2013 Fall Sports Preview: Golf
La Salle Fall Sports Preview: Golf
By: Gary McCabe '14 , Collin Giongo '15, and Chris Jastrzembski '14
The Fall Sports Season is quickly approaching as we enter the middle of July. The Sports Information Club is proud to continue into this school year, and will be led by Senior Chris Jastrzembski and Junior Collin Giongo, along with many other contributors throughout the school year. Stay up to date with the club at their blog atwww.lschs.org/wexpsports & Twitter @LaSalle_Sports
After a very successful 2012-2013 season in which the Explorers won 10 Catholic League Championships and 2 State Championships, the Fall teams will try to build upon last season’s historic success.
Each day, we will preview one Fall team, with key games, key players, and much more.
14-2-1 (13-0-1 in PCL)
PCL Champions (Back-to-Back PCL Championships)
Lost in District XII Championship
Key Returning Golfers: Jack Gregor, Joey Rueter, Reid Worster, David Cox, Gary McCabe, Jack Quirk, Hugh Farris, Pat Corcoran, Eric Carlidge, Frank Brigidi
Key Departing Golfers: John Breslin, Brian Fischer (Drexel), Steve Hladczuk, Joe Markmann (La Salle), John Mastronardo, Mike O’Connor
Coming off another PCL Championship, the La Salle Golf team is looking forward for an even better year. Although losing two of their top players in Brian Fischer and Joe Markmann, the team returns five starters including Seniors Joey Reuter and Jack Gregor, and Juniors Frank Brigidi, Jack Quirk, and Gary McCabe. All returning starters were named All Catholic last year, as well as Jack Gregor advancing to States. Also looking to help are Seniors Reid Worster and David Cox, Junior Pat Corcoran and Sophomores Hugh Farris, Phil Held, and Eric Carlidge. After back-to-back years of winning the PCL title but losing in the District XII Championship to St. Joe’s Prep, the team looks to move farther than ever before. The team has plenty of returning faces to make this as successful a year in recent history.
Away vs. St. Joe’s Prep (August 27rd @ Philadelphia Country Club)
This game is really the only match that will most likely decide the PCL in Golf as it has been for a long time. La Salle defeated their other PCL rivals by at least 20 strokes last season and it looks to stay the same again. In their first meeting last year, both teams tied at 230 strokes, which set up La Salle winning by 4 strokes against Prep, but losing to the Hawks again in the City Championship. If La Salle can pull out a win against their archrival, the season will look promising for the Explorers, and it could mean a chance to take the PCL and City Championships for the first time since 2008. As for non-league opponents, such as Episcopal Academy and Malvern Prep (both teams played the Explorers last year), that will be released later in August.