Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/4/10
From Press Releases
The Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse season opener against visiting Delaware, previously scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Friday at 2 p.m., due to the winter storm that is expected to hit Philadelphia. The Hawks will face off against the Blue Hens on Finnesey Field.
St. Joseph’s returns its three leading scorers, a trio that accounted for 75 percent of the scoring last season. The unit is led by senior
captain Sean Evans (Henderson, 24 goals), junior Scott Cullinan (West Chester East, 21 goals), and senior Charlie Gorman (17 goals). Their combined 62 goals accounted for 75% of the scoring in 2009 and will look to lead the squad to its second MAAC Title in their final season in the conference.The Hawks must replace long-time starting goalkeeper Eric Hotaling (8.77 gaa).
The defense and midfield is shored up with Daniel Lieb, Pat Kenville, Trevor Dougherty, Pat Harner and Griffin Ferrigan in goal.
Delaware, which received votes in the USILA Pre-Season Top 20 poll, will be looking to down the Hawks for the 10th straight time. The Blue Hens are led by 35th year head coach Bob Shillinglaw.
The Hens, who have made two trips to the NCAA Tournament over the last six seasons, return a solid nucleus this spring led by All-American
senor forward Curtis Dickson and All-CAA standouts in senior midfielder Martin Cahill, junior defender Pat Dowling, junior midfielder Kevin
Kaminski (Strath Haven), and senior faceoff specialist Tommy Lee.
Dickson, a two-time All-CAA attackman, is the Hens’ leading returning scorer after tallying 33 goals and 12 assists while Cahill tallied 20
goals and Kaminski recorded 15 markers last season. Dickson, who scored his 100th career goal last season, enters the season having scored a
point in 40 straight games, a mark that is just seven shy of the school record of 47 set by Anthony DiMarzo in 1992-95.
Dowling, who posted a school-record 22 caused turnovers in 2009, is among the CAA’s top defenders while Lee is among the top faceoff
specialists, having won 60 percent of his attempts a year ago. Junior Noah Fossner also returns as a starter this spring after posting a solid
effort in goal a year ago as a sophomore when he ranked among the CAA leaders in goals allowed (9.37 goals per game) and save percentage (.566).
Other top returning players are senior attackman Mark Steverson (10 goals), senior attackman Pat Lombard (La Salle, 10 goals in an injury-shortened season), junior midfielder Carter Bloor (5 goals), sophomore attackman and CAA All-Rookie selection Grant Kalekiau (4 goals), senior midfielder D.J. Widlake, and junior defenders Tim Langmaid and Matt Stefurak.