Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/27/15
The 2015 Delco DAWGS won the gold medal in the Junior Division of the Keystone State Games at Penn State University over the weekend, finishing the tournament 6-0.
During pool play, Delco had wins over Bucks, Chester, Pittsburgh and Blue Mountain to gain the top seed in the Keystone Division. In the playoffs, the DAWGs beat Lehigh 5-1, and then finished the tournament with a strong showing in the gold medal game against Bucks County, winning 10-4.
It was a true team effort throughout the tournament, with unselfish offense, team defense and strong goaltending. The offense was comprised of Drew Brown (Radnor), Jack Spence (Springfield), Marlon Weathers (Marple), Gavin Burke (Radnor), Gio Dotsicas (Springfield), Teddy Girton (Radnor), Aiden Shandley (Springfield), Zach Broomall (Springfield), Matt Haines (Ridley), Vince Palermo (Haven), Ludwig Posauner (Radnor), Kevin Ortlieb (Drexel Hill).
Delco was strong at the Face-off X, especially in the finals game, due to relentless work by Patrick Cullen (Radnor) and Evan Bosak (Ridley). Anchoring the defense was Pat Clemens (Springfield), Jack Winters (Haverford), Brian Noll (Springfield), Bryce Regan (Ridley) and Dominic Addona (Springfield). Between the pipes, Vince Palermo (Haven), Mike Murtha (Ridley) and Shane Stevens (Rose Tree) were strong throughout the tournament.
The team was coached by Matt Flynn and Jim Cullen.
“the boys bonded as a team very quickly, and it showed in their play on the field,” said Flynn. “I think the boys represented Delaware County very well with their hard work, teamwork, skill and sportsmanship.
“I think this is a testament to the youth lacrosse programs in the area who are doing a great job developing lacrosse talent. Keep an eye on these names over the next few years as these boys will be impact players at their high schools, and beyond.”