Attack Ryan Fazio of Cathedral Catholic and middie Peter Henkhaus of Palos Verdes were among 22 incoming freshmen at Marquette in an announcement issued Wednesday. The large class with help offset the loss of 19 members of the program’s first four-year class.
“We are excited to welcome a large group of student-athletes to campus,” Marquette head coach Joe Amplo said in the release. “This contingent of young men come from very diverse backgrounds and are entering the Marquette Community at a great time.”
Fazio and Henkhaus are joining to other Southern Californians on the Golden Eagles’ roster. Owen Weselak of Torrey Pines is a junior face-off middie, and Josh Williamson (Redondo Union) is a redshirt freshman attack/middie. Williamson broke his arm in a scrimmage Jan. 30 and missed his first season.
Here is how Marquette described Fazio and Henkhaus in the official release:
Ryan Fazio | A | 5-11 | Solana Beach, Calif. | Cathedral Catholic
Prior to Marquette: Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse at Cathedral Catholic High School … Served as a team captain his senior season … Honored as an Adrenaline All-American … In his high school career, compiled 97 goals, 110 assists (school record) and 82 ground balls for 207 total points … Also was a member of his high school surf team for two years.
Personal: Born in San Diego, California … Son of Kirstan and Dave, who played women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse at UCLA … Plans to major in business.
Peter Henkhaus | M | 5-9 | Palos Verdes, Calif. | Palos Verdes
Prior to Marquette: Four-year letter winner … Captain for his senior season … Helped his team to four conference championships in four years and two Los Angeles City Championships/CIF runner-ups … Honored as a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, Adrenaline All-American, first team all-area and second team all-league in his senior campaign … Selected to the Under Armour Underclass West Team in 2015 … Notched 101 career points despite missing his junior season.
Personal: Born in Long Beach, California … Son of Ken and Elizabeth Henkhaus … Has one brother, Zach, who plays lacrosse at Bucknell … Plans to major in business.