Boys lacrosse: Team-by-team preview capsules

Boyertown

Coach: Jeromy Curry (4th Season)

Key losses: Matt Straface G, Jared Giles D

Key returnees:

Troy Moyer Sr (mid) – 2nd team all-league in 2010, 1st team in 2008 & 2009

Matt Salvetti Sr (att) – 1st team all-league in 2010, 48g, 39a

Alex Millard Jr (att) – 30g, 15a

Tyler Fuhrman So (att) – 34g, 16a

Matt Richter Sr (ssdm, lsm) – key defensive midfielder

Tyler Shaw Sr (def) – 2nd team all-league in 2010

Newcomers to watch:

Tyler Orff Jr (mid)

Blake Wilhelmy Jr (def)

Tucker Macluckie Sr (goalie)

Coach's comments: "We have a great core group of seniors that have been playing varsity since the 9th grade and have shown they are ready to lead this team. We return strong groups on attack and defense. We have some important holes to fill most importantly in goal and on our second midfield line. Our success this year will be largely determined by how well our supporting cast performs."

PAC-10 teams to beat: Spring-Ford and OJR

Methacton

Coach: Nathanael Ryan (2nd Year at Methacton)

Last year’s record: 10-7

Assistant coaches: Kyle Farris (Varsity Assistant) Grady Wise (JV Head Coach) Nick Horvath (JV Assistant)

Notable losses: Alex DuVernois (Def), Chris Germano (Mid), Kevin Peifer (Mid), Ryan Kelly (Mid)

Key returnees:

Seniors – Cody Ridgway (Attack), Scott Markle (Def), Anthony DeSana (Def), Sean Aronow (Att), Clay Sobocinski (Att), Eli Miller (Mid), Sam McAdoo (Mid), Alex Roese (Def/LSM), Ryan Murphy (Goalie)

Juniors – Gabe Ferraro (LSM); sophomores – Zach Roumaya (Def)

Others to watch: Seniors: Kyle Rioboli (Mid) ; juniors; Pete Alloway (Mid), Will Johnson (Mid), Colin Pauline (Mid); sophomores – Matt McClay (Mid); freshmen – Andrew DeSana (Def)

Strengths (Coach Ryan): "The defensive side of the ball will be a strength as we return four close defensemen with starting experience, a starting goalie, LSM and a defensive midfield specialist. As a senior laden team, we expect to have very strong leadership throughout the starting lineup."

Question marks (Coach Ryan): "In the midfield, we will need to replace the bulk of last year's midfield point scoring and will be looking for the combination of some senior leaders and new faces to fill the void." 

Overall outlook (Coach Ryan): "With 7 of 10 starting positions returning, and being filled by returning seniors, we have experience in each of our units. Defensively we have both size and athleticism and will be tough on that side of the ball. Returning a senior face-off specialist who won over 60% of his face-offs last year in Eli Miller we should be able to generate possessions and opportunities on the offensive side of the ball. Overall the team has high expectations both in terms of a competitive non league schedule and in the league picture." 
Pac-10 outlook (Coach Ryan): "We finished behind OJR, Spring-Ford, Boyertown and Perk Valley last year losing close games to each four opponents so we are focused on each of those match-ups this year."

Owen J. Roberts

Coach: Jeff Neese, 12th season

2010 record: 16-6, PAC-10 Champs, 2nd round of districts

Key returnees:
Kohl Batdorf, Attack, over 100g, 100a career, PAC-10 Player of the Year 2010, signed with Marist
Collin Blye, Defense, 1st team PAC-10 defense 3 yrs, committed to Roanoke
Tyler Graham, 30g, 30a
Ryan Getley, Defense

Key newcomers:
John Pennell, 20g and 9a last year as freshman
Nick Tordone

Coach's outlook:
“We have a good core of players returning, and there are plenty of opportunities for the young players coming up. We have a good balance of youth and seniors and we expect that they will blend together to win another PAC-10 championship, and advance hopefully to states.”

Perkiomen Valley

2010 record: 12-7 overall, 9-5 PAC-10 (third)

Postseason: Lost to eventual PAC-10 champion Owen J. Roberts 11-7 in PAC-10 semifinals, lost to Pennsbury 8-5 in first round of districts

Coach: Andy Wagner (7th season)

Key losses:

Justin Morgan, school’s career goal scorer (First Team PAC 10 Midfield) playing at Stevens Institute of Technology

Joe Scenna-(First Team PAC 10 Defense) playing at Robert Morris University

Kevin Krasley and Ryan Krasley (2nd Team PAC 10 Goalie/Defense, respectively) both are playing at Lebanon Valley

TJ Tagg, midfielder, playing at King’s College

Bryan Cooney-Midfielder, playing at Lebanon Valley.

Key returnees:

Pete Sclafani-Attack, attending Ursinus College next year

Dave Duryea-Defense,F/O, attending Ursinus College next year

Jake Lynn-midfielder, attending Centenary next year

Ryan Boyd-Attack

Wes Johnson-Midfield

Dennis Flynn-Midfield

Lou Fioranvanti-Defense

Newcomers to watch:

Jamie Klementisz - Attack

Sean Tornetta - Attack

Sean Dickey - Midfield

Zane Himsworth - Attack/Midfield

Bryce Womak - Goalie

Mike Filopanti - Goalie

Coach's comments:

“The 2011 team will have a new look to it after losing 15 seniors to graduation. This year’s team is focused on competing and earning a spot back in the postseason. These guys do not want to be overlooked as they understand that many people believe we lost too much to compete again. It will be interesting to see how the new group of seniors blend with the youth that is coming up and contributing this year” 

PAC-10 outlook: “ I have always felt that there is a level of parity and intense competition in the area to be the best. All teams look to be able to compete for a top spot in the conference.”

Phoenixville

2010 record: 4-14 Overall 3-11 PAC 10

Coach: Joe Youngblood, first season

Key losses: Steve Kinback and Burke Bodo

Coach's comments: “We are a relatively young team with only 5 seniors on the roster. We will need to rely on some younger guys to step up and fill holes in our lineup. This is a great group of young men who have continually risen to every challenge we have given them”

PAC-10 teams to beat: Owen J. Roberts, Spring-Ford

Pope John Paul II 

2010 record: first-year program

Coach: Brian Kilpatrick (1st season) previous 3 at Lansdale Catholic

Key returnees: James Salvo, Nick Pollick, Tom Rodgers, Reid Gill, Matt Bildstein, Ryan Mitchell, Tom Reeves

Newcomers to watch: Matt Eads, Matt Salvo, Josh Bildstein, Mike Wynne

Coach's comments: “These players are here to build a program at PJP based upon hard work and success. We will serve notice to the PAC-10 that we are not to be taken lightly.”