list bios fbhome schedule archives video

Leopards Sign 20 in First Scholarship Class

Welcome to Signing Day Central presented by Coke Zero. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, GoLeopards.com offers the most exclusive and expansive National Signing Day coverage in the Patriot League with all-day, live updates from Bourger Varsity Football House.

 Signing Day Central presented by Coke Zero
(All times Eastern Standard)
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - GoLeopards.com Chat Room with Head
                                 Coach Frank Tavani
12 p.m. - LIVE from Bourger Varsity Football House
1 p.m. - LSN team breaks down commitment film
2 p.m. - LSN team breaks down commitment film
3 p.m. - Offensive Coordinator Mickey Fein
4 p.m. - Defensive Coordinator John Loose
5 p.m. - Director of Admissions, Matthew Hyde
5:30 p.m. - The Wrap-Up Show, presented by Coke Zero
                   with Coach Tavani
6:15 p.m. - Coach Tavani live on ESPN Radio of the Lehigh
                   Valley (1230 and 1320 AM)

 


2013 Lafayette Football National Letter-of-Intent Signees
 NamePos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School / Last SchoolIntended MajorHighlights
Colin AlbershardtLB6-2245Castle Rock, Colo.MullenEconomics Watch
Alex AlfordDL6-2250Morristown, Tenn.Morristown-WestMechanical Engineering Watch
Conner BorLB6-0220Voorhees, N.J. Bishop EustaceNeuroscience Watch
Ben CarrollDB6-2190Cincinnati, OhioSt. XavierEconomics Watch
Robin CepedaDL6-2270Paterson, N.J.Passaic TechPre-Med Watch
Ryan ForresterP/K5-11170Arlington, Va.Gonzaga CollegeEconomics Watch
Adin GreenfieldTB5-10175Miller Place, N.Y. Miller PlaceEconomics or EngineeringWatch
Toussaint HelmOL6-6265Newburgh, N.Y.Newburgh Free AcademyEngineeringWatch
Draeland JamesCB6-1190Jacksonville, Fla.ProvidenceGovernment & Law Watch
Andy LabudevDL6-4255Cresskill, N.J.CresskillEconomicsWatch
Devon LeachOL6-3280Orchard Park, N.Y.Orchard Park/Choate Rosemary HallBiologyWatch
Kyle MayfieldTB6-1210North Wales, Pa.North PennBiology Watch
Matt McCannOL6-4275Scarsdale, N.Y.ScarsdaleHistory Watch
Hunter PriceWR6-3185Arvada, Colo.Ralston ValleyUndeclaredWatch
Drew ReedQB6-0185Lakeland, Tenn.ArlingtonEconomicsWatch
Matt RothrockDL6-2260Sinking Spring, Pa.WilsonEconomicsWatch
Blake SearfossQB6-2195Flemington, N.J.Hunterdon Central/Hun SchoolEconomicsWatch
Duncan SparksLB6-3215Greensboro, N.C.RagsdaleEngineering Watch
Connor StaudleOL6-5285Highland Mills, N.Y.CornwallComputer Science Watch
Tim VangelasWR6-2180Colts Neck, N.J.Colts NeckUndeclared Watch

Logo ALEXANDER ALFORD III Edge
Defensive Lineman| 6-2 | 250 | Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown-West)
Plans to major in Mechanical Engineering... cousin, David Smith, played offensive guard at Clemson from 2008-2011.

AT MORRISTOWN-WEST: Played defensive end and middle linebacker while leading his squad to the playoffs in 2011 and 2012... made 23 tackles with 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss as a senior... also forced two fumbles and recovered two more... named East Tennessee Player of the Week... three-sport athlete who also competed in track and field (100-yard dash) and wrestling (heavyweight)... runs the 40-yard dash in 4.68... 3.8 GPA student who is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and Beta Club... served as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of America and in Beta Club food drives... community service volunteer for three years at the Arts and Cultural Center and for the outdated drug collection and destruction.

PERSONAL: Son of Alexander and Andrea Alford... has an older sister, Kristina who is a senior Architecture major at Cornell... born 10/3/94.

Logo COLLIN ALBERSHARDT Edge
Defensive Lineman | 6-2 | 245 | Castle Rock, Colo. (Mullen)
Plans to major in Economics... stepfather played at Northern Colorado from 1980-84 as an outside linebacker.

