JU Men: Jupiter’s Benedetto, Maclay’s Chase, Nease’s Pounder Lead Freshman Additions to the Roster

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via JU press release

 

MEN’S LACROSSE REVEALS FRESHMAN CLASS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse head coach John Galloway revealed on Thursday a talented group of freshmen, set to make their collegiate debuts in the spring of 2021.

“We have had a blast working with this group of young men in our program,” Galloway said. “They are talented, ambitious, and eager to help us reach the next level as a program. They came in physically ready to go, which is not always the case for freshmen. I have been impressed with their continuity as a class, and I look forward to watching them develop as they help us become more competitive at each position on the field!”

The group includes 17 individuals, four of whom will attack, six in the midfield, three on defense, two goalies and two in the faceoff circle. The group comes from eight different states and three originate from north of the border in Canada.

Tyler Benedetto – Faceoff
Jupiter, Fla. (Jupiter HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Four-year varsity starter at Jupiter High School
  • Played club lacrosse with Team 91 FL

 

Personal:

  • Certified in Microsoft Office and Photoshop
  • Son of Jodi and Matthew Benedetto and sibling to his sister Riley
  • Sister Riley is a current softball student-athlete at Wheaton College

 

Lucas Borchers – Goalie
Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)

Before Jacksonville: 

  • All-District selection as a sophomore
  • All-State selection as a junior

 

Personal:

  • Jeffry Borchers (father) played golf at DePaul University,
  • Brittany Borchers (sister) plays women’s Lacrosse at East Carolina University
  • McKenzie Borchers (sister) plays Rugby at the United States Military Academy (Army West Point).

 

Sam Chase – Attack
Tallahassee, Fla. (Maclay School)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Mr. Florida Award Winner
  • Three-Time Under Armour Underclass All-American
  • All-Time Points Leader in Maclay School History
  • 3rd All-Time in Points in the State of Florida
  • Two-Time City Player of the Year
  • Four-Time First Team All-City
  • US Lacrosse All American

 

Personal: 

  • Brook Chase (father) played lacrosse at Syracuse and won 3 national championships
  • Stephen Chase (brother) played lacrosse at Notre Dame

 

Riley Delill – Defense
Brampton, Ontario, Canada (The Hill Academy)

Before Jacksonville:

  • ROPSSA Curling Champion
  • Ontario Games Box Lacrosse Finalist
  • Cardinal Leger Hockey
  • Cardinal Leger Student Athlete of the Year

 

Personal:

  • Son of Yvonne and Rob Delill with sister Rachel and brother Robbie
  • Cousin Ryan Campbell competes in the NLL

 

Tucker Denault – Midfield
Millersville, Md. (Archbishop Spalding HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Four-Year Varsity Starter at Archbishop Spalding HS
  • Two-Time Team Captain

 

Personal: 

  • Son of Patrick and Jennifer Denault with siblings Morgan (sister) and Jack (brother)

 

Carson Dickson – LSM
Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Defensive MVP as a Senior
  • Graduated with honors with a 4.0 GPA

 

Personal:

  • Son of Michael and Jaime with siblings Kennedy and McLane

 

Josh Estavillo – Goalie
Monroe Township, N.J. (Monroe Township HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Two-Time First Team All-Conference
  • Two-Time Conference Champions
  • Voted best Junior in N.J. in 2019
  • Top Five goalies in N.J.
  • 2019 U.S. All-American
  • Honor Roll All Throughout High School
  • Member of National Honor Society

 

Curtis Goddard – Midfield
Oakville, Ontario, Canada (The Hill Academy)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Ontario Academic Scholar, 2019
  • WOW Award Recipient
  • Played for Oakville Buzz Jr Association
  • Represented Team Ontario at the Box Lacrosse Nationals held in Whitby, Ontario

 

Personal:

  • Son of Nicole Bourgeois and Brian Goddard with siblings Dylan (brother) and Kennedy (sister)

 

Seth Hogue – Defense
Corning, N.Y. (Corning Painted Post HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Three-year varsity starter in both Lacrosse and Football at Corning Painted Post HS
  • Gathered 103 ground balls and held a 95 percent clear percentage
  • Won New York State, Section IV Class A Championship, 2019
  • Selected to the First Team All-League in Section IV, 2018, 2019
  • Played for Under Armour All-American Upstate New York Team twice
  • Member of the Corning Hawks football team that won a Section IV Class AA title

