Men's Lacrosse Announces Class of 2022

Holy Cross Athletics   10-30-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross men’s lacrosse head coach Peter Burke has announced the class of 2022 for the Crusaders. Burke adds 17 to the 2019 roster. The class of 2022 consists of four defenders, five midfielders, two face off specialists, five attackers, and one goalie. The class boasts five All-American selections. Click here to look through the newcomers.

"We are excited to welcome and announce the class of 2022 to the Holy Cross men's lacrosse program," said Burke. "We welcome 17 new players to the team this year, which includes a multitude of All-Americans, All-State, and All-League honors throughout their High School careers. As a whole, this is a group of great young men that will have a tremendous impact on the program on and off the field during their time at Holy Cross." 

 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Chris Conlin D 6-2 205 Chatham, N.J./ Chatham
Matt DeSisto M 6-0 170 Medfield, Mass./ St. Sebastian's
Jack Dougherty M 6-2 195 Manhattan, N.Y./ Fordham Prep
Ridge Driscoll D 5-10 180 Marblehead, Mass./ Trinity-Pawlings
Louis Fiacco D 6-0 192 Temecula, Calif./ Great Oak
A.J. Fox GK 6-2 198 Bedford, N.H./ Proctor Academy
Herschel Halesworth A 5-10 170 Sleepy Hollow, N.Y./ Iona Preparatory
Chase Maitland M 5-9 167 Glastonbury, Conn./ Avon Old Farms
Thomas Marra A 5-10 155 Irvington, N.Y./ Fordham Preparatory
Brendan McKenzie FO 5-10 200 North Andover, Mass./ Phillips Exter Academy
Kilian Morrissey  A 5-8 150 Rowley, Mass./ Cushing Academy
Peter Murphy M 5-9 165 Duxbury, Mass./ St. Sebastian's
Andrew Ponsetto D 5-10 175 Marblehead, Mass./ St. John's Prep
Dermot Quinn M 6-0 170 Rockville Centre, N.Y./ Chaminade
Brandon Rizzuto FO 5-5 170 Eatons Neck, N.Y./ St. Anthony's
Will Spangenberg A 6-0 175 Dover, Mass./ Phiilips Exeter Academy


Chris Conlin | D | 6-2 | 205 | Chatham, N.J. / Chatham

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Tony Calandra
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • Named the team’s defensive MVP
  • An All-Conference first team selection, All-State first team selection, and an Academic All-American in 2018
  • In 2017 named to the All-Conference second team and All-State second team
  • In 2016 named to the All-Conference second team
  • Led his team to consecutive NJ Group 2 North runner up finishes in 2017 and 2018
  • Helped his team to a 2016 NJ Group 2 state championship
  • Posted eight goals and four assists for 12 points in his senior season
  • Caused 40 turnovers and picked up 80 ground balls in 2018
  • Played club lacrosse for Leading Edge Elite

 

Matt DeSisto | M | 6-0 | 170 | Medfield, Mass. / St. Sebastian’s

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Adam White
  • Was named an All-American, an All-Independent School League (ISL) honorable mention, and an All-ISL Super Team in 2018
  • In 2017, named to the All-ISL team
  • Captained St. Sebastian’s in his senior season (2018)
  • Helped his team to an ISL Championship in 2017
  • Played club lacrosse for Laxachusetts under head coach Dave Evans
  • Four-time member of the academic Honor Roll

 

Jack Dougherty | M | 6-2 | 195 | Manhattan, N.Y. / Fordham Prep

  • Played four years of varsity lacrosse under head coach Chris Hemsley
  • Named to the All-CHSAA first team
  • Crowned Midfielder of the Year
  • Helped his team to a 2016 state championship
  • Guided his team to a 2018 CHSAA AA City championship
  • Recorded 64 goals, 45 ground balls and 29 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Express

 

Ridge Driscoll | D | 5-10 | Marblehead, Mass. / Trinity-Pawlings

  • Played one season of varsity lacrosse at Trinity Pawlings as a post-graduate
  • Recorded three goals and four assists
  • Played three years of varsity lacrosse under head coach John Wilkens
  • Captained the team his senior year
  • A two-time team MVP selection
  • Named a three-time NEC all-star
  • Named the conference MVP in his senior campaign
  • A three-time Salem News all-star
  • Recorded nine goals and 20 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Top Gun Fighting Clams

 

Louis Fiacco | D | 6-0 | 192 | Temecula, Calif. /Great Oak High School

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse
  • Captained the team his senior season (2018)
  • Was a US Lacrosse Academic All-American in 2018
  • A three-time All-County selection (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Claimed the team’s student-athlete award four times, the teamwork award twice, and the defensive MVP twice (2017-2018)
  • Helped his team to three league championships (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • In his career, started every game and recorded 199 ground balls, 178 caused turnovers, and 18 goals
  • Played club lacrosse for Adrenaline West Coast Starz and 395 Starz

 

A.J. Fox | GK | 6-2 | 198 | Bedford, N.H./Proctor Academy

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Travis Glennon
  • Named a NNELL Lakes Region All-League first team in 2018
  • Was named to the New England Lacrosse Prep & High School Countdown: Top 100 New England prep and high school players in Feb. 2018 at #52
  • Played club lacrosse for the N.H. Tomahawks

 

Herschel Halesworth | A | 5-10 | 170 | Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. / Iona Preparatory

