Men's Lacrosse Announces Incoming Class

MLAXThe Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team announced their incoming 2021 class including nine freshmen and two graduate transfer students on Tuesday, September 15.

Although it’s only September, many are looking forward to seeing what 2021 has in store for Monmouth athletics when they return. Men’s lacrosse has a lot to look forward to especially. There is nothing but optimism, anticipation, and faith surrounding the incoming class.

“It’s always an exciting time when we welcome our next class to campus and they officially join our team,” said head coach Brian Fisher. “This freshmen class is a group that has our staff really energized about their potential and we know that they are going to be great teammates, contribute to our team and Monmouth community in a positive manner.”

Graduate students entering the program are midfielder, Colin Bosak of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and Attack, Dwayne Mattushik, of Paramus, New Jersey.

In high school, Bosak, who was a three-year starter at The Haverford School and one-year starter at Navy Prep, helped his team get their national championship in 2015. He played for St. John’s for the past four years becoming a two-time Big East All-Academic Team Selection while racking in two goals, one assist, and 38 ground balls as well as going 94 for 216 at the faceoff X.

Mattushik, a product of Bergen Catholic, was a three-year starter at Jacksonville University with a total of 68 points, 57 goals, and 11 assists. The attackman was named the 2017 Rookie of the Year in addition to being a 2017 All-Freshman Team selection.

The incoming freshmen include Greg Clark, Alex DeBenedictis, Sean Ketchen, Max Kistler, Andrew Kuhlman, Patrick Orapello, Jimmy Osorio, Ryan Stefanik, and Max Sullivan. 

Greg Clark, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, is a defenseman who played for Academy of the New Church and was team captain. He helped his team earn their sixth straight league championship title.               

Attackman, Alex DeBenedictis, of Yorktown Heights, New York, played for Yorktown High School. He was an All-Selection One and All-League selection as a junior. DeBenedictis also earned an All-Section One Honorable Mention as a junior.

There will also be two Calvert Hall College High School alums playing for the Blue and White this year. Attackman, Sean Ketchen and midfielder, Max Sullivan of Baltimore, Maryland will be joining the team.

Both Ketchen and Sullivan helped their team win their Junior Varsity and Varsity championships in addition to playing for club team FCA.

Max Kristler, long stick midfielder and defenseman, of Soplay, Pennsylvania, played at Parkland High School. He also played club lacrosse for Fusion Lacrosse.

Goalie, Andrew Kuhlman of Austin, Texas, played lacrosse at Regents School as well as club lacrosse for Iron Horse Lacrosse. In club, he racked up 384 saves, two assists, one goal, and 95 ground balls. He was a three-time All-State selection.

Patrick Orapello, a midfielder from Wayne, New Jersey, played four years on Varsity at Wayne Hills. Racking up 37 assists and 105 goals, Orapello helped his team earn three consecutive county championships. He was also a four-time First Team All-League choice and played club lacrosse for New Jersey Riot.

Attack and midfielder, Jimmy Osorio, of Ronkonkoma, New York, played for St. Anthony’s High School. Throughout his high school career, Osorio made 43 assists, 62 goals, and helped his team in their two championship wins in addition to a 16-1 record. Osorio also played club for Tenacious Turtles.

Ryan Stefanik, the midfielder from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, played for both Saint Joseph Regional High School and later transferred to Cheshire Academy. He also played for the club team, LI Sting 2020 Black.

“We are really excited about their arrival and can’t wait to see them in action this fall semester,” said Coach Fisher.


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