 

Personal:

  • Member of the National Honor Society and he won the Joel Stephens 5 C Award
  • Son of Carrie and Joshua Hogue with siblings Emryn (sister) and Cabe (brother)

 

Daniel May – Attack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (St. Michael’s College School)

Before Jacksonville: 

  • Four-year varsity member of St. Michael’s lacrosse program
  • Three-time OFSAA Champion
  • Three-time CiSAA Champion
  • 2016 Field Lacrosse National Champion with Team Ontario
    • Tournament MVP
    • First Team All-Tournament
  • Team Ontario Co-Captain
  • 2019 Midwest Lacrosse Challenge – All-Midwest First Team
  • Co-Captain, Varsity Lacrose at the Hill School
  • St. Thomas Moore Award
  • Received Killen Family Scholarship

 

Personal: 

  • Son of Chris May and Audrey Gouskos

 

Quentin Pellegrino – Defense
Austin, Texas (Lake Travis)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Under Armour Underclass All-American (Southwest Region)
  • Varsity Team Captain as a senior at Lake Travis HS
  • Baltimore Summer Kickoff All-Star, Summer 2019
  • T99 All-Star, Summer 2018
  • NXT Fall Philly Showcase All-Star, Fall 2017
  • Four-Time Varsity Letterman, Three Year Starter

 

Personal:

  • 3.9 GPA in High School
  • Son of Donna and Nick with Three Siblings
    • Nicolas (Brother)
    • Tyler (Brother)
    • Arden (Sister)
  • His Father, Nick played lacrosse at RPI
  • HIs Brother, Tyler is a current men’s lacrosse student-athlete at Rhodes

 

Ibrahim Pio – Midfield
Media, Penn. (Strath Haven HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Philly Under Armour All-American
  • First Team All-Delco
  • All-Eastern PLCA Team

 

Personal:

  • Son of Richard and Lia Pio with siblings Raven, Amir and Muhammed

 

Matt Pounder – LSM
St. Augustine, Fla. (Nease HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Two-Time Captain at Nease HS
  • Two-Time Team MVP
  • Four-Year Varsity Starter
  • Four-Time All-County Selection
  • 2019 All-State Team Selection
  • Two-Time Maverik Showtime All-Star

 

Personal:

  • Four-Year AB Honor Roll Student
  • Member of National Honor’s Society
  • Member of Best Buddies Club
  • Son of Anne and Dave Pounder with three siblings, Evan (Brother), Zoe (Sister) and Charlotte (Sister)
  • Favorite Shoe: Nike Air Max 97

 

Colby Rogers – Faceoff
Great River, N.Y. (East Islip HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Three-Year Starting Varsity FOGO
  • Three-Year Starter in Suffolk County Championships
  • Selected to All-Star teams at Baltimore Kickoff and Blatant team Showcases in 2017
  • Selected to 2018 Summer Jake Reed Nike Blue Chips All-Star Team
  • Was the 2018 Philly NXT MVP for 2020 class and made the All-Star Team

 

Maxwell Semple – Attack
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (Centennial Secondary)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Three-Time Box Lacrosse Provincial Champion
  • Three-Time Field Lacrosse Provincial Champion
  • High School Field Lacrosse Provincial Champion

 

Personal:

  • Son of Eugene and Liza with siblings Giuliana (sister), Thomas (brother) and Simon (dog *good boy*)
  • Father Eugene played Division I basketball at Tennessee State.
  • Loves golf, snowboarding and is a proud owner of a 2008 Yamaha Supercharged Moped

 

Gabe Souza – Midfield
Annapolis, Md. (St. Mary’s HS)

Before Jacksonville:

  • Two-Time Under Armour Underclass All-American (Baltimore)
  • Two-Time Varsity Starter
  • Former Captain
  • Football Offensive Player of The Year (Senior Year)

 

Personal:

  • Father, Dominic, played lacrosse at Lehigh from ’93 – ’97

 

Tucker Spencer – Attack
Essex, Mass. (Pingree School)