STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Bill Cosentino has released the men's lacrosse recruiting Class of 2022.
Cosentino, who will be in his third year on the SJC sideline when the 2019 season begins next March, is bringing in another bumper crop of athletes into the fold. His second recruiting class - which consists of 15 players from five different states with three attacks, two defenders, two goalies, and eight midfielders – figures to replenish a roster that lost 12 players to graduation this spring.
Reloading the ranks will be no small task, as among the departed seniors are three core players from a defense that led the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in caused turnovers (190) and man-down defense (.783) in 2018: goalkeeper Connor Trainor and defenders Liam Skinner and Tom Lisiecki. All three players garnered 2018 All-Conference honors and were four-year starters.
Matt Donnell, who ranked second on the team with 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists), and Brendan Barrett (the Monks' all-time assists leader (78)), both team captains, will be challenging to replace as well.
Last spring, Saint Joseph's posted a 10-9 overall record with 5-4 mark in conference play en route to earning the #4 seed in the GNAC Tournament. Making their first postseason appearance since 2014, the Monks defeated fifth-seeded Rivier University, 11-10, in a conference quarterfinal at home on April 28th before falling to top-seeded Norwich University, 17-8, on the road four days later.
The 2018 Monks established new team records in shots (803), shots on goal (464) and man-up goals (47) and posted the third winning-season – and first since 2011 – in program history
"I'm thrilled to welcome our incoming lacrosse players for the 2018-2019 school year," adds Cosentino. "The group as a whole is very strong, consisting of 2018 graduates who were All-State players, captains, and major role players for their high school teams. In addition, we welcome in a few transfers who really bring some experience to this new group of student-athletes. I believe many of these young men can push to be major role players for our program next season."
MEN'S LACROSSE CLASS OF 2022
Why Saint Joseph's? Beautiful campus and they have my major
Before St. Joe's: Scored 16 goals with nine assists and 16 ground balls in 16 games for Daniel Webster College in 2016.
High School: Played lacrosse at Nashua South High School…Garnered Most Improved Player honors…Listed on the academic Honor Roll.
Personal: Russell Lee Applegate, son of Hilda Russell.
Why Saint Joseph's? Amazing school, great area, and great coaching staff
High School: Participated in cross country and lacrosse at Nashua North High School…Scored 100 goals during his high school career…NH Scholar…Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse for two years and NH Tomahawks for one year.
Community Service: NH Fish and Game volunteering
Personal: Troy Santo Bottari, son of Al & Alyson Bottari…Has two siblings, Alyssa and Nico.
Why Saint Joseph's? Nice small rural school, good lake for fishing
High School: Played lacrosse at Concord High School…New Hampshire Scholar…Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse for two years.
Personal: Jack Spencer Diaz, son of Frank and Patricia Diaz…Has two siblings, Maddison and Alexa Diaz.
Why Saint Joseph's? Small Campus with a family feel
High School: Played lacrosse at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School…2018 Colonial League All-Star…Listed on the academic Honor Roll freshman through junior year.
Personal: Trevor Jason Edward Dupuis, son of Jason Dupuis and Jessica Stanhope…Has four siblings: Dominique, Greyson, Liam, and Tyler.
Why Saint Joseph's? When I toured the school I felt like I fit in right away. I got to meet a few of the students on my tour and all of them were nice and made me feel welcomed. Coach Cosentino and Coach Horgan were also awesome during the tour making it enjoyable and still staying informative.
High School: Played football, soccer, hockey, and lacrosse at Williston-Northampton High School…Named School Athlete of the Week (2018 - Lacrosse) and Most Improved Player (2017 - Lacrosse)…2017 Division 2 Colonial Lacrosse Tournament Champions…Listed on the academic Honor Roll…Played club for Catamount Lacrosse for six years.
Personal: Michael Tadeusz Janocha, son of Peter and Sheila Janocha…Has one sister, Karen Janocha.
Why Saint Joseph's? Lacrosse program, close to home, small school
High School: Participated in lacrosse, football, and track at Exeter High School…Scholar Athlete…Listed on the Honor Roll.
Personal: Connor Paul Landry, son of Noelle Haller and Paul Landry.
Why Saint Joseph's? To play lacrosse collegiately and further my education
High School: Participated in football, swimming and lacrosse at Pinkerton Academy…Earned the Lacrosse Award and Swim Award…Member of the 2015 Swim State Championship team and 2015 Lacrosse State Championship team…Listed on the academic Honor roll.
