McDonogh All-Metro senior lacrosse players Owen Daly and Joe Rosenbaum said they have applied for early decision to attend Princeton, where they plan to play for the three-time defending NCAA champions.
The duo joins Gilman's Damien Davis, an All-Metro defenseman, who announced last week that he had applied to Princeton.
Daly, a member of U.S. under-19 lacrosse team, is considered by many Division I lacrosse coaches to be the nation's No. 1 midfield recruit. Rosenbaum, who last season was the only undergraduate from the MIAA A Conference to earn All-America honors, ranks with Davis as a top defensive recruit.
"I'm looking forward to the possibility of playing at Princeton," Daly said. "I'd love to play with Damien and Joe for Coach [Bill] Tierney."
Princeton, known for its outstanding defense, has had the NCAA's Defenseman of the Year two times this past decade, including last year. The Tigers also boast Midfielder of the Year Josh Sims, a former All-Metro at Severn of Anne Arundel County.
The three standout lacrosse players would become part of a talented Princeton recruiting class that also includes Josh White, a former second-team All-Metro attackman who helped St. Mary's to a 17-0 record in 1995.
Daly and Rosenbaum were members of last year's 17-2 McDonogh squad whose two overtime losses were against tournament champ Gilman and runner-up St. Paul's.
They are also standouts on McDonogh's eighth-ranked, 7-0 football team that is the defending champion in the MIAA B Conference. Daly has five touchdowns as a wide receiver and 15 career interceptions, and Rosenbaum has seven sacks as a defensive end.
Pub Date: 10/28/98