AT MULLEN: Earned All-Big Six Conference First-Team honors his final two seasons... Colorado High School Sports Association 5A All-State Team as a senior... four-year letter winner and two-year starter... made 95 tackles with six sacks while forcing two turnovers for scores in his final season... named Root Sports All-State Defensive Line Player of the Year... collected the Team Iron Man Award from 2010-12... placed first for defensive linemen at the Oakland SPARQ Combine in May 2012... registered 100 tackles with four sacks and two forced turnovers for scores in 2011... played longstick midfielder in lacrosse... National Honor Society student who earned the CHSSA All-State Academic Award in 2010-12.

PERSONAL: Son of Kerry and Lori Dunn... youngest of five boys (Bryson, Tommy, Corbin and Kyle)... born 3/6/95.

Logo CONNER BOR Edge
Linebacker| 6-0 | 220 | Voorhees, N.J. (Bishop Eustace)
Plans to major in Neuroscience.

AT BISHOP EUSTACE: 2012 Offensive Player of the Year who played quarterback, defensive back, linebacker and punter/kicker as a three-year starter and 2012 team captain... collected the 2012 Mini-Max award from the Maxwell Football Club... earned 2012 All-South Jersey Second-Team honors and garnered All-West Jersey Football League First-Team laurels as a junior and senior... passed for 910 yards and four touchdowns while gaining 365 on the ground with seven scores as a senior... made 102 tackles with six interceptions and 17 breakups during his career... made 5-of-9 field goals and was 36-of-38 on PAT while punting for an average of 38.5 yards per punt... honor roll student who was also a community service volunteer.

PERSONAL: Son of Frederic and Jody Bor... has older brother, Andrew... born 10/20/94.

Logo BEN CARROLL Edge
Defensive Back | 6-2 | 190 | Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Xavier)
Plans to major in Economics.

AT ST. XAVIER: Played corner, wide receiver and on special teams... picked off three passes and made 50-plus tackles as a senior, earning All-Greater Catholic League Second-Team honors... played varsity basketball for three seasons, averaging 12.3 points and five assists per game... earned All-GCL honors in hoops.

PERSONAL: Son of Bill and Jenny Carroll... has older brother, Will, and younger sister, Katie... born 11/10/94.

Logo ROBIN CEPEDA Edge
Defensive Lineman| 6-2 | 270 | Paterson, N.J. (Passaic Tech)
Plans to major in Pre-Med.

AT PASSAIC TECH: Two-time All-Big North Liberty Conference First Team and two-time All-Passaic County selection... Group 5 All-State honoree... named Super 100 football player in the New Jersey... four-year player on the offensive and defensive line... competed in the shot put (52') and discus (145') for four years in track and field while garnering All-Passaic County laurels twice and All-Big North Liberty Conference four times... honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Son of Robinson Cepeda and Milqueya Garcia... has younger brothers, Dereck and Brian, and a younger sister Brittany... born 3/30/95.

Logo RYAN FORRESTER Edge
Punter/Kicker | 5-11 | 165 | Arlington, Va. (Gonzaga College)
Plans to major in Economics.

AT GONZAGA COLLEGE: School's special teams player of the year his final two seasons... played quarterback, defensive back, punter and kicker, but will focus on punting at Lafayette... named All-WCAC Second-Team punter... averaged 43.8 yards per punt in 2012... booted a 52-yard field goal, a school record... honor roll student... served as a retreat team leader.

PERSONAL: Son of George and Mary Anne Forrester... has two older brothers, Kyle and Connor... born 12/1/94.

Logo ADIN GREENFIELD Edge
Tailback| 5-10 | 175 | Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place)
Considering a major in Economics or Engineering.

