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York colleGe overview York College of Pennsylvania is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, which focuses on offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts and sciences, business administration, education, public affairs, and nursing. Students may also enroll in courses leading to the associate degree and master’s degree. The College draws its 4,600 full-time undergraduate and 1,500 part-time and graduate students from some 30 states and 36 foreign countries. Typically, 50% of York’s freshmen hail from Pennsylvania; 30% from New York and New Jersey; and 15% from Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, and Connecticut. Others come from states up and down the East Coast and from abroad. Most of York’s part-time and graduate students reside and are employed in the greater York Area. The College occupies a 190-acre, park-like campus, just beyond the York city (pop. 50,000) limits, in the rolling hills of the south central part of the state. Close to the heart of “Pennsylvania Dutch” country, York is one hour from Baltimore; two hours from Philadelphia or Washington, DC; and four hours from New York City, Pittsburgh, or Richmond. Nearly half of its undergraduate students reside in college housing in the vicinity of the campus. York College envisions itself as a center of affordable academic excellence and has received favorable national recognition for its success in offering a higher education program of high quality at a tuition rate substantially lower than the rates charged by institutions of similar type, scope, and distinction. York’s effective control of tuition costs stems principally from the long-term, generous support of the College by its friends in the York community and its alumni. This support has provided both superior debt-free physical facilities and permanent endowment resources sufficient to fund institutional scholarships and financial aid for needy students. York uses this fiscal strength in turn to provide a kind of “scholarship” to each of its students in the form of relatively modest charges for tuition and campus housing. York College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and has specialized accreditation for its business, nursing, allied health, and recreation programs. York College is proud of its ongoing efforts in gender equity. As per the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, information regarding YCP’s gender equity statistics is available for review in the office of the Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation. Students can request a copy of the report from the Assistant Dean for Athletics and Recreation.

The Grumbacher SporT & FiTneSS cenTer The York College campus officially grew on April 29, 2006, as the College unveiled the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center to the public. This 160,000 square foot complex is the centerpiece for student life on the College’s West Campus. Bordered by McKay Hall and Grantley Hall, and a quadrangle of new dormitories, the Center features the Charles Wolf Gymnasium, a 1,712-seat arena hosting varsity competition in men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Other features include an eight-lane competitive pool with instructional areas and 1- and 3-meter diving boards, a three-court field house, spacious locker room facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness area that spreads out over 7,600 square feet. Two new Sport Turf fields sit directly south of the Grumbacher Center. Graham Field is home to the men’s and women’s soccer and track & field teams while Kinsley Field is the home of the field hockey, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse teams.


York College Overview ........................................Inside Front Cover The Grumbacher Center ........................................Inside Front Cover Table of Contents ..............................................................................1 Spartan Fast Facts..............................................................................1 Media Information ............................................................................1 2010 Preview..................................................................................2-3 Student-Athlete Profiles ................................................................4-8 Coaching Staff..............................................................................9-10 2008-09 Results ..............................................................................10 2009 Capital Athletic Conference Standings ..................................11 2009 All-CAC Squad ......................................................................11 Spartan All-Time All-CAC Honorees..............................................11 Spartan Records ..............................................................................12 2010 Roster............................................................Inside Back Cover 2010 Schedule ..................................................................Back Cover The 2010 Men’s Lacrosse media guide was produced by Brent Duffy, York College Sports Information Intern, with assistance from Scott Guise, York College Sports Information Director. Photography by Steve Doemland, Scott Guise, and Zach Clabaugh.

sparTan fasT faCTs Location ......................................................................York, Pennsylvania Founded............................................................................September 1787 Enrollment ........................................................................................4,600 President ..............................................................Dr. George W. Waldner Conference ....................................................Capital Athletic Conference Affiliation....................................................................NCAA Division III Nickname......................................................................................Spartans Colors ....................................................................Kelly Green and White Venue ....................................................................................Kinsley Field Capacity ..........................................................................................300 Athletic Director ..................................................................Sean Sullivan Alma Mater..........................................Univ. of California-Santa Cruz Associate A.D. ....................................................................Betsy Witman Alma Mater ................................................James Madison University Assistant A.D. ..........................................................................Paul Saikia Alma Mater ..............................................Southern Illinois University Sports Information Director ....................................................Scott Guise Alma Mater........................................Bowling Green State University Sports Information Intern........................................................Brent Duffy Alma Mater......................................................................York College Head Athletic Trainer ..............................................................Nate Cooke Alma Mater ................................................................Messiah College Asst. Athletic Trainer ........................................................Allison Kunkel Alma Mater................................................University of Pitt-Bradford Asst. Athletic Trainer ...................................................Jennifer Robertson Alma Mater ................................................James Madison University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach ....................................................Jim Griffin Alma Mater ............................................................Limestone College Asst. Men’s Lacrosse Coach ..............................................Josh Hamilton Alma Mater..................................................................Wagner College Athletic Phone ..................................................................(717) 815-1780 Men’s Lacrosse Office Phone............................................(717) 815-1949 Athletic Fax ......................................................................(717) 849-1626 SID Phone..........................................................................(717) 815-1394 SID Fax..............................................................................(717) 849-1642

