Providence, Rhode Island - Brown men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany has announced the Brown Lacrosse Class of 2016, an extremely talented group of 10 student-athletes that includes three league Players of the Year.
"The collective achievements of these men establish the Class of 2016 as successful high school lacrosse players and integral members of outstanding programs," said Tiffany. "Coaches Kip Turner and Steve Boyle have been diligent in their efforts with securing promising prospects, including the Players of the Year in Suffolk County (NY), Montgomery County (MD) and the City of Philadelphia. The talent this group brings to Providence, RI, will bolster our program, only if this group of men immediately recognizes that their future athletic careers at Brown University absolutely depend upon their personal commitment and sacrifice to the greatness of Brown Lacrosse. I am excited to start working with these men."
Kylor Bellistri #8
High School Coach – Bobby Pollicino
Lacrosse – 4 Varsity letters, starter in every game for past 3 years; 2012: Captain, US Lacrosse All American, All-Conference, 1st Team All-Met (Washington Post), Team Offensive MVP, 1st Team All-Gazette and Gazette Player of the Year, leading goal scorer for team past 3 years, finalist for C. Markland Kelly Award, 129 career goals/57 assists; 2011: All-Conference, All-Met Honorable Mention, All-Gazette Second Team, Under Armour Underclassmen All-Star Team, MVP of Champion All-American Showcase in Championship Game, MD Free State Team, IAC Regular Season Champions, first time in school history (2012).
Football – 3 Varsity letters, starter in every game for past 2 ½ years; 2012: All-Conference, All-Met Honorable Mention (Washington Post), All-State Honorable Mention, All-Gazette Honorable Mention, Team Offensive MVP, starting quarterback, punter and kicker; 2011: Coach's Award; First Outright Conference Championship in history of school, first time undefeated in conference (2012).
Academic Honors and Awards - National Honor Society; Principal's Award; Alumni Award for Most Outstanding Athlete.
Henry Blynn #6
The Haverford School
High School Coach - John Nostrant
Lacrosse - Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the Year, phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year,
All Delaware County Player of the Year (Delco), All Delco Attack, All-EPSLA first team, Inter-Ac League MVP, All-Inter-Ac first team, First team Inter-Ac invitational, USILA All-American, Three varsity letters, 2011 national champion, 2010-2012 Inter-ac champions, leader in goals and assists in 2012, most points in Delco county in 2012 with 92; second all-time at Haverford with points in one season (2012), received the Haverford MVP award in 2012 season (W. Scott Smith Jr. Lacrosse MVP Award).
Ice Hockey - team captain senior year, three-year starter, led defense in goals in 2012, three varsity letters.
Soccer - earned three varsity letters.
Brendan Caputo #41
Westbury, New York
High School Coach - Jack Moran
Football – Earned one Varsity Letter, Wide Receiver and Strong Safety, First team All-League, Long Island vs. NYC All Star Game.
Academic Honors and Awards - National Honor Society all four years.
Will Gural #36
Hometown: Haverford, PA
High School: The Haverford School
HS Lacrosse Coach - John Nostrant
Lacrosse – 3-year letter winner; 2011: National Champions, Under Armour All-America underclassmen selection, 65% on 120 faceoffs, 5 points, 2012: all-Inter-ac honors. 61% on over 350 faceoffs. 10 points.
Indoor track- 3-year letter winner, Captain Senior year.
Academic Honors and Awards - Work ethic award.
Jack Kelly #91
West Islip, New York
West Islip High School
High School Coach - Scott Craig
Lacrosse- 3-year Varsity player, 2012 Team Captain, 2012 Team MVP, 2012 All-American, 2012 1st Team All-Long Island, 2012: #1 Ranked player in Suffolk County, 2-time New York State Class A Champion (2010,2012), 2-time Long Island Champion (2010,2012), 3-time Suffolk County Champion (2010,2011,2012). 65.5% save percentage for 2012.
Football- 2-year Varsity starter, played tight-end and outside linebacker; 2010 2nd Team All-Division, 2011 1st Team All-Division; 2011 Team Captain, (2010,2011) Iron Man Award Winner.
James Lawrence #28
The Lawrenceville School
High School Coaches - Allen Fitzpatrick and M.V. Whitlow
Lacrosse (Defense) - 3 Varsity Letters, 3-year starter, 3-time New Jersey Prep A State Championships, won 3 MAPL Championships; 2012 Academic All-American; 2011 Champ Camp National Champions, 2011 Vail Shootout U-19 All Star Team.
