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Philly boys’ HS previews: EPC’s Allentown Central Catholic, Parkland

Thursday, 16th March 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/16/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season

Allentown Central Catholic High School

League: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC)

Head Coach: Dan Dolphin, 9th Year

Last year’s record: 18-4, Lost in District XI semi-finals

Key returnees: Joe Wolf (Cornell) Attack, Zach Nelson (Air Force) Attack, Matt Marker- Attack, Tom Murphy (Muhlenberg) Midfield, Daniel Glemser- Midfield, Matt Scandone- Midfield, Jackson Eighmy (Weslyan)- Defense, Larry Keba- Goalie

Coaches Outlook for 2017: “We have the opportunity to be a good team. Our first attack line, which returns intact, scored 150 goals last year. The Defensive unit is much improved and will be the key to our success. We will need to replace several players at Midfield, on Defense, and at Goalie. Several of the younger players will need to step up and assume a larger role for us to match last year’s 18-4 record.”

Parkland High School

League: East Penn Conference – West

Head Coach: Brad Schifko, 5th season as Head coach (2016 MCall Coach of the Year)

Last year’s record: 15 – 7 overall; 8 – 2 in Conference (EPC – W Champions), Lost in League Semi-finals, Lost in DXI Championship

Key returnees: James McGlughlin, So., G; Gavin Saylor, Sr., A; Dru Miller, Sr., A; Ian O’Neill, Jr. A; Jake Yannes, So., M/A; Greg Santa-Anna, So., M/A; Andrew Albertson, Jr., FO/M; Ryan Geroulo, Sr., M; Luke Summers, Jr., M; James Cipolla, So., M, Braden Groff, Jr., M, Sam Morgan, Jr., M; Logan Barlok, Sr., D.; Alex Albertson, So., D; Dylan Rham, So., D; Zach Fitzgerald, So., LSM/D; Brian Hoffman, Jr., LSM/D; Ian Haggerty, Jr., LSM/D; Colby Carlson, So., D; Brent Cassium, Jr., D; Alex Cappellini, Sr., D; Warren Snover, Jr., D.

Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “Led by an extremely talented and “veteran” offense, we are looking to build off our offensive production from a season ago. Offensive Coordinator, Marcus Janda, will need to have the offense firing on all cylinders for us to make a deep run this spring. Defensively, this group is talented and athletic, but inexperienced, only returning 2 players with any significant varsity time from a season ago. If Defensive Coordinator, Joe LaBella can develop the cohesiveness this group needs, and a “leader” emerges, the defense could be quite a disruptive force in 2017!”

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