Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/23/20
(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
3/23/12 – Boys’ lacrosse: Conestoga second-half rally helps Pioneers stun No. 1 Calvert Hall, 11-10
TOWSON, Md. – Conestoga used a stunning six-goal run in the second half tonight to rally past MIAA power Calvert Hall, 11-10, in a game that could vault the Pioneers into the spot as the top-ranked high school boys’ lacrosse team in the nation.
Conestoga’s Bradlee Lord, who scored five goals and the game-winner, heads toward the goal during Friday night’s 11-10 win at Calvert Hall (Photo by Evan Zimmer)
Conestoga senior Bradlee Lord scored his fifth goal of the game with 2:20 to play off a feed from Connor Frisina to cap a comeback for the ages as Conestoga opened its season by toppling the No. 1 team in all three major polls.
The Pioneers, the two-time Pennsylvania state champions, entered play ranked No. 2 by Under Armour and No. 4 by MaxPreps.com. They will benefit in the rankings by a 5-4 loss by Haverford School to Landon School.
3/23/13 – Boys’ lacrosse: La Salle topples DeMatha (MD) in ‘Fallen Heroes Game’ in DC
WASHINGTON D.C. – Matt Rambo had three goals and two assists and Jeff Cimbalista added three goals while Jack Altieri dominated at the face-off X as La Salle College High (PA) defeated DeMatha Catholic (MD), 9-6, tonight in the annual “Fallen Heroes Game” at Catholic University.
Future Navy players from Fallen Heroes game: Navy commits George Uhrich (La Salle, ’13), Greyson Torain (DeMatha, ’13), Nick Ramsey (DeMatha ’14), Garrett Hasken (DeMatha, ’13) meet up after Saturday’s game at Catholic Univ.
The game honors the memory of two true American heroes: First LT. Travis Manion (La Salle), who died in Iraq in 2007; and his best friend and roommate from the US Naval Academy, Navy SEAL, Lt. Brendan Looney (DeMatha), who died in Afghanistan in 2010.
3/23/14 – Philly boys’ H.S. previews: Ches-Mont’s Great Valley, Downingtown East, Bishop Shanahan
Great Valley – Head Coach: Tony Verna (9 years); Assistant coaches: Dave Waldman, Paul Wilson; Last year’s record: 18-6 (3rd round District Playoffs, 1st round PIAA Playoffs); Key returning players: Greg Merrill, Max Kalick, Jon Fuydal, Jack Waite, Josh Hughes, Braxton Borine, Casey Carroll, Ethan Joseph, Joel Schuck
3/23/15 – .@FusionLax boys’ HS roundup: @devils_lax, @UDcardsLax @ANCLacrosse, LC open with wins
Stephen Cyron and Bryce Reid each had three goals and an assist and Paul Rafferty scored three times as visiting Avon Grove claimed a 12-6 victory today over Ridley in an non-league opener.
Jon Moroz had two goals and an assist and Doug Jones added a goal and an assist while Jake Pousson dished three assists for the Devils. Liam Brodie posted 11 saves. Brock Anderson scored twice for Ridley.
3/23/18 – Philly boys’ HS previews: Central League’s Strath Haven, Ridley
Strath Haven – League: Central League; Coach: Jef Hewlings, 6th season at SH; Last year’s record: 15-8 overall, 7-4 in CL, lost in District 1 semi’s and State quarters
Key returnees: Jeffrey Conner (mid, 2018), Ryan Morris (def, 2018), Will Brake (goal, 2018), AJ Santisi (def, 2018), Chris Rosini (att, 2018), Hunter Clements (mid, 2018), Vincey Palermo (goal, 2019), Liam Carney (att, 2019), Ibo Pio (att/mid, 2020).
Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Get GBs, take care of the ball, and play with energy each day and game day takes care of itself – fail to do these and we’ll struggle.”