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Philly boys’ high school previews: Suburban One Continental Conference’s Hatboro-Horsham, North Penn

Thursday, 17th March 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/17/11

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

Team: Hatboro Horsham High School

Name of Coach: J P Banks, 1st year

Last Year’s Record: 18-6, Co-Champions Suburban One Continental Conference, Qualified for District 1, PIAA playoffs

Key returnees:
Joey Palo, Senior, Midfield, Honorable Mention All-Conference, committed to Cortland
Dominic Defazio, Junior, Defense, 1st Team All Conference
Jake Durkin, Junior, Attack, 3rd Team All Conference,
Tyler Gelhaus, Junior, Defense, Honorable Mention All Conference,
Brock Minninger, Senior, Defense, Honorable Mention All Conference

Key newcomers:
Sean Saunders
Trevor Downing

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“After graduating an extremely talented senior class which included 8 All Conference Players and with a changeover in the coaching staff, the Hatters will be looking to key contributors from last year to provide leadership in the new season. In an extremely competitive Continental Conference, our focus will be becoming a better lacrosse team in May than we are in March. Our goal each year will be to compete for the Conference Championship.”

Team: North Penn

Coach: Rick Smith, 1st year

Last year’s record: 4-14

Key returnees:
Dan Kohler, Attack
Drew Schmitz, Midfield
Sean Adams, Defense

Chris Young, Attack
Ryan Dwyer, Midfield
Mike Tappan, Goalie

Others to watch:
Chris Anton, Attack
Joey Mangiaruga, Attack
Greg Olsen, Defense
Joe Van Galen, Midfield

Dan Gross, Midfield
Vince Ruggieri, Defense

Tyler Maroney, LSM

Matt Brady, Midfield

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“Our league is very talented; returning two state qualifiers. Our players are primed to have a winning season and they will continue working on building their team chemistry and communication.”

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