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HS Boys’ Previews: Central PA’s Manheim, Palmyra

Thursday, 12th March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews  

(This is one of a series of scholastic previews for the 2020 season), Posted 3/12/20

Manheim Township

League: Lancaster-Lebanon League (PIAA DIstrict 3, Class AAA)

Coaches:  Head Coach – Dan Lyons (Fifth Year, 87-13). Assistant Coaches – Jeremy Adams, Will Hendrick, Troy Karpinski, Ken Snyder

Last Year’s Record: 19-4 Overall (10-0 League – Defeated Conestoga, Avon Grove, Palmyra, & Cumberland Valley in Non-League Play) – L-L League Regular Season Champion, L-L Tournament Runner-Up, District 3 AAA Runner-Up, PIAA AAA Qualifier

Key Returnees: Tyler Kurtz (Sr., Attack – 49 goals, 9 assists), Eddie Newman (Sr., Attack – 24 goals, 18 assists, 43 GBs), Colton Pierson (Sr., Midfielder – 13 goals, 5 assists), Ben Mann (Sr. Midfielder – 2 goals, 4 assists), Tyler Fox (Sr., Defense – 1 goal, 1 assist), Zack Dotter (Sr., Midfielder – 1 goal, 1 assist), Zach Tomlinson (Sr., Goalie), Owen Hirsch (Jr., Goalie), Tyler Moritzen (Soph., Goalie)

Others to Watch: Brendan Braswell (Sr., Midfield),Andrew Katch (Jr., Midfielder/Attack), Mason Lefever (Jr., Attack), Shea Miller-Smith (Jr., Attack), Alex Romano (Soph., Attack), Garrett Campagna (Soph., Midfield), and many more!

Coach’s Outlook for 2019: “We bring back experience at all levels of the field, but once again have huge shoes to fill following our class of 2019. Our biggest challenges will be integrating nearly 20 freshmen into our culture and schemes and finding 1-2 new starters at each position who are not only ready to meet the challenge physically, but mentally as well. With a young group like this, there will be a lot of learning and the road will be bumpy at times, but I believe our seniors are the right young men to lead us to our goals.”


League: Mid-Penn

Coach: Dave Ondrusek 5th year (77-14 record), Coach of the Year for Central PA and Central PA

Last year’s record: 20-3 Won division, league and District III (Class AAA) titles

Key returnees: Returners: Andrew Ward, Brandon Luft, Seth Robertson, Andrew Cleck

Key Newcomers: Manny Rose, Richie Kowalski, Jase Jones, Brady Ward, James Rudegair

Coach’s outlook for 2020 season: “We are replacing a very talented group of graduates. We have a young squad but should be able to compete with the best.”

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