By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/1/11
Led by a young wave of standout newcomers and a few veterans, Philly grads are making their names this year in the Division I men’s lacrosse scene.
Consider these goalies:
*Drexel junior Mark Manos (Salesianum School/West Chester native) had 14 saves for the Dragons in their 14-7 win Saturday over Albany. Drexel is ranked No. 16 in the USILA rankings and Manos – a preseason All-American – already has 33 saves in two games.
*Lehigh sophomore Dan Carr (Penn Charter) has 12 saves in two games for the Mountain Hawks (1-1).
*Duke sophomore Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School) played solid with 11 saves Saturday for the No. 15 Blue Devils in their 7-3 upset loss to Penn. Wigrizer kept his team alive through much of the game as the Quakers dominated.
*Maryland redshirt freshman Niko Amato (La Salle) had eight saves Saturday as the No. 3 Terps whipped Georgetown, 20-8. Amato has earned the starting job.
*Rutgers sophomore Joe Donnelly (Radnor) has allowed only 10 goals in three games for the Scarlet Knights, off to a 3-0 start with a date Saturday here in Philly at St. Josephs at 1 p.m.
*Penn State freshman Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco) was nothing short of amazing Saturday for the Nittany Lions (1-1) in their 6-2 loss to No. 4 Notre Dame. Kaut, who was the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week last week, made 15 saves and is due for another award.
*Lafayette freshman Andrijko Andrusko (Holy Ghost Prep) also was on fire and made 17 saves for the Leopards in their 12-6 victory over Binghamton Saturday, earning him the Patriot League Rookie of the Week.