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Seton Hall Prep Announces Plans to Name Lacrosse Field in Honor of Brendan Tevlin

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall Prep has announced plans to name the lacrosse field at the Kelley Athletic Complex in honor of Brendan Tevlin, the 2013 graduate who was killed in West Orange on June 25 on his way home from a night out with friends.

Matt Cannizzo, director of Institutional Advancement at Seton Hall Prep, confirmed to TAP into West Orange that the BPT (Brendan Patrick Tevlin) Memorial Fund has received hundreds of donations and that more than $100,000 has already been raised.

"One-hundred percent of the money will be used to honor Brendan's memory and do justice to the Tevlin family's vision for the field," said Cannizzo. 

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"Although no plans or dates have been determined at this time, we are committed to supporting Brendan's family and helping them in any way possible," he continued.

Cannizzo went on to describe how Allison and Mike Tevlin, Brendan's parents, said they could feel Brendan's presence at the lacrosse field. "That was where he spent a lot of his time," said Cannizzo.

On August 6, Brendan's friends and family organized the First Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, which was attended by hundreds of local LAX players and supporters.

"Raising funds for the Memorial Fund is a way for the family to focus on something positive," Cannizzo noted. 

On Aug. 4, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Ali Muhammed Brown, Jeremy Villagran, and Eric Williams in connection with Tevlin's murder. No further information from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office has been provided since that time.

In an interview on Sept. 17 with Greta van Susteren of FOX News Network's "On the Record," Brendan's parents spoke of their son and his tragic death.

About Brown, Allison Tevlin said, "In our opinion he is a murderer. And in this case, I don't think he acted alone and whether down the road, law enforcement comes to the conclusion that he is involved in something bigger, the truth will come out..."

Mike Tevlin said, "It's a complicated case... I think he murdered Brendan and he murdered several others and he is an American. He did what he did. And like I said, he didn't act alone, so I don't know if I -- we have all the information or enough information to make that kind of judgment, it's not really for us to make that judgment."

TAP into West Orange reached out to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office for an update on the investigation. ECPO Public Information Office Katherine Carter said, "The investigation is active and ongoing. We are in the process of preparing the case to be presented to a grand jury."

Donations to the Brendan Patrick Tevlin - BPT Memorial Fund can be made by going to

The family has also established a Facebook page in memory of Brendan called "Good Vibes and Easy Living." To join, go to: The group has more than 7,600 members.


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Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
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