AT MILLER PLACE: Three-year starter who played running back, corner and returner... named to the MSG Varsity Top 100... helped team advance to Suffolk County Division III semifinals... set school single-season records for rushing yards (1,268), average yards per carry (10.2), rushing TDs (15), touchdowns (17) and points scored (102) while notching single-game marks for point scored (24), rushing touchdowns (4) and total touchdowns (4)... garnered 145 yards through the air on 11 receptions (13.2 yards per catch) as a senior... returned seven kicks for 248 yards (35.4 yards per return) and eight punts for 85 yards (10.6 yards per return)... earned the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award in his final two seasons... as a junior, was the team's leading receiver (31 catches for 380 yards and 4 TDs)... also played varsity lacrosse (midfielder) and competed in track and field (sprinter and discus)... honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Son of Jonathan and Georgette Greenfield... has older brothers, Channon and Alexzander and a twin sister, Hanna... born 1/22/95.

Logo TOUSSAINT HELM Edge
Offensive Lineman | 6-6 | 265 | Newburgh, N.Y. (Newburgh Free Academy)
Plans to major in Chemical Engineering.

AT NEWBURGH FREE ACADEMY: A 2012 Section 9 All-Star and Athletic Scholar... in junior season, backed up Mikal Myers at tackle who is now at Connecticut... named to the Section 9 Exceptional Senior Game... three-sport athlete who played center on the basketball team and also competed in crew...named outstanding rookie in the 2012 spring crew season... received the Excellence in Character and Dedication to Service Award... member of the National Honor Society and National Science Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Son of Thomas and Carol Helm... has two younger sisters, Kaila and Zakiya... born 1/1/95.

Logo DRAELAND JAMES Edge
Defensive Back| 6-1 | 190 | Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence)
Plans to major in Pre-Law.

AT PROVIDENCE: Played corner, safety and wideout in high school... selected as All-Times Union Preseason Team and named Impact Player to Watch by Florida Times Union... garnered All-City Honorable Mention status... served as team captain as a senior... in track and field, he was named the school's Most Outstanding Male Athlete and Most Valuable Sprinter... earned All-State status in sophomore and junior seasons... 110 high and 300 intermediate hurdles state finalist while also competing in the 200m, 400m, high jump and triple jump during his career... honor roll student who served as a tutor within the football team... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL: Son of Tyrone and Cassandra James... born 1/15/95.

Logo ANDY LABUDEV Edge
Defensive Lineman | 6-4 | 255 | Cresskill, N.J. (Cresskill)
Plans to major in Economics.

AT CRESSKILL: Earned All-Bergen County Third-Team Offense honors as a senior while also being named Third Team All-Group 1 (2012)... named All-WJIC as a senior while serving as a team captain... selected as a New Jersey High School Coaches Association Top 100 Player... 2012 New Jersey Mini Maxwell Award winner... earned team's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and Timex Heart of a Giant Award... three-sport athlete also competing in wrestling (heavyweight) and hockey (forward, defenseman)... honor roll student who was a member of the French Club... tutored and provided guidance for middle school students.

PERSONAL: Son of Serge Labudev and Nataliya Zaika... has older sister, Liza... born 6/26/95.

Logo DEVON LEACH Edge
Offensive Lineman| 6-3 | 280 | Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park/Choate Rosemary Hall)
Plans to major in Biology or Geology... father played football at the University of Ottawa where he won a national championship and was named to the All-Canadian Team and later inducted into school's hall of fame.

AT ORCHARD PARK: Earned All-Western New York First-Team and All-State honors as a senior... team captain who awarded the Trench Trophy given to the top lineman in Western New York... named Offensive Lineman MVP in state finals, helping lead his squad to a New York State title... four-year letterwinner in football... also participated in wrestling.

AT CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL: Spent a post-grad year at the prestigious school in Wallingford, Conn., competing in the New England Prep School Athletic Council.

PERSONAL: Son of Timothy and Corinne Leach... has an older sister, Meghan... grew up in Orchard Park, N.Y., home of Ralph Wilson Stadium and the NFL's Buffalo Bills.

Logo KYLE MAYFIELD Edge
Tailback | 6-1 | 210 | North Wales, Pa. (North Penn)
Plans to major in Biology... cousins, Jason and Sam King, played football at Auburn and Georgia Southern, respectively.

AT NORTH PENN: Earned All-Suburban One League First-Team honors as a senior and All-Intelligencer Second-Team laurels... racked up 1,050 yards on 170 carries for 13 rushing TDs... churned out 1,416 yards on 194 carries for 10 touchdown as a junior when he secured All-Suburban One League Second-Team laurels and led team to state title game... played running back, outside linebacker and defensive end... member of the track and field team for one season, running the 400 (53.9), 4x400 and 4x200... honor roll student who took National Latin Exam and participated in Latin Week Competition... church volunteer... team manager for girls basketball team.

PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Jacqueline Mayfield... has older brothers, Kevin and Khristian, older sisters, Josalyn and Joy and a younger brother, Kameron... born 4/8/95.

Logo MATT McCANN Edge
Offensive Lineman| 6-4 | 275 | Scarsdale, N.Y. (Scarsdale)
Plans to major in History.

AT SCARSDALE: All-League player who spent time at offensive guard and tight end while also playing defensive lineman...also collected Coach's Award in his final season... top track and field athlete who competed in the shot put and discus... threw a personal best of 40'8" in 2012... named All-League in indoor track in 2012... served as lead bass in an a capella singing group.

PERSONAL: Son of John and Erika McCann... has an older brother, Sean, and a younger brother, Brian... born 6/10/95.

Logo HUNTER PRICE Edge
Wide Receiver | 6-3 | 185 | Arvada, Colo. (Ralston Valley)
Has yet to decide on a major.

AT RALSTON VALLEY: Selected all-conference at wide receiver and defensive back as a senior and named all-county wide receiver as a senior... earned all-conference honorable mention status at defensive back as a junior... named Academic All-State freshman through senior years (maintaining a 3.6 GPA)... made 22 catches for 490 yards (22.2 yards per catch) with eight touchdowns in 2012... averaged 40.8 receiving yards per game while helping lead his squad to an 11-2 mark and a state semifinal appearance... four-sport athlete, also competing in basketball, lacrosse (two years) and track and field... named all-conference in track and field in his junior year in the high jump, long jump, triple jump... state qualifier who was also the team MVP... in basketball, earned all-conference honors as a junior, playing point guard and small forward.

PERSONAL: Son of Allen and Amanda Price... has an older sister, Paxton... born 8/28/94.

Logo DREW REED Edge
Quarterback| 6-0 | 185 | Lakeland, Tenn. (Arlington)
Plans to major in Economics.

AT ARLINGTON: Threw for 6,000-plus yards, 70 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in three years at quarterback... collected All-Metro First-Team honors three times... selected as the District Offensive Player of the Year... played in six games as a senior, completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,470 yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception... returned from injury to play in Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... tabbed as Touchdown Club Player of the Week... named best of Preps three times... as a junior, completed 20-of-20 passes (a Shelby County Metro Record) for 286 yards and six touchdowns for first playoff win in school history... led the Shelby Metro area in passing as a junior with nearly 2,800 yards, 36 touchdowns and seven picks... played varsity baseball, seeing time at shortstop and pitcher.

PERSONAL: Son of Jerry and Leslie Reed... has older brother, Logan... born 2/17/95.

Logo MATT ROTHROCK Edge
Defensive Lineman | 6-2 | 260 | Sinking Spring, Pa. (Wilson)
Plans to major in Economics... high school teammate of Leopard quarterback Zach Zweizig... father played football at Maryland under Bobby Ross.

AT WILSON: Named the two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Defensive Lineman of the Year... selected as Lancaster-Lebanon League Outstanding Lineman of the Year... named two-time All-Lancaster Lebanon League Section 1 First Team defensive end and tight end... selected as Third Team All-State AAAA at tight end and All-Berks First Team at tight end... selected to play in the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game... honor roll student who was named to the All-Academic Team all three years in high school football career... made 72 solo tackles, 6.0 sacks, two passes defended, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble as a senior... corralled five receptions for 94 yards, (18.8 yards per catch and 6.3 yards per game) in 2012... as a junior, made 21 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns... made 53 solo tackles, two sacks, two passes defended, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles in his junior campaign.

PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Jodi Rothrock... has a younger brother, Nick... born 3/15/95.

Logo BLAKE SEARFOSS Edge
Quarterback| 6-2 | 195 | Flemington, N.J. (Hunterdon Central/Hun School)
Plans to major in Economics... comes from same school as senior offensive guard Brad Bormann... grandfather, Charles Searfoss, played defensive line at Delaware during the 1950s.

