Guilford Welcomes 14 Men's Lacrosse Newcomers for 2013 Campaign

Guilford Huddle (Jerry Wolford photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Third-year head coach Tom Carmean welcomed 14 new student-athletes to Guilford College this fall as part of the rebuilding process for the Quakers' men's lacrosse team.  The class includes 12 freshmen and two transfers. It represents eight different states and a Canadian province. The newcomers are expected to make meaningful contributions right away as Guilford embarks on its 40th men's lacrosse campaign this spring.

The first-year students are:

Name

Position

High School

Hometown

Jacob Broome

G

Thomas A. Edison

Alexandria, Va.

Nick Caputo

LSM

Sprayberry

Acworth, Ga.

Cam Davis

D

Athens Drive

Cary, N.C.

Adam Fiore

A

Ithaca

Ithaca, N.Y.

Daniel Haupt

M

Athens Drive

Cary, N.C.

Dylan Haupt

M

Athens Drive

Cary, N.C.

Daniel Hughey

A

Athens Drive

Cary, N.C.

Connor Manning

M

Ithaca

Ithaca, N.Y.

Andrew McDonagh

A

Dexter

Whitmore Lake, Mich.

Connor Milton

M

The Woodlands

The Woodlands, Texas

Landon Pope

D

Millbrook

Raleigh, N.C.

Ian Wiesenberg

M

Dexter

Dexter, Mich.

Broome, a 6-1, 185-pound goaltender, was the 2012 National District Defensive Player of the Year and earned all-district recognition for the fourth season. His .740 saves percentage helped Edison High School to the 2012 National District Championship. The four-year starter also was also strong in the classroom as he was named to the National Honor Society. Broome also participated in the Key Club and was an honor roll student each year.

Caputo, a 5-10, 165-pound long-stick midfielder, comes to Guilford after serving as team captain, three-year letter winner, Scholar-Athlete and Merit Award recipient at Sprayberry High School. Over his last two high school seasons, he totaled 118 ground balls, one goal and six assists. Caputo helped the Jackets to the state playoffs all four years. He also performed over 300 hours of community service in high school and played in the LB3 Lacrosse Club.

Davis, a 6-3, 180-pound defender, is one of four newcomers from Athens Drive High School, which reached the 2012 North Carolina state semifinals. He was an honorable mention all-state performer in 2012 and also received third-team all-region and Second Team All-Tri-9 Conference recognition. He lettered four seasons and has volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army.

Fiore, a 6-2, 160-pound attackman, earned 2012 U.S. Lacrosse All-America honors and helped Ithaca High School to consecutive state championship appearances in 2011 and 2012. He was named the team's Terry Cullen Pest Offensive Player as a senior and also collected First Team All-Section IV recognition. Fiore, whose older brother, A.J., plays at Cornell University, scored 238 career points and was the Little Red's season scoring leader three times. He played with the Nike Upstate Rising Stars. Off the field he has been involved with his church and a home rebuilding project in New Orleans.

Daniel Haupt, a 6-3, 205-pound midfielder, is another Athens Drive alum who was named the team's Most Valuable Midfielder in 2012. He was also an honorable mention all-region and All-Tri 9 honoree. Haupt lettered three times and scored over 40 points in his two seasons as a starter. He was a standout swimmer in high school and also active with Habitat for Humanity.

Haupt's twin brother, Dylan, is a 6-4, 190-pound midfielder who also starred at Athens Drive. He was a two-time All-Tri 9 Conference performer and a three-year letter winner. Dylan was a two-time all-league basketball player who averaged over 12 points and five rebounds per game as a senior. A member of the National Honor Society, he was also active with Habitat for Humanity.

Hughey, Guilford's fourth Athens Drive product, is a 6-3, 170-pound attackman who tallied over 130 points in his final two seasons and graduated as the school's leader in single-season points, goals and assists. He was an honorable mention all-state and second-team all-region selection in 2012 and captured First Team All-Tri 9 Conference laurels as a junior and senior. A two-time team Offensive MVP, Hughey was a four-time academic all-conference selection. He is involved with his church and works as a youth lacrosse coach.

Manning, a 6-0, 170-pound midfielder, played with Fiore at Ithaca High School and was a key performer on the Little Red's two state finalists. He led Second IV with a 70% faceoff winning percentage in 2012. Manning played two seasons with the Nike Upstate Rising Stars and was also an accomplished scholastic wrestler. He has served as a youth coach in wrestling and lacrosse and was an honors student throughout high school.

McDonagh, a 5-11, 160-pound attackman, is one of two Dexter High School standouts to head south to Guilford. He scored 123 points in his three seasons and helped the team to a 51-8 record in that time. McDonagh was an honorable mention all-state selection in 2012 and also received all-region and All-Southeastern Conference laurels. He served as a team captain for the Dreadnaughts and helped them to a pair of Southeastern White Division titles. Dexter posted a 16-1 record in 2012 and was ranked as high as 10th in the state. McDonagh posted a 12-3 record as a senior member of Dexter's wrestling team and earned scholar-athlete honors.

Milton, a 6-1, 185-pound midfielder, captained The Woodlands School team in suburban Houston to two city titles. He earned U.S. Lacrosse All-District honors in 2011 and was honorable mention as a senior. Milton was an accomplished club hockey player and received academic honors as a senior.

Pope, a 6-2, 170-pound defender, played at Millbrook High School for Guilford grad Drew Wit '05. Pope captained the team as a senior and twice earned All-CAP 8 Conference recognition. The four-year letter winner helped his team to two state playoff appearances. Also an accomplished ice hockey player, he has played all over the country and in Canada, including two trips to the prestigious Silver Sticks Games. Pope spent three years on staff at Passport Summer Camp was a four-time academic all-conference honoree.

Wiesenberg, a 6-0, 170-pound midfielder, joins McDonagh from the state of Michigan. An honorable mention all-state attackman in 2011, he earned second-team all-state honors as a senior midfielder. The three-time All-Southeastern Conference pick scored 182 career points in three years and captained the team as a senior. Wiesenberg was an all-star ice hockey player and also lettered three years with the football team. In addition to coaching youth lacrosse, Wiesenberg was involved with the Interact Club.

The Quakers also welcome two sophomore transfers to the team:

Name

Pos.

High School (College)

Hometown

Michael Carlini

M

Blue Ridge School (Franklin & Marshall)

Alexandria, VA

Matt Dunbar

D

J.L. Ilsley (Dalhousie University)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Carlini, a six-foot, 195-pound midfielder, came to Guilford in January from Franklin & Marshall College via Northern Virginia Community College. He started his career at Franklin & Marshall, but missed the season due to injury. He lettered three seasons at the Blue Ridge School under coach Nic Bell and helped the Barons to the 2010 Cavalier Athletic Conference title and the 2010 Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division II Tournament semifinals. Carlini earned Second Team All-Virginia Independent Conference recognition as a senior. A member of the National Honor Society, he was named to the Headmaster's List four times at Blue Ridge.

Dunbar, a 6-1, 195-pound defender, started two seasons at Dalhousie University and served as a team captain. He was also named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player. Dunbar captained Team Nova Scotia's under-19 team that won four games in the 2012 Founders Cup Tournament. He has four years of field lacrosse and eight years of box lacrosse experience. Dunbar also excelled as an ice hockey goalie and also participated in football and track. He was a three-year honor student at J.L. Ilsley.

This group marks Carmean's second recruiting class. "The future of Guilford lacrosse continues moving in the right direction," he said. "The student-athletes we brought in this year will allow us to take the next step towards contending for an ODAC title." On February 17th the Quakers will kick off the 2013 season at home as they host Colorado College.