Ice Hockey (Goalie) –earned 3 Varsity Letters, 3-year starter.
Academic Honors and Awards - Member of Cum Laude Society, earned three consecutive years of High Honors, Recipient of Religion Department Prize, Kinnan House Best GPA Award.
Calum McClelland #00
Washington Grove, Maryland
Richard Montgomery High School
High School Coach - Geoffrey Prin
Lacrosse - Started Varsity all four years, three-year team captain; 2010: Captain, Selected to 10-man FELL "Elite Team"; 2011: Captain, Team MVP, First Team All-District, First Team All-County, First Team All-Gazette, US Lacrosse All-American, National Lacrosse Classic All-American, Under Armour All-American, NSCLA All-American, ESPNHS Top 25 Long Stick Midfielders; 2012: Captain, Team MVP, First Team All-District, First Team All-County, First Team All-Gazette, US Lacrosse All-American, Finalist for the "Kelly Award", All-Met Honorable Mention.
Todd Stewart #19
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
St. Michael's College School
High School Coach - Alex Frescura
Lacrosse - Started playing lacrosse as a freshman (Box + Field) and received Most Improved Player two years in a row; Starter for every varsity game played at St. Michael College School, team captain as a senior, All-star selection for Blue Chip 225, New England Lacrosse Camp (2011), Ontario High School Champions 2011, and Silver medal 2012 (OFSAA - Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations).
Hockey - Captain for three years of GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League) 'A' team.
Football - Started every game each year, Captain and Team MVP his sophomore year, played Slotback, Safety, All Special Teams (Kick-return etc..), won West Toronto Division Championship.
Track and Field - Ran 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay, won Bronze in Ontario Provincials (OFSAA) freshman year for 4X100m relays.
Academic Honors and Awards - Honor Roll every year of High School, Recipient of the Hugh McDougall Award (Highest History grade for an Athlete in Senior Year).
Bailey Tills #13
High School Coach - Tom Graesser
Lacrosse – 4-year varsity starter, captain senior year, 2-time 1st team all-conference and 2-time 1st team All-State, Team most valuable attackman, winner of the Begattaway award (hardest working player who best embodies the program players and the game), Denver All-Star, Mile High All-Star, and Adrenaline All-American, 3-time conference champs, state runner-up in 2011.
Football - captain, 3-year varsity starter as cornerback and receiver, 2-time first team all conference wide receiver, Most valuable defenseman (safety).
Basketball - 3-year varsity point guard, team most valuable player, All-State honorable mention, State runner-up 2012, Winner of the Gary Issacs Touching Hearts Award Through Athletics, team captain, 1st team All-Conference for all years on Varsity.
Academic Honors and Awards - Denver Athletic Club's Athlete of the Year (best Colorado student athlete); Kent Denver Awards: David Schellenberger Athletic Award Winner (Kent's athlete of the year) and Class of 1956 Award Winner (Outstanding Character who best represents and embodies the schools morals and values voted on my classmates and faculty).
John Yozzo-Scaperrotta #75
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Dobbs Ferry High School
High School Coach - Greg Lewis
Lacrosse – 2-time Varsity Captain, earned 2 Varsity letters, and 2-year starter; 2011: All-League, All-Section Honorable Mention, League Champions; 2012: All-League.
Basketball (Center) - Senior Varsity Captain, earned 3 Varsity letters, 3-year starter; 2011- League Champions, All League, All Tournament; 2012- League Champions.
Baseball (Catcher) – earned Varsity Letter (Freshman Year), 2009- League Champions, Section Champions, State Champion Finalists.
Football ( HB/DE Kicker ) – earned 4 Varsity letters, 3-year Starter, Senior Captain
2010- All League, Rivertowns first team; 2011- Class C NY State Champions, Easter Regional Champions, Class C State Regional Champions, Class C Section Champions, League Champions, All State 1st Team, All-Section, All-League, Class C Running Back of the Year, MVP Section 1 Finals, Rivertowns First Team, Con Ed Award Winner, Member of the Golden Dozen.
Academic Honors and Awards - National Honor Society Member, Peer Leader, Italian Honor Society Member, High Honor Roll (2008-2011), IB and AP Student, U.S Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.