LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 8/16/12
From Press Release
Chris Wojcik head coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, has announced the addition of 10 freshmen for the 2013 season. The Class of 2016 has been ranked as the fourth-best recruiting class in the nation by Inside Lacrosse and features six student-athletes ranked in the top 100.
Harvard has boasted a top 10 recruiting class each of the last four years, including the No. 3 class in both 2011 and 2009. This year’s group includes Inside Lacrosse’s No. 2 recruit in defenseman Bobby Duvnjak, the No. 4 recruit in attackman Devin Dwyer and the No. 22 recruit in attackman Ian Ardrey. They will be accompanied by No. 27 Walker Kirby, No. 52 Sean McDonagh, No. 68 Donald Burns, as well as Bryan Moore, Conor Murphy, Brendan Newman and Stefan Pate.
The Class of 2016 will be joining 32 returning letterwinners from last year’s squad which ranked 22nd in the country in scoring offense and 30th in scoring defense.
Class of 2016
Robert Duvnjak, Defenseman, 6-3, 205, Manhasset, N.Y.
Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Played varsity lacrosse all four years at Manhasset … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Led Manhasset to two New York State Championships … Helped the lacrosse team go undefeated in his sophomore season … Named All-American in lacrosse three times … Also named All-Long Island and Academic All-County for three years … Two-time recipient of the Nassau County Defensive Player of the Year award … Also played four years of varsity football at Manhasset … Captain of the football team in 2012 … Selected for the MSG Varsity All-Metro Team … Named All-County and All-Conference once … Vice president of the ‘Be Like Rachael’ club … Four-year member of the St. Mary’s youth group … Father, Karlo Duvnjack ’85, and sister, Annie Duvnjak ’08, are graduates from Harvard College.
Devin Dwyer, Attackman, 5-11, 165, Garden City, N.Y.
Ranked as the No. 4 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Started all four years as an attackman at Garden City … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Led Garden City to an undefeated season, a No. 1 ranking by Inside Lacrosse and a Class B NYS Championship in 2012 … Chosen US Lacrosse National Player of the year in 2012 … Named an All-American in 2012 and received All-America honorable mention in 2010 and 2011 … Selected Under Armour All-American in 2012 … Also named All-County all four years of high school … Selected as the Nassau County Player of the Year and the Attackman of the Year in 2012 … Named the NYS Class B Championship Offensive MVP in 2012 … Selected Newsday All-Long Island first team MVP … Named Nassau County Scholar-Athlete in 2012 … Scored 347 career points and holds the record for career assists at Garden City with 217 … Also played three years of varsity basketball and two years of varsity football at Garden City … Member of the National Honor Society … Sister, Bradie Dwyer, was a diver at Boston College and brother, Dillon Dwyer, played two years of football at Ithaca College.
Sean McDonagh, Attackman, 6-1, 180, Huntington Bay, N.Y.
Ranked as the No. 52 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Played three years of varsity lacrosse at St. Anthony’s … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Led lacrosse team to three Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association Championships … Named all-league in 2011 and 2012 … Also named All-Long Island in 2012 … Selected Attackman of the Year in 2012 … Awarded the Warrior 40 MVP in 2011 … Helped St. Anthony’s to No. 33 ranking by Inside Lacrosse … Leading scorer in the NSCHAA in 2011 and 2012 … Also played two years as starting quarterback at St. Anthony’s … Captain of the football team in 2012 … Led St. Anthony’s to a No. 1 ranking for high school football in New York state … Received the Duns Scotus award from 2008-12 … Brother, Ryan McDonagh, was captain of the Villanova lacrosse team.
Stefan Pate, Defenseman, 6-4, 190, Manhasset, N.Y.
Played four years of varsity lacrosse at Manhasset … Named All-County and Academic All-County in high school … A National AP Scholar … Also a commended National Merit Scholar … Member of the National Honor Society … Brother, Paul Pate ’12, captained the Harvard lacrosse team in 2012 … Father, Carl Pate, played two years of college football at Missouri and two years at Hofstra.
Walker Kirby, Defenseman, 6-1, 190, Morristown, N.J., Lawrenceville Schoo
Ranked as the No. 27 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Played varsity lacrosse all four years at Lawrenceville … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2011 and 2012 … Named All-American in 2011 and 2012 … Led team to four consecutive MAPL and NJSIAA Prep A Championships … Selected as an Under Armour All-American in 2012 … Named non-public first team All-State in 2011 and 2012 … A MAPL first team all-conference selection from 2010-12 … Chosen for the Inter-Ac Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2012 … Awarded the Trenton Times Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year in 2012 … Recipient of the NJISAA Nick Gusz Male Scholar-Athlete award in 2012 … Also played four years of varsity football at Lawrenceville … All-Phillylacrosse.com South Jersey for 2012… Captain of the football team in 2011 … Helped the football team win the MAPL Championship in 2010 … Named New Jersey first team All-Prep in 2011 … Also named MAPL first team all-conference in 2010 and 2011 … Selected as National Football Foundation Student-Leader-Athlete in 2011 … Member of the wrestling team for one year at Lawrenceville … Received High Honors all four years at Lawrenceville … Member of the Cum Laude Society … Brother, Morgan Kirby, plays varsity lacrosse for Duke University.
