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HS boys’ previews: Ches-Mont League’s Downingtown East, Unionville

Sunday, 27th March 2022

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

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/27/22

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

Downingtown East

League: Ches-Mont League
Head Coach: Joe Horvath (3rd year – overall record of 13-7), Assistants: Pete Carozza, Brendan Staudt, Owen Mulhern, Eric Rankel
2021 Record: 13 – 7 (1-1 in D1 AAA Playoffs)

Key Returners:
Liam Quinn (12th, Defense, St. Joe’s commit…. was 1st team League and Area in 2021)
Alystair Hemberger (12th, Attack, NJIT commit…. was 1st team League and Area in 2021)
Jake Shannon (12th, Defense, Widener commit)
Bo Horvath (11th, Mid, Lehigh commit…..was HM League and Area in 2021)
Bryson Kolinsky (11th, Attack, Delaware commit)
Sam Barton (11th, Defense, Colgate commit…. was HM League in 2021))
Mike Waite (11th, LSM, St. Joe’s commit….. was HM League in 2021)
Key Newcomers:
Jake McMahon (10th, Mid)
Connor Sweeney (10th, Mid)
Luke Fiorillo (10th, Attack/Mid)
Ben Petrillo (9th, Mid)
Owen Lammy (10th, LSM/SSDM)

Coach’s Outlook: “We will have a nice combination of youth and experience, and plenty of athleticism. But, graduating players like Luke Wetzel (Stevenson) and Mike Ostertag (Ohio Wesleyan) leave notable gaps to fill. We will put in the effort to recover from those losses, generate new team chemistry, and compete. Our goals are to win the Ches-Mont League, fight for a place-finish in the District 1 tournament, and compete in the PIAA 3A State Tournament.”

Unionville
League: Ches-Mont League
Coaches: HC Steven Holmes, ASSTS Ian Allender, Chad Rafferty
2021 Record: 8-3 in Ches-Mont, reached second round of District 1 AAA tourney

Key Players: Nico Kotch (goalie), David Hoffmann (LSM), Mark Matson (defense), Kevon Carson (midfield), Luke Schriver (midfield), Luc Spanos (attack), Kevin Nowaswiat (attack)
Others to Watch: Owen Kupsey, Owen Quinlan, Brayton Bellafiore, Connor Bellafiore

Coach’s Outlook for 2022: “We’re very excited for the upcoming year. We have a large group of senior leaders and impact players looking to achieve. We are balanced at a lot of positions and we’re working hard to build our chemistry.”

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