St. Francis looks to add height with new recruiting class

A high school all-section player and a former member of a United States national youth team who are both taller than 6-foot-4-inches have committed to play at St. Francis

St. Francis announced Wednesday that high school seniors Michael Marshman and Drew Grehan have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Red Flash beginning in the 2013 season.


“With the way the game is changing, we need to get bigger and faster in front of the net,” coach Mike Rumbaugh said in a statement. “Both of these players will help us with our offense and defense in front of the net. Also, it’s nice to be able to go out to New York and Virginia and bring in talent to expand the diversity of the squad.”

Sixteen of the 23 players on St. Francis’ active roster last season were smaller than 6-foot-5-inches.

Marshman, a 6-foot-7-inch outside attacker from Glenmont, N.Y., earned First-Team All-Section honors as a junior. In his senior season, Marshman was named the 2011 Section 2 Most Valuable Player as he led his high school team to the state championship.

Grehan, a 6-foot-5-inch middle attacker from Virginia Beach, Va., earlier this year was one of 30 high school juniors from throughout the nation selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth Continental Team. He also was a First-Team All-District selection with his high school team as a junior.

The Red Flash ended the 2011 season in fifth place in the EIVA Tait Division and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals.