June 15, 2010

Yale Formally Announces Incoming Freshmen

from press release

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale Head Coach Andy Shay announced his 10-man Class of 2014, which has a balance of positions, skill and size. The newcomers, who hail from four different states, are a mix of all-state, all-county and all-America selections who will help the Bulldogs defend their share of the 2010 Ivy League Championship.

“Our staff is excited about the addition of these players.  We feel that we really improved our talent and depth for the 2011 team.  These players represent the future of Yale Lacrosse and we are looking forward to coaching them this fall,” said Shay.

Jack Ambrose
5-9, 165           D/LSM
Westport, CT
At Staples High School: Four-year varsity starter at D and LSM… Two-time All-FCIAC… Two-time team defensive award and ground ball leader… Team Block S winner as hardest worker… Two-year football varsity letterwinner… All-FCIAC honorable mention senior year in football… State runner-up and FCIAC champions on gridiron… Wrestled for one year… FCIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month… Channel 12 Scholar-Athlete… AP Scholar… Personal: John Tate Ambrose is the son of Kim and David Ambrose… His uncle, Joseph "Trey" Crisco, PhD Yale 1989, was goalie coach for the Elis from 1988-1992 after being a three-sport captain at Amherst College. 

Jimmy Craft
6-0, 185  D
Darien, CT
At Brunswick School: Three-year lacrosse letterman who captained team senior year… 80 ground balls junior year as close defenseman… Co-winner of the team defensive MVP junior year… Rookie of Year as sophomore… Football team offensive MVP senior year… Played QB and threw for 2,015 yards and 25 TDs… All FAA junior year of football… Honor Roll… Personal: James Henderson Craft is the son of Ginger and John Craft.

Jared DePalma
6-4, 200  M
Manlius, N.Y.
At Christian Brothers Academy: Played M and A while earning three varsity letters… Empire State Games 2007… Team rookie of the year as sophomore… First-team all-league junior year… First-team all-league in football senior season… Honorable mention all-league junior year on gridiron… High Honors all four years… Personal: Jared Richard DePalma is the son of Mary Anne Theiss and Rick DePalma…Brother, Justin, played lacrosse freshman year at Sacred Heart and is transferring to LeMoyne.

Dylan Levings
5-9, 185  A/M
Massapequa, N.Y.
At Plainedge High School: Two-sport letterman… Captained lacrosse team and played M and took face-offs… Won 75 percent of face-offs senior year and 72 as a junior… 108 ground balls junior year… 2009 all-county… Red Devil Award… Coaches Award… Under Armour Underclassman All-America… Academic all-county… Team was Nassau County semifinalists in 2008 and 2009… Lettered in soccer as well… Class salutatorian… Summa cum laude… Scholar-Athlete Honors all four years… AP Scholar… National Honor Society… Personal: Dylan Levings is the son of Lisa and Thomas Levings… Father played football and lacrosse for Lebanon Valley College… Uncle played lacrosse at Stony Brook.

Jackson Logie
5-10 175 Midfield
New Canaan, CT
At Deerfield Academy: Three-time varsity lacrosse letterman… Team went 46-3 in those 3 years… Tallied 42 points combined over junior and season seasons… Represented New England at the Under Armor Underclassmen Games as a junior… Selected for Connecticut Super Junior Game and had game-high three points… Winner of the David C. Haviland Coach’s Award for leadership and team play senior year… Also lettered twice in hockey as a forward… Honor Roll student… National Merit Scholar… Personal: Son of Scott and Elizabeth Logie, both Yale ’85… Father played varsity hockey at Yale.

Brandon Mangan
Wantagh, N.Y.
6-2,  175          A
At Wantagh High School: Four-year letterman and senior year captain… Scored 195 career goals and had 333 points… 2010 first-team U.S. Lacrosse All-American… … 2010 Nassau County Attackman of the Year… Three-time all-county selection on high school team… Played on 2010 Nassau County finalist… Fifth among Long Island scorers in 2010… Led all scorers in Nassau County with 63 goals and 40 assists… Played on 2009 Under Armour Long Island Team … Won the Under Armour Underclassmen Games… Academic all-county and all-conference… Wendy’s High School Heisman Award… National Honor Societies for business, marketing and foreign language… President’s Education Award for academic excellence… Personal: Brandon Mangan is the son of Carol and Richard Mangan… Brother, Brian, plays lacrosse at New York Institute of Technology.

Ryan McCarthy
6-0, 190  A
South Glastonbury, CT
At Glastonbury High School: Four-year letterman in lacrosse… Led team in scoring each year… All-state attack two years… All-conference attack the last three years… Three-time all-academic… Led team in interceptions for three seasons and played WR and DB… National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society… Personal: Great grandfather, Richard Wallas Hogue Jr captained the 1927 Yale lacrosse team… Grandfather, William Hogue ’61, played football at Yale.

Jack Meyer
6-2, 195  G
Manhasset, N.Y.
At Manhasset High School: All-county goalie… All-American finalist… Led team to Long Island and state championships… Named outstanding goalie in county title game… MSG Network Player of the Week… Invited to Exceptional Senior Game… All-conference junior year while helping team to county title… All-county in football… Started at WR and LB as senior… Selected to Senior Bowl… National Football Foundation (Nassau County) Scholar-Athlete… Academic all-county… AP scholar… High honors in English… Three-year honor roll… Regents Diplomas with Gold Distinction… One of two winners in school’s persuasive essay contest… Personal: Jack Meyer is the son of J.B. and Diana Meyer… Father was a goalie at Virginia and a 1982 graduate… Coached sixth grade boys lacrosse.

Alex Moffit
6-2, 180  D
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
At Cathedral Catholic High School: Four-year varsity letterman on defense… 2009 CIF second-team All-County… 2009 second-team CIF All-League…2008 honorable mention CIF all-league… Ranked No. 10 on 2010 Westside Lax Elite 25 Senior Rankings… Team ranked No. 4 in the state and made San Diego CIF semifinals… Played WR and LS for football team that was Division II state champions in 2009… National Merit Finalist… National Honor Society… California Scholarship Federation Inductee and Seal Bearer Award… San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic in both football and lacrosse… Four-time first honor roll… AP Scholar… Personal: Alex Moffit is the son of Kim and Brian Moffit… Cousin, Russell Sprole, played lacrosse at Yale.

Alex Otero
5-10, 155  M
Basking Ridge, N.J.
At Ridge High School: Four-year varsity letterman lacrosse player… Captained team to state championship as senior… 2010 U.S. Lacrosse All-American… 2010 U.S. Lacrosse Champion High School Showcase… ESPN-RISE (country’s top 96 seniors)… Joe Nazzaro New Jersey Midfielder of the Year…. 101 career goals with a .690 face-off win percentage… 399 career ground balls… First-team all-state and All-Skyland Conference… NJ.com First-Team All-Junior Squad… First-team All-Somerset County… Courier News First-Team All-Area… 2009 Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Senior Selection… Gil Gibbs High School Seniors All-Star Game… 2009 Adidas All-American – National Lacrosse Classic… 2008 and 2009 Garden State Challenge… Two varsity letters from football… Played WR and CB… National Honor Society… College Board AP Scholar… Principal and High Honor Roll… Personal: Alexander Otero is the son of Tony and Lesley Otero.


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