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South Jersey boys’ high school lacrosse preview: Gloucester Catholic, St. Augustine Prep

Thursday, 15th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/15/12

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

St. Augustine Prep

Coach: JC Valore (8th Year)

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 17-5

Key returnees:
Sr. Steve Pontrello, M, UNC
Sr. Tommy O’Neill, M, PSU
Jr. Mike Sutton, A/M, PSU
Sr. Bill McMenamin, F/O, Wagner
Sr. Pat McMenamin, A, Wagner
Sr. Bryan Phillips, D, Drexel
Jr. Nate Gorman, D, Villanova
Jr. Adam Monticollo, LSM, Loyola
So. Bryce Young, D
Sr. Pat Barton, LSM
Sr. Joe Gigantiello, G, Denver

Key newcomers:
Sr. Mario Lagana, DM
Jr. Eric Berkelbach, A
So. Aaron Denesevich, M
So. Dean DiSimone, A
So. Dan Sacchetti, D

Outlook for 2012: “The Hermits look to be strong competitors in their new independent schedule, and aspire to make a return trip to the NJ State Final.”

Gloucester Catholic HS

Coach: Ryan Murphy, 3rd year

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 10-10; lost in second round of state playoffs

Key returnees:
Anthony Iacovone, Attack, 30g, 38a last year, 2nd team all conference
Jake Turner, Attack, 35g, 40a last year, 2nd team all conference
Steve Jackson, ESPN Rise Top 100 Juniors watchlist
Patrick Richardson, So, Mid, 28g as a frosh
Nick Lanciano, Jr, Mid, 30g
Andrew Farrell, D, Sr
Pat Sheehan, D, Jr

Key newcomers:
Shane Kenney, Fr, LSM
Kyle Nunan, Soph, Goalie
James Higginbotham, So, Mid
Zach Franchi, Jr, Mid

Outlook for 2012: “We will be much improved from last year, we have added some new assistant coaches to our staff who are providing a new approach and more structure. We have a very unselfish and talented team, if we continue on the path we are on now, we will be a contender in the conference.”

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