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.

#13 Austin Strazzulla M 5-10 190 Vero Beach, Fla. Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.) • Risk Management and Insurance
Strazzulla was a 2016 Western New England First Team selection at the Loomis Chafee School, where he led his team in points (31g, 25a) as a senior captain. The Vero Beach, Florida native played his sophomore and junior seasons at Saint Edwards School, where he was a two-time District 19 First Team pick and a two-time South Region selection, earning First Team honors as a junior. The midfielder earned Saint Edwards School’s Best Offensive Player Award as a junior with 48 goals and 25 assists. Strazzulla played freshman lacrosse at Vero Beach High School. A two-time Under Armour South Team selection in 2015 and 2016, Strazzulla also lettered in football, where he was a 2014 All-District Honorable Mention as a middle linebacker.

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“The Risk Management and Insurance program.”

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