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Philly boys’ HS previews: Catholic League’s Lansdale Catholic, La Salle

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/22/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season

Lansdale Catholic

League: Philadelphia Catholic League

Head Coach: Thomas Nace, 2nd Year

Last year’s record: 9-10 (finished 6th in PCL, advanced to PCL Semifinal game)

Key returnees:
Grady Kelly, Attack
Joe Walsh, Attack
Mike Basilii, Midfield
Nick Heiler, Midfield
Seamus Horan, Defense
David Saulino, Defense
Bobby Bausman, Goalie

Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “We return a lot of Seniors, and look to capitalize on our young depth and veteran experience. We hope to build on last year’s success by returning to the PCL playoffs in 2017.”

La Salle

League: Catholic League

Head Coach: Bill Leahy (26th year, 451-103, 4 state championships)

Last year’s record: 21-4, Catholic League, District 12 champions, PIAA runner-up

Key retyurnees
Brett Baskin, 2017, attackman, Johns Hopkins
Anthony Giuliani, 2017, FO, Penn
Chris Hladczuk, 2017, attack, Yale
Luke Sabia, 2017, LSM, Mount St. Mary’s
Matt McLaren, 2017, goalie, Montclair State
Matt Clibanoff, 2018, attackman, Ohio State
Michael Clibanoff, 2018, goalie, Ohio State
Brendan Meagher, 2018, midfielder, Boston University
Dan Jordon, 2018, LSM/defenseman, Penn,
Blake Rondeau, 2018, LSM/DEF, Boston University
Ethan Massucci, 2018, midfielder
Bobby Bohner, 2018, defenseman/LSM, Lafayette
Brett Mallee, 2019, defenseman/LSM, Maryland
Joey Taylor, 2019, attack, Penn State

Coach’s outlook for 2017 season: “As always we hope to return to the Catholic League championship and have another strong year. We look forward to our young guys growing by May.”

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