  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Rick Trizano
  • Named a 2017 USL All-American
  • Captained the team in the 2018 season
  • A four-time All-CHSAA first team selection (2015-2018)
  • Named the CHSAA’s Attackman of the Year in 2018
  • Led his team to three consecutive CHSAA championships (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Helped his team to a 2015 CHSAA AA state championship
  • Recorded 294 points at Iona Prep, ranking third on the all-time points list at Iona Preparatory
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Express North for head coach Chris Schrieber

 

Chase Maitland | M | 5-9 | 167 | Glastonbury, Conn. / Avon Old Farms

  • Played four years of varsity lacrosse
  • Captained the team in his senior campaign
  • An All-Founders League selection in 2018
  • Led his team to a 2017 Founders League championship
  • Played club lacrosse for 3D New England

 

Thomas Marra | A | 5-10 | 155 | Irvington, N.Y. / Fordham Preparatory

  • Played four seasons of lacrosse for head coach Chris Hemsley
  • A 2018 US Lacrosse All-American
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • Named to the All-CHSAA first team in his junior and senior seasons
  • Helped his team to a 2016 CHSAA state championship
  • Recorded 201 points from 128 goals and 73 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Prime Time Lacrosse

 

Brendan McKenzie | FO | 5-8 | 185 | Medfield, Mass. / St. Sebastian’s

  • Played three years of varsity lacrosse under head coach Adam White
  • Helped his team to a 2017 ISL Championship and a trip to the National Tournament

 

Paul Miller | A | 5-10 | 200 | North Andover, Mass. / Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Played one season as a post graduate at Exeter
  • Named an All-New England Honorable Mention
  • Tallied 64 goals and 10 assists
  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse at Brooks School under head coach Dean Charpentier
  • Named an All-ISL Honorable Mention for three consecutive seasons
  • An Eagle Tribune All-Star in his junior and senior seasons
  • Scored 150 goals, tallied 45 assists in his career
  • Led his team in points for three seasons
  • Played club lacrosse for the Top Gun Fighting Clams

 

Kilian Morrissey | A | 5-8 | 150 | Rowley, Mass./ Cushing Academy

  • Played one season of varsity lacrosse at Cushing as a post graduate
  • Won the team’s Sportsmanship Award
  • Selected as a first team all-star
  • In the 2018 season, scored 51 goals and added 49 assists for 100 points
  • Played four seasons of high school varsity lacrosse
  • Captained the team in his junior and senior seasons
  • Named the team’s MVP in 2016 and 2017
  • Selected as the Cape Ann League Player of the Year in 2017
  • A three-time first team all-star selection (2016-2018)
  • Massachusetts D3 Player of the Year in 2017
  • Salem News Player of the Year in 2017
  • Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection
  • Helped his team to three consecutive state championship appearances
  • Led his team to a 2017 state championship
  • Tallied the most points in school history
  • In the 2017 season, recorded 74 goals and 39 assists
  • Played club lacrosse for the North Shore Storm

 

Peter Murphy | M | 5-9 | 165 | Duxbury, Mass. / St. Sebastian’s

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Adam White
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • In 2018, was named an ISL All-League Honorable Mention
  • Awarded the 2018 ISL Award of Excellence
  • Helped his team to an 2017 ISL Championship
  • Won the Letterman Award
  • Played club lacrosse for Laxachussets

 

Andrew Ponsetto | D | 5-10 | 175 | Marblehead, Mass. / St. John’s Prep

  • Played three seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach John Pynchon
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • Was an All-League Honorable Mention in 2018
  • Helped his team to a 2018 state quarterfinal appearance
  • Named to the New England Lacrosse Journal Top 100 as number 67
  • Played club lacrosse for 3D New England
  • Played for the 3D National Team and the 3D Atlantic Team
  • Selected as an all-star at the Denver Shootout

 

Dermot Quinn | M | 6-0 | 170 | Rockville Center, N.Y. / Chaminade

  • Played two seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Jack Moran
  • Helped his team to consecutive AAA Catholic League championships
  • Two-time New York State Championship in 2017 and 2018
  • In 2018, scored 12 goals and seven assists
  • Played club lacrosse for Long Island Express

 

Brandon Rizzuto | FO | 5-5 | 170 | Eatons Neck, N.Y. / St. Anthony’s

  • Played two seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach Keith Wiezoreck
  • Named to the CHSAA All-League team
  • Helped the team to a quarterfinal appearance and a top-20 Under Armor National Ranking
  • In his senior season had a faceoff win percentage of 81%
  • Won the Unsung Hero award in 2018
  • Played club lacrosse for the 3D National Club team and Long Island Express
  • Selected to play in the US Lacrosse U15 Boys Lacrosse National Championship in Richmond, Va.
  • Attended the Nike Blue Chip Jake Reed

 

Will Spangenberg | A | 6-0 | 175 | Dover, Mass. / Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Played one season at Phillips Exeter as a post graduate
  • Named the team’s Offensive MVP
  • Selected as a New England District First Team All-Star
  • Played four seasons of varsity lacrosse under head coach at Dover-Sherborn High School
  • Captained the team in his senior campaign
  • Selected as a Tri-Valley League first team all-star in 2017
  • Named to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team in 2017
  • Helped his team to three state championships and a 21-2 record in 2017
  • In his senior season, Scored 62 goals and 55 assists for 104 points
  • As a junior, recorded 55 goals and 65 assists for 120 points
  • Played club lacrosse for Team Central

 

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