Throughout the week, the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse program will introduce its Class of 2022. Under the direction of eighth-year head coach Taylor Wray, these Hawks will join a group of 20 returning letterwinners that reached the Northeast Conference title game in 2018. Freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Burke, freshman defenseman Joe Burnham, freshman midfielder Andrew Chilson, and freshman midfielder Zach Cole lead off the introductions.

#45 Mackenzie Burke • GK • 6-3 • 180 • Brampton, Ontario • The Hill Academy
Burke played for the Brampton Excelsiors Junior A Lacrosse Club and was a three-time Team Ontario Box Lacrosse field player (transition midfielder) and a one-time Team Ontario Field Lacrosse goalkeeper. To be utilized as a goalkeeper on Hawk Hill, the Brampton, Ontario native was a three-year varsity letterwinner at The Hill Academy, where he was a two-time All-Academic Team selection and led his squad to a three-year record of 40-5 and to the 2018 Geico National Championship title.

Explain who or what most influenced you to attend SJU:
“When I came on my official visit, there was a great group of guys and a very intelligent coaching staff. The Haub School of Business also caught my eye as a great business centre.”

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#56 Joe Burnham • D • 5-8 • 190 • Lansdale, Pa. • La Salle College High
Burnham was a 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association High School All-American and Academic All-American at La Salle College High, where he was tabbed the 2018 Philadelphia Catholic League MVP and a three-time All-Catholic League selection, earning back-to-back First Team honors as a junior and senior. The Lansdale, Pennsylvania native was also a two-time Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association pick and led La Salle College High to three state appearances, including a pair of finals in 2016 and 2018, and to three consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12 titles from 2016-18. Burnham was a four-year varsity defenseman and two-year captain during junior and senior seasons and added three letters in football, where he was a two-time All-Conference selection, earning First Team honors as a senior. Lacrosse runs in the family as his older brother, Patrick, begins his sophomore season as a defenseman at Division III King's College this year.

Explain who or what most influenced you to attend SJU:
"The great business school in addition to the successful lacrosse program."

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#50 Andrew Chilson • M • 5-9 • 195 • Morristown, N.J. • Morristown
Chilson was a 2015 All-State Second Team selection and four-time All-Conference and All-Division honoree, earning First Team honors for both as a senior. The Morristown, New Jersey was also a three-time All-Group pick, earning First Team honors as a senior, and was Morristown's leading scorer as a senior en route to Offensive MVP accolades. A four-year varsity letterwinner who earned the squad's Warrior Award and Captain's Award as a freshman, Warrior Award as a sophomore, and Warrior Award as a junior, Chilson led his team in ground balls as a junior and went 70% from the X as a freshman. The incoming midfielder also lettered in football, where he was an All-State Honorable Mention and All-Conference First Team honoree. Chilson also played for numerous All-Star Teams on the club circuit, and lacrosse runs heavily in the family as his mother was a Division I All-American at the University of Richmond, his cousin played Division I men's lacrosse at Princeton University and is now on the MLL's Ohio Machine roster, and another cousin was a Division I All-American at Drexel University.

Explain who or what most influenced you to attend SJU:
“The campus, the people, and the lacrosse team, both players and coaches.”

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#7 Zach Cole • M • 6-0 • 195 • Mount Laurel, N.J. • Lenape
Cole, an incoming face-off specialist out of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was a two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American from 2017-18, a 2018 All-State, All-Group 4, All-South Jersey, All-County, and All-Conference First Team selection, and both the Burlington County Times Player of the Year and Courier Post Player of the Year as a senior. In his senior season, Cole led the state in both face-off percentage (90.4%) and ground balls (280) and added 12 goals and 13 assists. As a junior, Cole led state in ground balls (281) and put together a face-off percentage of 84.7% en route to 2017 All-State Second Team recognition and All-South Jersey and All-Conference First Team honors... plus 15 goals and 14 helpers. Cole was a 2016 All-Conference First Team and New Jersey All-Freshman/Sophomore Team selection and a 2015 All-Conference Second Team pick and led Lenape to a four-year record of 66-15, including a 19-3 record as a senior, 17-3 record as a junior, and 17-2 record as a sophomore, as well as a pair of New Jersey South Group 4 titles (2015, 2018) and a run in the 2017 finals (2017). Cole, who played club lacrosse for Dukes Lacrosse Club, also lettered in football at Lenape, where he ranked second on the team in tackles (91) as a senior to help squad to state title.

Explain who or what most influenced you to attend SJU:
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My uncle influenced me the most to attend SJU because he told me about all of the great relationships that he has made with people and the quality of education at SJU. The coaching staff also made it a no-brainer to come here; they have so much experience and I can't wait to get started."

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