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Philly boys’ high school previews: Abington (Suburban National), Upper Moreland (Suburban American)

Thursday, 24th March 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/23/11

This is one of a series of previews for the 2011 Philly lacrosse season

Team: Abington

Coach: Randy McNeill, 9th season

Last year’s record: 19-4, undefeated Suburban One National Conference champions for 4th straight year

Key returnees:
Anthony Greco, Senior, Defense, committed to Cabrini
Nick Pisko, Senior, Attack
Ryan Ambler, Junior, Attack, committed to Princeton
Chric Duffy, Junior, Defense
Josh Kluver, Junior, Defense
Matt Figueroa, Junior, Midfield
Matt Lomady, Junior, Midfield
Austin Pifani, Sophomore, Defense

Others to watch:
Dan Lomady, Senior, Attack
Travis O’Connor, Junior, Goalie

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We return four poles that have been playing varsity lacrosse since freshman year. They all have great sticks and the ability to carry the ball. We are expecting Travis O’Connor to succeed in goal. On attack we return an experienced group that will be the focal point of our offense, led by Ryan Ambler. Expectations for Abington are high. We expect to win our league championship as well as to advance in the district and state playoffs. We expect to be competitive in every game we play.”

Team: Upper Moreland

Coach: Michael Liberona, 1st year

Key returnees:
Taylor Pickersgill, Defense, Captain, 2010 Honorable Mention
Andrew Benner, Midfield
Austin Sgro, Midfield
Brian Callahan, Midfield
Nick DeBalko, Goalie
Ellis Fattizzi, Attack

Key newcomers:
Ryan Christensen, Midfield
Brent Cosenza, Defense
Talon Blickley, Attack

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We’re looking to play tough, aggressive defense while our offense focuses on the fundamentals. With the work and effort these players have put in this year, the wins will come.”

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