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February 16. 2013 9:39PM
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(State Classification in parenthesis)
DIVISION I
Coughlin (2A)


Coach: Rob Havard, 7th season



Home Field: the BOG, Miners Mills



2011 Record: 11-3



Key Players Lost: Kevin Zingaretti, John Skurski



Key Players: Justin Okun, Sr., M/F; Pat Malone, Sr., M/F; Josh Tarnalicki, Sr., D; Kyle Grego, Sr., D; Joe Tona, Sr., M; Josh Featherman, Sr., GK; Dave Marriggi, Jr., M; Tom Sebia, Jr., D; Travis Kile, So., M; Brandon Butry, So., D



Coach's Comments: "I think on paper we can compete with anybody. But we have to play the games."


Crestwood (2A)


Coach: Pat Upton, 2nd season



Home Field: High School



2011 Record: 9-5



Key Players Lost: A.J. Krysicki, Seth Skonieczki, Zach Duboff, Pat Henry



Key Players: Alex Buccholz, Jr.; Alex Machalick, Sr.; Steven Rerick, GK, Sr.; Aaron Wroblewski; Marty Ryman, Sr.


Dallas (2A)


Coach: Chris Scharff, 15th season



Home Field: High School



2011 Record: 14-0 (Division I champion)



Key Players Lost: Josh Shilanski, Dave Miller



Key Players: Dante DeAngelo, Sr., F; A.J. Nardone, Jr., F; Matt Saba, Jr., M; Nate Wood, So., M; Danny Saba, Sr., CM; John Murray, Sr., CM; Zach Goodwin, Jr., D; Blake Pertl, Jr., D; Brandon Scharff, Jr., D; Brian Stepniak, Sr., D; Casey Barrett, Jr., GK



Coach's Comments: "We really want to win districts the next two years and that's our goals so we'll see what happens."


Hazleton Area (3A)


Coach: Rob Schoener, first season



Home Field: Maple Manor Field (former Bishop Hafey football field)



2011 Record: 1-13



Key Players Lost: None



Key Players: Logan Yacowatz, Sr., GK; Caleb Ancharski, So., GK; Vinny Hornak, Sr., M; Tyler Bicking, Sr., F; Robert Caffray, Sr., M; Connor Drost, Sr., D; Ryan Minnick, Sr., D; Dylan Brennan, Sr., D; Daniel Mendoza Sr., M; Wade Genasevich, Sr., D; Tristan Williams, Sr., F; Angelo Greco, Sr., M



Coach's Comments: "I believe that even though we only won three games over the last two seasons, we've had the talent to succeed. I expect the team to play with more control and discipline this season. If we do, a winning record and a playoff berth are within our reach."


Lake-Lehman (2A)


Coach: Mike Kostrobala, 7th season



Home Field: High School



2011 Record: 13-3 (Division II Champion)



Key Players Lost: Jay Dawsey, John Butchko, Zach Manganella



Key Players: Chris Edkins, Sr., MF; Kenny Kocher, Sr., M; Kris Konicki, Sr., Mike Novak, Austin Harry, Jr., F; Cody Spriggs, Sr., D; Mike Symeon, Sr., D; Kyle Paulson, Jr., D



Coach's Comments: "Hopefully we can be competitive in the division and hopefully we can put ourselves in god position for districts and make a run at that."


Wyoming Valley West (3A)


Coach: Charlie Whited, 3rd year



Home Field: Spartan Stadium, Kingston



2011 Record: 8-6



Key Losses: Connor Dolan, Matt Zielen, Connor Stancavage, Jeremy Biagiotti, Zach Patricio, Donny Engel, Chris Jaworski



Key Players: Ryan Wisnewski, Sr., M; Eric Whited, Sr., M; Eddie Thomas, Jr., M; Brooks Thomas, Jr., M; Nick Singer, Jr., F; Dan Taren, Jr., F; Derek Denman, Jr., GK; Logan Zavada, So., GK; Patrick Antall, So., D; Hunter Maxwell, Fr., D; Zach Holena, Sr., D; Dillon Reynolds, Sr., D; Brian Hromisin, Sr., D; Mike Bazadona, Fr., M; Justin Montalvo, Fr., F



Coach's Comments: "I believe this is going to be the most skilled team I've had in the three years I've been here. So expectations have to be high."


