Men’s Lacrosse Introduces Newcomers for the 2015 Season

Men’s Lacrosse Introduces Newcomers for the 2015 Season

Jack Boillotat – Freshman– Defense – Hanover High School (12) / Episcopal High School (9-11) – Hanover, N.H. – Major: Business Management

During Jack's senior year at Hanover High, he was named to the All-State Team for New Hampshire. Jack played summer lacrosse with the NH Tomahawks and had garnered multiple honors, including being a two-time All-Star at the heavily touted Blue Chip Lacrosse Camp.

Jack is the son of Mark Boillotat and Sally Batton, and has two sisters, Emma and Jenna.

Jack chose Curry College because "It was a good size school for me, and I felt at home here."

Chris Borduas – Freshman– Defense - Holy Cross High School - Waterbury, CT - Major: Biology/Pre-Dental

Before beginning his career at Curry, Chris started and captained Holy Cross High School's first varsity lacrosse program in over 20 years. After his senior season, Chris was selected to play in the Connecticut High School Coaches' Association North/South All-Star game where he tallied two assists and helped lead Team North to a win. He also played fall ball for the CT Lynx Elite Lacrosse program and started for the CT Elite Lacrosse Club Whalers in the summer. During his career at Holy Cross, Chris also played football for the Crusaders.

He is the son of David and Joanne and has a younger sister, Jessica.

Reason why Chris chose Curry: "I chose Curry so I can prepare myself for dental school, while having the opportunity to play lacrosse at the collegiate level. I also like being so close to Boston."

Chris Bronander Freshman– Defense - Glen Ridge High School - Glen Ridge NJ – Major: Business Management

Chris was a starter for his State Champion Glen Ridge High School lacrosse team, and earned an Honorable Mention nod for Essex County (NJ). Chris is the son of Albert and Rie Bronander, and has two brothers, Jonny and Patrick.

The reason Chris came to Curry is because "I loved the coaches and the players I met, and just felt right being at Curry."

Tom Cashin- Freshman - Midfield- Masconomet Regional High School- Boxford, MA. Major: Criminal JusticePrior to Curry, Tom played three years of varsity lacrosse at Masconomet. During his junior and senior year Cashin started at attack and was one of the leading scorers for the team. In his senior year, Masconomet finished a superb season with a run to the State Quarterfinals. Cashin was selected to play in the Agganis All-Star Classic after his senior year, capping off a terrific high school career.

Tom is the son of Caroline and Richard Cashin. He has two older sisters, Julie and Katie, and a younger brother, Matt.  Tom's father, a Captain in the Massachusetts State Police, died in the line of duty in 2009.

Cashin chose Curry "For the great criminal justice program and to play college lacrosse."

Steven Grogan Freshman – Midfield – Pope John Paul II High School – Forestdale, MA – Major: Criminal Justice

Steve comes to Curry after being a three year starter at Pope John Paul II High School. As a senior captain, he led his team with 61 goals, and 54 assists, setting the school record for goals that was previously held by his older brother, Joe. He added the team's MVP honors in his senior season to go along with the Coach's Award that he earned in his Junior year. Steve also plays football at Curry.

Steve is the son of Bill and Michelle Grogan. He has two sisters, Melissa and Ashley, and a brother, Joe, who is a lacrosse and football teammate at Curry.

On selecting Curry, Steve added, "I came to Curry because this school gave me the opportunity to get a good education play the two sports I have a passion for, football and lacrosse. Also it gave me the chance again to go to school and participate in sports with my brother Joe."

Chris McGreevy – Freshman – Defense – Rocky Point High School – Rocky Point, NY- Major: Criminal Justice.

Prior to Curry, Chris was a three-year varsity lacrosse player at Rocky Point High School where he was named captain of the 2013 team. This Rocky Point team won the Class B Suffolk County Championship, finishing the season with an 18-2 record.

Chris is the son of Brian and Lynda McGreevy. He has two older brothers Daniel, who played for Division 1 Manhattan College, and Timothy, along with one younger sister Shannon. 

Reason for attending Curry: "The reason why I came to Curry is to further my education and play at a competitive level of lacrosse here in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference." 

Michael Moran- Freshman- Long Stick Midfield- Arlington High School- Arlington, MA-

Major: Biology

Prior to Curry, Mike started his senior year at Arlington high school as an LSM. During the summer, he played for the Celtic Lacrosse Club Team. He also played varsity hockey for Arlington.