Media inforMaTion • The York College Sports Information Office requests that any media interested in covering a Spartan men's lacrosse game please contact the Sports Information Office prior to game day so that a spot at the table may be held for that media member. • Requests for permission to broadcast must be made at least two weeks prior to the game. The visiting teams will be allowed to broadcast as long as there is a reciprocal agreement allowing Spartan radio to broadcast when York is on the road. • Postgame interviews will be arranged through the respective Sports Information Directors. If a visiting SID is not present, a representative from York College will arrange the visitor’s interviews. The Spartan men’s lacrosse players will be available ten minutes after each home contests and can be interviewed on the field or inside the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. • Interviews with players or coaches should be arranged through the Sports Information Office. Please allow 24 hours to arrange the interviews. The arrangements will be made for in-person and telephone interviews at a time that is agreeable to both the reporter and athlete. Head coach Jim Griffin is best reached during the early afternoons. The Sports Information Office phone number is (717) 815-1394.

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It's cold. It is 7 a.m. on a January morning and the 40 members of the 2010 York College men’s lacrosse team are out on Kinsley Field throwing a ball back-and-forth. Why, one may ask? Well that answer is simple. “This is how we are going to become one of the best programs in the country,” Spartan head coach Jim Griffin said. “It is not just about being skillful, it is about discipline, about focus. It is about commitment to fundamentals, and you can never work on fundamentals enough. Those are the things that make not only great teams, but great programs.” The 2010 Spartans open the season with loads of optimism after a highly successful 2009 campaign. York did end the year with a relatively average 8-7 mark, but it is what happened within those 15 intercollegiate contests that made it a success. York tallied excellent Capital Athletic Conference wins over St. Mary’s and Mary Washington while pushing national-powerhouse Salisbury to the brink. “We proved we can play with the best teams in our conference – which translates into being able to play with the best teams in the country,” Griffin, who begins his sixth year at the helm of the Spartan squad, said. “Those games proved to us that we can compete. We are not afraid of anyone anymore.” And the Spartans better not be afraid this season as they embark on one of the most brutal schedules in all of Division III. The Green and White will line up against five nationally ranked squads, with four of those five taking place away from Kinsley Field. The Spartans take the field against CAC squads #2 Stevenson and #4 Salisbury, in addition to non-conference foes #4 Haverford, #7 Roanoke, and #20 St. John Fisher. (Rankings according to Lacrosse Magazine’s 2010 Division III Preseason Poll). “To be the best you have to beat the best,” Griffin commented, echoing the old adage. “You cannot hide behind a soft schedule and say you want to be the best. These games will be extremely challenging, no doubt, but we want to be where they are. We want to go where they have gone. And to do that, we are going to have to step up.” With that in mind, the Spartans hit the field in 2010 with a myriad of talent and potential throughout the lineup. York returns eight players who started at least five games during the 2009 campaign and bring in a wealth of new talent. “Our guys will be up to the task,” Griffin said of the Spartans competing against some of the best teams in Division III. “We really like the veteran players that are coming back this year, and we are very excited about the new players we have coming in. If we can gel early, we have the potential to be an outstanding squad this season.” On the offensive end, the Green and White welcome back their top three scorers from a season ago and four of their top five. Josh Gamble returns as the Spartans’ leading scorer from last season, after he posted 47 points on 30 goals and 17 assists over his 15 games. An exceptionally talented attackman, Gamble has the strength to score on the inside and the deft touch to tally from longer range. A big year from the junior should result in numerous Spartan victories. Joining Gamble from last year’s front

line are senior Ryan McNicholas and sophomore B.J. Blaker. McNicholas, who tied Gamble’s 30 goals last year, is a consistent scoring threat. An elusive and ambidextrous finisher, McNicholas will look to combine his ability and experience for an outstanding 2010. Blaker burst on the scene last year as one of the top freshmen in the conference. The rookie notched 26 goals and seven helpers last year and, with a full season of collegiate experience under his belt, should become one of the best attackers in the region this season. Pushing York’s three returners, juniors Brendan McLaughlin and John Moritmer as well as sophomore John Powell will add experienced depth to the Spartan attack. Kevan Schellenberg, a transfer, will add even more experienced talent while Jordan Mitchell will bring a fresh energy in his first collegiate season. “We have a very good mix in the attack,” Griffin commented. “Gamble, McNicholas, and Blaker are each extremely talented and are set to do some great things for us offensively. But not only are our first line guys superb, we also have the depth that will help us throughout the grueling lacrosse season.” Griffin looks for good things from the Spartan midfield this season, which consists of a stellar blend of athletic players. Junior Adam Cooper looks to be one of York’s most talented middies after appearing in all 15 contests in 2009. He is an extremely fast student-athlete who will help the Spartans’ transition game on both ends of the field. Junior captain Russell Tutt brings great leadership to the midfield. Tutt posted a solid 2009, his first in a Spartan uniform, and will look to build on that strong effort as a defensive middie this season. Nick Bach returns for his sophomore season having made an impact as a rookie. A quick player, Bach, who possesses a great shot from the outside, should be a key cog in the midfield this season. Zach Scherr enters 2010, his senior season in the Spartan uniform, as York’s top choice in face-offs. Scherr is a quick and tough player who won over 54 percent of his face-offs last season and will look for an even better performance this year. Patrick Raymond will add vital experienced depth to the midfield after appearing in 11 games in 2009 while junior Kevin Carlson and sophomore Marcus Coppola will look to step up in 2010. “We have a great group of


