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.
#1 Matt Tufano • A • 5-9 • 160 • East Northport, N.Y. • Elwood-John H Glenn • Finance
Tufano tallied back-to-back 60-point seasons during his junior and senior captains at Elwood-John H Glenn High School to earn 2017 All-County Honorable Mention honors as a senior and 2016 All-Division recognition as a junior. The incoming attackman totaled 178 points as a four-year varsity starter and earned the squad’s MVP award as a senior. He was also a Blue Chip 225 and FLD in 3d All-Star as well as a Maverik Showtime selection. A three-sport athlete at Elwood-John H Glenn, Tufano also lettered in basketball and football and was an All-League selection in both. Lacrosse runs in the family as Tufano’s brother, Matt, played at Bryant.
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