This offseason, the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse program will individually introduce its 19 newest Hawks, which includes 17 true freshmen, a sophomore transfer, and a graduate student addition to the 2018 spring roster. With the departure of 18 letterwinners, including five starters, from last year’s team, this incoming group comprised of three attackmen, 11 midfielders, four defensemen, and a goalkeeper will add to a Hawks squad that has reached the Northeast Conference postseason in three of their last four seasons under the direction of seventh-year head coach Taylor Wray.

#30 Benjamin Tessier D 6-1 198 Mirror Lake, N.H. Holderness School • Business
A two-time All-Northern New England selection (2016-17) and four-time All-Lakes Region pick (2014-17), Tessier led the Holderness School to a 2016 Lakes Region runner-up finish and 34 wins during his career. The incoming defenseman out of Mirror Lake, New Hampshire led the squad in caused turnovers during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and was a five-year varsity letterwinner and senior team captain. Tessier also lettered in football and basketball at the Holderness School and was a 2014 All-Evergreen League pick for football.

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"The family-like community of the lacrosse team and University."

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