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Unsung players that could play a key role for the Lakers in 2014:
* Deven Alves, Attack, Senior -
Deven Alves (Contributed/Mercyhurst)
Was overshadowed by an offensive attack loaded with frontline talent led by attackman Brian Scheetz
(school’s all-time leading scorer with 234 points) until scoring the winning goal in an overtime win against Limestone in the NCAA Division II semifinals last spring. Now he’s one of those frontline players coming off a season where he finished sixth on the team with 13 goals and second with 16 assists.
* Cullen Mangino, Defense, Redshirt freshman -
Cullen Mangino (Contributed/Mercyhurst)
was plagued by injuries in his first two years (redshirted in 2012, missed 2013 with an injury) after arriving as a highly touted recruit (all-state first team as a high school senior) from Orchard Park, N.Y. Now he’s ready to add depth on a defense that has six seniors in seven starting positions.
* Brandon Thomson, Attack, Senior -
Brandon Thomson (Contributed/Mercyhurst)
finished 2013 with 10 goals and and eight assists despite starting one of 17 games. He was especially potent in man-up situations, where he tied for third on the team with three goals. He had five multi-point games, including a goal and assist in a NCAA quarterfinal win against Lake Erie.
* Trevor Vargo, Midfielder, Junior - had eight goals
Trevor Vargo (Contributed/Mercyhurst)
and six assists on the seconnd midfield unit a season ago after totaling a goal in six games as a freshman in 2012. He’s expected to produce more this season with the departure of first-line midfielders James Chayka
(28 goals, 16 assists) and Zac Reid
(29 goals, 14 assists).
* Brett Williams, Midfielder, Junior -
Brett Williams (Contributed/Mercyhurst)
joins the Lakers after transferring from Onondaga (N.Y.) Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., where he led the Lazers to back-to-back NJCAA championships and earned a pair of national All-American honors.
No. Name Year Pos. Hometown
1 Deven Alves Sr. A Canandaigua, N.Y.
2 Alex Torpey Jr. M Rochester, N.Y.
3 John Plaskey Fr. M Beverly Hills, Mich.
4 Jake McAndrew Sr. A Cranberry Township, Pa.
5 Michael Grace Sr. G Warwick, N.Y.
6 Connor Enright So. A Rochester, N.Y.
7 Joe Gravino So. M Westlake, Ohio
8 E.J. Sellie Sr. MF Schenectady, N.Y.
9 Matt Condon So. M Penfield, N.Y.
10 Derek Kehoe RS So. MF Black River, N.Y.
11 Kevin Vaughn Fr. M Fairport, N.Y.
12 Shane Endres So. D Rochester, N.Y.
13 Matt Wells So. G Fayetteville, N.Y.
14 Brady Heseltine Sr. A Elora, Ont.
15 Michael Poe Fr. LSM Rocky River, Ohio
16 Trevor Vargo Jr. M Orchard Park, N.Y.
17 Benjamin Brooks Fr. M Rochester, N.Y.
18 Patrick Maloney Sr. D Buffalo, N.Y.
19 Marco Maronski So. D Hamburg, N.Y.
20 Andrew Wagner Sr. D Elma, N.Y.
21 Ian Brooks Sr. M Rochester, N.Y.
22 Brandon Thomson Sr. A Canandaigua, N.Y.
23 Luke Mann Sr. M Buffalo, N.Y.
24 Ryan Sullivan Sr. D Pittsford, N.Y.
25 Kenny Nelson Fr. A Webster, N.Y.
26 Kyle Stanney Sr. D Canandaigua, N.Y.
27 Chris Dale RS Sr. A/M Sayville, N.Y.
28 Brett Benzinger Fr. M Hamburg, N.Y.
29 Alex Misterman Fr. M Seneca, N.Y.
30 Tyler Galosi Fr. D Medina, Ohio
31 Joe Shepard Sr. M Dewitt, N.Y.
32 Tyler Nash Sr. G Rochester, N.Y.
33 Derek Richards Fr. A Rochester, N.Y.
34 Cory Becker So. M Niagara Falls, N.Y.
35 James Rogan Jr. M Cincinnati, Ohio
36 Collin Brooks So. M Westlake, Ohio
37 Kyle Miller Fr. D Bethel Park, Pa.
38 Stephen Romas So. A Pittsford, N.Y.
39 Colin Brady Fr. M Shaker Heights, Ohio
40 Cullen Mangino RS Fr. D Orchard, N.Y.
41 Andrew Sebben So. M Monroe, Conn.
42 Chad Levick Fr. A Maple, Ont.
43 James Crowe Fr. A Bingham Farms, Mich.
44 Brett Williams Jr. M Fulton, N.Y.
45 Mitch McAvoy Sr. M Sherwood Park, Alta.
46 Ryan Emerson Fr. LSM Ithaca, N.Y.
47 Dan Hinderland Sr. M Webster, N.Y.
49 Michael Card Fr. M Skaneateles, N.Y.
55 Keyan McQueen Fr. A/M Vaughan, Ont.
Head coach - Chris Ryan (16th season – 14th as head coach)
Volunteer assistant - Cam Edmiston (2nd season)
Graduate assistant – Kyle Kallay (2nd season)
Graduate assistant - Carter Bloor (1st season)
Volunteer assistant - James Chayka (1st season)
Today - at Mars Hill (N..C.), 2 p.m.
March 1 - vs. Pfeiffer (N.C.), 1 p.m.
March 8 - vs. Seton Hill, 1 p.m.*
March 15 - vs. Queens (N.C.), TBA#
March 22 - vs. Lindenwood, 2 p.m.
March 25 - at Walsh (Ohio), 6 p.m.*
March 29 - at Dowling (N.Y.), 1 p.m.
April 5 - vs. Tampa (Fla.), 1 p.m.
April 6 - vs. Ohio Valley*
April 12 - vs. LIU Post, noon
April 14 - at Alderson-Broaddus (W. Va.), 4 p.m.*
April 19 - at Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va), 1 p.m.*
April 23 - vs. Roberts Wesleyan, 4 p.m.
April 26 - vs. Lake Erie (Ohio), 1 p.m.*
May 2 - ECAC semifinals, TBA
May 4 - ECAC final, TBA
* ECAC Division II Lacrosse League game
# In Myrtle Beach, S.C.