Big Green Set to Add 12 to Roster for 2018 Season

Wed Aug 9, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s lacrosse head coach Brendan Callahan has announced the addition of 12 players to the roster as members of the Class of 2021.

Joining the Big Green in 2018 are Trevor Ballantyne, Alex Burnely, Mike Connolly, Matt Erfle, Will Gibeley, Kiernan Gunn, Jimmy Heidt, Parker Joyce, Kellen Paradine, Matt Paul, George Prince and Westy McLaughlin.

The incoming players hail from six different states. Some accolades include being a multisport athlete (9), captain (9), all-league/all-state (12), state champion (9) and member of a nationally ranked team (4). 

“My expectations for this class are that they come in and compete from day one,” Callahan continued. “I expect that they develop to be great men, great leaders, great students and great players. The ceiling for this class is very high.”

Name: Trevor Ballantyne
Position: Midfield
Hometown/High School: Hopkinton, Mass. / The Rivers School
Height/Weight: 5-10/175
Accolades: Captain … All-League … high honor roll.
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Name: Alex Burnely
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown/High School: Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan
Height/Weight: 6-0/175
Accolades: US Lacrosse All-American … NHIAA Division I First Team All-State … NHIAA Defensive Player of the Year runner-up … Souhegan Defensive Player of the Year … Nassau Telegraph First Team All-State.
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Name: Mike Connolly
Position: Midfield
Hometown/High School: Wellesley, Mass. / St. Sebastian’s
Height/Weight: 6-1/210
Accolades: ISL champion … Geico High School national semifinalist … ISL Honorable Mention … Boston Lax All-State Second Team … Vail Shootout national champion.
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Name: Matt Erfle
Position: Defense
Hometown/High School: West Chester, Pa. / West Chester East
Height/Weight: 6-2/195
Accolades: Made second round of district playoffs (just second appearance since 2006) … also played football … first team all-league … first team all-state … George Kruse Award winner … MVP … three-time captain. 

Name: Will Gibeley
Position: Defense
Hometown/High School: Boxford, Mass. / Brooks School
Height/Weight: 5-11/205
Accolades: Led his team in ground balls and forced turnovers … three-time All-ISL honorable mention … helped his team post its best record in over eight years.
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Name: Kiernan Gunn
Position: Midfield/face-off
Hometown/High School: Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City
Height/Weight: 6-0/195
Accolades: Nassau County champion … Long Island champion … New York State semifinalist … No. 6 ranked team in the tristate area by Madison Square Garden Network … Newsday’s Top 50 Players on Long Island … 69 percent face-off win percentage … winner of the Thomas B. Nolan Award for hardest working and most dedicated player on the team.
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Name: Jimmy Heidt
Position: Attack
Hometown/High School: Greenwich, Conn. / Brunswick School
Height/Weight: 5-10/160
Accolades: Western New England Division I champion … first out-right conference title in school history (15-1, 11-0) … top goal scorer (42) … first team all-league … Jeffrey Harris Award for being the most improved player.
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Name: Parker Joyce
Position: Attack
Hometown/High School: Wellesley, Mass. / St. Sebastian’s
Height/Weight: 6-0/180
Accolades: ISL Lacrosse Champion … Vail Shoot Out Champion … Geico High School national semifinalist … scored 83 goals and tacked on 20 assists this past season and was the leading goal scorer … Boston Lax All-American … ISL All-League … ISL First Team All-Star … Boston Lax ISL First Team All-State … Geico High School National Lacrosse Championship MVP.
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Name: Kellen Paradine
Position: Defense
Hometown/High School: Greenlawn, N.Y. / Chaminade
Height/Weight: 6-6/210
Accolades: AAA Catholic New York State champion … also played basketball … first team all-league … John R. Lenz “Semper Fidelis” Award for best senior athlete at Chaminade … won the basketball NSCHSAA Championship.
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Name: Matt Paul
Position: Attack
Hometown/High School: Weston, Mass. / The Rivers School
Height/Weight: 5-10/165
Accolades: Captain … team MVP … ISL All-League … all-league honorable mention in hockey … Boston Lax All-Star Game invitee.
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Name: George Prince
Position: Attack
Hometown/High School: Bradenton, Fla. / IMG Academy
Height/Weight: 6-0/185
Accolades: His team was ranked No. 2 in the country by USA Today and No. 5 by Inside Lacrosse … was first on the team in assists (25) second in points (54) last season … Academic All-American.
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Name: Westy McLaughlin
Position: Attack
Hometown/High School: Radnor, Pa. / Radnor
Height/Weight: 5-9/165
Accolades: Founders League New England champion … PA state champion … first state championship in Radnor history … five-time letter winner … ranked No. 14 as a sophomore (Inside Lacrosse).
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