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

Saturday, 19th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/19/16
This is one of a series of previews for the 2016 Philly lacrosse season

Academy of the New Church

League: Friends league

Head Coach: 3rd year as Head Coach Rob Forster (30-6)
Asst Head Coach: Jack Forster

Last year’s record: Won the Friends League for second year in a row and lost in the Inter-AC Invitational Quarterfinals to Hun School.

Key Returnees:
Eric Carr (Gettysburg)
James Vandegrift (St Joe’s)
Tom Villante
Hayden Trautmann

Coach’s Outlook: “We return a large part of our team from last year and continue to grow as a program. Each year we have taken a step in the right direction and we look to continue that trend. We have great senior leadership which is key for such a young team.”

Shipley School

Head Coach: Mark Duncan – 15th season

Last year’s record: 15-6 2nd place FSL, 5-2 League record

Key Returnees: Tate Gallagher, Sr- Attack/Middie Richmond, Amir Fluellen, Sr Middie – Salisbury, Nick Ibrahim-Gonzalez Sr. D, , Trevor Green jr. D, Nick Yi- Jr Middie- Cleveland State, Pete Moeller Jr. Attack, Chad Allison, Jr. Attack, , Will Drake Soph D

Others to watch: Frank Campanale Jr. Attack, Colton Gallo Jr Goalie, Griff Gallagher Soph Middie, Nick Ragaglia Sr.D

Lost to graduation: Chris Verdeur- Gettysburg – LSM , David Wolfson- Colgate D, Keagan Farr- Pitt D mid, Ian Walsh goalie (Harriton)

Coach’s Outlook: “We return our entire offense from 2015- a team that won 15 games and that scored 269 goals ( 13 per game). A key stat is we averaged almost 9 assists per game and 703 GBS on the season. We lost Sr Goalie Ian Walsh who averaged .700 Save % and started every game the past 3 years. We look to our offense led by Richmond bound Sr. Co-Captain Tate Gallagher who had 72 g and 51a for 123 pts on the season in his junior campaign. Rounding out our starting mid line is Sr. Co-Captain Amir Fluellen who will be playing at Salisbury next year. Amir put up an equal 31g, 31a for 62 pts and Jr Face off 2 way middie Nick Yi ( Cleveland State) who had 14g and 11a in just 7 games before an injury. An all Junior attack line of Peter Moeller, Chad Allison and Frank Campanale put up over 50 pts each starting every game. We will look to Jr Goalie Colton Gallo to step in and keep us in game between the pipes. Sr. Co-Captain Nick Ibrahim-Gonzalez is a take away and ground ball machine- last season he had 79 GBs and 65 take-aways.”

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