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Philly boys’ HS previews: Central League’s Conestoga, Lower Merion

Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/13/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Conestoga High School

League: Central League

Coach: Brody Bush, 4th year as head coach

Last year’s record: 22-4 (Central League co-Champs, District One Champions, PIAA AAA Runner up)

Key returnees: Scott MacMillan, Sr, Goalie; Jackson Niness Sr Defensemen, Matt Logan, Sr, LSM; Joe Walton, Sr, LSM; Tate Kienzle, Sr, Midfield; Nick Braendel, Sr, Midfield; James Reilly, Sr. Midfield; Clif Madden, Sr. Midfield; Nick Cost, Sr, Midfield; Sean Bailey, Sr, Midfield; Chris Cara, Sr. Attack; Kent Hjelm, Sr. Attack

Others to watch: Drew Mullen, Sr. Attack; Tom Nagle Sr. Attack; Henry Friedman, Sr, Defense; Barret Pittman, Sr. Defense; Matt Dempsey, Sr. defense; Ryan Bailey, Sr. Defense; Scott Smith, So, Defense; Michael Prestipino, So, Defense

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “This season we have a very tough schedule, especially the first few games, and we will find out who we are pretty quickly. That being said we have a very hard working senior class that leads by example and we will be relying on that senior leadership to get past hurdles and learn from last years’ experience.”

Lower Merion High School

League: Central

Coach: Roland D’Ortone

Last year’s record: 2-16

Key returnees: Pat Daly Sr. Attackman, Quinn Black So. Midfielder, Zack Goldstein Sr. Midfielder, Tyler Falco Jr. Attackman, James Wackerman Sr. Midfielder, Connor Keech Sr. Attackman, Sam Pitonyak Sr. Defenseman

Others to watch: Nate Lapat So. Midfielder, Andrew Aspesi Jr. Defender, Matt Sy Jr. Goalie, Jaden Helton Jr. Midfielder, Cason Geiss Jr. Midfielder

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Coming off a season which had four one goal losses including 2 in overtime, we are hoping to improve significantly on last year’s record. With many players seeing significant playing time last year, we are counting on that experience to pay off when we are in close games this year.”

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