This is one of a series of previews for the 2022 scholastic lacrosse season
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/10/22
Team: Haverford School
Coaches: Brendan Dawson (4th year), Grant Ament, Keith Belson, Aaron Lovenworth, Marty Kupprion, Brett Manney
Key Players: Will Costin, Pat Gillin, Teddy Malone, Chuck Cacciutti, Sam Gerber, Avi Mehl, Trey Campbell, Jake McCarthy, Gunnar Young, Zach Hoyt, Ben Walt, Peter Kaplan, Liam Brady
Coach’s comment: “We have a great group of seniors and I know they’ll lead this team to work it’s hardest with the ultimate goal of playing our best in May.”
First Game: March 15 , hosting Loyola (MD)
Team: Malvern Prep
League: Inter Ac
Head Coach: John McEvoy – 16 seasons, 264-56; Assistants: Matt Mackrides PSU ’12, Will Haus Duke ’15, Paul O’Grady Villanova ’90
2021 highlights: 17-2 record, Inter-Ac league champions, No 1 in final Phillylacrosse.com Rankings, as high as No. 2 in National Rankings.
Returners with experience: Joe Doherty – sr goalie (F&M); AJ Nikolic – jr mid (Cornell); Joe Sheridan – sr mid (Richmond); Jack Irish – sr mid (Lafayette); Lucca Dibartolomeo – soph def.
Newcomers: Chris Datz – sr mid (W&L); Pat Keenan – jr def (Penn State); Roman Buono – jr def (Yale); Ryan Falkenstein- jr mid (Maryland); Colin Krause- sr mid; Kyle Traynor – sr ssdm (High Point); Ed Devine – sr ssdm; Liam Timmins – sr att (F&M); Ennis Udo – soph att.; Kyle Worsnup, soph def.
Outlook: We lost a lot of experience and goals to graduation. We really like the guys we have who return to varsity and the youth that we have added and coming up – skilled and athletic. They will need experience playing at a high level, though. We anticipate playing a lot of guys early to figure out our identity, but we are confident we will be better toward the end of the season and moving forward.”
First Game: March 19 vs. Georgetown Prep at Bullis School in DC IAC/Philly Inter-Ac Challenge