Denver|
|Jamie Ward||M||6-0||180||Glen Rock, N.J. / Bergen Catholic|