LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 12/6/11
From Press Release
Fairfield University head coach Andy Copelan announced the signing of nine student-athletes to National Letters of Intent today.
Joseph Guidarelli (Huntington, N.Y.),Conor Dalton (Ellicott City, Md.), Michael Gulasey (Medina, Ohio), Paul Hellar (Duxbury, Mass.), Pierce Hyldahl (Annandale, N.J.), Trent Lauer (La Jolla, Calif.), TJ Neubauer (Glen Arm, Md.), John Petzold (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Ian Seale (The Woodlands, Texas) will enroll at Fairfield in the Fall 2012 semester and join the University’s Class of 2016. The Stags will complete their 2012 recruiting class during the spring commitment period.
“We’re pleased with the way the class of 2012 has taken form,” said Copelan, who is in his fourth season at the helm. “Specific needs have been addressed and it’s a group of fine of young men who are passionate about Fairfield lacrosse and our future.”
Guidarelli is a 5-foot-10, 160 pound senior at Harborfields High School and plays for the Edge USA Redshirts club team. An All-Division selection during his junior campaign, Guidarelli tallied 21 goals and handed out 27 assists.
“Joe is a grinder and unlike most midfielders, he is a feed first guy,” Copelan said. “Joe doesn’t fit the bill of your 6’3″ 200 pound midfielder, but he plays very hard and can play both sides of the ball.”
Fairfield is a member of the ECAC Lacrosse League, and advanced to the championship game of the league’s inaugural championship in 2011. The Stags have won at least seven games in each of Copelan’s seasons at the helm, going 8-8 (3-3 ECAC) last spring, and have never finished below .500 under his tutelage.