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CHSAA boys lacrosse team previews

Chaminade players celebrate their win over St. Anthony's

Chaminade players celebrate their win over St. Anthony's in the CHSAA Class AAA boys lacrosse championship game between St. Anthony's and Chaminade on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Hofstra. Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

CHAMINADE FLYERS

Coach: Jack Moran

2014 record: 13-3

Key Players

Thomas O'Connell M Sr.

Jack Tigh M Sr.

Jack Fowler M Sr.

Kevin Kelly D Sr.

Brogan Mahon M Sr.

Outlook: The defending CHSAA AAA champions return a strong defensive unit. Tigh could have an even bigger season after racking up 22 goals and 20 assists last season.

 

ST. ANTHONY'S FRIARS

Coach: Keith Wieczorek

2014 record:13-5

Key Players

Michael Laviano A/M Sr.

Joe Licciardi M Sr.

Danny DeSanti D Sr.

Brendan Holmire M Sr.

Chris Buscemi M Sr.

Outlook: Jared Nugent is expected to make a big impact as a sophomore midfielder, Wieczorek said. Laviano is a top scoring threat.

 

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST COUGARS

Coach: Larry Collins

2014 record: 4-12

Key Players

P.J. Usak D Sr.

Nick Aquino A Sr.

Teddy Hollander M Sr.

Mike Magliochetti FO Sr.

Kyle Portera M Jr.

Outlook: Usak, in his fourth year as a starter, was named a captain. Aquino also provides experience with three years on varsity.

 

ST. DOMINIC BAYHAWKS

Coach: Matthew O'Brien

2014 record: 14-4

Key Players

Patrick Kiernan D Jr.

Joe Fabilli G Sr.

Grant Galligan A Jr.

Brad Baker M So.

Conor McAuliffe M Sr.

Outlook: Team returns all but one starter, including Kiernan and Fabilli who both anchor the defense. Team will feature a balanced attack and expects to contend.

 

ST. MARY'S GAELS

Coach: Matt Panetta

2014 record:10-8

Key Players

Dean D'Accolti A Jr.

Kevin Duggan D Sr.

Vinny Vaccaro M Jr.

Brian Gallagher A Jr.

Trevor Salerno A Jr.

Outlook: A very young team that expects to go through some growing pains with only three seniors.

 

HOLY TRINITY TITANS

Coach: Gene Isnardi

2014 record: 3-15

Key Players

Keith Vogelsburg A Sr.

Mike Weltner M Sr.

Dylan Villari G Jr.

Andrew Devlin D Jr.

Nick Pascucci D Jr.

Outlook: Many young players will have a chance to get a lot of playing time.

 

KELLENBERG FIREBIRDS

Coach: Mike Schwalje

2014 record: 12-8

Key PlayersLiam Monarchio G Sr.

Jack Muller A Sr.

Neil Crist A Sr.

Outlook:Monarchio is a top-notch goalie who is committed to Pace.

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

 

PORTLEDGE PANTHERS

Coach: Larry O'Leary

2014 record: 4-11

Key Players

Luke Wade A Sr.

Alec Scheeline M Jr.

Jason Frezza G Jr.

Charlie Ritter A Fr.

Max Murphy D Jr.

Nicholas Smith A So.

Outlook: The young team hopes a tough schedule will make it better toward the end of the season.

 

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN CRUSADERS

Coach: Tom Kuck

2014 record: 4-11

Key Players

Sebastian Ferretti D Sr.

Rob Caradali M Jr.

Luke Malpica D Jr.

Steve Faux A Jr.

Justin Malpica A So.

Outlook: The defense will be a strength behind Ferretti.

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