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Philly boys’ HS previews: Berks League’s Wilson, L-L’s Manheim Twp., WVLL’s Wyoming Valley

Saturday, 24th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/24/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

​Wilson West Lawn​

League: ​BCIAA​

Coach: ​​Bill Waldron, 2nd year

Last year’s record: ​22-2, ​​BCIAA Champions​ (12-0)​, PIAA District 3 Champions, Lost 1st round of State Playoffs

Key returnees: ​Frankie Cox ‘18 G, Matt Marrella ‘18A, Ben Goetz ‘18 D, Cameron​ ​Magalotti ‘19 M, Tommy Reinhart ‘18 M, Cole Snyder ‘18 M, Jake Stitzel ‘18 A, Trevor Hatlee ‘18 D

Others to watch:
​​Jack Grayson ‘19 A, Andrew Strause ‘19 D, Isaiah Gilmore ‘19 M, Logan Horst ‘18 M, Troy Corson M ‘21 Joey Fox ‘19 LSM

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season:
” ​With core group returning from last year’s District 3 Champions, the expectation is to defend our championships and work to surpass last season’s disappointing loss in the State Playoffs. With a more challenging schedule including Parkland, CB East and Garnet Valley, we must focus and work harder, but this group has been determined to make this a successful season.”

Manheim Township

League: Lancaster-Lebanon League, District 3

Coach: Dan Lyons, Third Year

Last Year’s Record: 19-4 Overall – 10-0 League, L-L League Regular Season Champ, L-L Tournament Champ, District 3-3A Runner-Up, PIAA 3A Quarterfinalist

Key Returnees: Cameron Chambers – Sr. – D, Zach Diamond – Sr. – M, Ryan Fluck – Sr. – D, Caton Johnson – Sr. – G, Dan Klotz – Sr. – D, Kyle Lando – Sr. – D, Tommy Mann – Sr. – M, Owen Miller – Sr. – A, Grayson Sallade – Sr. – M, George Hetrick – Sr. – M, Sean Curcio – Jr. – A, Tre Freeman – Jr. – A, Nic Gutierrez – Jr. – FO/M, Will Hurley – Jr. – LSM, Bryce Hutchinson – Jr. – M

Others to Watch: Tristan Kruse – Sr. – LSM, Zack Dotter – So. – M, Ben Mann – So. – M, Eddie Newman – So. – A/M,

Coach’s Outlook for 2018 Season: The Blue Streaks bring back all 10 starters from last year’s squad that fell to eventual PIAA Runner-Up Conestoga, as well as the overwhelming majority of the players that saw significant action off the bench. Team chemistry and experience will be major assets for a team looking to make a deep playoff run and return to the top of District 3. A strong cast of sophomores and juniors will push the returning starters for playing time and provide valuable depth of scoring, while a senior-laden defense fronts a 4-year starter in the cage. Communication and execution will come easily, so fighting off complacency, staying hungry, and having the mental toughness to bring our best game and attitude to every rep of every day will be the biggest challenge, and how we respond to this challenge will be the best barometer of our potential.

Wyoming Area High School

League: WVLL (Wyoming Valley Lacrosse League)

Coach: Shaun Rohland, 4 years

Last year’s record: 8-5, 5th in the League, Lost in Semifinals to Crestwood 11-6

Key returnees: Justin Joseph, Senior, FOGO; Sam Greenfield, Midfield; Jake Urban, Senior, Attack; Conor McCormick, Senior, Defense; Alex Hawk, Senior, Goalie

Others to watch: Dom Deluca, Sophomore, Midfield; Jake Switzer, Sophomore, Midfield; FJ Braccini, Sophomore, Attack; Corey Mruk, Sophomore, Defense

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “After winning Division 2 last year, the Warriors are looking to build on that success as a team. With a core of seniors that have been with the program since it began four years ago, the team looks for that senior leadership to lead them in District 2.”

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