AT HUNTERDON CENTRAL: Earned All-New Jersey Group IV First-Team honors in 2011 while being named West New Jersey Player of the Year... selected All-Conference First Team while finishing in the top 10 in the state in passing... completed 58 percent of his passes (120-of-206) setting a school record, while passing for 1,907 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions... guided his team to a 9-2 mark and the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 playoffs... standout lacrosse player who was selected as an All-American by both U.S. Lacrosse Group 2-3 and Brine National Lacrosse Classic... served as the team captain and was named team MVP in 2012... earned All-State First-Team honors in 2012 and Second-Team laurels in 2011... New Jersey Group IV First-Team honoree in 2011...maintained a 3.75 GPA (3.86 weighted) and was nominated to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars... earned the Abraham Hendrick Award given to the Hunterdon Central Athlete of the Year... community service volunteer as part of sports outreach programs... served as a volunteer coach for the Devils Youth Lacrosse Club.

AT HUN SCHOOL: Played varsity football while spending a post-graduate year at the school in Princeton, N.J., a member of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League.

PERSONAL: Son of Steven and Sandra Searfoss... has an older brother (Kyle) and sister (Erica)... born7/20/94.

Logo DUNCAN SPARKS Edge
Outside Linebacker | 6-3 | 215 | Greensboro, N.C. (Ragsdale)
Plans to major in Engineering.

AT RAGSDALE: Played linebacker, tight end and long snapper and is slotted to play outside linebacker at Lafayette... named Piedmont Triad All-Conference in three seasons... selected as the Greensboro player of the Week twice... earned All-Academic Honors in all four years... finished seventh in the state in interceptions in 2011 and led the team in turnovers for three seasons... averaged 10.4 tackles per game over final two seasons... made 86 tackles (21 solo) as a senior while picking off two passes... made 92 tackles (22 solo) in junior season while intercepting six passes and forcing one fumble... in baseball, was a pitcher and outfielder who maintained a 2.1 ERA and a 5.1 strikeout to walk ratio... named preseason All-America in baseball in 2011 by Perfect Game and in 2012 by Under Armour... National Honor Society student who was also a member of Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and was a student body officer.

PERSONAL: Lee and Jennifer Sparks... has older brother, Walt... born 6/24/94.

Logo CONNOR STAUDLE Edge
Offensive Lineman| 6-5 | 285 | Highland Mills, N.Y. (Cornwall)
Plans to major in Computer Science.

AT CORNWALL: Four-year letterwinner in football and basketball... team captain who played left tackle and defensive end... garnered All-Section 9 First-Team honors and Second-Team All-State... earned Metro Team honorable mention status... helped lead his team to the state semifinals after capturing a Section 9 Class A championship... made 50 tackles (19 solo) in his senior season to go along with one sack... National Honor Society student who was named a Cornwall Central Scholar-Athlete... served as a Safe School Ambassador.

PERSONAL: Son of Daniel and Alana Staudle... has older brother, Ryan... born 3/21/95.

Logo TIM VANGELAS Edge
Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 180 | Colts Neck, N.J. (Colts Neck)
Has yet to decide on a major.

AT COLTS NECK: All-State Honorable Mention selection who also garnered All-Shore Conference First-Team, All-Division, All-New Jersey Group IV and All-Monmouth County honors... made 106 catches for 1,955 yards and 24 touchdowns during his career... set school single-season records for receiving yards (1,041), receptions (54) and touchdowns (14) in 2012... he averaged 19.3 yards per catch and 94.6 yards per game... team captain who was also named offensive MVP... three-sport athlete who played guard/forward for four years in basketball and centerfielder in baseball.

PERSONAL: Son of Thomas and Sharon Vangelas... has older sister, Courtney... born 9/10/94.

 

Lafayette Athletics, as a partner in the mission of the College, provides an incredibly effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Lafayette sponsors 23 varsity sports with more than 600 student-athletes.

Mission Statement | Leopard Tradition | Staff Directory | Feedback

The Lafayette Sports Network (LSN) handles all multimedia elements and advertising sales for athletics at Lafayette College. LSN is the Patriot League leader in delivering high-quality programming worldwide via television, radio, streaming video and satellite.

Advertising and Sponsorships | Digital Media | LSN TV