Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/27/15
Duke’s Middle School Young Guns with New Head Coach Rob Forster and his staff had a sparkling debut at John Hopkins University, winning all three of their games vs Passport Alliance Teams from Long Island, New Jersey and North Carolina in their First Tournament.
They handled Team Legacy 8-1, Team Turnpike 10-4 and Team Carolina 9-4.
Goalies Liam Rosenthal and Carson Marano were solid, while the Defense and 2-way Middies Hunter Jaronski, Drew Robinson, Brendon Howell, Joey Shafer, Evan Richard, Noah Patterson, Gunnar Bogorowski, Liam Gilley, Zach Galowich, Zach Hamilton and Zach Fitzgerald. were strong all day.
Offensively, the scoring was shared by many but Cole Witman (5 goals, 8pts) and Bailey O’Connor (4 goals, 6 points) led the way. Other offensive standouts were Jake Waltz (3 goals, 2 assists), Ken Wolfe (3 goals, two assists) and Bryson Rhee (3 goals).
Ryan Stout, Aidan Tocco, Grant Pinto and Andy Murphy all added 2 goals while Brady McFalls chipped in with 1 goal and 1 assist to round out the scoring.
Team MVP was Cole Witman; Team Offensive MVP was Bailey O’Connor and Defensive MVP was Hunter Jaronski.
Dukes Middle School Young Guns, pictured kneeling Left to Right are:
Bailey O’Connor, Carson Marano, Liam Rosenthal, Gunnar Bogorowski, Hunter Jaronski, Grant Pinto, Jake Waltz & Zach Hamilton.
Standing Middle row left to right are :
Coach Rob Forster, Liam Gilley, Brady McFalls, Joey Shafer, Drew Robinson, Ken Wolfe, Ryan Stout, Andy Murphy, Noah Patterson, Aidan Tocco, Mike Gianforcaro and Coach Ebe Helm.
Standing Back Row left to right are :
Zach Galovich, Brandan Howell, Zach Fitzgerald, Evan Richard, Cole Witman, Solen Layser, Bryson Rhee and Coach Jack Forster.