DIVISION II
Holy Redeemer (2A)


Coach: Sal Leggio, 5th season



Home Field: Eddie White Field, Plains Twp.



2011 Record: 8-7-1



Key Players Lost: Jared Kukosky, T.J. Doyle, Rob Wingert, Pat Duffy



Key Players: Brendan Leahigh, Sr. F; Tyler Kukosky, Jr., M; Chris Pawlenok, Jr., F;


Eric Cudo, Jr., D; Kenny Rexer, So., M; T.J. Doyle, Sr., D; Tyler Scott, So., D; Matt Lyons, So., D



Coach's Comments: "I think my expectations are that we're going to be a .500 team and we could be better."


Meyers (A)


Coach: Jack Nolan, 7th season



Home Field: Gibby Field, Wilkes-Barre



2011 Record: 4-12



Key Players Lost: David Oram, Will Trowbridge, Jon Zionce, Branden Ott, Alex Pape



Key Players: Mike DiMaggion, Sr., D; Mike Kendra, Sr., D; Tom Levecchio, MF; Jovanni Tecayehvalt, Sr., D; Cal Lisman, Jr., Striker



Coach's Comments: "We're very young with a lot of freshman on the roster. Hopefully we get better with what we do and the seniors lead us to get better every day.


Pittston Area (3A)


Coach: Pat O'Boyle, 4th season



Home Field: Pittston Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown



2011 Record: 10-5-1



Key Players Lost: Pietro Colella, Chris Musto, Tom Allardyce, Quinn Tracy



Key Players: Jordan Consagra, Jr., M/F; Ian Tracy, Sr., MF/F; Matt Tavaglione, Jr., M; John Kielbasa, F, D; Julian Kester, So., D; Colin Tracy, Sr., M/F; Rob Koprowski, Jr., M;



Coach's Comments: "I'm excited about the fast we have kids out. Hopefully we can win some things early and get close to the top like we have been in the past."


Tunkhannock (2A)


Coach: Mark Stroney, 2nd season 20th year overall



Home Field: Tewksbury Field, Digger Drive, Tunkhannock



2011 Record: 9-7



Key Players Lost: Ryan Karnopp, Robert Hug



Key Players: Jacob Hughes, Sr., F; Dean Mirabelli, Sr., MF/F; Zack Daniels, Jr., GK; Eric Stamer, So., D; Justin Hill, Sr., D; Jacob Cole, Sr., D; Aidan Cronin, So., MF; Brian Ly, Jr., MF; Colton Brown, Fr., F; Patrick Cronin, Fr., MF



Coach's Comments: "We only lost two seniors from last year's team so that will be a plus for us. We have a large freshmen crew too. Hopefully we score a lot of goals and we beat the teams we should be beating."


Wyoming Seminary (A)


Coach: Charles Carrick, 6th season



Home Field: Nesbitt Field, Kingston



2011 Record: 8-6-2



Key Players Lost:



Key Players: Dylan Bassham, Sr., M; Henry Cornell, Sr., M; Andrew Drewchin, Sr., GK; Sami El-Mashtoub, Sr., D;



Coach's Comments: "I'm looking for some good challenging matches coming up. It's a wait and see right now."


