Men's Lacrosse Welcomes 17 New Players To The Program

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Jim Morrissey has announced the 2011-2012 freshman class. Juan Angel-Diaz (Potomac, Md.), Eddie Cameron (Hull, Mass.), Jack Foster (Midlothian, Va.), Joe Fusco (North Caldwell, N.J.), Frank Gaul (Glen Rock, N.J.), Clay Haarmann (Mendham, N.J.), Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.), Jimmy O'Brien (Loudonville, N.Y.), Jon Pillon (Branchburg, N.J.), Tyler Purdue (Mendham, N.J.), Conor Shanahan (Potomac, Md.), Burke Smith (Fairway, Kan.), Chris Smith (Rye, N.Y.), Jack Spencer (Garden City, N.Y.), Sam Van Hook (Boulder, Colo.) and Jamie Ward (Glen Rock, N.J.) have joined the Holy Cross program for the 2011-2012 academic year, along with sophomore Jack Ayers (Scituate, Mass.).

"This group of 17 new players have made an immediate impact on our program since the first day of fall ball," said Morrissey. "They have raised the bar and are pushing our upperclassmen in the weight room and on the lacrosse field. The competition for playing time should become fierce this spring."  

Here is a look at the 17 new members of the team. Click on a student-athlete's name to read more about him.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School
Juan Angel-Diaz D 5-9 185 Potomac, Md. / Georgetown Prep
Jack Ayers M 6-0 180 Scituate, Mass. / Boston College
Eddie Cameron G 5-8 155 Hull, Mass. / Hull
Jack Foster D 6-1 210 Midlothian, Va. / St. Christopher's
Joe Fusco M 5-10 160 North Caldwell, N.J. / West Essex
Frank Gaul M 6-2 185 Glen Rock, N.J. / Don Bosco Prep
Clay Haarmann A 6-0 175 Mendham, N.J. / Delbarton
Terry McKenna M 6-2 185 Summit, N.J. / Summit
Jimmy O'Brien M 5-10 180 Loudonville, N.Y. / Shaker
Jon Pillon D 6-0 190 Branchburg, N.J. / Immaculata
Tyler Purdue M 5-9 173 Mendham, N.J. / Mendham
Conor Shanahan A 6-2 165 Potomac, Md. / Georgetown Prep
Burke Smith LSM 6-1 180 Fairway, Kan. / Shawnee Mission East
Chris Smith M 5-10 170 Rye, N.Y. / Fordham Prep
Jack Spencer A 5-9 150 Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City
Sam Van Hook G 5-10 160 Boulder, Colo. / Kent Denver
Jamie Ward M 6-0 180 Glen Rock, N.J. / Bergen Catholic