KINGS POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy coach Tom Gill has announced that 10 new Midshipmen have joined the Mariners lacrosse program, as well as a former player returning to the team for the spring season.
"We are elated to welcome these student athletes into our program," Gil said. "They have been working diligently in the regiment, the classroom, and on the field, to continue to honor the USMMA lacrosse tradition. Adding these committed players to our returning core group can only bode well for the upcoming season. We are looking forward to assembling on our new turf field and in our renovated locker room and begin, what we hope will be, a successful campaign."
The Class of 2015 includes:
D. Troy Smith – Midfield, 5'11, 195, Deer Park, TX/Deer Park HS
A three-year starter, Troy was the Offensive MVP in the Texas DII State championship game in 2011. Major: Marine Engineering Systems
Geoff Harty – Attack, 5'8, 160, Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South HS
Four-year starter at Glenbrook South ... Scored 181 goals and 89 assists in his four-year career... Two-time all-conference selection and two-year letter winner in hockey. Major: Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.
Jeffrey Michaelson– Defense – 6'0, 195, Radnor, PA/Radnor HS
All-Delaware County and winner of Coaches Award as a senior, four-year starter. National Merit Scholar. Major: Marine Transportation
Connor Willcox – Defense/LSM- 6'0, 185, McKinney, TX/McKinney Boyd HS
Two-year varsity lacrosse starter ... All District 2010, 2011, Texas All District 5A Football 2010 and Academic All State. Major: Marine Transportation and Intermodal Logistics
Kyle Sammis – Midfield/Goalie, 6'2, 195, Dix Hills, NY/Half Hallow Hills West
As a goalie he had a save percentage of 67 percent as a junior, All Division, All County, All State and New Balance nationals qualifier in winter and spring track in 2011. Finished eighth nationally. A superb athlete, Sammis will concentrate on midfield this season. Major: Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.
Ian Motley – Midfield – 5'9, 160 – Ossining, NY/Ossining HS
Two-year lacrosse letter winner, defensive specialist and F/O, All Conference Football and Wrestling 2011. Major: Engineering
Ryan Mulligan – Defense/LSM– 6'3, 205- Huntington, NY/Huntington
Two year starter, 2010 Coaches Award recipient, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Football Scholar Athlete Award, Suffolk County Scholar Athlete Award ( All Sports). Major: Systems Engineering
Timothy Llull – LSM/Defense – 5'11, 185- Havertown, PA/Archbishop Carroll HS
Three-year starter and three year All Catholic League recipient. Captain as a senior, three-year varsity football letter winner. Major: Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management
Kevin Young – Goalkeeper- 5'11, 205- Springfield, VA/West Springfield HS
First-team All District as a senior. Varsity hockey and golf member. Major: Engineering
Alex Peyreigne – Goalkeeper – 5'8, 165- Weston, CT/Weston HS
All State 2011, All Conference 2011, Conference player of the year 2011. Major: Marine Transportation
Hunter Smith - Attack –6'0, 230 – Marblehead, MA/Tabor Academy
All Conference lacrosse, football and hockey at Tabor Academy. Smith returns to the lacrosse team for his senior season after a two-year hiatus. Major: Engineering