July 23, 2010

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Stony Brook Unveils 2011 Recruiting Class

from press release

STONY BROOK, N.Y.
– Stony Brook head men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell has announced the signing of 15 players for the Class of 2014. The Seawolves', who advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, class is made up of 11 high school players and four transfers.

Name Position Hometown/High School/Previous School
Matthew Bellando Attack Miami, Fla./Saint Andrews School
George Benitez Defense Darien, Conn./Darien
Dominic Cerasi Midfield Centereach, N.Y./Centereach
Rashad Cureton Face-off Specialist Amityville, N.Y./Holy Trinity/Onondaga CC
Adam Dahms Attack Chantilly, Va./Westfield/CCBC-Essex
Patrick Day Defense Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville/Army Prep
Kyle Moeller Defense South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville/Manhattan
Cole Millican Midfield Sunrise, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
David Mitchell Defense Fort Salonga, N.Y./Kings Park
Derek Muzio Defense Selden, N.Y./St. Anthony's
Michael Rooney Attack East Islip, N.Y./East Islip
Zachary Smith Midfield Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West
Dieter Treusdell Attack Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West
Jak Wawrzyniak Defense Manchester, England/Avon Old Farms
Kyle Zorn Midfield Millersville, Md./Severna Park

Matthew Bellando
Attack
Miami, Fla./Saint Andrews School
2008, 2009 and 2010 US Lacrosse All-American ... 2008, 2009 and 2010 Palm Beach Post Boy's Lacrosse Player of the Year ... 2009 and 2010 Florida Dairy Farmers Boy's Lacrosse Player of the Year ... 2010 Palm Beach Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year ... US Lacrosse 97 Senior Showcase ... 2010 ESPN All-Rise second team ... LaxPower.com 2010 All-Eastern Region first team ... won three FHSAA titles at Saint Andrews ... tallied 308 goals and 134 assists in four years ... 2009 LaxPower.com first-team Mid-Atlantic ... played freshman season at Coral Reef High School ... first-team All-Dade County at Coral Reef ... club teammate of Cole Millican.

George Benitez
Defense
Darien, Conn./Darien
2010 US Lacrosse All-American ... 2010 All-State ... 2009 and 2010 All-FCIAC first team ... 2010 ESPN All-Rise honorable mention team ... LaxPower.com 2010 All-Eastern Region first team ... senior co-captain ... three letters in football.

Dominic Cerasi
Midfield
Centereach, N.Y./Centereach
Tallied 29 goals and 14 assists ... two-time captain of lacrosse and football teams ... brother of former Stony Brook standout Larry Cerasi.

Rashad Cureton
Face-off Specialist
Amityville, N.Y./Holy Trinity/Onondaga CC
Transfer from Onondaga CC ... member of 2010 NJCAA national champions ... won 75% of face-offs ... totaled five goals, 40 assists and 180 ground balls in two seasons ... Region 3 Tournament MVP ... first-team All-Region ... National Tournament Team ... All-Long Island in football at Holy Trinity ... led Titans to 2008 Class A CHSAA Downstate Championship.

Adam Dahms
Attack
Chantilly, Va./Westfield/CCBC-Essex
Transfer from Essex Community College ... 2010 All-Region XX first team ... 2010 Region XX All-Tournament Team ... 2010 All-Maryland JUCO First Team ... 2010 All-Tournament Team ... 2010 first-team All-American ... tallied 43 goals and 14 assists in only season for the Knights.

Patrick Day
Defense
Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville/Army Prep
Spent 2009-10 at Army Prep ... three-year letterwinner at Ward Melville ... two-time All-District ... all-county as a senior ... Ward Melville Most Outstanding Male Athlete ... finalist for Butch Dellecave Award given to Suffolk County Male Athlete of the Year ... three-year letterwinner in football ... brother, Chris, plays lacrosse at Army.

Kyle Moeller
Defense
South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville/Manhattan
Played two years at Manhattan College ... second team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Defensive team as a sophomore ... led Jaspers with 23 caused turnovers ... part of best man-down defense in NCAA in 2010 ... totaled 74 ground balls and 56 caused turnovers in two seasons ... at Ward Melville, named all-division, all-league and all-county as a senior ... Paul Tredder Award winner ... team earned number one national ranking as a senior ... named a Top 205 All-Star ... played in Long Island Exception Senior game ... rated in the top 100 in North America in ice hockey in the 1990 birth year.

Cole Millican
Midfield
Sunrise, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
2010 US Lacrosse All-American ... 2010 Broward County Player of the Year ... 2010 Miami Herald Player of the Year ... three-time all-Broward County ... totaled 140 goals and 144 assists in three varsity seasons ... three-time team MVP ... club teammate of Matthew Bellando.

David Mitchell
Defense
Fort Salonga, N.Y./Kings Park
2009 All-Division ... finished career with five goals as a defensemen ... Kingsmen scholar-athlete ... team captain as a senior ... Suffolk County MVP small-school senior All-Star game in football ...

Derek Muzio
Defense
Selden, N.Y./St. Anthony's
2009 and 2010 All-Catholic League ... Catholic League Long Stick Midfielder of the Year ... scored 10 goals as a senior ... led Friars to Catholic League title ... also played football.

Michael Rooney
Attack
East Islip, N.Y./East Islip
2010 US Lacrosse honorable mention All-American ... two-time All-Long Island second team ... all-county as a junior ... led Suffolk County in scoring (74 goals, 28 assists) as a junior ... finished four-year varsity career with 176 goals and 95 assists ... MSG Varsity Super 75 ... quarterbacked Redmen to Suffolk County final as a junior ... all-county as a junior and senior in football.

Zachary Smith
Midfield
Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West
Three-year letterwinner for the Colts ... 2010 Adidas National Lacrosse Classic All-American ... earned Scholar-Athlete award and Coach's Award ... a member of cross country and winter track teams.

Dieter Treusdell
Attack
Painted Post, New York/Corning-Painted Post West
2010 first-team All-Leader ... 2009 New York State Nike Team Member ... played in U19 Championships in England ... scored 45 goals and 38 assists as a junior ... played in Ernie Davis senior football game ... first-team all-league in football ... finished career as most successful quarterback in school history.

Jak Wawrzyniak
Defense
Manchester, England/Avon Old Farms
Spent 2009-2010 at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut ... had two goals and an assist ... youngest member of Team England at 2010 World Championships ... represented England at 2008 U19 World Championships.

Kyle Zorn
Midfield
Millersville, Md./Severna Park
2010 second team All-Met by Washington Post ... led Severna Park to 4A/3A state championship and 20-0 record ... first-team All-Anne Arundel ... named as a player to watch by Baltimore Sun ... 2010 Adidas Baltimore All-American ... selected first-team all-county by area coaches ... Maryland State All-Star Team ... scored 38 goals and added 10 assists as a senior.


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