The Villanova Men's Lacrosse team issued a press release announcing ten new Wildcats to the squad for the 2015 season.
The Class of 2018 features five all-america selections, four all-state honorees, nine all-conference performers and includes a mix of four attackmen, four midfielders and two defensemen. Additionally, the incoming freshmen class features seven multi-sport athletes while eight have earned academic honors during their high school careers.
Head Coach Mike Corrado added, "Our coaching staff is extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2018 to Villanova University. Each one of these student-athletes is exceptional both on the field and in the classroom and we’re looking forward to their arrival on campus."
|Player||Hometown / High School||Position||Height, Weight|
|Kieran Byrnes||Garden City, NY/Garden City||Attack||5’11", 170 lbs.|
|Helped guide Garden City to two New York state championships… Named a 2014 all-conference selection…
|Sean Cerrone||Huntington, NY/Chaminade||Midfield||5’11", 190 lbs.|
|2014 US Lacrosse All-American… Named a 2014 Under Armour All-American, where he played for the North Team in the annual event… Also played in the Under Armour Underclass Lacrosse Classic… Named an All-Long Island selection…|
|Christian Cuccinello||Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes||Attack||6’0", 210 lbs.|
|Was chosen as the NJILCA Coaches Associate New Jersey Player of the Year and US Lacrosse All-American... 1st Team All-New Jersey honoree... 2013 Underclass Under Armour All-American...|
|Sean Delaney||Lower Gwynedd, PA/Springside Chestnut Hill||Defense||5’11", 185 lbs.|
|Named the team best defenseman in 2012 at Springside Chestnut Hill… 2010 Suburban One All-League Honorable Mention selection… 2010 Wissahickon High School Rookie of the Year…|
|Max Derham||Doylestown, PA/Germantown Academy||Attack/Midfield||6’2", 175 lbs.|
|Registered 115 career points via 72 goals and 43 assists…|
|Nick Ellis||West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford||Midfield||5’9", 175 lbs.|
|Named to the 2014 All-South Jersey team… Was a 2014 and 2012 all-conference selection...|
|Charlie Horning||Laytonsville, MD/Georgetown Prep||Attack||5’8", 170 lbs.|
|2014 Under Armour All-American (South Team) and US All-American…2014 All-Met Player of the Year… Named a Maryland First Team All-State selection and First Team All-Gazette honoree… Chosen as Georgetown Prep’s Offensive Player of the Year twice…|
|Luke Palmadesso||Yorktown Heights, NY/Yorktown||Faceoff/Midfield||5’10", 160 lbs.|
|Help lead Yorktown to a 2014 New York State Championship while the team finished the year ranked 10th nationally on laxpower.com and 16th nationally in the final Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour polls… Captained the 2013 team to a Section 1 championship and was a member of the state semifinal teams in 2011 and 2012… 2013 and 2014 U.S. Lacrosse All-American…|
|Danny Seibel||Wakefield, MA/Belmont Hill||Attack||5’11", 174 lbs.|
|2013 and 2014 All-ISL honoree… 2012 Honorable Mention All-ISL… Named a 2013 and 2014 BostonLax All-American…|
|Matt Wysota||Manhasset, NY/Chaminade||Defense||5’11", 185 lbs.|
|Helped lead the team to back-to-back CHSAAA Championships… 2014 All-Catholic League selection… Also lettered in football and led the team to a CSHAAA Championship in 2013…|
The Wildcats look to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. A year filled with tough out-of-conference opponents lead to their demise, yet the team does have a few positives to build on including their 9-7 road victory over the 17th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. The season concluded with a devastating 14-7 loss to the Denver Pioneers in the Big East Tournament Finals.