Michael is the son of Paula and Shaun Moran. He has four sisters, Ryan, Kaley, Emily, and Erin. Reason for Curry: "The reason that I came to Curry was to have a chance to keep playing lacrosse at a competitive level while getting a great education."

Matt Serra – Freshman - Attack – Bridgeton Academy / Haverhill High School - Center Valley, PA - Major: Business Management

Serra's high school career began as a midfielder on the varsity team at Haverhill. But, in his junior year, he switched to attack and was named a Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star. His effort helped lead his team to an MVC Championship in 2012. In Matt's senior year, he earned his team's Offensive MVP honors. After high school, Matt attended Bridgton Academy for a Postgraduate year.

Matt is the son of Sebastian and Julia Serra and has two brothers, Nicolo and Dante, both of whom were teammates of his during his high school career.

Serra decided on Curry College "Because of the family structure the coaches have created here. They made it really easy to buy into the system, and that's exactly what I did."

Brendan Strobel- Freshman- Attack- St. Thomas More School- Oakdale, CT- Major: Business Management

Prior to Curry, Brendan played two years of varsity lacrosse for Trumbull High School as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to St. Thomas as a junior, where he played two more years of varsity lacrosse. Brendan was a three year starter and was named team captain his senior year, tallying 32 goals and 18 assists during the season. During the summer months he played club lacrosse for the CT Seminoles. He currently lives in Trumbull, CT with his parents Jean, Barry and his sister Colleen.

Strobel came to Curry because "I wanted to attend a smaller size school where I could play lacrosse and be part of an athletic family."

James Travis Ward- Freshman- Goaltender- The Blue Ridge Prep- Washington, DC - Major: Communications

Ward played four years of lacrosse at The Blue Ridge Prep in Charlottesville, VA, a Division 1 Prep School in the VISSA.  He lettered twice, in his Sophomore and Senior years. Travis is also a member of Team DMV, Green Turtle Lacrosse Club, and Pink Whales Lacrosse clubs during the summer. Along with playing, Ward has served as a coach for Breakout Lacrosse. Also, he played football and hockey in high school.

Ward is the son of Gregg and Cathy Ward, and Deborah and Tom Macon. He has a sister, Liv.

Ward chose Curry for "The academic program that the school had to offer and the professor-to-student ratio. I also wanted to play for a lacrosse program that has upcoming success."

Jeffrey Yates- Freshman- Attack- Colonie High- Albany, NY – Major: Business

Before Jeff came to Curry, he was a three year varsity starter on his high school lacrosse team, as well as a two year starter on the varsity football team. During his senior season of lacrosse he registered over 50 points, helping his team to the most successful season of his tenure.

Jeff is the son of Debbie and Jeff Yates, and has a sister named Ashley.

On why he decided on Curry College Yates mentioned "The location is ideal: it's not too far away but at the same time, not so close to home. In addition to that, being near Boston is a great opportunity. It's a good perk to be able to go into the city whenever you want with it being really close. Finally, being able to play lacrosse at the next level is a huge plus."

Joseph Grogan ­– Sophomore –Midfield – Saint Leo University/Pope John Paul II High School – Forestdale, MA – Major: Business Management

Joe was a founding member of the lacrosse program at Pope John Paul II High School and twice led his team in scoring. He was a two time captain and amassed league MVP and Coach's Award honors during his career at PJP II. Before transferring to Curry, Joe played lacrosse at Division II St. Leo University. At Curry, Joe also plays football for the Colonels.

Joe is the son of Bill and Michelle Grogan. He has two sisters, Melissa and Ashley, and a brother, Steve, who is a lacrosse and football teammate at Curry.

Joe chose to come to Curry because "It presented me with the opportunity to be closer to home, get a good education and play the two sports that I have a passion for."

Nick Amirault­ – Junior – Defensive Midfield – Bishop Fenwick High School – Peabody, MA – Major: Criminal Justice

Nick played youth lacrosse for Peabody, and did not play in high school. His athleticism and work ethic on the field have translated nicely into a short-stick defensive midfielder role with the Colonels in his first year as a walk-on player.

Nick is the son of Kevin and Leanne Amirault and has a sister, Jillian.

Nick came to Curry to "Follow my dream of being the first person in my family to receive a college degree."