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April 10, 2014

Commonwealth Conference Boys Lacrosse: Rodden leads Whittier

2013 season: 14-7, lost Division 3 East first round

Returning starters (11): Jacob Fudge, Sr., attack; Eli Roy, Sr., attack; Matthew Daggett, Sr., midfield; Tyler Tannian, Sr., midfield; Brandon Desjardins, Sr., midfield; Sidney Taylor, Sr., defense; Zach Zullo, Jr., defense; Nick Reagan, Jr., defense; Anthony Campbell, Jr., defense; Patrick Rodden, Jr., goalie; Devin Houde, Jr., attack

Returning lettermen: Tim Giannatsis, Sr., midfield; Robert Burke, Jr., midfield; Robert Gramstorff, Jr., midfield; Tyler L’Italien, Soph., midfield; Chris Desjardins, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Xabvier Gomez, Sr., defense

Captains: Tyler Tannian, Eli Roy, Jacob Fudge

Candidates: 55

Fast facts: Senior Xabvier Gomez, a defensive back in football, is playing lacrosse for the first time and will see major time. ... Patrick Rodden was a starting defenseman for the Amesbury/Whittier co-op hockey team. ... Jacob Fudge was an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in soccer, scoring 13 goals. ... Tyler Tannian wrestles at 138 pounds.

Assistants: John Murray

Ryan Richards (4rd year, 38-25): “Jacob Fudge and Eli Roy play a key role in our offense and Tyler Tannian leads the way in the midfield. Nick Regan and Sidney Taylor lead the defense and Patrick Rodden is a fantastic goalie.”

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