Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2021 Announced

Men's Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2021 Announced

STANDISH, Maine – Head Coach Bill Cosentino has announced the men's lacrosse recruiting class of 2021.

Cosentino, who recently completed his first season at the helm for the Monks, proved to be a tireless recruiter in his first cycle at Saint Joseph's and looks to bring in a group of 19 athletes when classes resume this fall. The 2021 class, which includes players from six different states, figures to infuse the Monks' roster with great talent and athleticism as well as depth at every position.

In his first season on the SJC sidelines, Cosentino guided the Monks to a 6-9 overall record with a 3-5 mark in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play. With the help of an upset victory over eventual GNAC Champion Johnson & Wales University, the Monks kept their postseason hopes alive, but the team's tourney aspirations were thwarted with a 14-9 loss at the hands of Mount Ida College in the season finale.

Although they fell short in their goal of advancing to the tournament, the future looks very bright for the Monks, who lose just one player – graduated senior Mark Lapierre – from a squad that showed marked improvement statistically across the board and finished 17th in the nation in man-down defense (.814).

The addition of the lighted turf field complex on campus, with construction due to be completed later this summer, will also be a huge factor for the Monks going forward.

"I'm very excited to welcome the 2021 class," adds Coach Cosentino. "Each of these young men represent some, if not all, of the qualities I look for in student-athletes: commitment, good character, leadership, strong work ethic, high lacrosse IQ, athleticism, strong skill set, and excellence in academics. These young men will help build upon the foundation that we started to create this past season, and they will no doubt help us climb to the top of the GNAC."

 

MEN'S LACROSSE CLASS OF 2021


Jason Barrett
Hometown/HS: East Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich High School
Major: Medical Biology/Pre-Med
Position: Defense
HT: 6-2  WT: 170

  • Three-year varsity player, two-year starter
  • ACL – Second Team 2017
  • SHS Sportsmanship Award 2017
  • Played club for Cape Cod Lacrosse
   

Cullen Behling
Hometown/HS: Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry High School
Major: Business Administration
Position: Attack
HT: 6-2  WT: 235

  • JV Offensive MVP freshman year 
  • JV Offensive MVP junior year
  • 25 points senior year varsity
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

Colton Brown
Hometown/HS: Southington, Conn./ Southington High
Major: Criminal Justice
Position: Attack
HT: 6-0 WT: 220

  • Senior year captain for the varsity team 
  • 55 career varsity goals with 40 career assists
  • Two-year varsity starter
  • Played club for Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club
   

Matthew Burnham
Hometown/HS: Berwick, Maine/Noble High School
Major: Sports Management
Position: Attack
HT: 5-8 WT: 169

  • Three-year varsity captain
  • Three-sport athlete
  • 71 career goals, 51 career assists
  • Granite State Games Finalist
  • Elite 100 Attendee and recipient of the Noble High School Athletic Achievement Award
  • Played club for Houlagans Lacrosse Club
   

CJ Caron
Hometown/HS: Rindge, N.H./Con Val High School
Major: Marketing
Position: Defensive Midfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 230

  • Four-year varsity player
  • Played attack, midfield, LSM and defense
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

Tyler DeMoore-Gonzalez
Hometown/HS: Levittown, N.Y./Levittown Division Avenue High School
Major: History/Secondary Education
Position: Defense
HT: 5-11 WT: 225

  • Four-year varsity lacrosse
  • Two-year starter
  • 130 career ground balls
  • Senior year team captain
  • Played club for LI Express and LI storm
   

Glenn Dion
Hometown/HS: Pembroke, N.H./Pembroke Academy
Major: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Position: Attack
HT: 5-6 WT: 170

  • Freshman year: Second Team All-State D3, selected as the team's Offensive Player of the Year
  • Sophomore year: Second Team All-State D2
  • Junior year: Second Team All-State D2, selected as a team captain and named as Pembroke's MVP and Athlete of the Season
  • Senior year: First Team New Hampshire D-II All-State, NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award, Team Captain, selected to play in the NH/VT All-Star Game
  • Scored 151 goals with 88 assists during his high school career
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

