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HS boys’ previews: Ches-Mont League’s Coatesville, WC Rustin

Sunday, 27th March 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/27/22

This is one of a series of previews for the 2022 scholastic lacrosse season

League: Ches Mont League
Coaches: Dan Ellis HC (2nd year), Bruce Shallis, Bob Groves, Jeremiah Van Orden
Last year’s record: 7-10 (restarted program)

Returning Starters:
Brendan Ly – JR – D – 17 CTs
Owen Ellis – JR – A/M – 54 points (31 goals)
Tommy Ortega – SR – 33 points
Dax Shallis – JR – 161 saves, 55% sp
Bryce Kerrigan – SOPH – LSM
Pearse McGeehan – JR – D
Mike Kennel – JR – M
Jake Van Orden – SOPH – M

Coach’s outlook: “We have a solid group returning from 2021, but we are still going to be a young lacrosse team. We have a good number of newcomers who are going to grow up quickly playing in the Ches Mont League. Offensively, our leading scorer is back in Owen Ellis and he will be helped by SR Tommy Ortega. Defensively, we have a good amount of depth and returning talent. Brendan Ly is a returning 1st Team All Ches-Mont defender and Dax Shallis returns in cage (161 saves). This group will develop and build off of last year’s inaugural team and hopefully make a jump into the district playoffs this year.”

West Chester Rustin
League: Ches-Mont League
Coaches: Kevin Philibin (6th season), Ryan Leister, Conor Esworthy, TJ Hubocky, Max Bair, Ian Ziegler
2021 season: 13-5, best record in school history, lost to Penncrest in District 1AA semi-finals

Key Returners:
Zach Mankowski Sr LSM (St John Fisher)
Drew Lanius Sr Def
Nick Burdumy Sr DM/FO
Marek Seaman Jr Mid (Army West Point)
Billy Carney Jr Goalie
Antonio Santangelo Jr Att
Jake Jackson Jr Att
Jake Law Jr Def
Gavin Seaman So Def

Others to watch:
Mike Fleury Sr Mid
Matt Egrie Sr Mid
Mack Thompson Jr Mid
Jack O’Hora So Att
Nate Pechin Fr Mid
Pat Maychak Fr LSM

Coach’s Outlook: “We have a strong core of returning players and a hard working group of up and comers looking to fill roles and build on the success of the 2021 season. We built a tough schedule with our Ches-Mont League games and both local and out of area non-league schools, we look to compete in each and every game, get better every day at practice, and hopefully this puts us in the spot at the end of the season to compete for a Ches-Mont championship and a 1AA district title.”

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