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Philly boys’ high school lacrosse previews: Holy Ghost Prep, Upper Dublin, Hill School, St. Joseph’s Prep, Nazareth Area

Monday, 26th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/26/12

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

Holy Ghost Prep

Coach: Tony Omrod, 4 years

Last Year’s Record: 10-8

Key Returnees:
Jeremy Omrod – midfield, heading to Drexel in the fall
Brett Incollingo, LSM, heading to Stevens Institute of Technology in the fall
John Motto, Midfield, heading to Cabrini College in the fall
Greg Wozniak, Defense, he’s our strongest d-pole

Key Newcomers:
Greg Price, Freshman Goalie
Bennett Zaba, Sophmore, Attack
Raffaele Leporace, Defense, Sophmore

Outlook for 2012: “We are looking forward to the 2012 season. We are a mature team with strong senior leadership. The BAL is something we would like to win and go deeper into districts.”

Upper Dublin

Coach: J P Banks, 1st Year

Assistant Coaches: Dave Sowers, Ryan White, Steve Holmes

Last Year’s Record: 12-7 Overall, 9-3 Conference

Key Losses: Willy Beury M, Jon Quici D, Charles Minehart D, Max Strotbeck D, Kyle Giordano M

Key Returnees:
Seniors –
Liam Duke A
J P Petrucci D
Matt Graham D
Leighton Young M
Peter Vernacchio M

Michael Rama A
Drew Potts, A
Ben Winebrake M
Jack Deragon G

Others to Watch: Juniors: Tim Chwal D, Reed Rapine M, Sophomore Ryan Siwinski M and LSM Tyler Heubach

Strengths: “The offense for 2012 returns many starters from the 2011 season and looks to build on the momentum from last year.”

Question Marks: “The Cardinals will be looking to solidify a defense that graduated most of the starters from 2011.”

2012 Outlook: “The Cardinals have been working hard and hope to compete with the top teams for the title in the Suburban One American Conference and to advance to the District 1 and State Playoffs.”

Hill School

Coach: Ned Ide, 14th

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 8-8, 1st round victory in Inter-Ac Invitational

Key Returnees:
University of North Carolina – Duncan Saunders
University of Delaware – Jack Wallice
University of Michigan – Graham Conlan
Marquette – Gregor Davidheiser
Franklin and Marshall – Sean Brown
Colorado College – Eric Neumeyer
Washington College – Andrew Marone
Muhlenberg – Pat Dunn
St. Lawrence – Ted Wolter
Nate Smith-Ide

Key Newcomers:
Eric Foote (M)
Brennan Donnville (goalie)
Cornell – Brennan Donville
Colgate – Eric Foote

Outlook for 2012: “I am looking forward to competing at the highest level with this group.”

St. Joseph’s Prep

Coach: Eric Gregg 4th year

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 19-5, PCL/D12 Champs, PIAA Runner Up

Key Returnees:
M, Blaine Fleming (Marquette)
A, Anthony Marini (Notre Dame)
G, AJ Simon
A, Pat Swanick
M, Tim Browne (Manhattan)

Key Newcomers:
Tyler Cliggett, M
Scott Scheuerle, A
Jack DePaul, A
Mike Marchese G

Outlook for 2012: “With just a handful of Seniors leading this young team, we are putting in the work to return to the State Championship.”

Nazareth Area High School

Coach: Kevin Fogerty, 5th year

2001 Record and Results: 14-8; District 11 silver medalists

Key Returnees:

Matt Ferrari (Goalie)
Bryan Shields (Attack/Midfield)
Mike Betz (Defenseman)
Nick Tuerk (Defenseman)
Anthony Pietroforte (Defenseman)
Travis Crown (Midfield, F/O)

Grant Searfoss (Midfield/Attack)
Chris Laudenbach (Defense)
Kyle Wilk (Attack)

Jaryd Hartzell (Midfield)
Brandon Winslow (Midfield)

Key Newcomers: Necoda Nealon (Soph., Defense), Pat Broderick (Soph., Attack), Aaron Wagner (Soph., Attack)

2012 Outlook: “Players have worked hard to try to improve on last year’s record. We do though need everyone to bring their talents every game to be competitive. Solid goalie play from Matt Ferrari, behind an experienced defense, is critical. On offense we need people to step up to replace the scoring lost by the graduation of Justin Brown (Albright) and Richard Tonnies (Lebanon Valley, football), two of the best athletes in the history of this program.”

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