Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/27/09
Sorry that the holidays are over and feeling like all the presents have been opened? Maybe not. Take a look at these noteworthy non-league boys’ games coming up in the 2010 scholastic season in Philadelphia:
March 16 – Haverford School at Loyola-Blakefield (MD). The Fords face another stern test against an MIAA power.
March 19 – Malvern Prep at Loyola-Blakefield (MD). The Friars take a shot at the MIAA heavyweight.
March 25 – Penn Charter at McDonogh (MD). The Quakers face a major test at the MIAA power.
March 26 – Haverford School at La Salle. The two-time state champs open at home by hosting the Inter-Ac co-champions.
March 26 – Salesianum (DE) at Malvern Prep. An intriguing matchup pits the Delaware state champions (17-0) at the Inter-Ac co-champions.
March 26 – St. Joseph’s Prep at Downingtown East. The Ches-Mont League champs host a Hawks team that finished third in the PA Media Rankings last year.
March 26 – Garnet Valley at Hatboro-Horsham. The visiting Jaguars and Hatters open with strong foes.
March 26 – Ridley at Emmaus. The defending District 11 champion Green Hornets face the Green Raiders in a game always big for Emmaus coach Jef Hewlings, a Ridley grad.
March 27 – Emmaus at Ward Melville (NY). The Green Hornets will travel anywhere to get the best competition. This time, they venture to Long Island.to meet a national power that went 16-4 last year.
March 27 – Conestoga at Landon (D.C.). The Pioneers open their season of high expectations at the mighty Bears (18-4 last year)..
March 27 – Episcopal Academy at Bullis (D.C.).The Churchmen travel to another D.C. power to meet a squad that went 14-7 in 2009.
March 30 – Holy Ghost Prep at La Salle. The Firebirds, still playing an independent schedule, will find out a lot about themselves when they travel to meet the two-time state champions.
March 30 – Episcopal Academy at Downingtown East. The Ches-Mont champs host the Inter-Ac power.
March 31 – St. Joseph’s Prep at St. Anne’s-Belfield (VA). The Hawks travel to Virginia to meet a Saints team that won a state title and went 18-2 last year.
April 1 – Conestoga at Downingtown East. A rematch of last year’s District 1 final.
April 1 – Emmaus at Springfield-Delco. Two teams that have visions of shots at the state title meet during spring vacation.
April 3 – St. Joseph’s Prep vs La Salle. The much-awaited rematch of last year’s thrilling District 12 final. Is this the year the Hawks catch up?
April 3 – Springfield-Delco vs St. Anne’s-Belfield (VA), neutral site. The Cougars face a major test against the Saints.
April 4 – Conestoga at Haverford School. Looking for a pre-Easter special? Here it is. The Fords will seek vengeance after last year’s pasting.
April 5 – St,. Joseph Metuchen (NJ) at Central Bucks East. The Patriots host a NJ power that went 17-5 last year.
April 5 – Downingtown West at Owen J. Roberts. The Pioneer Athletic Conference champs host a Whippets team that figures to be a major factor in the Ches-Mont League.
April 7 – St. Augustine (NJ) at Haverford School. The Fords host a South Jersey power that went 17-4 last year.
April 7 – Summit (NJ) at St. Joseph’s Prep. A major tests for the Hawks as they host the New Jersey state champion Hilltoppers (22-1).
April 7 – Malvern Prep at Chapel Hill (NC). The Friars face a North Carolina power that went 18-2.
April 10 – Malvern Prep vs. St. Joseph’s Prep. The Inter-Ac power meets the Catholic League power at a location yet to be finalized. First-year Malvern coach Dan Keating faces the team he coached for several years before becoming a Friars assistant last year.
April 10 – Downingtown East at Springfield-Delco. The SD Cougars seek to avenge two convincing losses to the DE Cougars last year.
April 10 – Emmaus at Conestoga. The Green Hornets have scheduled every top team they could find outside of District 11. This could be their toughest test.
April 10 – Hill Academy at Haverford School. The Fords host the Canadian powerhouse.
April 11 – Haverford School at Lawrenceville (NJ). The Fords will be more than prepared for the rigors of the Inter-Ac after yet another top foe.
April 17 – Chatham (NJ) at Haverford School at Checking for Cancer. The Cougars (13-6) present a formidable challenge for the Fords.
April 17 – Conestoga vs. Darien (CT) at Checking for Cancer. The Blue Wave (18-5) seek to improve on their showing in last year’s Checking For Cancer tourney when they were bounced by Malvern Prep.
April 17 – La Salle vs. Georgetown Prep, at Checking for Cancer. The Hoyas (20-3) pulled off a double OT win over the Explorers last year.
April 24 – Conestoga vs, Malvern Prep at Katie Samson. What a day at Katie Samson it will be. The Friars meet the Pioneers.
April 24 – Emmaus vs. Haverford School at Katie Samson. Big Game No. 2 at Radnor.
April 24 – Abington vs. Downingtown East at Katie Samson. Another great matchup at Katie Samson pits the Ghosts and Cougars.
April 24 – Springfield-Delco vs. St, Joseph’s Prep at Katie Samson. Last year the Prep shocked Conestoga at Katie Samson. They face another Central League power.
April 24 – Lower Merion vs La Salle at Katie Samson. Two of the top attackmen in the nation, LM’s Jordan Wolf (signed with Duke) and La Salle’s Kevin Forster (committed to Maryland), lead their teams.
April 26 – Holy Ghost Prep at Central Bucks East. The Firebirds face another stern test in the Patriots.
April 27 – La Salle at Malvern Prep. Rematch of a great OT contest won last year by La Salle.
April 30 – Conestoga at St. Joseph’s Prep. Last year the Hawks handed the Pioneers their first loss in OT at Katie Samson.
May 1 – La Salle ar Springfield-Delco. A late-season thriller.
May 4 – Haverford School at St. Joseph’s Prep. By this point, both teams will be battle-tested.