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Philly boys’ HS previews: Catholic League’s La Salle, Inter-Ac’s Germantown Academy

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/22/16
This is one of a series of previews for the 2016 Philly lacrosse season

La Salle

League: Catholic League

Head Coach: Bill Leahy (25th year, 430-99, 4 state championships)

Last year’s record: 13-6

Key players
Craig Coleman, 2016, midfielder, Air Force
Daniel Rivera, 2016, DEF/LSM, Lehigh
Cody Mazurek, 2016, midfielder, High Point
Kevin Lacon, 2016, attackman/midfielder, Salisbury
Jared Wells, 2016, midfielder, Salisbury
Kyle Landis, 2016, midfield, Lenoir-Rhyne
Kohler Setley, 2016, midfielder, Gwynedd Mercy
Colin Cahill, 2016, midfielder
Brett Baskin, 2017, attackman, Johns Hopkins
Anthony Giuliani, 2017, FO, Penn
Chris Hladczuk, 2017, attack, Yale
Luke Sabia, 2017, LSM, Mount St. Mary’s
Austin Clibanoff, 2018, midfielder, Ohio State
Matt Clibanoff, 2018, midfielder, Ohio State
Brendan Meagher, 2018, midfielder, Boston University
Dan Jordon, 2018, LSM, Penn,
Blake Rondeau, 2018, LSM/DEF, Boston University
Bobby Bohner, 2018, Defense/LSM, Lafayette
Brett Mallee, 2019, LSM, Maryland

Coach’s outlook for 2016 season: “As always we hope to return to the Catholic League championship and have another strong year.”

Germantown Academy

League: Inter-Ac

Head Coach: Brian Grady (4thYear);
Mike O’Brien Assistant, Greg Isdaner Assistant, Jeff Martin Assistant, Doug Cooper Assistant

Last year’s record: 10-11 (2-8 Inter-Ac)

Key Losses: Ian Davies – G, Garrett Trucksess – A, Anthony Bozzelli – D, James Diver -M

Key Returnees:
Seniors: Jimmy McAfee – M, Matt Ho – M, Nick D’Ambrosio – D
Juniors: Brad Palmer – A, Tony Rosato – M-F/O, Leroy Moser – G,
Tripp Gundlach – D, Justin Connors – A
Sophomores: Tanner Long – D

Others to Watch:
Junior: Andrew Towne – M
Sophomore: Ben Garcia – M

Coach’s Outlook: “The 2016 season is a much anticipated opportunity for the program to compete against some of the top teams in the country (#1 and #20 in one pre-season national poll) that call the Inter-Ac home. Our schedule includes games against teams from Virginia, New Jersey, and California which provides both regional and national exposure. We will lean upon our Juniors and Seniors and their collective experience as we attempt to take a step up in the standings within the ultra-competitive Inter-Academic League.”

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