returning middies,” Griffin raved. “They are all very athletic and bring different but valuable skills. We are looking for this group to be one of our strongest this season.” Helping the midfield get even better, the Spartans welcome in a slew of new players who bring outstanding talent. Leading that crew is Jamie Lowe as he looks to be one of York’s top freshmen and should be an impact player right away. The 2009 [Frederick] Gazette High School Boys’ Lacrosse Player-of-the-Year, Lowe scored 35 goals and posted 31 assists in his senior year at Urbana High School. Ultra-talented, Lowe is primed to make an immediate splash on the collegiate level. Fellow rookie Dan Schuck is a hard-working student-athlete who will provide York with another solid choice in face-offs as well as defensive midfield. Junior Kevin Topper and sophomore Tyler Roy transfer into the Spartan program as each has the capability to see minutes this season. Rookies Corey Cooke and Eric Selingski will add even more athleticism to the midfield while fellow newcomers Pat Wills, Josh Crego, and Derrike Hill will provide quality depth. “Our new guys in the midfield are going to add a lot to our program,” Griffin said. “And, I believe, they are going to start doing that this season. It is such a luxury to have freshmen come in and perform well and I think this group can do just that.” The Spartan defense looks to be the largest question mark for the Green and White in 2010, as the departure of last year’s talented senior class leaves room where others need to step up. “We had several very good defensive players graduate last year,” Griffin said. “Sure it will be hard to replace them, but that just means other guys have opportunities. Hopefully they will grab those opportunities and run with them.” Despite the defensive losses from last season, the Spartans do have three senior captains who should provide outstanding performances and leadership for the Green and White. Senior James Greenwood is set to lead the backline in 2010, after starting all 15 games in 2009, and will be called upon for stellar and steady performances. A hulking defenseman, Greenwood’s play as well as his leadership as a captain this season will be key to York’s overall success. Fellow senior captains Josh Muskin and Jason Underwood will also be keys this season. Muskin, a long-stick middie, appeared in 14 games, including nine starts, and his combination of talent and experience will allow him to become an outstanding player on the defensive end. Underwood returns for his senior year in the Spartan lineup and will be a significant contributor as both a defenseman and long-stick middie. “The three captains on defense are going to be huge for us this year,” Griffin commented on Greenwood, Muskin, and Underwood. “They are going to need to play extremely well and lead extremely well. I truly believe they are each capable of doing both of those things.” The Spartans do have a veteran-laden core of defensemen, which should prove a valuable asset especially early in the season. Senior Dan Sadler, who played in 14 games last year, has the opportunity to find a starter’s role this season. Fellow senior Jon Silverio returns to the Spartan

squad after missing all of last year and should be hungry in 2010. Having spent countless hours in the weight room, junior Bob Braun is an exceptionally strong student-athlete who is ready for a breakout season. Juniors Jim Oleskowitz and Bryce Johnston as well as sophomores Patrick Glenn and Ryan Glavin will add much-needed depth to the defensive ranks. York’s newcomers will look for immediate contributions as the Spartans welcome four new faces on defense. Travis Atwell, a 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association All-American, comes to the Spartan program from Anne Arundel Community College and could be an instant impact player. Another big, tough defenseman, Atwell should give the York squad added bite this year. Rookies Matt Jovinelli, Nate Stewart, and Colin Glavin will each look to push for playing time early in their careers. “Overall, our defense could be solid, a strong-point of our team, if they all come together and play as a unit,” Griffin said. “The combination of experience, youthful energy, talent, and opportunity that we have this year could equal some great results.” Looking to back that defensive effort, the Spartan goalies could be one of the top groups in the conference. Led by junior Chris Collins, the Spartan goalkeeping unit looks to be in good shape for 2010. Collins had a superb season last year starting each of York’s 15 contests. A quick yet steady netminder, Collins’s best work last season came against then-#1 Salisbury as he recorded 22 saves in York’s near-miss against the Sea Gulls. In York’s next contest, Collins posted 19 saves in the Spartans’ 7-5 victory over St. Mary’s as he netted CAC Player-of-theWeek honors for his efforts. Simply a fantastic goalie, Collins could become one of the nation’s best this season. “Collins is exceptional,” Griffin raved. “In my opinion, he is already one of the top goalkeepers out there. He is definitely ready for an unbelievable year.” Mike Karwoski and Devin O’Neill will each look to push Collins this season. Karwoski, a sophomore, put in a great offseason and has taken hold of the #2 spot and will strive for continued improvement. O’Neill, who competed internationally this past summer, is a solid netminder who gives the unit excellent depth. “Our three goalies this year are outstanding,” Griffin said. “They can all play at a high level and will push each other, keep each other sharp, throughout the season.” Although Griffin is high on York’s 2010 roster, he knows that it is going to take a lot of hard work to have a successful year. “Bottom line, we need to work very hard this season,” Griffin said. “It is going to take lots of hard work and dedication to the fundamentals in order for us to be in every game. But I know that if we can focus day-in and day-out and commit to the hard work, we can be very successful.” The Spartans begin that quest on Saturday, February 13, when they travel to Salem, Va., for a 2 p.m. tilt with #7 Roanoke.

