December 1, 2010

Scranton Men Announce Freshman Class

from press release

SCRANTON, Pa. - Jim Rogalski, head men's lacrosse coach at The University of Scranton, has announced that 11 freshmen will join the program for the upcoming 2011 season. The Class of 2014 includes Dan Frankel (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph Preparatory), Jake Hutchins (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), Trevor Internoscia (Belle Mead, N.J./Williston-Northampton), Dave Lafaman (Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery), Lukas Martin (Medford, N.J./Shawnee), Wes Meehan (Jenkintown, Pa./La Salle), Ryan Saraceni (Lansdale, Pa./La Salle), Fran Smith (Sicklerville, Pa./ St. Joseph Preparatory), Gus Sturm (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) and Matt Tibbitts (West Hartford, Conn./Conard).

"I have been impressed with the commitment that the members of this class have shown since they first stepped on campus," says Rogalski, who takes over as head coach this season after spending the past six seasons on the coaching staff at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. "I look forward to great things from these young men both on and off of the field."

Frankel, an attacker, was a member of Kinnelon High School's New Jersey state and Morris County championship teams. He also lettered in cross-country.

Gregitis and Smith, each of whom played in the midfield in high school, were members of back-to-back Philadelphia Catholic League runner-up teams at St. Joseph Preparatory. Gregitis, who scored 19 goals his senior year, was a second-team all-Philadelphia Catholic League selection last spring. He also lettered in football, golf and soccer in high school.

Hutchins earned three letters in lacrosse at Ridgewood High School, where he was a member of a Bergen County (2008) and two Group III state championship teams (2008, 2009).

Internoscia, a goalkeeper, spent his first two years of high school at Montgomery High School (NJ) and his final two at The Williston-Northampton School (Mass.). At Williston-Northampton, he made 70 saves and posted a goals against average of 9.3 his senior year. He was also the recipient of Williston-Northampton's sportsmanship award.

Lafaman, a defenseman, was a teammate of Internoscia at Montgomery High School, which posted a four-year overall record of 68-21 (.764), including a state title (2007), state runner-up finish (2008), three county championships (2007, 2008, 2009), and two conference crowns (2007, 2008). He also earned honorable mention and third-team all-county honors.

Martin, a midfielder, was a member of a Shawnee High School program that posted four consecutive winnings seasons: 17-2 in 2007, 18-2 in 2008, 18-4 in 2009, and 17-4 in 2010. In his senior year, he won 65 percent of his face-off attempts and finished with 125 ground balls, 15 goals and 10 assists to earn first-team all-conference honors. He was also named second-team all-conference his sophomore year.

Meehan, a midfielder, was a member of a La Salle High School lacrosse program that went 42-7 over the past four years, including four Philadelphia Catholic League titles and two state championships (2007, 2008). He also ran cross-country in high school. Saraceni, a defenseman, was a teammate of Meehan's at LaSalle. Saraceni was also a member of the football team that won three league championship and a state title in 2010. He earned first-team all-league, all-city, and all-state honors as a linebacker on the football team and was also an all-league performer in lacrosse as well as earning first honors academically all four years.

Sturm, an attacker, played three seasons on the junior varsity and one year on the varsity lacrosse program at Conestoga High School. He was named the most valuable player of the junior varsity team in 2008 when he scored 35 goals and had 11 assists. He also scored 50 goals for the junior varsity program his freshman year and recorded 45 goals and 10 assists his junior year. As a member of the varsity program his senior year, he finished with 15 goals and five assists for 20 total points and was a member of Conestoga state championship team last spring.

Tibbitts, a midfielder, finished with 20 goals and 20 assists his junior year as Conard High School posted an 11-8 record. He scored 14 goals and had 10 assists in five games before a knee injury sidelined him the rest of his senior year. He also earned academic honors all four years in high school.

2011 University of Scranton Men's Lacrosse Freshmen Class

Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown/High School
Dan Frankel 5-6 140 A Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon
John Gregitis 5-10 165 M Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph Preparatory
Jake Hutchins 5-8 160 M Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
Trevor Internoscia 5-9 190 G Belle Mead, N.J./Williston-Northampton
Dave Lafaman 5-8 155 D Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery
Luke Martin 5-10 170 M Medford, N.J./Shawnee
Wes Meehan 5-8 165 M Jenkintown, Pa./La Salle
Ryan Saraceni 5-9 185 D Lansdale, Pa./La Salle
Fran Smith 6-0 170 M Sicklerville, Pa./ St. Joseph's Preparatory
Gus Sturm 6-0 180 A Devon, Pa./Conestoga
Matt Tibbitts 6-2 180 M West Hartford, Conn./Conard

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