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Philly boys’ HS previews: Friends League’s Academy of the New Church, Shipley School

Tuesday, 10th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/10/15
This is one of a series of previews for the 2015 Philly lacrosse season

Academy of the New Church

League: Friends Schools LeaguePL-Boys-HS-previews1

Head Coach: Rob Forster, 2nd year (Jack Forster, Assistant Coach)

Last year’s record: 15-3 Friends League Champions

Key returnees:
James Vandegrift
Eric Carr
Jesse Frasier
Hayden Trautmann
Cameron Elliot

Outlook for 2015 season: “In 2015 we look to continue to build a culture of success. The team has worked very hard in the off-season so that we can hit the ground running once practice begins. We have a lot of new faces on our team that will be expected to contribute right away.”

The Shipley School

League: Friends Schools League

Head Coach: Mark Duncan, 14th Year

Last year’s record: 7-13

Key returnees:
Chris Verdeur
David Wolfson
Ian Walsh
Tate Gallagher
Nick Yi
Chad Allison
Ethan Bradlow
Peter Moeller
Frank Campanale
Keagan Farr
Nick Gonzalez
Trevor Green

Freshmen: Will Drake, Devin Gilligan, Griffin Gallagher
Newcomer: Jr. transfer Amir Fluellen

Outlook for 2015 season: “An experienced defense looks to build on last year with the returning leadership and depth at both the defensive midfield and close defense to back up strong goalkeeping. The Shipley offense has a lot to prove this year with a tough non league and league schedule.”

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