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#4 nick bach Sophomore middie

Glen burnie, md. north county

Nick Bach begins his second season with the Green and White, looking to continue the momentum he gained from last year’s confidence-building campaign. Bach appeared in all 15 Spartan contests in 2009, posting three goals and four assists. With a much better understanding of the collegiate game this season, Bach will have a great opportunity to compete for additional minutes in the Spartan midfield and possibly become one of York’s most dangerous offensive players.

#7 Zach scherr Senior Defensive midfield

reisterstown, md. Franklin

Zach Scherr begins the 2010 campaign after a breakout junior season. Scherr, the Spartans’ top choice in face-off situations, won 54 percent of his face-offs last year helping the Green and White gain 120 valuable possessions. In addition, he led the York squad with an impressive 87 ground balls, 15 more than any other Spartan. A solid offseason combined with increased confidence will allow Scherr to be a key component as a face-off specialist and short-stick defensive midfielder in 2010.

#9 adam Cooper Junior middie

bel air, md. bel air

Adam Cooper returns to the Spartans’ 2010 lineup after starting in York’s first midfield line last year. An extremely athletic player, Cooper posted seven goals and 13 assists in 2009, numbers on which he has the ability to improve in 2010. Having garnered significant experience over his first two college campaigns, evidenced by his 27 games played - including all 15 Spartan contests last year, Cooper could become one of the Green and White’s best playmakers this season.

#10 Chris Collins Senior Goalie

*captain

westminster, md. westminster

Chris Collins enters the 2010 season as York's top netminder and arguably one of the conference’s best. Collins put on several masterful efforts in 2009, highlighted by his 22 saves in a near-upset of then-#1 Salisbury and his 19 stops in a 7-5 victory over St. Mary’s, performances which led to his CAC Player-of-the-Week honor. A quick and athletic goalie, he started all 15 games for the Spartans in 2009 finishing the year with 160 saves. Exceptionally talented, Collins is primed for a spectacular 2010.


#11 ryan Mcnicholas Senior attack

Fallston, md. Fallston

Ryan McNicholas is set to begin his final campaign in the Green and White having become one of York’s top offensive threats. His 30 goals last season tied him for the team-high while he also distributed six assists. The senior combines his nose for the goal with fluid stick-skills, making him difficult to defend. A starter in each of York’s 15 contests in 2009, McNicholas will look to maintain his solid work on the offensive end and become one of the CAC’s best attackmen.

#12 russell Tutt Junior Short-Stick Defensive middie

*captain

baltimore, md. parkville

Russell Tutt embarks on the 2010 season, his first as a Spartan captain, with high expectations. Voted a captain by his teammates, Tutt’s outstanding leadership skills will help the Green and White stretch for new heights this season. He appeared in 13 of York’s 15 contests during the 2009 campaign, spending his time in the Spartan midfield. After a productive offseason, Tutt will have the opportunity to move up the midfield ranks and see increased minutes in 2010.

#16 John powell Sophomore middie / attack

mount airy, md. urbana

John Powell opens the 2010 season with an opportunity to garner added minutes. Powell saw action in six games during his freshman campaign, obtaining valuable experience at the college level. He put together a fantastic fall campaign, which sets up the sophomore well for a smooth transition into the spring season. A constant competitor, Powell’s work ethic and drive will allow him to push his teammates and compete for increased time in 2010.

#18 Josh Gamble Junior attack

easton, md. easton

Josh Gamble returns to the Spartan lineup for his junior campaign after leading the Green and White in points as a sophomore. Gamble’s teambest 47 points came via team-leading marks of 30 goals (tied for teamhigh) and 17 assists. A tough, brawny attackman who is easily one of the top offensive players in the conference, Gamble brings an ability to score quickly and score in bunches. With steady focus, Gamble could post a truly remarkable 2010 season.

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#21 John silverio Senior Defenseman / long-Stick midfield

Dover, Del. Dover

John Silverio begins his senior year in a Spartan uniform looking to be a key cog in York’s defensive unit. A tremendously athletic player, Silverio brings versatility to the defense and is a student-athlete who can give the squad added bite. His athleticism will help York remain as a tough squad defensively. Silverio will push this season for time as a defenseman as well as a long-stick midfielder, while seeing significant time in man-down situations.

