Forziati one of three in-state recruits
Published August 23, 2019
BOSTON — Highlighted by five US Lacrosse All-Americans, head coach Ryan Polley will welcome 19 newcomers to the Boston University men’s lacrosse team for the 2020 season, as announced on Thursday.
Eighteen true freshmen compose the incoming group while transfer Phil Wies joins the Terriers after spending the past two seasons at Towson. This is the program’s largest incoming class since the Class of 2018 arrived in Boston during the summer of 2014.
“We’re extremely excited for this year’s incoming class,” Polley said. “We believe this is our best recruiting class that we’ve ever brought to BU. It’s extremely deep with 19 players coming in, many of which we anticipate helping the team out next year. We believe there’s certainly some guys, from an athletic standpoint, that can come in and play at the Division I level right away. From a talent perspective, I think it’s deep in both the offensive and defensive ends, and we’re very excited at the goalie position with Noah coming in.”
Six attackmen, five midfielders, four close defenders, three long-stick midfielders and one goalkeeper make up this year’s newcomers. That group includes three of Massachusetts’ top recruits out of high school in Jason Child, Anthony Forziati and Patrick Morrison.
“It’s always been a goal of ours to keep one of the top five Massachusetts players home,” Polley said. “We’ve been successful doing that, and certainly graduating a player like James Burr last year shows how important a local kid who is not only productive on the field but a great leader in the community is for your program. We’re excited about Jason, Anthony and Patrick and believe all three young men will have wonderful careers here.”
Coach Polley had this to say about Forziati, the 2019 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School:
“Anthony is an extremely explosive, prolific scorer. He is a tough dodger with a great stick. We envision him coming in and playing for us right away. He’s a tough cover and his best attributes are dodging through contact, being tough around the cage and scoring. He’ll look to be one of the guys that replaces the scoring loss from last year.”