June 12, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey has announced the addition of Dan Kallaugher and Christopher Basler to his recruiting class for 2007. Kallaugher joins the team with one year of eligibility as a graduate student from Yale while Basler comes in as a freshman middie from Seaford, N.Y.
Kallaugher was one of the nation's premier face-off men last season, ranking fourth in the country in win percentage (.636) and seventh in the country in groundballs per game with 6.57. He played three full seasons at Yale, earning All-Ivy selection and team MVP honors along the way.
"He's a proven Division I lacrosse player," says Toomey in reference to Kallaugher. "He gives us depth and options at the face-off x. We recruited him the first time around and are very happy to have him join us for his final season of college lacrosse."
A native of Glyndon, Md., Kallaugher played at McDonogh where he earned all-league and all-metro honors. He was also the MVP of the Maryland All-Star game his senior year at McDonogh. Kallaugher is enrolled in Loyola's Sellinger School of Business and Management and will work towards his MBA next year.
Basler, meanwhile, closed out his high school campaign as both football and lacrosse MVP at Trinity High School. Earning all-league honors in both sports, he was also named the 2006 midfielder of the year and was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 2005 Empire State Games.
"Christopher is a strong addition to what we believe is a very nice freshman class," says Toomey. "He's a two-way middie with good stick skills and speed between the lines."
Kallaugher and Basler join an existing recruiting class consisting of 13 freshmen, completing Coach Toomey's first class as head coach at Evergreen.