Brown Men's Lacrosse Completes The Incoming Class of 2006

May 31, 2002

Head lacrosse coach Scott Nelson has added to an already outstanding early recruiting class during regular admission process, with three new top players joining the Brown squad. Each of the three members of the Brown Class of 2006 will help fill the needs of the Brown lacrosse program.

NameHometownHigh SchoolPositionHeight, Weight
Rory HylandChevy Chase, MDGeorgetown PrepAttackman6-0, 180
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse...Scored 26 goals as a sophomore and registered 45 points (19 goals, 26 assists) as a junior...Baystate team selection in 2000...205 All-Star as a junior and Champ Camp All-Star in 2001...Lacrosse team captain...Also a four-year ice hockey letterwinner and team captain as a senior.
Ryan SeidmanBaltimore, MDPikesvilleDefenseman6-1, 185
Three-year starter and 4-year letterwinner...two-time first team All-County selection...Academic All-American...Member of Pikesville's first state Championship team...National Honor Society and Maryland Distinguished Scholar...Also played defensive end for Pikesville football team for two years.
Kyle WailesWest Hill, Ontario, CanadaArchbishop Dennis O'Connor HSMidfielder6-1, 185
Rookie of the Year in the Ontario Jr. "A" lacrosse league...led the league in assists and 8th in overall scoring...Played for Oshawa Green Gaels founders Cup Canadian Championship team...First team All-Star in the Founders Cup Tournament...Voted Most Likely To Succeed...Also plays ice hockey.

Here are the eight outstanding high school players, who had previously committed to matriculate and play lacrosse at Brown University in the Fall of 2002:

NameHometownHigh SchoolPositionHeight, Weight
Rob CotterNew Canaan, CTMiddlesexDefense6-0, 180
Excellent cover and take-away defender...Can play long stick middie or close defense...

Will be asked to face-off with the long stick....Also on the Middlesex hockey team. Team Captain.

Grant DerkacVirginia Beach, VANorfolk Acad.Midfield6-0, 175
Two-year starter in lacrosse...Captain of lacrosse team his senior year...Three-year starter in football...Captain of football team his senior year...Two-time all conference in football - jr. year: at QB, sr. year: at DB...Also lettered in track in soph. year...Lettered in basketball in jr. and sr. year...President of student council, member of honor council.
Ben DonoghueBethesda, MDThe Bullis SchoolMidfield6-0, 175
Maryland Free State Team member last summer...All IAC junior year...Bullis junior class athlete of the year...2X 2nd team all county (so. & jr.)...Hockey MVP...Football 3yr player...Camp All Star, Summer of 2001 (Top 205, Top Star).
Jim FaelloManhasset, NYManhassetDefense6-1, 205
Lacrosse: 2 1/2 year starter, Captain, All-conference in junior year...Football: LB, OG, FB, Captain, who played in Exceptional senior game on Thanksgiving Day, Made Golden 11 Team: 11/5000 high school football players in Nassau County. 22/10000 selected from all of Long Island...Also competes in shot-put and high jump on track team....Conference and County Champ in shot put. Broke school jr. record for shot put, 4th on all time list for school record.
Chris KearneyLloyd Neck, NYCold Spring HarborDefense6-3, 200
Skilled and athletic close defenseman...Very good speed. Has also played long stick middie in the past...Goalkeeper on soccer team, center on basketball team.

Honor Roll Student-Athlete...Three-year varsity player in Lacrosse and Basketball and a two-year varsity goalkeeper for the Seahawks Soccer team...Captained the Cold Spring Harbor Soccer team in 2001 and was awarded the Ralph Whitney Class Player of the Year...Also earned a spot on the All-State Team, Newsday Long Island Team and Exceptional Senior Team... Three-year starter who earned All-County Honorable Mention honors as a Lacrosse defender in 2001 and was a member of the All-Academic Team.

Will McGettiganAlexandria, VAEpiscopal Acad., VAMidfield5-10, 170
Captain... Smart player with great savvy... Top 205 All Star, Summer of 2001...Peak 200 All Star, Summer of 2001..An offensive threat with good vision and very good poise. Handles the ball very well. Running back on high school football team. MVP of football team.
Tom PitcherRockville, MDGeorgetown Prep.Midfield6-1, 185
Very talented middie...Big and strong...Fast, athletic middie, who plays both sides of the ball very well...A natural lefty...Maryland Free State Team Member, Summer of 2001...Top 205 All Star, Summer of 2001.
Jordan PryorVillanova, PAEpiscopal Acad., PAMidfield6-2, 185
Great speed, exceptional athleticism...Tailback and cornerback on high school football team...Captain.