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Duke Men's Lacrosse announces Class of 2008

By Art Chase
Posted Wednesday, January 7, 2004

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Durham, N.C. -- Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler announced on Wednesday its Class of 2008.

The 14-member class includes Bo Carrington of Charlottesville, Va., Josh Covaleski of Dover, Del., Colin Finnerty of Garden City, N.Y., Zack Greer of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Andrew Hanover of Camillus, N.Y., Ben Koesterer of Cazenovia, N.Y., Chris Loftus of Syosset, N.Y., Kevin Mayer of Great Falls, Va., Ryan McFadyen of Mendham, N.J., Brad Ross of Darnestown, Md., Reade Seligmann of Essex Falls, N.J., Rob Schroeder of Summit, N.J., Rob Wellington of Dallas, Texas and Michael Young of Manhasset, N.Y.

"Each year an objective in recruiting is to assemble a class of character, talent and overall depth," Pressler said. "This is a group of true student-athletes determined to maintain a high standard of excellence both on the field and in the classroom. We feel strongly that the Duke men's lacrosse class of 2008 is one of the best we have put together to date."

Carrington, a 6-4, 220-pound midfielder/attackman, is an all-conference and all-state performer in lacrosse, football and basketball at the Covenant School. In addition, he serves as team captain for all three teams.

Covaleski, a 6-4, 205-pound attackman, twice has earned All-America honors in lacrosse and holds career records at Cesaer Rodney High School in both goals and assists. He also is a three-time all-league quarterback in football.

Finnerty, a 6-3, 195-pound attackman, tallied 30 points as a junior for Chaminade High School.

Greer, a 6-2, 175-pound midfielder/attackman, represented Team Canada in the U-19 World Championships this past summer. He was the leading midfield scorer at the championships, earning a spot on the All-World Team following Canada's silver medal performance. Greer will join five current Blue Devils who played on the gold medal-winning squad from the United States.

Hanover, a 6-1, 195-pound attackman, has led West Genesee High School to back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003, earning MVP of the state title game both years. The two-time All-Central New York team selection also has twice played for the Central Empire State squad, helping that unit to the gold medal in the summer of 2003.

Koesterer, a 6-2, 195-pound midfielder/attackman, is a three-sport standout at Cazenovia High School, receiving all-conference honors in both lacrosse and football. This past summer he played with Hanover on the gold medal-winning Central New York club at the Empire State Games.

Loftus, a 5-9, 155-pound attackman, received all-county honors following his junior season at Syosset High School and also is an all-conference pick in both soccer and basketball. His brother, Dan, is currently at freshman goalkeeper on the Duke team.

Mayer, a 6-0, 195-pound defenseman, anchors the defensive unit at The Potomac School, where he also has participated on the football and swim teams.

McFadyen, a 6-6, 240-pound defenseman, has been a physical force while helping Delbarton High School to consecutive New Jersey state championships in 2002 and 2003. He also plays basketball at Delbarton.

Ross, a 6-0, 185-pound midfielder, plays on both ends of the field at the Bullis School while also handling the face-off duties. In addition, he captained the football squad this past fall.

Seligmann, a 6-2, 225-pound midfielder, plays with fellow class member McFadyen at Delbarton and received All-America accolades following last season's state championship season. He also played football at Delbarton, leading the team to the playoffs by scoring 23 touchdowns.

Schroeder, a 5-11, 200-pound goalkeeper, earned All-America honors after his junior season at Summit High School. A team captain for the lacrosse, football and hockey teams, he established a school single-season record for touchdown passes this past fall.

Wellington, a 6-3, 195-pound midfielder, is an all-district and all-state choice at Highland Park High School where he also handles the face-off chores.

Young, a 6-0, 180-pound midfielder, is a prep teammate of class member Finnerty at Chaminade where he is a two-year starter in lacrosse as well as a starting defensive back on the football squad.

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