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Philly boys’ HS previews: Friends League’s Academy of the New Church

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Categories Uncategorized, Posted 3/6/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Academy of the New Church

League: Friends Schools League

2017 record: 14-5, Friends Schools League champions

2018 openers: March 7 at Martin County, FL; March 8 at Jensen Beach, FL

Head Coach: 5th year as Head Coach Rob Forster (60-14)
Asst Head Coach: Jack Forster

Last year’s record: Won the Friends League for fourth year in a row and lost in the Inter-Ac Invitational Quarterfinals.

Key Players/Returnees:
David Closterman III, senior attack/M, Vermont
Andrew Lapenta, senior, attack
Wil Vandegrift, sophmore, middie
John Veit, sophmore, middie
Joey Paterno, junior, attack
Hunter Jaronski, Junior Defense, Johns Hopkins
Seamus Hogan, Senior Defense, Cabrini
Ricky Amorim, Sophmore Defense, Providence

Coach’s Outlook: “We have a lot of key players returning this year, as well as a good group of seniors. We play a very difficult schedule this year which will be a great test for our program. We are excited to play the likes of Haverford School, Malvern Prep and Conestoga, who are perennial top 5 teams in the state.”


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