John Gilliam
Hometown/HS: Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford High School
Major: History/Secondary Education
Position: Attack/Midfield
HT: 6-3 WT: 176

  • Netted 61 goals with 20 assists during his career
  • Three-year varsity player, two-year starter
  • 2015 Most Improved Player Award recipient
  • 2016 Coaches Award recipient 
   

Zack Hamilton
Hometown/HS: Pepperell, Mass./Greater Lowell Tech
Major: Physical Education
Position: Forward
HT: 5-10 WT: 180

  • Four-year varsity
  • Three-year varsity starter
  • All-time leading goal scorer and point leader in addition to having the most points in a single season.
  • Four-year varsity wrestler and varsity football player
  • CAC-All Star 2017
  • Agganis All-Star 2017
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

Chris Lekousi
Hometown/HS: Windham, Maine/Windham High School

Major: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy

Position: Faceoff Midi

HT: 5-11 WT: 206

  • Two-year varsity team member
  • Four goals, nine assists
  • 97 ground balls
  • 66% face-off win percentage
   

Brendan Martin
Hometown/HS: Nashua, N.H./Nashua High School North
Major: Undecided
Position: Attack/Midfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 157

  • Three-year varsity starter
  • Four-year varsity ice hockey player and captain
  • 85 career goals, 44 career assists
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

Alex Osmanski
Hometown/HS: Abington, Mass./Abington High School
Major: Criminal Justice
Position: LSM
HT: 5-7 WT: 145

  • Four-year varsity starter
  • Led team in ground balls all 4 years
  • SSL-All Star 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Senior year captain
  • 2017 Team MVP
  • 2014 Underclassman of the Year
  • 2017 HS All-American Nominee
   

Shane Puleo
Hometown/HS: Nashua, N.H./Nashua High School South
Major: Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
Position: Attack
HT: 6-1 WT: 160

  • Three-year varsity player
  • 86 career goals, 114 career assists
  • 2017 NH Division I Second Team All-State
  • Selected for the NH/VT All-Star Game 2017
  • Played club for NH Tomahawks
  • Senior year captain
   

Cody Sevigny
Hometown/HS: Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford High School
Major:
Criminal Justice
Position: Attack
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
 

  • Four-year varsity starter
  • Scored 98 career goals
  • 2016 Journal Tribune Most Valuable Player
  • 2016 team MVP
  • Selected to the Maine All-Star Showcase his junior and senior seasons
  • Two-year team captain
   

Brett Shaughnessy
Hometown/HS: Nashua, N.H./Nashua High School South
Major:
Undecided
Position:
Midfield
HT: 5-10 WT: 150

  • Two-year varsity starter
  • 23 goals, 13 assists
  • Played club for 4 Leaf Lacrosse
   

Logan Skinner
Hometown/HS: Dallas, Texas/St. Mark's
Major: Business Administration
Position: Goalie
HT: 5-10 WT: 200

  • Two-year varsity player
   

Owen Sturgeon
Hometown/HS: Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick High School
Major: Undecided
Position: Defensive Midfield
HT: 6-0 WT: 175

  • Two-year varsity player
  • Six goals
  • 2017 State Championship team
   

Ben Toussaint
Hometown/HS: Rochester, N.H./Spaulding High
Major: Physical Education
Position: Midfield
HT: 5-9 WT: 150

  • Four-year member of the varsity team at Spaulding High School
  • Member of the varsity ice hockey and cross country teams
  • Selected to NH/VT All-Star Game
  • Played club for Houlagans Lacrosse
   

Michael Trepanier
Hometown/HS: Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy/Kingswood Regional
Major: Undecided
Position: Attack/Midfield
HT: 5-9 WT: 175

  • Played the 2016 season at Brewster Academy
  • Played the 2017 season at Kingswood Regional High School
  • 13 goals, 5 assists
   

 

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