Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/28/14
The Delaware County Junior lacrosse team took home the silver medal at the Keystone Games at Penn State last weekend.
The Delco “Dawgs” went 5-2 on the weekend, beginning the tournament and ending the tournament with identical 6-5 losses to Bucks County. The tournament again this year was very competitive, with an 8-7 Semi-Final victory over Lehigh County, tough wins over Montgomery County, and Allegheny, along with other victories over Berks County and Nittany.
Overall, the Delco offense was led by Seamus Glynn (Radnor), Jeff Connor (Strath Haven), Alex Viola (Marple Newtown), with a strong defensive effort from Chuck Wendling (Aston), and Ryan Whelan (Ridley), Marlon Weathers (Marple), Ron Miller (Springfield), and Tommy Fredericks (Haverford). Matt Cowan (Ridley) was solid between the pipes and was the lone goalie.
Both Julien Castellija (Radnor) and Kyle Long (Springifield) were excellent between the boxes and provided a spark to the team when it was most needed.
Coach Matt Flynn said, “The team really came together in a very short time to play team lacrosse, which was very nice to watch. It was a great tournament, and the team represented our county well, both on and off the field. It will be a pleasure to watch these boys in High School and beyond, as many of these boys have incredible potential.”
Rounding out the roster were Tim Carlson (Haverford), Zane Johnston (Ridley), Dan Laird (Garnet Valley), Jack Daly (Haverford), Joe DiBardini (Springfield), John Ricci (Garnet Valley), Alex McKendry (Haverford), Colin Price (Haverford), Matt Young (Haverford), Evan Bosak (Ridley) and Jack Thomas (Strath Haven).
The team was coached by Flynn (Ridley), Chris DiBardini (Springfield) and Bill Farrell (Haverford).