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Philly boys’ HS previews: Cherry Hill East (NJ), St. Joe’s Prep, Lansdale Catholic

Saturday, 21st March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/21/15
This is one of a series of previews for the 2015 Philly lacrosse season

High School: Cherry Hill East

League: Olympic Conference, New Jersey

Head Coach: Erick Wood, 11 years

Last year’s record: 6-10, lost in 1st round, 9-12 vs. South BrunswickPL-Boys-HS-previews11

Key returnees:
Brandon Stern (M)
Ian Sheekey(A)
Chris Hammerquist(M)
Jesse Viggiano(G)
Brian Stamm(D))

Outlook for 2015 season: “On paper we look like a team that should make a deep run into the playoffs. The key is going to be keeping the newspapers out of the kid’s hands and we should be successful.”

St. Joseph’s Prep

League: Catholic League

Head Coach: Andy German, 1st Year

Last year’s record: 14-6

Key returnees:
Michael Marchese (Goalie)
Stephen Bradley (Midfield)
Andrew Watts (Attack)
Christian Corcoran (Midfield)
Jack Monahan (Midfield)
Mike Shapiro (Midfield)
Luke O’Hara (Defense)
Mark Devine (Defense)
AJ Lucarini (Defense)

Outlook for 2015 season: “The expectations are high this spring for the 2015 season. We have a lot of seniors who have stepped up this year and have taken to a new coach and a new system which is not always easy to do at this point in their careers. As we start the year, there will be some ups and down, but with Michael Marchese (Notre Dame) in goal, hopefully he can mask some of the early season hiccups that are inevitable. He has been playing excellent so far and is a great leader for the defense and the team as a whole. Captains Andrew Watts (Elizabethtown), Christian Corcoran, and Stephen Bradley (Scranton), along with all the seniors have embraced their leadership roles and when we combine them with a very talented junior class, the outlook is promising.”

Lansdale Catholic

Head Coach: Sean Gracey, 3rd Season

Last year’s record: 7-12 (4-6)

Key players lost: Justin Cook (M,f/o), Dom Moscariello

Top returning players:
Ryan McDonald- Sophomore (D)
Grady Kelly- Sophomore (A)
Phillip White- Junior (M)
Bobby Bausman- Sophomore (G)

Other players to watch:
Joe Walsh- Sophomore (A)
PJ O’Connor, Freshman (M)
Andrew McClintock- Senior (D)

Outlook for 2015 season: “Lansdale Catholic looks to its defense to anchor a team loaded with young talent. With 3 seniors, 3 juniors, 19 sophomores, and 11 freshmen it will look to its underclassmen to mature and develop in a strong Catholic League in 2015 that boasts perennial power teams in LaSalle and St. Joe’s Prep as well as a strong Archbishop Ryan and Archbishop Wood squads. LC will use its out of conference schedule to prepare its young talent for the future, facing C.B. West and Abington.”

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