PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s James H. Greene, Jr. Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse, Mike Murphy, has announced the program’s Class of 2019. Nine young men have joined the Penn program, and will be freshmen for the 2016 season.
“We are excited to welcome the Penn Lacrosse Class of 2019 to the University,” said Murphy, who enters his seventh season overseeing the Quakers program. “We expect significant contributions from this group on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. These nine young men have had a great deal of success throughout their careers, and we expect that to continue here at Penn.”
Penn’s freshman class was recently selected fourth nationally by Inside Lacrosse, and with good reason. Three members of the class played in the prestigious 2015 UnderArmour All-America Game; five of the nine were USLacrosse All-Americans last year; and four remain in the 30-man player pool for the 2016 U.S. Under-19 World Cup team (Dunn, Lejman, Alex Roesner, Joe Licciardi)
In addition to ranking Penn’s class overall, Inside Lacrosse named five of Penn’s freshmen among its Power 100 Freshmen of 2016 including three in the Top 20 and four in the Top 40: Noah Lejman (7th); Tyler Dunn (13th); Alex Roesner (17th); Simon Mathias (39th); and Joe Licciardi (72nd).
The nine-man class is as follows…
#3 TYLER DUNN
5-11 / 180
High School: Ranked 13th on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen of 2015 … Helped lead Manhasset to Long Island championship and New York state final … Played in 2015 UnderArmour All-America Game … Played all offensive positions for Manhasset (attack, face-off, midfield) … Two-time USLacrosse All-America … LaxPower National All-America … All-Metro selection … On the 30-man roster for the 2016 U.S. Under-19 World Cup team.
Personal: Son of Sue and Amery Dunn … Twin brother, Logan, plays lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#16 REED JUNKIN
Wayland, Mass./Belmont Hill School
6-2 / 200
High School: Four-year letter winner in lacrosse … Backstopped Belmont Hill to Independent School League (ISL) titles in 2013 (15-1 record) and 2015 (14-2) … Also the goalie in 2014, when Belmont Hill was ISL runner-up and finished 14-3 … ISL All-League honorable mention as a senior … Goodban Biology Prize … AP Scholar Award … High Honors student … Investment Club … Sustainability Club … Advanced Science research … Biology Board … Computer Programming Club.
Personal: Son of Beth and Robert Junkin … Father played football at Penn … Brother, Lee, played lacrosse at Colorado College … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#28 NOAH LEJMAN
Blue Bell, Pa./Haverford School
6-4 / 210
High School: Ranked seventh on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen of 2015 … Lettered four times in lacrosse … As a senior captain, helped Haverford to 26-0 record, a No. 1 final national ranking, and the Inter-AC regular-season and tournament titles … Freshman on a Haverford team that went 21-2, won Inter-AC title, and finished with a No. 3 national ranking … Played in the 2015 UnderArmour All-America Game … 2015 USLacrosse All-America … Two-time All-Inter AC … All-EPLCA as a senior … Also lettered three times in football and two years in basketball … Helped football team to Inter-AC titles in 2013 and 2014 … All-Inter AC, second-team All-Delco, honorable mention All-Main Line and All-Philadelphia as a senior in football … JJ Gallagher Athletic Achievement and Spirit Award recipient … National Merit Commended Scholar … On the 30-man roster for the 2016 U.S. Under-19 World Cup team.
Personal: Son of Cindy and Ronald Lejman … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
#24 RICHIE LENSKOLD
5-7 / 170
High School: Three-year letter winner in lacrosse … Team captain as a senior … Helped Bridgewater-Raritan win New Jersey Tournament of Champions in 2015 (23-0 record) … USLacrosse All-America as a senior … First-team all-state, first-team all-county, Courier News All-Area as a senior … As a junior, honorable mention all-state and all-county … Student Council Board official … Honor Roll student.
Personal: Son of Josephine and Brian Lenskold … Uncle, Rich, played lacrosse at Ohio State … Older brother, Brian, played lacrosse at Rutgers … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#17 JOE LICCIARDI
Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Saint Anthony’s
5-7 / 155
High School: Ranked 72nd on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen of 2015 … Lettered three times in lacrosse … Team captain as a senior … USLacrosse All-America and first-team All-Long Island as a senior … All-league as a junior … also lettered three times in basketball … Duns Scotus Award recipient … National Honor Society member … On the 30-man roster for the 2016 U.S. Under-19 World Cup team.
Personal: Son of Nancy and Rudy Licciardi … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#45 SIMON MATHIAS
6-2 / 185
High School: Ranked 39th on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen of 2015 … Four-year letter winner in lacrosse … Played in the 2015 UnderArmour All-America Game … USA Today Connecticut Player of the Year as a senior … Two-time first-team all-state and all-conference … Second-team all-state as a sophomore … Received Cowen Chapman Lacrosse Scholarship … 2012 Class President … Class Senator for two years … Executive Treasurer in 2015 … Captain of Ridgefield Saferides Organization … AP Scholar with Honors.
Personal: Son of Amelia and Gary Mathias … Older brother, Aaron, played lacrosse at Amherst College and captained the Lord Jeffs in 2014 … Older sister, Liana, plays lacrosse at Wesleyan … Enrolled in the Wharton School of Business.
#27 MIKE MULQUEEN
Malvern, Pa./Malvern Prep
5-11 / 185
High School: Lettered three times in lacrosse … Team captain as a senior … Helped Malvern Prep go 24-0, win Inter-AC regular-season and tournament titles as a junior … His sophomore year, Malvern Prep went 23-2 and won the Inter-AC regular season … two-time All-Inter AC and All-EPLCA … First Honors student … Peer educator … Student Augustinian Value Institution (SAVI) member … Selected by school to be Retreat Leader … Did a service trip to South Africa.
Personal: Son of Lisa and John Mulqueen … Older brother, Tim, played basketball at West Chester University … Two cousins, Chris and Matt, played lacrosse at Penn State … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#6 ALEX ROESNER
Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield
6-0 / 190
High School: Ranked 17th on the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen of 2015 … Lettered in lacrosse at Loyola Blakefield … Helped lead team to MIAA championship … All-state, All-Metro and all-conference as a senior … Played in UnderArmour Underclass Games in 2014 … On the 30-man roster for the 2016 U.S. Under-19 World Cup team.
Personal: Son of Christina and Rick Roesner … Uncle was an All-America soccer player at Drexel … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
#13 JARED WARNER
Freeport, N.Y./Baldwin Senior
5-9 / 170
High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse at Baldwin … UnderArmour Underclass All-America … Two-time all-county … Academic all-conference and all-county … Also played football and helped Baldwin to the county championship as a senior … All-county honorable mention as a senior … Academic all-conference … New York State All-Academic Football Team member.
Personal: Son of Ernestine and Mark Warner … Older brother, Tyler, plays lacrosse at Yale ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.