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Philly boys’ H.S. previews: Central League’s Lower Merion, Upper Darby

Tuesday, 19th March 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/19/13

This is one of a series of previews for the 2013 Philly lacrosse season

Lower Merion High School

Coach: Mike Borsch, 2nd year

Last Year’s Record: 7-12 made it to the first round of playoffs and lost to Downingtown East

Key Returnees:
Chris Daly- Midfielder, 36G 19A 40gbs Offensive MVP
Craig Markman- Midfielder, 29G 10A 43 gbs Team MVP
Tony Fisher- Attack, 6G 14A 15gbs
Dan Buckman- Attack/Midfielder 13G 15A 27gbs
Evan Wolf- Attack 24G 7A 15gbs
Jack Kane- Defense- 12gbs
Alex Simpson- Defense/LSM- 33gbs

Key Newcomers:
Paddy Black- FOGO
Ethan Eisenhard- LSM
Aaron Jaffe-

“We are going to be very competitive this year in the Central League. We continue to work hard and are ready to see if our off-season work will pay off.”

Upper Darby Royals

Coach: Warren M Danenza, 2nd year at Upper Darby High School

Last Year’s Record: 3-15; The Royals earned their first win since May of 2010

Key Returnees:
Matt Rucci F/O – M
Mark Lantieri – M
Chris Stone – A/M
Ryan Soley – G

Key Newcomers:
Jesse Atkins – M
Ryan Simpson – A
Andrew Collins – D
Scott Rucci – D

“In 2012 we were an extremely young team with a lot raw talent. This year we return every starter and feature one of the most talented senior classes to come from Upper Darby in sometime. Our leadership team is strong and the boys have worked relentlessly since the end of the 2012 season. We look forward to competing in the best high school lacrosse league in the country and working towards moving our program in the right direction. Go Royals!”


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