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November 30, 1998

Charlottesville–University of Virginia men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia announced today that seven student athletes have signed national letters of intent to enroll at UVa in the fall of 1999. All seven signed during the early signing period in November(11-18), and this group concludes the Fall phase of recruiting.

Robert “Ned” Bowen is a 6-2, 190, defender from Horace Greeley High School and Chappaqua, NY. He has played football(quarterback) and basketball, too. He is a ’98 Hudson Valley Empire State team selection. He was a ’98 All County choice in lacrosse. He will be the first lacrosse player from his school to play at UVa.

David Burman is a 6-3, 205, defender from the the Landon School and Kensington, MD. He is a three-sport man: football, basketball, and lacrosse. He tried out for the ’98 US U-19 team. His brother Andrew plays at Maryland. Current Landon alumni Jamie Leachman and Ryan Curtis are on the Cavalier roster now.

Andrew Faraone is a 6-1, 185, midfielder from the Gilman School and Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the ’98 US U-19 squad. He led all midfielders in the MIAA in scoring. He has also played football, basketball, and soccer.

Billy Glading is a 6-1, 175, middie from Gonzaga High School and Annandale, VA. He started, was a ’98 High School All American, and scored 43+34=77 points in 1998. He has also been the starting point guard on his basketball team.

Chris Rotelli is a 5-10, 175, midfielder from the Moses Brown School and Rumford, RI He has also played soccer and squash. He was a 1998 All American and tried out for the ’98 U-19 team. He is the first lacrosse player from his school to play at UVa.

Andrew(A.J.) Shannon is a 6-1, 205, midfielder/attackman from Henry Street High School and Whitby, Ont., Canada. He is on the 1999 U-19 Canadian squad and he played in the Minto Cup Championships(during which he was the MVP). Last year, UVa’s Chris Sanderson(Orangeville, Ont.) took his degree(the most recent Canadian to play at UVa).

William “Trey” Whitty is a 6-3, 180 defenseman from the St. Paul’s School and Timonium, MD. He has also played football and basketball. His team was an MIAA finalist in 1998. Current St. Paul’s alumni Tucker Radebaugh, Richard Reid, and Conor Gill are on the 1999 roster.

Starsia commented on the group of signings: “We are very excited to announce these fall signings.This is a group of outstanding young men who bring unique skills and talents to our program. I am confident that Virginia lacrosse fans will enjoy getting to know them. Their early contributions will certainly define a large measure of our success in these coming seasons.” UVa may sign several more scholar-athletes next spring for the 2000 season.

UVa finished the 1998 season at 8-5, losing to Syracuse 17-14 at Hofstra in the NCAA second round. UVa opens its 1999 season on Mar. 6 against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

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