#23 dan sadler Senior Defenseman

arnold, md. broadneck

Dan Sadler brings his Spartan career to a close in 2010, with expectations of a breakout year. Sadler saw action in 14 of the Spartans’ 15 contests in 2009, starting four of those games, while picking up 24 ground balls and posting four take-aways. With the departure of several key defensemen from 2009, Sadler will have an opportunity this season to see added time in York’s defense, which should allow him to become an exceptional performer for the Green and White.

#24 b.J. blaker Sophomore attack

chester, pa. west chester henderson

B.J. Blaker became one of the Spartans’ best offensive players in just his rookie season. Registering 33 points - the third-highest total on the squad last year - on 26 goals and seven assists, Blaker saw immediate action playing in all 15 games for the Green and White while starting 13 times. Combining his exceptional talent with the collegiate experience he gained last season should allow Blaker to become one of the premier offensive players in the Capital Athletic Conference.

#25 Josh Muskin Senior long-Stick midfield

*captain

union bridge, md. Francis Scott key

Josh Muskin returns for his senior campaign looking to be a force for the Spartans defensively. Muskin sports plenty of experience, highlighted by his 15 games played and nine starts in 2009, which bodes well for the York squad this season. Muskin is a tough and athletic student-athlete that will help the Spartans shut down opposing attacks and transition into the offensive third. A captain in 2010, Muskin will provide exceptional senior leadership as the Green and White push for an ascent up the CAC ladder.


#31 patrick raymond Junior middie

Garden city, n.J. kellenberg memorial

Patrick Raymond begins his third season in the Spartan Green and White with an opportunity to be a solid contributor on York’s offensive end. Raymond saw action in six contests during the 2009 season, a number which he has the opportunity to greatly increase this year. His exceptional athleticism combined with a fantastic work ethic and further improved play, will help Raymond move up the depth chart at both midfield and attack in 2010.

#32 Jason Underwood Senior Defenseman

*captain

Shady Side, md. Southern

Jason Underwood returns to the Spartan lineup for his senior campaign with the Green and White. A solid defenseman, he will play a key role in York’s defensive third this year playing both close defense and long-stick midfield. Underwood is a tough player who has plenty of collegiate experience that he will draw upon this year. Selected by his teammates as a captain for the 2010 season, Underwood’s leadership will be key to the Spartans’ overall success.

#39 James Greenwood Senior Defenseman

*captain

bel air, md. Fallston

James Greenwood embarks on his senior campaign as York’s top returning defenseman from 2009. A big, strong student-athlete, the 6' 4" 205pound Greenwood brings critical size to the Spartan defense. Greenwood started in all 15 contests for the Green and White last year, picking up 47 ground balls while causing 23 turnovers - the second-highest total on the squad. He will provide York with strong veteran leadership in 2010 as he will be a key part of the Spartans’ overall success this season.

#43 bob braun Junior Defenseman

chadds Ford, pa. bishop Shanahan

Bob Braun enters the 2010 season with high expectations following a solid 2009. Braun played in 14 of the 15 Spartan contests, seeing time at both long-stick midfield and close defense, gaining valuable experience that will bode well for the Green and White this year. A leader in the weight room, Braun is a tough student-athlete who will add a physical presence to the Spartan defensive unit this season. Altogether, Braun is primed for a breakout 2010 campaign.

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Sophomore attack

hagerstown, md. Smithsburg

#5 Travis atwell Junior Defenseman

Dunkirk, md. Southern

#6 Jamie lowe Freshman middie / attack

monrovia, md. urbana

#19 eric seglinski Freshman middie

baltimore, md. archbishop curley

#20 Corey Cooke Freshman middie

baltimore, md. archbishop curley

#36 John Mortimer Junior attack

morton, pa. cardinal o’hara

#37 brendon Mclaughlin Junior attack

brookeville, md. Good counsel

#40 Tyler roy Sophomore middie

Feasterville, pa. archbishop wood

#45 devin o’neil Junior Goalie

Downington, pa. bishop Shanahan

#46 Marcus Coppola Sophomore middie

bel air, md. c. milton wright


Head Coach

Jim Griffin Sixth Season (39-34) Jim Griffin enters his sixth season as the head coach of the York College men’s lacrosse program. Already the winningest head coach in the brief history of the squad, Griffin has led the Green and White to their two most successful seasons going 11-5 in 2006 and 10-7 in 2008. In his first season at the helm of the program, Griffin led the Green and White to a then school-record five wins. Griffin’s second season brought double the success as the Spartans went 11-5 overall and 4-2 in CAC play, as both marks were school records. In his sixth season, Griffin will look to continue to build the Spartans into one of the top programs in the Capital Athletic Conference. Griffin is in his ninth year of involvement with the men’s lacrosse program at York, after playing collegiately at Division II Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. He served his first three seasons on the Spartan staff as York’s defensive coordinator and goalies’ coach. As an assistant and now the Spartans’ head coach, Griffin’s tireless efforts on the recruiting circuit have allowed the Green and White to bring in a number of top-notch classes. Heading into the 2010 season, the Spartan mentor is pleased with the direction of the York program. “We continue to make strides each and every season,” Griffin said. “We have a very talented group of student-athletes who are committed to making this team and this program better every day. That, in tandem with the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center and Kinsley Field, will enable us to continue to grow and develop as a program.” In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, he serves York College as an academic advisor for non-athletes. Griffin was also a guest speaker at the 2006 U.S. Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia. He currently resides in Towson, Md. with his wife, Hollie.