Community Service: Elementary school volunteer for four years
Personal: Nathan David-Paul Landry, son of Amy and Brian Landry…Has a sister, Mya.
Why Saint Joseph's? The small size, beautiful campus, how at home I feel on the campus, and the friendliness of everyone I've met there.
High School: Played lacrosse and soccer at Merrimack Valley High School…Most Valuable Offensive Player freshman year on JV…Helped his team advance to the New Hampshire State Championship game senior year…Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse for two years.
Community Service: Helped coach little kids soccer and lacrosse
Personal: Zachary LaRoche, son of John and Kristy LaRoche…Has one sister, Elizabeth.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose Saint Joseph's College because it was the best fit for me academically and financially.
High School: Played lacrosse, football, and unified basketball at Nashua South High School…Earned All-Area and All-State accolades…Member of the National Honor Society…Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse for two years.
Community Service: Volunteered at fairs and cleaned yards.
Personal: Devin Michael Linscott, son of Dave and Shannon Linscott…Has a sister, Amber.
Why Saint Joseph's? I liked the location
High School: Played lacrosse at Brewster Academy…Led the team in scoring for three years…listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club for the Top Gun Fighting Clams for three years.
Personal: Blake Colby Rooney, son of Monica and Hugh…Has two siblings, Brooke and Spencer.
Why Saint Joseph's? I chose St. Joe's because I wanted something that was close to home and had business administration. I was also looking for a school that would allow me to play lacrosse competitively and this school was exactly what I wanted.
High School: Participated in hockey, lacrosse and golf at Massabesic High School…Garnered All-Star honors his senior year…Also claimed Hobey Baker Award and All-Star accolades his senior year in hockey…Earned All-Academic honors for all sports, listed on the Honor Roll, and an Elite 100 Attendee.
Community Service: Deconstruction and building of elementary school playground as well as construction of local outdoor ice rink.
Personal: Cameron Scott Roy, son of Jean and Kelly Roy…Has three siblings: Makenna, Marleigh, and Branden.
Why Saint Joseph's? I decided to attend Saint Joseph's College because when I visited the campus I felt that the campus size was perfect for me. Everyone I met was friendly and helpful. Coach Cosentino's coaching style seemed to be a good fit for me.
High School: Played lacrosse, football, golf and hockey at Littleton High School…Two-time Central Mass All-Star, Team Defensive Player of the Year, Second Team Boston All-American, Team MVP at The Hyde School, MAISAD All-Conference Team, Maine State All Star…In football helped his team win the 2013 State Championship with a title game appearance the following year…Also helped the squad earn League Championships all four years…Lacrosse League Champions all four years as well…Listed on the Academic Honor Roll…Played club for Seven Hill Lacrosse for two years.
Community Service: Youth football coach and youth lacrosse coachPersonal: Cameron Philip Shoemaker, son of Todd and Chris Shoemaker…Has two siblings, Griffin and Molly.
Why Saint Joseph's? Transferring from Mount Ida College
Before St. Joe's: Appeared in six games over two seasons at Mount Ida…made 10 saves with 12 goals allowed in 50:13 minutes…posted a 14.34 GAA and a 45.5% save percentage in two collegiate campaigns.
High School: Played lacrosse and football at Division Avenue High School…Two-year letter winner for football and lacrosse…Listed on the academic Honor Roll…Played club for Recon Lacrosse…2015 BlueChip 225 National Champion.
Community Service: Vice President of Best Buddies
Personal: Allan Stein, son of Sue and Warren Stein…Has two sisters, Sarina and Ashley.
Why Saint Joseph's? Campus location and feel
High School: Played golf and lacrosse at Thornton Academy…Earned the Coaches Award as a senior…Helped his team advance to the 2018 Class A State Championship his senior year and the Class A South Regional Final as a junior…Listed on the academic Honor Roll .
Community Service: Completed 300+ volunteer hours for Saco Bay Lacrosse
Personal: Nathan Daniel Varle, son of Heidi and Dan Varle.
Why Saint Joseph's? Location
High School: Played soccer, golf, hockey, and lacrosse at Lewiston High School…Earned the Coaches Award and First Team All-Conference honors…Member of a three-time State Championship team in hockey.
Personal: Gunnar James Wade, son of William and Lynda Wade.