Brendan Newman, Midfielder, 6-4, 200, Basking Ridge, N.J., Lawrenceville School
Played three years of varsity lacrosse at The Lawrenceville School … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Named US All-American in 2011 and 2012 … Selected first team All-State in 2011 and 2012 … Also selected All-MAPL, first team All-Prep and NJISSA All-Prep from 2010-12 … Named to the New Jersey all-sophomore team in 2010 and the all-junior team in 2011 … Awarded New Jersey Prep Player of the Year in 2011 … Won the Marshall Chambers award in 2011 denoting the lacrosse team MVP … Invited to the Team USA Under-19 team tryout in 2011 … Also played one year of varsity football at Lawrenceville … Named All-Prep for defense in 2011 … Named All-Phillylacrosse.com South Jersey for 2012… Member of varsity basketball team for three years … Received Highest Honors all four years of high school … An AP Scholar with honor in 2011 … Member of the Cum Laude Society … Selected as a Hutchins Scholar for science in 2010 and 2011 … Recipient of the Benjamin F. Howell Science Award in 2012 … Also received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award in 2011 … Elected house president and to student council … Volunteer at Matheny Medical Center for special needs people from 2010-11 … Father, Bill Newman, participated in three varsity sports at Dickinson College.
Ian Ardery, Attackman, 5-10, 185, Greenwich, Conn.
Ranked as the No. 22 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Played varsity lacrosse all four years at Deerfield Academy … Captain of the lacrosse team in 2012 … Helped the lacrosse team win three NE West 1 Championships from 2010-12 … Named Under Armour All-American in 2012 … Also named All-New England in 2012 … Leading scorer at Deerfield in 2012 … Also played three years of varsity football and one year of varsity hockey … An Honor Roll Student all four years of high school … Volunteered as a peer counselor from 2011-12 … Acted as a proctor in 2012 … Mother, Wendy Ardrey, played tennis at Stanford … Father, Jamie Ardrey, played soccer at Dartmouth.
Donald Burns, Attackman, 6-0, 165, Jamesville, N.Y.
Ranked as the No. 68 recruit in the class of 2016 by Inside Lacrosse … Played varsity lacrosse for three years at Jamesville-DeWitt … Helped lacrosse team win 44 consecutive games over two seasons and the NYSPHSAA State Championship in 2010 and 2011 … Named U.S. Lacrosse All-American in 2012 … Also named an Under Armor Underclass All-American in 2011 … Selected first team All-CNY in 2012 and third team All-CNY in 2011 … Named first team all-league in 2010 and 2011 … Awarded team MVP in 2012 … Also played four years of varsity hockey at Jamesville-DeWitt … Captain of the hockey team in 2011 and 2012 … Selected as second team All-CNY in 2012 … Awarded hockey defensive MVP in 2012 … Also played varsity golf for three years at Jamesville-DeWitt … Captain of the golf team in 2011 … Selected first team all-league in 2010 and 2011 … Named second team all-league in 2009 … An Honor Roll student all four years of high school … Member of the Hillcrest Chapter of the National Honor Society in 2012 … Member of the Spanish National Honor Society in 2012 … Math team participant in 2011 … Volunteered at Vera House, the Chadwick Residence, Camp Good Days and the Samaritan Center … Father, Don Burns Jr., played varsity lacrosse at St. Lawrence University … Grandfather, Don Burns, was an ECAC All-East football selection at Hamilton College … Uncle, Greg Burns, was a three-time lacrosse All-American at Syracuse University.
Bryan Moore, Goalkeeper, 6-1, 185, Baltimore, Md.
Played two years of varsity lacrosse at Gilman School … Captian of the junior varsity lacrosse team in 2009 and 2010 … Helped Gilman, ranked 16th nationally by ESPN, to Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) semifinal in 2012 … Awarded game MVP five times in senior season … Won the 2011 MIAA Championship and helped Gilmanto a national No. 5 ranking by ESPN … Selected All-Maryland by Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association in 2012 … Named to Maryland State Senior All-Star game in 2012 … A Brine All-American in 2011 … Selected as a Nike Blue Chip in 2010 and 2011 … Captained club team, Frederick Stars, in 2009 and 2010 … Also played four years of varsity squash at Gilman … Captain of the junior varsity squash team in 2010 … A four-time MIAA squash team champion … Individually undefeated in dual meet play and Gilman ranked No. 7 nationally by US Squash Association in 2012 … An Honor Roll student all four years at Gilman … Won the Gilman Humanities Prize in 2010 … A senior leader in 2012 … Volunteered as a peer educator in 2011 and 2012 … Worked as a writing center consultant in 2011 and 2012 … Volunteer lacrosse coach in Baltimore City Lacrosse League for underprivileged youth in 2010 … Goalie coach at Sport Speed Strength Training Center from 2010-12 … Counselor at Camp GLOW for developmentally disabled adults in 2012 … Mother, Laura Moore, graduated Harvard Business School in 1984 … Father, Charlie Moore, was a two-time All-American lacrosse goalkeeper at Dartmouth … Grandfather, Bo Moore, was a three-time All-American lacrosse goalkeeper at the University of Virginia.
Conor Murphy, Midfielder, 6-3, 190, Wayland, Mass.
Played three years of lacrosse at Belmont Hill … Named first team All-ISL in 2012 after overcoming a season ending injury in 2011 … Selected lacrosse team MVP in 2012 … Also played three years of varsity football at Belmont Hill … Named first team All-ISL in 2012 … Member of the varsity basketball team for three years at Belmont Hill Father, Tim Murphy, is the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football … Sister, Molly Murphy, is enrolled at Harvard as a member of the Class of 2014.