Year-bY-Year recorDS Season 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

Coach Phil Avillo Phil Avillo Rob Horrigan Rob Horrigan Rob Horrigan Jim Griffin Jim Griffin Jim Griffin Jim Griffin Jim Griffin 10 Seasons

Overall 3-10 3-12 4-10 3-7 3-9 5-7 11-5 5-8 10-7 8-7 55-82

Winning % .231 .200 .286 .300 .250 .417 .687 .385 .588 .533 .401

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Josh Hamilton Third Season Josh Hamilton embarks on his third season on the Spartan staff and brings a wealth of lacrosse knowledge to the York sideline. Hamilton, who is charged with developing the Spartan attackers, will continue to work with the Spartan offense this season after a successful 2009. For last season’s campaign, the Green and White averaged 10.27 goals per contest, up from 9.35 the season before. The Spartan attack will continue to benefit greatly from Hamilton’s experience and savvy on the offensive end of the field. Collegiately, Hamilton played midfielder at Division I Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. During his high school days, Hamilton started at Severna Park, a lacrosse powerhouse in Maryland.

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Chris read First Season Chris Read begins his tenure on the Spartan staff as an assistant that will focus mainly on the offensive end of the field. His extensive lacrosse experience will provide the York attack with invaluable insight. A 2008 Division III All-American, in addition to a pair of honorable mention selections at Washington College (Md.), Read tallied over 200 career goals as an undergrad as he helped the Shoremen to a 49-20 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances over his four seasons. A former assistant at his alma mater, Read will now look to transfer his incredible on-field ability to the Spartan coaching realm where he should be able to help the Green and White become an offensive force this season.

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Joe Griffin First Season

Joe Griffin joins the Green and White as York’s strength and conditioning coach. Griffin will coordinate the Spartans’ conditioning program as he strives to make the the York squad into one of the most physically fit teams in the region. Griffin comes to York with extensive experience in the field of strength and conditioning having trained the Loyola University men’s lacrosse team, a Division I program in Maryland.

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Opponent Result @ Roanoke L, 20-7 @ Rochester Inst. @ Orlando, Fla. L, 12-9 @ Sewanee W, 12-5 Messiah W, 9-5 Wesley * L, 10-5 @ Dickinson L, 12-9 Marymount (Va.) * W, 16-14 Salisbury * L, 13-9

Record 0-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-3 2-4 3-4 (1-0 CAC) 3-5 (1-1 CAC)

Date Mar. 28 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 Apr. 4 Apr. 7 Apr. 13

Opponent Result @ St. Mary’s (Md.) * W, 7-5 @ Hood * W, 23-11 Stevenson * L, 18-7 @ Mary Washington * W, 11-9 Susquehanna W, 9-0 @ Wesley * L, 13-11 CAC Playoffs - First Round Apr. 21 Catholic W, 10-9

Record 4-5 (2-1 CAC) 5-5 (2-2 CAC) 5-6 (2-3 CAC) 6-6 (3-3 CAC) 7-6 7-7 (3-4 CAC) 8-7


School Stevenson Salisbury St. Mary’s Wesley York Mary Washington Marymount Hood

W 7 5 5 4 4 2 1 0

CAC Games L 0 2 2 3 3 5 6 7

PCT. 1.000 .714 .714 .571 .571 .286 .143 .000

GB 2 2 3 3 5 6 7

W 17 16 8 11 8 8 5 1

Overall L 2 4 7 6 7 7 8 13

PCT .895 .800 .533 .647 .533 .533 .385 .071

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2009 all-Capital athletic Conference men’s lacrosse Squad

YORK, PA - Salisbury senior midfielder Kylor Berkman was named the CAC Men’s Lacrosse Player-of-the-Year for the second straight season while teammate Matt Cannone was chosen as the CAC Rookie-of-the-Year and St. Mary’s mentor Chris Hasbrouck was selected as the Coach-of-the-Year to lead the 2009 All-CAC team, selected by the conference coaches. York garnered a pair of senior all-league honorees in first-team defenseman Steve Mersinger and second-team midfielder John Gaeta.

