Oct. 2, 2006
Washington, D.C. - Inside Lacrosse magazine has named the Georgetown University men's lacrosse recruiting class for the 2006-07 academic year as the top class in the nation. It was the second time in the last three years that the Hoyas welcomed the nation's top recruiting class.
The Class of 2010 includes two on attack, five midfielders, three on defense and one goalie. The
The Hoyas welcome 11 new high school standouts, and two of the top three players in the country, that will be wearing the GU uniform for the 2007 season.
Highlighting the incoming class are the No. 1 and No. 3 rated high school seniors honored by Inside Lacrosse as being the top two midfielders in the nation, Andrew Brancaccio (Bethesda, Md./ Georgetown Prep) and Scott Kocis (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) . Brancaccio, a 6-4, 185-pound attack, was a Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention selection in 2004 and is a three-time member of the Maryland Free State team. He was also a first-team all-state selection and a recipient of the C Markland Kelly Award, given to the best player in the state of Maryland. Brancaccio missed much of the 2005 season due to injury, but returned in time to score the winning goal in the IAC Championship game.
Kocis, a 6-4, 215-pound, was a two-sport athlete at Huntington High School in football and lacrosse. As a four-year starter, he helped lead his team to the 2005 New York State Class B lacrosse championship, and earned championship game MVP honors. Kocis earned All-American honors during his senior year, when he was also named all-division and all-county. He starred as a member of last summer's gold medal-winning Empire State Games Long Island lacrosse team, and started at wide receiver on a football team that captured the division III Long Island championship last fall.
Brancaccio and Kocis join an incoming class that consists of Rickey Mirabito (Chenango Forks, N.Y.), Chris Schuville (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), Eric Reinhardt (Upper Arlington, Ohio), Spencer Gantsoudes (Choate Rosemary Hall, Conn.), Jeff Lambe (Episcopal, Va.), Chris Nixon (Duxbury, Mass.), Barney Ehrmann (Gilman, Md.), Eric Bicknese (Morristown, N.J./Delbarton), and Jack Davis (Glen Ridge, N.J.).
The Hoyas finished the 2006 season with a 12-3 overall record and won the ECAC Lacrosse League Championship for the fifth time in the last seven years. Georgetown, ranked No. 5 in the country in the final polls by Inside Lacrosse and STX/USILA, reached the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth-straight year and for the eighth time in the last nine years.