20 Jesse Root
20 Jesse Root
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Taft School
Position: F

Bulldog Best: 1-1-2 at Colgate on 11/20/10

2010-11: Second among the Yale newcomers with two goals and eight points... 25 games... Points in consecutive games twice... Academic All-ECAC.

At Taft School:  Played four seasons and was one of three captains for 2008-09 season… Led team with 36 points in 27 games playing center… Founders League All-Star… Team made 2009 New England Quarterfinal playoffs…  Named No. 2 long-stick midfielder in New England lacrosse… Western NE All-Division I lacrosse team… Taft Honor Roll for three years… National AP Scholar… In EJHL: Tallied 44 points in 41 games and led Jr. Bruins with seven game-winning goals… Played on playoff semifinalist… Personal: Jesse Bond Root is the son of Kathy and David Root… Cousin of pro football hall of famer Dan Marino… Grandfather, Russell “Lefty” Foster played baseball in the Phillies’ organization and was a B-26 gunner in WWII… Played on 2006 state championship Mt. Lebanon High School (Pittsburgh) team before going to Taft.