Nine Student-Athletes Inked for the Menís Lacrosse Team
February 5, 2002
WASHINGTON (Feb. 5) Ė Georgetown University menís lacrosse head coach Dave Urick announced today that nine student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play lacrosse for the Hoyas beginning in the 2002-2003 academic year.
Signing the Letter of Intent were: Peter Cannon (Haverford, Pa./Haverford), Sean Denihan (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset & Salisbury), Connor Hartley (Providence, R.I./Moses Brown), Brian Hehir (Port Washington, N.Y./Chaminade), John Lasky (Richboro, Pa./LaSalle), Derek Mills (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), Robert Smith (Mahopac, N.Y./Somers), Wesley Trice (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and Brian Young (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon).
Five of the student-athletes play the midfield position in high school. Young comes to GU as a two-time MSLA and WPSLA performer and is a standout football player at Mt. Lebanon. His older brother, Brad, is currently a midfielder for the Hoyas. Cannon is a 5-10 middie who was a first team All-Main Line, All-Inter-Ac and an All-State selection as a junior at Haverford. Trice led his high school, Moorestown, to the N.J. State championship and was an All-Conference and All-State player his junior season. Hehir is an exceptional two-sport athlete who plays football as well at Chaminade. Rounding out the incoming midfielders is Lasky who hails from Richboro, Pa. and runs cross-country in the fall.
The Hoya attack will be bolstered by three of the incoming freshman class. Hartley was an All-State selection in Rhode Island in both his junior and senior seasons. Mills set a school scoring record in 2001 at Moorestown with 34 goals and 36 assists and was an All-Division selection. Also arriving as an attackman is Denihan who earned All-County honors both his junior and senior years. He was also an All-County selection in football during the fall.
Smith is the only player coming to GU as a defenseman. He competed in the Empire State Games during the past two summers for the Hudson Valley team. Smith is also a standout football player and plans on playing both sports at Georgetown.
"The coaching staff is excited about the class of 2006," states Dave Urick. "We have addressed our positional needs with excellent athletes as well as quality lacrosse players."