10 Frosh Added to Roster

10 Frosh Added to Roster

Class of 2018 Has Impressive Numbers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Ten new Bulldogs from seven different states will join the Yale men's lacrosse program this fall in preparation for the 2015 season. The class of 2018 includes six who have played midfield and two each on defense and attack. There are two face-off guys and a goalie among the newcomers with the state of New York producing a class-high of three.

Seven of the Eli freshmen earned All-America honors during their high school careers and four led their teams to state championships. Eight of them were multiple-sport participants.

Here are the 10 new student-athletes who will try to help Yale produce a fifth consecutive Ivy League Tournament appearance.


Yale Men's Lacrosse, Class of 2018

Phil Huffard


5-8, 150

Darien, CT


Before Yale: Four-year letterwinner as goalie for Darien High School… 2014 All-American pick… Three-time all-state and All-FCIAC… Two-time state and FCIAC Champions… Went 23-0 in 2014 and was ranked No. 5 nationally… Only the second sophomore to start in goal in Darien High School history… MVP of 2014 state championship game.

Personal: Paul Phillippi Huffard V is the son of Kim and Flip Huffard… .  Father graduated from Harvard '85 and mother from Colgate '87… Younger brother, Tad, attends Deerfield Academy…. Worked for lax.com for three years.


Owen Jones


6-1, 180

Bronxville, N.Y.

Before Yale: Two-time lacrosse letterman at Bronxville High School… Two-time all-league and all-section HM… Won 70 percent of face-offs senior year – including 14/16 in state championship game - with 131 ground balls… Helped team win 2014 state title… Four-time league and section 1 champs… Two-time state semifinalist… All-league kicker/punter for football team in 2013… National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete… Bronxville Scholastic Achievement Award

Personal: Owen Parrish Jones is the son of Joanne and Stephen Jones… Interested in history and political science.


Liam Kelly


6-3, 195

Davidsonville, Md.


Before Yale: Captain and two-year starter on St. Mary's of Annapolis lacrosse team… Helped 2014 team to conference quarterfinals but was unable to play due to injury… Coached by Chesapeake Bayhawks player Ben Rubeor… Captain and three-year varsity letterman for football team… Scored 16 TDs as a WR the last two seasons… Anne Arundel Capital Gazette All-County first team junior and senior years… Numerous other gridiron honors including 2013 team MVP, all-state and Baltimore TD Club Super 22… National Honor Society… National Spanish Honor Society… President's Education Award

Personal: William Davis Kelly is the son of Marlene and Chris Kelly… Dad has 11 siblings… Uncle, Brendan Kelly, is the owner of MLL Chesapeake…


J. Conor Mackie


6-1, 205

Glen Rock, N.J.


Before Yale: three varsity letters in lacrosse at Delbarton School… 2014 Mugs Media Player of the Year… All-league, all-county, All-Daily Record and All-Non Public… 2014 Mugs Media Team of the Year… 2013 U-18 FCA Lake Placid Championship Team… All-Star Battle of the Hotbeds… Two-time Tournament of Champions winner… Two-time NJSIAA Non-Public A State Champions… Two-time league and county champions… 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American… Two varsity letters with football team as LB, WR, QB… All-NJAC on gridiron for three-time league championship team… Delbarton Class of 2014 Highest Honors

Personal: John Conor Mackie is the son of Karen and John Mackie… Father played football at Williams, mother played field hockey at SUNY Oswego… Faced off against his brother, Brendan, when Bergen Catholic played Delbarton in state championship game. Delbarton won in 2 OT… Builds homes for Habitat for Humanity… Interested in economics and history… Grandfather and uncle played football at Yale.


Peter Mahony


5-7, 170

Mercer Island, WA


Before Yale: Three-time letterman at Mercer Island High School… Notched 112 points his senior year playing attack and midfield… 2014 All-American and First-team All-King County… 2013 third-team all-state… 2013 team was state runner-up… 2013 scholar-athlete award… Three varsity letters in football, two in swimming… 2013 team most improved swimmer… 2013 swimming state champions… National Honor Society.

Personal: Peter Mahony is the son of Kathryn and Barry Mahony… Brother, Gregory '12, played lacrosse at Yale and was drafted by the MLL Boston Canons… Grandfather, Thomas H. Mahony Jr, was a Yale Diver… Sister, Caroline, played lacrosse at Saint Mary's College… Brother, Douglas, plays lacrosse at Bentley.


