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Philly boys’ high school previews: Ches-Mont League’s Bishop Shanahan, Downingtown East, Sun Valley

Monday, 28th March 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/28/11

This is one of a series of previews for the 2011 Philly lacrosse season

Team: Bishop Shanahan

Coach: Jon Heisman, 2nd year

Last year’s record: 12-7, first round of playoffs

Key returnees:
Keegan Lawton, Attack, 1st team Ches-Mont, signed with Lafayette
Chris Cordavari, LSM, 1st team Ches-Mont
Adam Kaminnski, Midfield, 2nd team Ches-Mont
Kyle Sullivan, Goalie, honorable mention Ches-Mont

Key newcomers:
Chris Panichelli, Defense, Junior, committed to Drexel, transfer from Henderson
Joe McErlane, Midfield, Junior
Dylan Alderman, Attack, Freshman
Brendan Overton, Defense, Senior

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We want to be competitive in every game and establish a tradition of excellence.”

Team: Downingtown East

Coach: Todd Cliggett, 1st season

Last year’s record: 10-10, Co-League Champs, Ches-Mont

Key returnees:
Brandon O’Connell, Attack
Aaron Murphy, Attack
Trey Lauletta, Midfield, 2nd team All League
Tyler Kroft, Midfield, 2nd team All League
Kevin Clarke, Face-off
Ryan Barth, Face-off
Dan Gianforte, Defense, 2nd team All League, signed with Delaware
Brandon Pleines, Defense
Reilly Wilson, Defense

Key newcomers: Ryan Poole, Midfield

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season: “We are very young and inexperienced team with only 5 seniors. I am very optimistic with our young players. These kids are hard workers, enthusiastic, and we look forward to start the season.”

Team: Sun Valley

Coach: Sean Tischler, 1st year

Last year’s record: 9-9 Ches-Mont League

Key returnees:
Kyle Gillam, Senior, Attack, committed to Eastern University
Eric Johnson, Senior, Defense, committed to Neumann
Matt Kessler, Senior, Midfield
Matt Cieota, Sophomore, Midfield, 10′ Honorable Mention Chest-Mont League
John Fusco, Junior, Midfield

Key newcomers:
Brain Warren, Freshman, Attack
Nick Wendling, Freshman, LSM
Connor Johnson, Sophomore, Attack
Ryan Lee, Junior, Midfield
Kyle Macrina, Senior, Midfield
AJ Newman, Goal
Brian France, Goal

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“As coaches we are excited to work with this group of young men who are committed to our team goals that we discuss everyday at practice. With eight new starters to the varsity level there has been a complete focus on a team first attitude during the pre-season.”

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