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Philly boys’ high school previews: Central League’s Springfield-Delco, Upper Darby

Tuesday, 15th March 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/15/11

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

Team: Springfield-Delco
Last year’s record: 2010 record – 20-3 – Central League Champions

Coach: Tom Lemieux – 1st year

Key Returnees:
Joe Venit, Attack, back to back 50 goal seasons, 2nd Team All Central League as a junior, UA underclassmen team, signed with St. John’s

Dan Mojica, Defense, 2nd team All Central League as a junior, UA underclassmen team

Key Newcomers:
Jesse Martin, Senior, Attack
Keith James, Senior, Attack
Matt Gluck, Senior, Midfield
Mike Dezzi, Junior, Midfield
Dave Carpenter, Senior, Midfield
Pat Abbot, Senior, Defense

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season: “The Cougars return 13 seniors who have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to play. They look forward to making the most of their opportunities this year.”

Team: Upper Darby

Last year’s record: league, 3-9; overall 10-9

Coach: Jeff Poake, 1st year

Key Returnees:
Ed McKilindon, Senior, Defense
Jimmy Harris, Senior, Midfield
Matt Lanteiri, Senior, Defense
Brian Kirkwood, Senior, Goalie
Danny Nguyen, Senior, Attack

Other Key Returnee: Josh Davidson, Junior, Defense

Key Newcomers:
Matt Rucci, Sophomore, Midfield
Kyle Damico, Senior, Attack, transfer from Monsignor Bonner
Mark Lanteri, Sophomore, Midfield
Dan Lira, Sophomore, Goalie

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season: “The Royals made the playoffs last year, with the help of many seniors that recently graduated. This is a rebuilding year and I am excited to have the leadership of the key starters, to help lead the rising sophomore class.

“We are looking forward to keeping our status in the Central League, and working towards making the playoffs for the second straight year. The boys have the determination and will, to succeed this season. They have high expectations for themselves, and are working hard for the goals they have set.”

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