Ryan McQuaide


6-4, 210

Dover, DE


Before Yale: Two-time captain and four-year letterman at Dover High School… First-team all-state and all-conference in 2013… Played only six games due to injury but still earned all-conference (first team) and all-state (third)… Had 161 caused turnovers and 180 ground balls over his last two seasons (39 games)… Helped team to state quarterfinals in 2013… Played on Team 302 and was selected to play in the MVP and the Hotbeds Tournament All-Star Games… Nike Camp Defensive MVP… 2014 U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American… Played two seasons of soccer at Dover and was MVP of the JV team in 2011… Two-time high school class president… Graduated with 4.0 GPA and earned four scholar-athlete awards… National Honor Society and Principal's Leadership Award… Governor's School for Excellence… Boy's State Conference.

Personal: Ryan Christopher McQuaide is the son of Robyn and David McQuaide… First lacrosse player from Dover High to play Division I… Worked as a coach for Team 302… Mentored and cared for two young boys as a part-time job.


Jerry O'Connor


6-2, 190

North Palm Beach, FL


Before Yale: Four-year letterman and 2014 team captain at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens… 2014 Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Player of the Year… 2013 and 2014 all-American… First-team all-region and all-district… 2013 and 2014 team defensive MVP… 2012 first-team all-regional and all-district… Scored 14 goals over last three years… 2011 team was state champion… Four-time district champs… Three regional titles… 2014 state runner-up… Four-time football letterman… 2014 second-team all-district on the gridiron… Football team was 2013 conference champs… 2014 Benjamin School Male Athlete of the Year… Class president one year, vice president another… Two-time AP Scholar with Distinction… National Honor Society… 2014 Palm Beach Post Math Pathfinder Nominee.

Personal: Jeremiah William O'Connor is the son of Sandra and Joseph… Fluent in French and Spanish… Picked up lacrosse in 8th grade after being cut from baseball team… Played senior year at Benjamin School with his brother, Chris, who was a freshman lacrosse player… Oldest and only sibling of set of triplets… Moved from Boston when he was six.


Ben Reeves


6-2, 180

Macedon, NY


Before Yale: Five-year varsity lacrosse player at Palmyra Macedon High School… 278 career goals with 307 assists… His 585 career points are second in New York High School history… Played both attack and middie… Two-time US Lacrosse All-American… Three-time Finger Lakes Player of Year (attack)… Four-time first-team all-league pick… Three-time first-team all-section and D&C All-Greater Rochester Super 16… Rochester US Lacrosse Senior All-Star Game… Brogden Cup Winner… Under Armour Upstate NY Underclass Team… Brine National High School All-American…  Nike Upstate Rising Sophomore, Junior and Senior Teams…

Personal: Benjamin Cameron Reeves is the son of Karen and Bob Reeves… His three older brothers were all college soccer players… Interested in medicine.


Will Robinson


5-11, 185

Mendham, NJ


Before Yale: Captain and four-time letterman for West Morris Mendham High School… U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American… 2013 NSCLA All-American...  Two-time Under Armour Underclassmen All-America Team… 2014 first-team all-state… Two-time second-team all-state and first-team All-Morris County… Captain and four-time letterman in winter track… Earned two letters in soccer and one in football… National Honor Society member... International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate.

Personal: William Trotter Robinson is the son of Terry and Thomas Robinson… Father was a four-time all-American swimmer at Case Western Reserve… Brother, Jack, walked on to the lacrosse team at Penn.


Tyler Warner


5-11, 185

Freeport, NY


Before Yale: Four-year letterman and two-time captain of the Baldwin Senior High School lacrosse team… 2014 US Lacrosse All-America… Three-time all-county… Four-year starter… Earned two varsity letters in football and captained team senior year… Two-year football starter at QB and safety… 2013 all-county on gridiron… Helped team to 2012 Nassau County Championship Game… 2013-14 New York State Class AA Scholar-Athlete of the Year… 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American… Earned numerous scholarships including Golden 11 Football Team, Links Inc., Matt Reilly Memorial Lacrosse Award… News12 Long Island Scholar-Athlete… National Honor Society… AP Scholar… New York State Math and Science Honor Society… Two-time football academic all-conference… Two-time lacrosse academic all-county.

Personal: Tyler Scott Warner is the son of Ernestine and Mark Warner… Will major in bio-chemistry to fulfill goal of becoming an anesthesiologist.




filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director


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