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November 30, 2011

Mariners lacrosse bulks up with 10 new Midshipmen, one former player

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