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Philly boys’ high school lacrosse previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Penncrest, Strath Haven

Sunday, 25th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted

This is one of a series of previews for the 2012 Philly lacrosse season

Garnet Valley

Coach: Frank Urso, 4th Year

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 15-5 Overall – 10-1 Central League

Key Returnees:
Ryan Lehman – Defense – (Maryland) – Top 30 Ranking Nationally – All Central LY – Sr
Ryan Guittare – Defense – (Penn State) – Top 30 Ranking Nationally – 2nd All-Central LY – Sr
Jules Raucci – Attack – (Drexel) – Leading Scorer from LY – 1st team All Central LY – Sr
Joseph Taulane – Attack – (High Point) – Honorable All- Central LY – Sr
Vail Urso – Midfield – (Drexel) – 2nd year at Midfield shot clocked at 101 at F4 Showbine. 20 goal scorer LY. Honorable All-Central LY – Jr
Robert Raucci – Attack – (St. Joseph’s) – Leading Goal Scorer from LY.. Honorable All-Central LY – Jr
Zach Penfil – FOGO – (Penn) – Honorable All-Central LY- Jr
Mitchell Rose – Goalie – Jr

Key Newcomers:
Steven Elf – Defense
Jake Matier – Defense

Outlook for 2012: “Most of our nucleus is back from a 10-1 Central League Finish. Defense is very strong and deep, we lost only 1 scorer from last year’s team so offense should be consistent. Strong at FOGO with Zach and newcomer Mike Lanham which should lead to extra possessions. Same Goalies with Mitch Rose leading the way. It should be a good year for Mitch.”


Coach: Wayne Matsinger, 13th season, Central League Coach Of The Year

Assistant Coach: Evan Pettit – EPSLA/US. Lacrosse Assistant Coach Of The Year

Mike McKernan- Goal HM All Central
Andrew Butkus –D
Jimmy Gastner- D
Matt Klodarska-A
Mike Manganiello –A
Will Manganiello-A
Rob Logan-A
Sean Mingey-M
Dylan Protesto-M
Anthony Ingenito- M
Bill McDonnell-M
Alex Falcone-M

Liam O’Donnell-D
Ray Nolen –D
Pete Hanna-D
Christian Mayer-D
Evan Delcasale-G
Zach Kruzel –A
Billy Kinard-M
Ethan Trusty-M

2012 Outlook: “Penncrest is very young this year and has great Senior Leadership. We hope to be very competitive in the Central League with strong Offensive and Defensive units.”

Strath Haven

Coach: Dave Waldman, 11th year

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 9-10 [Made the D1 Playoffs]

Key Returnees:
Steve Brodeur- First Team All- Central, All-EPSLA, All-American
Mitch Cross- Att/ Mid
Mack Cross- Midfield
Colin Campbell- Midfield
Bryan Mizzell- Midfield
Kevin Sherry- Attack
Nolan Dirienzi- LSM
Dave Ruffini- Defense
Kevin Daly- Defense
Cole Kennedy- Defense

Key Newcomers:
Shane O’Donnell- Att/ Mid
Nate Johnson- Att/ Mid
Eddie Hyland- Defense
Keith DeCindis- Defense
Kevin Murphy- Midfield
Tom Platt- Midfield
Kevin Crowley- Midfield
Tucker Carney- Attack
Will Ohley-Attack
Bryan Leonard- Attack
Ted Bergman- Goalie
Phil Bergman- F/O

Outlook for 2012: “Our goal is to be the hardest working team in the Central League this year.”

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