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Philly boys’ HS previews: Lehigh Valley’s Southern Lehigh, Emmaus

Monday, 19th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/19/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Southern Lehigh High School

League: Independent

Coach: Ty Souders, 2nd year

Last year’s record: 13-7, Runner up in District XI 2A

Key returnees:
Mike Sisselberger, 2018, FO: 75.5%, 191GBs
Colin Hoff, 2018, Midfield: 51G, 26A
Kyle Hoff, 2020, Midfield: 20G, 33A
Andrew Smith, 2019, Attack: 22G, 21A
Ethan Dunham, 2018, Attack: 34G, 10A
Kenny Wolfe, 2019, Attack: Leading goal scorer from 2016, did not play last year due to injury.
Nick DeNave, 2020, Defense: 29GBs, 2G
Emmett Noone, 2018, Goalie: 51%

Others to watch:
Cooper Nelson, 2021, Attack
Raul Ochotorena, 2021, LSM
Cameron McColgan, 2019, D

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Offensively we return 4 of our top 5 point scores from 2017 and the unit will be bolstered by Kenny Wolfe and Max Johnston, both of whom spent most of last season sidelined with collar bone injuries. An additional benefit for the 2018 team offensively will be strong play at the face-off X with Mike Sisselberger who won 75% of his face-offs and scooped up 191 ground balls.

“Defensively we lost a chunk of our starting lineup from 2017. However, we return our starting goal keeper Emmett Noone who along with being a great shot stopper, is a high level communicator and does a nice job organizing the defense. We also return two significant contributors at the defensive midfield in Eli Price and Dominic Caciolo and two on the back end in Nick DeNave and Cameron McColgan. This unit will receive contributions from several inexperienced players and will look to grow as a group over the course of the season.”

Emmaus High School

League: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, District 11

Coach: Desi Gonzalez, First year as head coach for Emmaus.

Last year’s record: 13-9, losing in the district title game

Key returnees:
Hunter Kraus (senior) -Attack
Brent Meilinger (senior) –Mid
Corbin Carraghan (Senior) -LSM
Zach Higgins(Senior) -Defense
Devon Boyko (Junior)-Defense
Others to watch: (name, year, position)
Transfer from ANC- Bailey O’Connor(Junior) -Mid

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Sometimes a fresh start is what it could take to rejuvenate a program. I look forward to helping this group of upperclassmen lead this team to compete for a district title and hopefully be a state contender. We have a very positive outlook on this years season and can’t wait for our season opener against Hershey.”

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