Nov. 20, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan has announced the signings of five prep standouts to national letters of intent to play lacrosse beginning in the fall of 2003. Joining the Irish program will be: Brian Boyle (Derry, N.H.), Ryan Cunn (West Islip, N.Y.), John Duffy (Columbus, Ohio), John Greaney (Babylon, N.Y.) and JR Stahl (Sparks, Md.).
This is the second year that the men’s lacrosse team has signed players to grant-in-aids. In December of 2000, athletics director Kevin White announced that all 26 varsity sports at Notre Dame would receive the maximum number of grants-in-aid allowed by the NCAA by the 2004-05 academic year.
“We’re once again very pleased with the class we have assembled,” Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan says. “This group of players and last year class add great versatility and athleticism to our team. More importantly, they all have a great understanding and knowledge of the game. They give us the ability to do a lot of different things with our lineup and will blend in well within the type of system we have in place here at Notre Dame.”
BRIAN BOYLE…ATTACK…5-8, 160…DERRY, NH/PINKERTON Has led his team to three straight New Hampshire state championships and overall 54-6 record…led squad to an undefeated 20-0 record during his sophomore season and 17-3 mark in each of the other two campaigns…heads into senior season with 332 career points (163 goals and 169 assists)…earned All-America honors in 2002…tallied a career-best 131 goals during the 2001 campaign…three-time all-state selection and three-time all-scholastic honoree.
Corrigan on Boyle: “Brian is one of the top high school attack players. He knows how to play the game and is a very intelligent player. Brian is going to come in and be an impact player for us immediately.”
RYAN CUNN…MIDFIELD…6-1, 175…WEST ISLIP, NY/WEST ISLIP Led high school team to conference championship with 15-1 record in 2002 and 17-2 overall mark before losing in county championships…has scored 31 goals and dished off 16 assists heading into his final scholastic season…tallied 23 goals and dished off 14 assists during his junior year…two-year member of varsity team, he has helped his squad compile a 32-6 career record…earned all-county honors…played on Long Island team which captured gold medal at the 2002 Empire State Games.
Corrigan on Cunn: “Ryan is a big and athletic kid who has great versatility. He is going to do a lot of different things for us. Ryan is going to be a great two-way middie for us, and because of his skills, he is going excel at both ends of the field.”
JOHN DUFFY…DEFENSE…6-3, 175…COLUMBUS, OH/ST. CHARLES PREP First-team all-state selection as a sophomore and junior…led St. Charles Prep to 12-4 record in his junior season and to the semifinals of the state championship…team captain in 2002 and three-year varsity letterwinner…three-time recipient of high school’s Scholar-Athlete Award…played in Ohio North/South game for underclassmen.
Corrigan on Duffy: “John is an athletic player with tremendous potential becaue of his size and speed. He is a player who is going to flourish in our system and will continue to improve with each season.”
JOHN GREANEY…ATTACK…5-10, 170…BABYLON, NY/BABYLON Two-time all-county selection and three-year member of varsity team…heads into final prep season with 110 goals and 73 assists…scored 47 goals and dished off 27 assists as a junior and had 46 goals and 34 assists in his sophomore season…three-sport athlete who also has starred as a member of school’s football and basketball team…earned first-team all-conference honors in both sports.
Corrigan on Greaney: “John is somewhat of a sleeper because he was hurt this summer and didn’t get a chance to play. However, he’s a player with tremendous potential because he may see time at attack or in the midfield. John has good all-around skills and is going to be a great addition for us because of his versatility on the field.”
JR STAHL…DEFENSE…5-11, 175…SPARKS, MD/BOYS’ LATIN Two-year starter…earned all-Met and all-city and all-county honors in his junior season…led Boys’ Latin MIAA championship in 2002 and quarterfinal appearance in 2001…also is a member of varsity soccer and basketball teams…scored four goals and dished off six assists in final high school soccer season…helped soccer team capture MIAA championship in the fall of 2003…all-conference soccer pick as a junior after leading his team to conference championship with a final 19-1 record…honorable mention all-conference choice following his sophomore and freshman seasons.
Corrigan on Stahl: “JR comes from a high school that has experienced great success at a high school with a tremendous lacrosse tradition. He is a smart defensive player with great savvy. His greatest asset is that he understands the game very well.”