By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/5/12
The Conestoga boys’ lacrosse team, the two-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state champions, will face a schedule loaded with many of the top teams in the country this spring.
The Pioneers (25-1 last year, 73-5 the past three seasons) will face a stunning group of foes from PA, Maryland and Long Island and are tentatively slated to face Canadian power Hill Academy.
The schedule opens with a bang on March 23 when the Pioneers travel to Baltimore MIAA power Calvert Hall, expected to be the No. 1 team in the preseason in most polls. Other non-leagues games vs. out-of-state teams include MIAA heavyweight Boys’ Latin (away, April 3), and Long Island power Garden City (April 14 at Haverford School’s Checking for Cancer tourney).
The non-league foes from PA are: Haverford School (last year’s national champion) at the Katie Samson Festival on April 28, another loaded Inter-Ac power, Malvern Prep, (home, March 30), and Catholic League power and 2008-09 state champion La Salle (home, May 5).
The schedule, of course, also features the teams from the Central League, typically one of the top conferences in the region. In fact, the regular season closes May 8 at Garnet Valley, the Central league runner-up last year.
2012 Conestoga boys’ lacrosse schedule
03/23 at Calvert Hall (MD A MIAA)
03/27 Penncrest (Central League)
03/29 at Upper Darby (Central League)
03/30 Malvern Prep (Inter-Ac)
04/03 at Boys’ Latin (MD A MIAA)
04/10 Lower Merion (Central League)
04/12 at Springfield-Delco (Central League)
04/14 vs Garden City at Checking for Cancer, Haverford School (NY B Sec 8)
04/17 Harriton (Central League)
04/19 Radnor (Central League)
04/21 Hill Academy, at Rutgers Univ. before Rutgers-Stony Brook D1 game (this game is tentative, may be scrimmage)
04/24 at Marple Newtown (Central League)
04/26 Strath Haven (Central League)
04/28 vs Haverford School at Katie Samson (Inter-Ac)
05/01 at Haverford HS (Central League)
05/03 Ridley (Central League)
05/05 La Salle College HS (Catholic League)
05/08 at Garnet Valley (Central League)