Oct. 2, 2013
BOSTON – The Boston University men’s lacrosse program and head coach Ryan Polley have finalized the 2013-14 roster, as announced on Wednesday.
Nine newcomers, including three transfers, one walk-on and five members of the BU club team, will join the initial 34 members of the inaugural recruiting class to complete the Terriers’ 42-man roster. Among the club players are three seniors and two juniors who will provide leadership to the squad’s 32 true freshmen.
Jack Cruzan, Patrick Donnelly and Alex Paroda represent the three transfers. Freshman Hunter Stein made the team as a walk-on after open tryouts, as did former club team players Evan Herron, Kyle Lange, Alex Nicolaou, Emerson Rogers and Brad Sauln.
BU will host its first exhibition game at Nickerson Field on Wednesday, Oct. 23, against Team England at 7:30 p.m. A free youth clinic will precede the game, which is free and open to the public.
Jack Cruzan (Del Mar, Calif./Providence)
Patrick Donnelly (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon)
Appeared in five games last season at Providence, recording two shots … Played four seasons on the varsity lacrosse team at Cathedral Catholic High School … Was a US Lacrosse All-American as a senior after he scored 28 goals and added 32 assists … Earned Western League First Team honors and Second Team All-CIF honors in 2011 and 2012 … Was also member of RC Starz and West Coast Starz … Earned two varsity letters in soccer.
Transfer from Penn State … Was captain during his junior and senior seasons at Mt. Lebanon High School … Earned US Lacrosse All-America honors as a senior in 2012 … Named WPIAL Player of the Year as a senior … Earned First Team MSLCA honors in his final two years at Mt. Lebanon.
Evan Herron (West Simsbury, Conn./Northwest Catholic)
Played two seasons on BU club team … Totaled one assist and five ground balls during 2013 season … Played high school lacrosse at Northwest Catholic in Connecticut.
Kyle Lange (Boxford, Mass./Pingree School)
Played three seasons on the BU club team and was captain and president of the organization … Was a three-time PCLL Second Team goaltender … Earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 and was a two-time team MVP … Earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors and NEPSAC All-League honors as a senior in high school … Helped Pingree win New England Small School Championship during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Alex Nicolaou (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte)
Played two seasons of club lacrosse at BU … Scored 24 goals and added 14 assists in 23 games over the last two seasons … Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse at Miramonte High School … Was captain and leading scorer as a senior en route to earning DFAL First Team honors … Helped team win league championship as a junior.
Alex Paroda (Rochester, N.Y./Mount St. Mary’s)
Transfer from Mount St. Mary’s … Played in six games for the Mountaineers in 2013 and scored his first collegiate goal in a 12-11 win over Bucknell … Played varsity lacrosse at McQuaid Jesuit High School … Was a captain and First Team All-Conference honoree as a senior … Also made the Blaze Lacrosse Select Team as a sophomore.
Emerson Rogers (North Hampton, N.H./Brooks School)
Was three-year member of BU club team … Scored 21 goals and compiled 34 points as club player … Will play as defenseman on varsity team after three seasons at attack … Played varsity lacrosse, soccer and basketball at Brooks School.
Brad Sauln (Rochester, N.Y./Rush-Henrietta)
Played three seasons on the BU club team … Won 51 faceoffs, scored seven goals and added six assists last season … Totaled 27 points (13g, 14a) over three seasons on the club team and was a 2013 PCLL Second Team All-Conference selection … Captained his high school team as a senior and earned All-League Honorable Mention honors … Was Second Team All-League as a junior captain at Rush-Henrietta.
Hunter Stein (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset)
Played two seasons of varsity lacrosse at Syosset High School … Was a Scholar-Athlete as a senior … Helped lead Syosset to Nassau County Class AA championship in his junior season … Also played varsity soccer.