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Philly boys’ HS previews: PAC’s Methacton, Phoenixville, South Jersey’s Washington Twp.

Sunday, 26th March 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/26/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season
PAC previews Courtesy of

League: Pioneer Athletic Conference

Head coach: Nathanael Ryan, 8th season

2016 Record: 6-8 PAC, 8-10 overall

Returnees/players to watch
Kyle Derrickson (Sr, Defense, 3 time All-League, 2 X 1st Team All-League, Verbally committed to Vermont), 14g, 6a
Harvey Smith (Sr, Goalie)
Ryan O’Toole (Sr. Midfield, 1st Team All-League), 17g, 13a
Kyle Kacala (Jr. Attack), 27g, 18a
Stanley Kolimago (Jr. Midfield), 18g, 7a

Coach’s comments/season outlook:
“We are looking to build on last year’s record. Again, we have a challenging non-league schedule to add to a challenging league slate. We have great senior leaders who have really embraced the role and we are excited for the upcoming season.”

League: Pioneer Athletic Conference

Head coach: Chip Mittnacht, 1st season, succeeds Colin Shaw

2016 Record: 1-13 PAC, 2-16 overall

Returnees/players to watch
Matt LoPolito (Defense)
Max Farbstein (Defense)
Derek Bullota (Attack), 17g, 1a
Danny Jackson (Midfield)

Coach’s comments/season outlook: “The close-knit atmosphere of Phoenixville School District lends itself to a family-like culture among the players of Phoenixville’s lacrosse team. If they perform and execute the way I know they can, the talent of the team will shine through. This team has supreme confidence in their abilities and if they can put them all together, they will be a force to be reckoned with throughout the conference.”

Washington Township High School, NJ

Head coach: Josh Hanlon, 1st year (former coach at Neshaminy)

Last year’s record: 4-12, lost in 1st Rd of playoffs

Key returners:
Senior co-captains Jarrett Dargusch and Jared Albano.
Goalie Dylan Kreitzer (So.)
ATT Jake Dzierzgowski (Jr.), Dave Ciocco (Sr.) and Vince Gagliardi (Sr.)

Top newcomers:
Freshman midfielder Luca Lockhart
ATT Carson Shultz (Jr.) and Donte Magliano (So.)

Coach’s Outlook: “We have started a new era of lacrosse at Washington Township High School. The players are making a transition to a new culture which takes time and they are learning a new system. There has already been buy-in across the board so we expect the team to continually improve each day.”


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