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Philly boys’ HS previews: Shipley (Friends Schools), Hill School (MAPL)

Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Posted 3/21/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Shipley School

League: Friends Schools League

Coach: Mark Duncan 17th year
Last year’s record: 12-8 – overall record – 4–2 FSL – Lost in FSL Champs

Key returnees:
Sr Capt Will Drake D (Swarthmore) and Sr Griff Gallagher A (Gettysburg), Sr Connor Bryan D (Randolph Macon), Charlie Ryan D ,
Jr Ben Aschkenasy M; Sophs Luke Grayum A , Randall Brown M , Henry Reed M , Tyler Drake M, Hunter Gallo D, Kyle Mezrow G
Frosh – Josh Galia A/M , Braeden Lange A, Jake Olejniczak M, TJ McCabe D, Egan Butala D, Nate Yi G

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “After a 12 win season a tough loss in the FSL title game, the Gators are back with a core group of Sophs and Frosh led by Sr co captains Will Drake and Griff Gallagher. Shipley heads down to Clearwater, Florida, on March 23 to train and play four games against local competition in the Sunshine State before returning to PA. Hopes are high for the Gators with this tight knit group of hard working players, with a tough schedule ahead for them, the first test comes March 24 vs Alonso HS in Tampa.”

The Hill School

League: Mid-Atlantic Prep League

Coach: Ned Ide, interim head coach

Last year’s record: 7-8, 3rd in MAPL

Key returnees: Tres Munro (close defense), James Krick (close defense), JJ Pickard (midfield), Griffin Dunn (midfield)

Others to watch: Mike Nastasi (midfield), Zach Phillips (goalie)

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “I expect this young group to be well-prepared to compete at the highest level.”

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