RUTHERFORD, N.J. – High-school senior Joe Ramos (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central) has signed a national letter of intent to continue his lacrosse career at Felician University, Felician head men's coach Brendan Bonacum announced today. Ramos committed to Felician during the recently-concluded NCAA early-signing period.
Men's lacrosse is a start-up program at Felician. It is set to become the Golden Falcons' 14th varsity intercollegiate offering in the spring of 2018. Ramos is Felician's first scholarship recruit.
Ramos, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, is a defenseman for Valley Central High School of Montgomery, N.Y., where he also plays football. He helped the 2016 Vikings to a conference championship and a sectional second-place finish. He plays club lacrosse for the Hudson Valley Express.
"Joe is a solid defenseman," Bonacum said. "Due to his size and speed, he will offer versatility to our young defense. He is a player we believe we can build around."
Ramos intends to major in criminal justice at Felician.
Felician is a member of NCAA Division II. The Golden Falcons play in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, which, with the addition of Felician and Wilmington (Del.) University, will sponsor a men's lacrosse championship for the first time in 2018.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.