For Immediate Release: November 9, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's lacrosse inks 10 high school standouts during early signing period

Detailed information on each player

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Head coach Ed Stephenson and the Binghamton University men's lacrosse team have announced the signing of 10 high school seniors as part of the early signing period. Each player signed a national letter of intent and will join the Bearcats for their freshman season in 2008.

"This is also the most talented and athletic class we have ever signed," Stephenson said. "This group will improve our team's overall speed and athleticism and will fit in nicely with a more aggressive and up-tempo style. These student athletes are used to winning, and playing in big games, as they represent some of the most competitive and successful programs in high school lacrosse."

From nationally acclaimed West Genesee High School come attackmen Adam Mazzoni (Camillus, N.Y.), and Brian Donahue (Camillus, N.Y.) as well as defender Shane Crosset (Camillus, N.Y.). Binghamton also landed a pair of players from
Adirondack region powerhouse Niskayuna in attackman Jack Leary (Rexford, N.Y.) and defender Adam Pardi (Schenectady, N.Y.).

Defender Derrick Danieu (Orchard Park, N.Y.) represents Binghamton's first signing from Orchard Park High School, the top program in the Buffalo area. Attackman Frank Donlin (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.), meanwhile, is the Bearcats' first player to arrive from highly-regarded Comsewogue.

Binghamton continues its successful recruiting from the Penn Yan Academy. Midfielder Chris Carlson (Penn Yan, N.Y.) will join his brother Steve, who is currently a freshman first-line midfielder for the Bearcats.

Midfielder David Raleigh (Norwalk, Conn.) is Binghamton first recruit from Connecticut. He currently plays for Brien McMahon High School. Another midfielder, Mike Sciarrino (Clay, N.Y.) competes for Cicero-North Syracuse.

Binghamton was nationally-ranked for two weeks last March and finished the 2006 season with a 7-8 record. The Bearcats open up their 2007 campaign at Cornell on Feb. 25.


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