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Philly boys’ HS previews: PAC’s Owen J. Roberts, Pope John Paul II

Saturday, 17th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/17/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Owen J. Roberts High School

League: PAC 12

Head Coach: Ben Carville, 2nd Season

Last year’s record: 8-2 (Pac-10), 11-9 Overall; 2017 Postseason: Pac-10 Runner Up, District Playoff Berth

Key losses to graduation: Austin Koury, Noah Calle, J.C Capaldo, Mike Giandonato

Key returnees/players to watch
Brian Monk (Sr.) LSM/D
Tyler Muir (Soph.) Goalie
Nick DeCarlo (Sr.) Midfield
Joe Tordone (Sr.) Attack
Logan Clefisch (Jr.) Attack
Matt Brownley (Sr.) Midfield
Cooper Chamberlain (Soph.) Midfield
Christian Brofft (Soph.) Midfield

Coach’s outlook for 2018: “Our team is poised to continue to build on our successes and clean up our mistakes from last season. It will be difficult to replace the experienced senior class from last year, but our players are excited to develop their own identity. Our schedule is full of district and state level competition. Those teams will push us to compete at our highest level and challenge our players and staff to prepare and execute to that degree.”

League outlook: “The competition gaps have tightened in our league and we are looking forward to the challenge that presents. We enter every season with the expectation of competing for a league championship.”

Pope John Paul II High School

Coach: Blase Cesarone, 2nd Year as Head Coach

Last year’s record: 7-7 Record last year Clinched District Birth for first time in program history

Key returners: Luke Roth 12th LSM, Justin Kent 12th Attack, Kyle Donovan 12th Attack, Noah Balliet 12th Goalie

Others to watch: Jake Bildstein 12th Defense, Mike Florig 12th Defense, Eric D’Agostino 12th Midfield

Coach’s outlook: “We are very optimistic about this season with the return of many contributors from last year. As a senior led group we hope to build off of last years success and take the next step as a program.”

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