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HS Boys’ Previews: Delaware’s Archmere Academy, Smyrna HS

Thursday, 18th March 2021

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

(This is one of a series of HS boys’ previews for the 2021 scholastic season), Posted 3/18/21

Archmere Academy (DE)

League: Diamond State Athletic Conference 

Coaches: Pete Duncan, Head Coach, 8th year, 76-27 record at Archmere (183-88 overall), Assistant Coaches: Dave Oswinkle, Devon Curran, Jakob Katzen, Logan Duffie 

2019 Record: 13-5, State semifinalist, DSAC Champions

2021 Key Players:

Conor Udovich, defense, junior 
Nate Yanick, defense, junior; Conor France, goalie, junior; Alex Starnes, midfield, sophomore; Alex Im, midfield, junior; Phil Kawalec, defense, senior; Danny Kupiec, attack, sophomore; Ryan Farrell, midfield, senior; Brendan Burke, defense, freshman; Tyler Allison, attack, senior; Niall Marley, midfield, junior; Jack O’Neill, midfield, sophomore; Drew Duncan, attack, freshman; Cole Fenice, midfield, freshman; Jack Dellose, defense, freshman; Michael Kawalec, midfield, sophomore; Thomas Pinto, midfield, junior; Miles Kempski, midfield, freshman; Cam Kilicoglu, midfield, junior; Antonio Saggese, midfield, junior

Coach’s Outlook for 2021: “Like all lacrosse programs in the country, Archmere is eager to get back on the field in 2021. A young nucleus of players with some tremendous upside looks to build from offseason work done in the fall as COVID restrictions eased and winter league. Another DSAC championship and a deep run in the DIAA state tournament are in the Auks’ sights.”

Smyrna High School (Delaware)

League: Henlopen North

Coaches: Michael Zulkowski Head Coach, 8th year with the program, 7th serving as head coach with 47-32 overall record.  Danny Schanne Assistant Coach, Brian Boyd Assistant Coach, Daniel Wagner Assistant Coach, and Jay Haller Assistant Coach

2019 Record and accomplishments: 2019 finished with a 13-3 record, earning a berth to DIAA state playoffs as the 12 seed. 

Key Players: Easley Pierson, Shayne Wilson, Nick Shane, Jason Zeitler, John Williams and Zarek Kolakowski

Others to Watch: Kevin Sarkissian, Cole McLaughlin, and Nick Miller 

Coach’s Outlook for 2021: “Team really worked on individual development through playing travel lacrosse during the summer and fall of the Covid pandemic. During that time, the program had the opportunity to improve greatly and build continuity.”

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