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2014 Fall Sports Preview: Soccer

BY CHRIS JASTRZEMBSKI '14 AND CARTER FILLMAN '15

The Fall Sports is quickly approaching yet again, with tryouts starting this week. The Sports Information Club is proud to continue previewing our Fall Sports teams for another season. Taking over the club will be senior Carter Fillman, along with other student contributors throughout the school year. And as always, stay up to date with the latest on what's going on with the Athletic Department at La Salle by following the Student Sports Blog and by following us on Twitter @LaSalle_Sports.

SOCCER

2013 Record: 13-5 (8-4 in PCL)

Lost to Lansdale Catholic in First Round of PCL Playoffs 3-1

Key Returning Players: Tyler Colasanto, Matt Pizzo, Kevin Lane, Nick Carradorini, Clint Ormsby, Brett Hladczuk, Ryan Reeves

Key Departing Players: Matt Lucas (Bucknell), Dave Price (Scranton), Nick Dusing (Muhlenberg), Anthony D’Angelo (DeSales), Connor Casey (Scranton), Ben Fabiszewski (Scranton), Eric Burgmann, Joe Kelley, Alex Marzullo, Chris Mather, Sean O'Kane, Blaine Turek, Ryan Weathers, Andrew Knowles, Danny Thomas

Last year ended on a very disappointing note after a season of ups-and-downs as the Explorers fell to Lansdale Catholic, whom they defeated less than a week before, in the First Round of the PCL playoffs on Lower Bartley. The Explorers started off the season winning their first six games, including a road victory against Pittsburgh Central Catholic, but then lost the next four in a row to Holy Ghost Prep, Father Judge, St. Joe's Prep, and a surprising 1-0 extra time loss to Roman Catholic. They finished off the season strong winning their final six games with hopes of going into the playoffs with momentum to win their third straight PCL. But their season ended disappointingly with a 3-1 loss to Lansdale Catholic, who would go on to lose to Father Judge in the PCL Championship game. That early exit still lingers in the minds of guys like Matt Pizzo and Tyler Colasanto, who had big roles on the team and will take on bigger roles this year, such as taking over for Bucknell bound Matt Lucas. Senior Clint Ormsby takes over in net for the departed Anthony D’Angelo. Other players that will have to step up are Kevin Lane, Nick Carradorini, Brett Hladczuk, Ryan Reeves, and Liam Campbell, as many players from last year’s JV team, such as Nick Russomano and Matt Sacchetta, will get to play on Varsity as well as take up a big role on the squad. The young Explorer squad hopes to get back to its winning ways and bring a PCL title back to campus.

Key  Matches to Watch:

1. Saturday September 13th vs. Holy Ghost Prep (at Northeast HS) (5:00 PM)

In last year’s Shane Kelly Memorial Tournament matchup, the Explorers led most of the game until Holy Ghost tied the match in the 2nd half and then later scored the golden goal to hand La Salle’s first loss on the early season. Holy Ghost ended up winning the Bicentennial Championship as well as the PIAA AA State Championship. So how well will the Explorers match up against the defending AA State Champions this time around?

2.  Tuesday September 23rd vs. St. Joe’s Prep (3:45 PM)

The Explorers lost another overtime match six days after their loss to Holy Ghost, this time to their arch-rivals. The match, as all La Salle-St. Joe’s Prep events are, will be highly competitive and is sure to bring a huge crowd out on campus.

3.  Friday September 26th vs. Father Judge (3:45 PM)

In between their losses to Holy Ghost and St. Joe’s Prep, La Salle fell on the road to Father Judge 3-2. The Explorers played a very sloppy first half, but scored the match’s last two goals to make it interesting. Judge is always a strong team in the Catholic League, winning the PCL and DIstrict XII titles last season.

4.  Friday October 10th @ Lansdale Catholic (3:45 PM)

Revenge will be on the minds of the Explorers when they face off against the Crusaders in the second-to-last match of the regular season. The Explorers should come out firing and hold nothing back after what happened to them last season in the PCL playoffs.