FIrST TEam all-CaC

Attackmen Jimmy Dailey - So. - Stevenson Matt Cannone - Fr. - Salisbury Steve Kazimer - Jr. - Stevenson Brad Smith - Jr. - Wesley Midfielders Ryan Alexander - Jr. - St. Mary’s Kylor Berkman - Sr. - Salisbury Nic Bevacqua - Sr. - Stevenson Defensive Midfielder Ryder Henry - Sr. - St. Mary’s Short Stick Specialist Marc DiPasquale - Sr. - St. Mary’s Defensemen Steve Mersinger - Sr. - York Mike Simon - Sr. - Stevenson Kirk Waldie - Sr. - Wesley Goalkeeper Jim McCleaft - Sr. - Wesley

Player-of-the-Year: Kylor Berkman - Salisbury Coach-of-the-Year: Chris Hasbrouck - St. Mary’s

SECOND TEam all-CaC

Attackmen Kevin Conklin - Jr. - Marymount Richie Ford - Jr. - Stevenson Dennis Rosson - So. - St. Mary’s Midfielders Greg Furshman - Sr. - Stevenson Nick Pisacano - Jr. - Wesley Justin Thompson - Sr. - Wesley Brett Yoder - Sr. - Stevenson Defensive Midfielder John Gaeta - Sr. - York Will Poletis - Jr. - Salisbury Short Stick Specialist Ryan Finch - Jr. - Salisbury Defensemen A.J. Armstrong - Sr. - St. Mary’s Evan Douglass - So. - Stevenson Kevin Maynard - Sr. - Salisbury Goalkeeper Pat Simpson - So. - St. Mary’s

Rookie-of-the-Year: Matt Cannone - Salisbury

YCP all-TImE all-CaC SElECTIONS 2001: Second Team: Jason Kemper 2002: Second Team: Jason Kemper, Scott Hermes 2003: Second Team: Jason Kemper 2004: First Team: Josh Papsan Andrew Collins (CAC Rookie-of-the-Year) 2005: First Team: Josh Papsan 2006: First Team: Josh Papsan

2007: Second Team: Steve Mersinger 2008: First Team: Steve Mersinger Second Team: Rob Marine, Steve Roy 2009: First Team: Steve Mersinger Second Team: John Gaeta

2010 York College Men’s Lacrosse

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Individual Career Records Points 1. Scott Hermes 153 2. Josh Papsan 131 3. Ben Libertini 101 4. Adam Cross 100 5. Jason Kemper 91 6. Brendan Brace 84 7. Ryan McNicholas * 81 7. Ryan Wynne 81 9. Chris Chappelle 77 10. Kyle Henninger 73 Goals 1. Scott Hermes 104 2. Adam Cross 79 3. Ben Libertini 75 4. Josh Papsan 63 5. Ryan McNicholas * 62 6. Kyle Henninger 56 7. Brendan Brace 55 8. Jason Kemper 53 9. Chris Chappelle 47 9. Josh Gamble * 47 Assists 1. Josh Papsan 68 2. Scott Hermes 49 3. Ryan Wynne 41 4. Jason Kemper 38 5. Paul Rudell 37 6. Chris Chappelle 31 7. Brendan Brace 29 8. Ben Libertini 26 9. Brendan Hopkins 23 10. Adam Cross 21 Ground Balls 1. Josh Papsan 505 2. Jason Kemper 378 3. Steve Mersinger 212 3. Chris Chappelle 177 4. Matt Keeler 176 Face-off Wins 1. Jason Kemper 378 2. Josh Papsan 335 3. Zach Scherr * 192 4. Chris Chappelle 152 5. Mike LaRoque 93 Goalie Saves 1. Evan Mazzocchi 468 2. Matt Keeler 437 3. Matt Hanson 206 4. Chris Collins * 204 5. Colin Johnson 198

2000-02 2003-06 2003-06 2004-07 2000-03 2000-03 2007-09 2001-02 2005-08 2005-08 2000-02 2004-07 2003-06 2003-06 2007-09 2005-08 2000-03 2000-03 2005-08 2008-09 2003-06 2000-02 2001-02 2000-03 2005-07 2005-08 2000-03 2000-03 2006-07 2004-07 2003-06 2000-03 2006-09 2005-08 2005-08 2000-03 2003-06 2007-09 2005-08 2008-09 2000-03 2005-08 2004-07 2008-09 2000

