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HS Boys’ Previews: Friends League’s Westtown School, Shipley School

Friday, 26th March 2021

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

(This is one of a series of HS boys’ previews for the 2021 scholastic season), Posted 3/26/21

Westtown School

Coaches: Carl Stakrey – Head Coach yr 3,  Desi Gonzalez – Assist Coach yr 1,  Shane Morrell – Off Coord yr 3,  Anthony Joaquim – Def Coord yr3

2019: 3-9 in 2019 – made it to the FSL semi-final with two FSL team mentions

Key Players: Hakim Hicks – 21 – M (committed to Johns Hopkins); Oneniotekowa Maracle – 21 – A (committed to Lafayette); Mike Tayloe – 21 D – (committed to LIU); Charlie Herlocher – 21 G – (committed to Rhodes)

Others to watch: Caden Gulka – 22 M, Diesel Schrraufnagel – 22 M, Kyren Lazore – 22 A,  Xander Maxwell – 23 A, Chrishawn Hunter – 23 M

Coaches Outlook for 2021: “We have a really dynamic team – as a boarding school the pandemic has been very challenging to work through with some players in the dorm and some remote the team has shown incredible resilience in the face of a massive way-of-life change. They have maintained a high energy and are starting to put together the pieces to build this program. We have committed six players to play NCAA lacrosse during the pandemic from a team team who has not had a chance to play together. We have built a very difficult schedule and we are excited to get out there and start working through it. Sit back and relax – Westtown will be one to watch!!”

Shipley School: (HS – Varsity only)

League:  FSL – Friends School League

Coaches: Head coach Joe Donnelly (Navy ’88) – takes the reigns from 18 year head coach icon Mark Duncan.

2019 Record and accomplishments: 12-5, FSL runner-up

Key Players: Seniors Josh Gallia (Attack going to Univ Tampa for lacrosse), TJ McCabe (D/LSM going to F&M for lacrosse, Ben Gillen (D) 

Others to Watch: Juniors – Sam Talutto (A), Jack Gillen (M).  Sophomore Colin Andreoli (A.), Freshmen – Kyle Bergen (M), Coner Aughe (A/M), Xander Gillen (G)

Coach’s Outlook for 2021:  “We graduated 10 seniors of which 7 were starters last year, so we’re a young squad this year.  The effort from all in the preseason has been outstanding and the lacrosse IQ gets higher with each practice.  I really like this group.  They’re a team first squad that has bought into playing for each other.  Sharing the ball on O and playing sound defense on and off ball.  As a longtime trainer of goalies, I’m excited about our freshman keeper, Xander Gillen, he’s another example of a team first competitor that we’re trying to cultivate at Shipley.”

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