lacrosse team inks three more recruits
Binghamton men's lacrosse team has received a national letter
of intent from three more high school seniors, all of whom will
join the Bearcats for their freshman season in 2004.
Matt Osborne (Waterloo, N.Y.) is a defender at Waterloo
high school. Hewas one of the top 40 lacrosse players at the
2002 Western Empire State Team tryouts. He was the MVP at the
recent Newark Lacrosse Tournament in the Rochester area.
"Matt's competitiveness and athleticism will serve him well
as he joins a standout group of recruited defenders," head
coach Ed Stephenson. "He has both speed and agility to smother
offensive players, and he is equally adept in the transition
from defense to offense. He will add to our athleticism and depth
at the defensive end of the field.
Wilmot (Rockville Centre, N.Y.)
is a defender from South Side High School. He was a member of
the elite Gold Medal winning Long Island Empire State Lacrosse
Team last summer.
"Tom has a very different defensive style, which will be
welcomed in our unit," Stephenson said. "Although he
has finesse, Tom doesn't shy away from contact and physical play.
This will serve him well on the defensive end of the field, as
he will help to enforce the critical zone in front of our goalie.
He is one of the strongest lacrosse players that I have seen
in a long while."
David Streeten (Corning, N.Y.) is a midfielder from Corning
East High School. He is currently a team captain and also represented
his region in the 2002 Empire State Games.
"David has two advantages coming into our program, he has
competed in big games throughout his high school career, and
he understands the game at an advanced level," Stephenson
said. "I look forward to working with him over the next