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Crestwood

Last year’s record: 6-9


Years school has supported lacrosse: 4


Key returners: Steve Roberts, Brian Collins, Jay Popson, Robert Coslett, Ray Walton


Key newcomers: Jimmy Martino, Ryan Magin, Kyle Morris, Bailey Bauman


Key losses: James McClean, Danny Distasio


Season Outlook: “With a lot of youth, we are young and eager to match and improve on last year’s record,” head coach Shaun Rohland said. “Good senior leadership should help the youth develop and lead to some wins this year.”


Dallas

Last year’s record: 11-4


Years has school has supported lacrosse: 5


Key returners: George Peiffer, Ray Schultz, Casey McAndrew, Josh Weaver


Key newcomers: Corey Metz, Matt Ross, Connor Motley


Season Outlook: “We lost almost our entire offense,” head coach Rich Cohen said. “We are going to see a lot of growth this year. There is no doubt that our defense is going to be our strength.”


Delaware Valley

Last year’s record: 13-6


Years school has supported lacrosse: 6


Key returners: Gianni Gelormino, Sean Burkert, Garret Midlarsky, Lucas Markowitz


Key newcomers: Erik Landaas, Connor Lamberton, Steve Everson


Key losses: Bobby Morley, Karl Haass, Phil Wright, Tyler Quick


Season Outlook: “We have a veteran group returning, trying to defend our back-to-back District 2 championships,” head coach Jeff Krasulski said. “Our defense has been our strength early on, and we have the most depth since we started the program.”


Lake-Lehman

Last year’s record: n/a


Years school has supported lacrosse: 3


Key returners: Brandon Kelly, Griar Rasten, Jake Yaple


Key newcomers: Nick Radel, John Ellenberger


Key losses: John Butchko, Louis Hackling


Season Outlook: “I think we have the potential to be a good team, and can be a good team, as long as everyone continues to be as one,” head coach T.J. LaBar said. “When we play as a team, we can be pretty competitive.”


North Pocono

Last year’s record: 0-0


Years school has supported lacrosse: 1


Key newcomers: Jason Lamanna, Matt Kelly, Chris LaRosa


Season Outlook: “We had three kids that played in youth leagues, and we have 44 kids that have no experience,” coach Robert Lamanna said. “I think the kids are hungry to improve and get better each day. It’s going to take some time because you need to have good stick skills to be successful. It’s nice to see that we have good numbers and it’s a pretty diverse group of athletes.”


Scranton Prep

Last year’s record: 0-0


Years school has supported lacrosse: 1


Key newcomers: PJ Zaccagnino, Tyler Trama, Chris O’Brien


Season Outlook: “It’s exciting to see lacrosse grow in the area,” head coach Jon Knowles said. “Making it a legitmate varsity sport is a perfect idea as lacrosse is a perfect game for this region. We at Prep couldn’t be more excited to be involved in developing lacrosse in Northeast Pennsylvania.”


Tunkhannock

Last year’s record: 0-14


Years school has supported lacrosse: 5


Key returners: Joe Cordaro, Jensen Healey, Liam McClurg


Key newcomers: Sean Andres


Key losses: Tyler MacNamara, Luke Seaberg


Season Outlook: “We have a nice mix of seniors and freshman,” head coach Eric Janiszewski said. “It’s nice to see the young guys joining in on the offense, and the older guys holding up the defense. We just need to work as a team and keep growing with each day.”


Wyoming Seminary

Last year’s record: 6-9


Years school has supported lacrosse: 32


Key returners: Tom Rundell, Dylan Bassham, Brad Sedor, Frank Henry, Cody Stemrich, David Fox


Key newcomers: Griffin Hayes


Season Outlook: “We are looking to compete every time we step on the field,” head coach Tim Goggins said. “We have a balanced line-up with a lot of experience in our junior and senior classes. The juniors in particular have made up the nucleus of the program since they were freshmen and I believe their experience will pay off. We like to play an up tempo style, but our primary focus is on being a fundamentally sound and disciplined program. I have been really happy with the energy and enthusiasm that the boys bring to the field every day and I am looking for that to continue as we head into the hardest part of our schedule.”


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Coughlin

Last year’s record:0-0


Years school has supported lacrosse: 1


Key newcomers: Kyra Castano, Kelsey Gabriele, Paige Tedik, Caitlin Wood, Brigid Wood


Season Outlook: In the program’s first season, the Crusaders are looking to start the foundation. Athletic talent certainly isn’t a problem as coach Colleen Wood can draw on players from her highly successful field hockey team. It will take some time to transition to lacrosse, of course, but the path could be smoother compared to some other new teams because of the experience of both coach and players.


Crestwood

Last year’s record: 0-0


Years school has supported lacrosse: 1


Key newcomers: Morgan Kile, Danielle Callaghan, Lizzy Dessoye, Steph Distasio, Sarah Wodarczyk


Season Outlook: “We aren’t looking at the scores,” head coach Russ Kile said. “We understand what we are going against. We just want to put the time in, and work on the fundamentals. That’s the biggest thing for us right now. We want everyone to have fun. That’s what the world of sports is all about.”


Dallas

Key returners: Cara Pricher, Madeline Mulhern, Diedre DeLuca


Key newcomers: Katie Snedeker


Season Outlook: “Everyone is working hard to improve with each game, but it is going to take some time,” head coach Mary Beth Zardus said. “Our goal is to work and develop throughout the season.”


Delaware Valley

Last year’s record: 7-12


Years school has supported lacrosse: 8


Key returners: Grace Cadigan, Erin Corry, Liz Caldwell, Emily McKinney, Carla Centanni, Jamie McElnea


Key newcomers: Marisa Balcarcel, Kierstin Nelson, Sarah Negron


Key losses: Faith Torkildsen, Jenna Peters, Lauren Grady


Season Outlook: “We are young and untested in many areas and I am looking forward to seeing the team build chemistry and continue to improve each and every game,” head coach Bernadine Salak said. “We have a very experienced goal keeper in Carla Centanni and senior midfielder Grace Cadigan is one of the most competitive student athletes I have ever met. Our other seniors are really stepping up to leadership roles and elevating their teammates. I am looking forward to a great year of District 2 lacrosse.”


Lake-Lehman

Last year’s record: 7-13


Years school has supported lacrosse: 2 (varsity)


Key returners: Amelia Jenkins, Alysa Adams, Mallory Wilson


Key newcomers: Hannah Stull


Key losses: Sam Headley


Season Outlook: “We are a young group, starting a total of 10 sophomores,” head coach Alex Wilson said. “But I’m encouraged by the work ethic and the way we compete.”


Pittston Area

Last year’s record: 0-0


Years school has supported lacrosse: 1


Key newcomers/seniors: Jordan Cumbo, Carmella Gagliardi, Liz Mikitish, Rachel Simansky, Kaalyn Girman


Season Outlook: Like many first-year schools, the Patriots are going to have to learn on the fly against some experienced schools that have fielded teams for almost five years now. Sara Ruby, a junior, did score the team’s first goal in a loss to Delaware Valley.


Wyoming Seminary

Years school has supported lacrosse: 11


Key returners: Kristen Mericle, Amanda Schwartz, Marra Wagner, Cat Corcoran, Maegan Coulter, Hannah Dressler, Emily Granger


Key newcomer: Kelley Gavin


Season Outlook: “We have younger players who are stepping into key roles this year at both the JV and varsity level,” head coach Catie Kersey said. “It’s exciting watching our younger players develop. Our goalie is only a sophomore and has stepped up big time for us.”




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