DIVISION III Berwick (2A)


Coach: Janet Henger, 4th season



Home Field: Crispin Field and Salem Soccer Field, Berwick



2011 Record: 10-5-1



Key Players Lost: Kyle Venditti, Brandon Dougherty, Brendon Cope, Jeremy Moyer, Edwin Anthony Ramos, Alex Buck



Key Players: Julio Ayala, Sr., D; Edgar Guzman, Sr., D; Aldo Mejia, Sr., D/M; Zach Mitchell, Sr., M; Aaron Preston, Sr., D/M; Anthony Ramos, Sr., F; Arlinson Reyes, Sr., M; Richard Umana, Sr., F; Ismael Vaquiz, Sr., D/GK; Andrew Woznock, Sr., D; Wilfredo Cruz, Jr., M; Michael Karchner, Jr., M/D; Erickson Vasquez, Jr., GK; Jacob Benkinney, So., M; Luke Henger, So., M/F/GK; Zachary Klinger, So., M; Nicholas Oliver, So., D; Edgar Junior Ramos Ramirez, So., M; Adam Trivelpiece, So., D; Jose Umana, So., F/M/D; Eric Varner, So., M; Guiseppe Baratta, Fr., F; Morgan Broyan, Fr., D; Josh Moran, Fr., M; Steven Rodriguez, Fr., M/D; Bristyn Watts, Fr. F; Luke Whitenight, Fr., D



Coach's Comments: "They are ready to go in there and fight this season. I think between them moving so hard in the offseason and getting so close last year, they really want it."


GAR (2A)


Coach: Len Witczak, 3rd season



Home Field: Coal Street Park, Wilkes-Barre



2011 Record: 3-13



Key Players Lost: Edgar Tapia, Nick Rybitski, Justin McCarthy



Key Players: Luke Height, Sr., M/F; Jesus Tlatenchi, Jr., GK; Edwin Sosa, So., M; Elmer Strollis, So., D



Coach's Comments: "We lost a lot, but the quality of the players coming up are good. It's just a matter of if they can have the chemistry we need…Our junior high coach has done a good job of getting numbers up. I think if I can get the young players to learn from some of the veteran players we can be in good shape. I think we can win a lot more games than last year that's for sure."


Hanover Area (2A)


Coach: John Nealon, 4th season



Home Field: High School



2011 Record: 11-4-1 (Division III champion)



Key Players Lost: Austin Bogart, Jeff Albert, Dan Tomko, Aaron Smith, Pat Cook



Key Players: James Lukachinsky, Sr., F/D; Dominic Gagliardi, Jr., M; Matt Clements, Jr., M; Anthony Eck, Jr. D; Dave Williams, Jr. D; Joe Gagliardi, Jr., GK



Coach's Comments: "We have a pretty decent defense with a new offense. It's all about getting these guys on the same page and playing together. We should be fairly competitive in our division. Hopefully we have a winning season."


MMI (A)


Coach: Guillermo Lara, 2nd season



Home Field: MMI Athletic Complex



2011 Record: 3-13



Key Players Lost: Alex Van Hoekelen, Corey Seasock, Ryan Twardzik



Key Players: Noah Beltrami, Sr.; Greg Yannes, Sr.; Casey Olszewski, Sr.


Nanticoke (2A)


Coach: Mark Matusek



Home Field: High School or West Side Park (West Grand Street, Nanticoke)



2011 Record: 0-16



Key Players Lost: None



Key Players: Andrew Blank, Sr., D; Adam Lutz, Sr., D; Tyler Robaczewski, Sr., F; Ed Lukowski, Fr., M; Carmello Pioquinto, Fr., GK; Benny Searson, Fr., M; Wiston Godoy, So., M; Mike Mihneski, Jr., F



Coach's Comments: "Hopefully they will develop and get better throughout the season and win some games. I just hope we can get better and win some games and get these guys some confidence."


Wyoming Area (2A)


Coach: Nick Hufford, first season



Home Field: Tenth Street Elementary School, Wyoming



2011 Record: 6-10



Key Players Lost: Chris Bone, Nate Brague, Michael Kohut, Sean O'Malley



Key Players: Brian Mapes, Sr., D; Mike Harding, Sr., F; Aaron Carter, Jr., GK; Brian Buckman, Jr., M; Brian Wisowaty, Jr., M; Jared Zaboski, Jr., F.



Coach's Comments: "I think we're set for a nice run here. They have experience from last year and I think we're set for a three or four year run. I think this is Wyoming Area's time and I'm glad to be a part of it."




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