Team Single Game Records Points 1. 41 @ Hood (3/30/09) 2. 40 vs. Alvernia (2/28/04) 3. 39 vs. Cazenovia (4/25/04) 4. 32 @ Hood (4/10/07) 32 vs. Hood (3/2/08) Goals 1. 25 vs. Alvernia (2/28/04) 2. 23 @ Hood (3/30/09) 3. 21 vs. Cazenovia (4/25/04) 4. 20 vs. Hood (3/2/08) 5. 19 vs. Neumann (3/22/03) 19 @ Hood (4/10/07) 19 vs. Richard Stockton (3/8/08) Assists 1. 18 vs. Cazenovia (4/25/04) 18 @ Hood (3/30/09) 3. 15 vs. Alvernia (2/28/04) 4. 13 vs. Washington and Jefferson (3/24/06) 13 vs. Moravian (4/14/05) 13 @ Hood (4/10/07) Shots 1. 66 @ Misericordia (4/12/06) 2. 63 @ Guilford (2/23/08) 3. 60 vs. Hood (3/2/08) 60 vs. Richard Stockton (3/8/08) 5. 59 vs. Catholic (4/18/06) 59 @ Hood (4/10/07) Goalie Saves 1. 27 vs. Salisbury (3/3/02) 2. 24 vs. Catholic (3/17/01) 3. 22 vs. Mary Washington (3/25/00) 22 vs. Salisbury (3/24/09) 5. 21 @ Dickinson (3/18/09) Ground Balls 1. 87 vs. Alvernia (4/28/04) 2. 81 vs. Cazenovia (4/25/04) 3. 80 vs. Neumann (3/22/03) 4. 75 @ Hood (3/30/09) 5. 74 vs. Misericordia (4/12/05) Face-offs Won 1. 24 vs. Cazenovia (4/25/04) 2. 23 vs. Alvernia (2/28/04) 23 vs. Neumann (3/22/03) 23 vs. Misericordia (4/12/05) 5. 21 vs. Villa Julie (3/6/02) 21 Eastern (4/24/01) 21 @ Hood (3/30/09)


2010 SparTan men’S lacroSSe roSTer # 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Senior Zach Scherr

Name Pat Wills Kevan Schellenberg Nicholas Bach Travis Atwell Jamie Lowe Zach Scherr Daniel Schuck Adam Cooper Chris Collins Ryan McNicholas Russell Tutt Josh Crego Kevin Topper John Powell Patrick Glenn Josh Gamble Eric Seglinski Corey Cooke John Silverio Derrike Hill Dan Sadler B.J. Blaker Josh Muskin Kevin Carlson Nate Stewart Patrick Raymond Jason Underwood Matthew Jovinelli Jordan Mitchell Michael Karwoski John Mortimer Brendan McLaughlin Ryan Glavin James Greenwood Tyler Roy Jim Oleskowitz Colin Glavin Bob Braun Bryce Johnston Devin O'Neill Marcus Coppola

POS M A M D M/A DM M M GK A M M A/M M/A D/LSM A M M D M D A LSM DM D A/M D D/LSM A GK M A D D M D D D D GK M

HT 5-10 5-8 5-9 6-3 5-10 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-11 6 6-0 5-7 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-6 5-10 6-4 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-9 5-9 5-10 5-8

Sophomore B.J. Blaker

WT 185 175 160 215 165 175 175 175 170 180 165 215 195 185 220 215 165 170 185 165 210 175 190 165 175 190 195 190 190 190 170 160 180 205 150 200 180 185 183 160 165

CL Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

Hometown/High School Forest Hill, Md./Calvert Hall Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg Glen Burnie, Md./North County Dunkirk, Md./Southern Monrovia, Md./Urbana Reisterstown, Md./Franklin Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken Bel Air, Md./Bel Air Westminster, Md./Westminster Fallston, Md./Fallston Colorado Springs, Colo./Parkville Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City Marriottsville, Md./Liberty Mount Airy, Md./Urbana Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley Easton, Md./Easton Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley Dover, Del./Dover Trappe, Md./Easton Arnold, Md./Broadneck West Chester, Pa./Henderson Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key Fallston, Md./Harford Tech Finksburg, Md./Westminster Senior Garden City, N.Y. /Kellenberg Shady Side, Md./Southern Crofton, Md./Arundel Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville Morton, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara Brookeville, Md./Good Counsel Bel Air, Md./Fallston Bel Air, Md./Fallston Feasterville, Pa./Archbishop Wood Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh Bel Air, Md./Fallston Chadds Ford, Pa./Bishop Shanahan Medford, N.J./Shawnee Downingtown, Pa./Bishop Shanahan Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright

Junior Adam Cooper


2010 Spartan Men’s Lacrosse Schedule Date

Opponent

Time

Feb. 13

@ Roanoke

2:00 PM

Feb. 20

@ Va. Wesleyan

1:00 PM

Feb. 27

St. Vincent

1:00 PM

Mar. 3

@ St. John Fisher @ Greensboro, N.C. 1:00 PM

Mar. 10

Haverford

12:30 PM

Mar. 13

@ Messiah

1:00 PM

Mar. 16

Dickinson

3:30 PM

Mar. 20

@ Catholic

2:30 PM

Mar. 24

Hood *

3:30 PM

Mar. 31

@ Marymount (Va.) *

3:30 PM

Apr. 3

Mary Washington *

1:00 PM

Apr. 7

@ Wesley *

7:00 PM

Apr. 10

St. Mary's (Md.) * - Senior Day

1:00 PM

Apr. 13

@ Salisbury *

7:00 PM

Apr. 15

@ Stevenson *

4:00 PM

Apr. 18

CAC Tournament First Round

Apr. 22

CAC Tournament Semifinals

Apr. 24

CAC Tournament Championship

Senior Ryan McNicholas Attack

Senior James Greenwood Defenseman

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