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Philly boys’ H.S. previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Conestoga

Saturday, 22nd March 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/22/14
This is one of a series of previews for the 2014 Philly lacrosse season

Garnet Valley

Head Coach: Frank Urso 6th Season

Last year’s record, major accomplishments: 18-6, 2nd year in a row in District I Championship game
Boys previews

Key returning players:
SR Brandon Dowd Midfielder (Captain) -SR Kyle Roberts Attack (Captain) – JR Joey Granahan Defense (Captain) – SR Jake Matier Defense (St Joes) (Captain) – JR Dylan Lee (Mid/Attack -Air Force) – SR Stephen Davis LSM

Key newcomers:
JR Dan Lanham FOGO – (St Joes), Matt Moore Freshman Midfield (Virginia) Outstanding, Jacob Buttermore Freshman Midfield, SO Michael Bonaddio Goalie (transfer from Salesianum).

Coach’s Outlook: “Team is young with some key returning starters we should get better as the year moves along but we should be very competitive. Younger players are very talented.”

Conestoga High School

Head Coach: Brian Samson

Last year’s record, major accomplishments: 15-11, PIAA STATE RUNNER-UP

Key returning players: Pierre Atkinson (captain), Alex Mezey (captain), Jake Scott (Captain), Conner Campbell (captain), Christian Jobs

Kew newcomers: “Look for two solid goalies in John Roulston and Jack Green.”

Coach’s Outlook: “This is an older team with 16 seniors, 17 juniors and 3 sophomores. Hopefully our experience and maturity will pay off as we face difficult opponents in and out of our league. We have depth and skill at all positions. Our challenge is to find chemistry and systems that work with and without the ball. We are lead by 4 terrific captains who will work tirelessly to lead their team.”

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