Other Matches to Watch:

Tuesday September 2nd vs. George School (3:45 PM)

Friday October 3rd vs. Roman Catholic (4:00 PM)

Tuesday October 7th vs. Archbishop Wood (3:45 PM)

Monday October 13th vs. Archbishop Ryan (3:45 PM)

To see the complete Soccer schedule, as well as learn more about the Soccer program, visit the Soccer page online or follow @LaSalle Sports on Twitter.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org on Friday August 15
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2014 Fall Sports Preview: Cross Country

BY CHRIS JASTRZEMBSKI '14 AND CARTER FILLMAN '15

The Fall Sports is quickly approaching yet again, with tryouts starting this week. The Sports Information Club is proud to continue previewing our Fall Sports teams for another season. Taking over the club will be senior Carter Fillman, along with other student contributors throughout the school year. And as always, stay up to date with the latest on what's going on with the Athletic Department at La Salle by following theStudent Sports Blog and by following us on Twitter @LaSalle_Sports.

CROSS COUNTRY

2nd in PCL Championships

2nd in District 12 Championships

Key Returning Runners: Nick Camusi, Joe Cuce, David Kennedy, Tommy Farrell, Greg Galbreath, Jack Galbreath, Quinn O’Neill, Ryan Mitchell, Sean Princivalle, Stefan Sutton, Tim Markiewicz, Stephen Paul, Corey Driscoll, Michael Phayre, Eddie Goebel, Pat Grant, Brendan Price, Ian Challingsworth, Frank Livolsi, Harrison Baker

Key Departing Runners: Brendan Bilotta, Mike Bishof, Mark DeSantis, Mike Flanigan, Andrew Garoppo, Matt McCarry, Nick LaMorte, Keith Lee, John McGranaghan

The future is now for the Explorers, as the team has a great young nucleus for this upcoming season to compete with defending PCL and District XII Champion Cardinal O’Hara. Junior Pat Grant looks to be the new face of the Explorers, making the State Championship last year along with Bilotta. Also joining Grant are Stephen Paul, Corey Driscoll, Mike Phayre, Brendan Price, and Eddie Goebel, who all ran for Varsity last year. Seniors Ryan Mitchell, Jeremy Puntel, Sean Princivalle, and Stefan Sutton should also help the Explorers this year, if they improve from last year during Track & Field as well as during the summer.

Key Meets:

1. Saturday September 13th: Briarwood Invitational (at Belmont Plateau) (1:30 PM)

The Explorers edged out William Tennent narrowly to capture the Division 1 title 93-95. They hope to do the same this year.

2. Saturday September 27th: Carlisle Invitational (at Carlisle) (10:00 AM)

They participated in this Invitational last year for the first time since 2011.

3. Saturday October 11th: Manhattan College Invitational (at Van Cortlandt Park) (9:00 AM)

The Explorers go out of state in their only non-PA Invitational this season.

4. Saturday October 18th: PCL Championship (at Belmont Plateau) (1:30 PM)

This is for all the marbles. La Salle should be competing with defending champ Cardinal O’Hara, but it will be a very tough task to dethrone the Lions

5. Thursday October 23rd: District 12 Championship (at Belmont Plateau) (4:05 PM)

Outstanding performances by individual runners for La Salle will mean trips to Hershey for the State Championship Saturday November 1st at Parkview XC Course at 1:15 PM.

To see the complete Cross Country schedule, as well as learn more about the Cross Country program, visit the Cross Country page online or follow@LaSalle Sports on Twitter.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org on Thursday August 14 at 02:54PM
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2014 Fall Sports Preview: Water Polo

BY CHRIS JASTRZEMBSKI '14 AND CARTER FILLMAN '15

The Fall Sports is quickly approaching yet again, with tryouts starting this week. The Sports Information Club is proud to continue previewing our Fall Sports teams for another season. Taking over the club will be senior Carter Fillman, along with other student contributors throughout the school year. And as always, stay up to date with the latest on what's going on with the Athletic Department at La Salle by following the Student Sports Blog and by following us on Twitter @LaSalle_Sports.

WATER POLO

2013  - Finished 8th in PIAA State Championships

Key Returning Players: Nick Stachel, Luke Chadwick, Vince Everman, Tom Conroy, Kyle McElwee, Sean Mulligan, Jake Jordon

Key Departing Players: Bobby Bernatavitz, JB Brady, Nick Dermo

Coming off a 4th place finish in the State Championship two years ago with a team heavy with seniors, an 8th place finish last season with only a few seniors exceeded many expectations, including a road victory against Governor Mifflin to get into the State Championship, which Coach Stephen Duncheskie called the program’s biggest win since joining the PIAA back in 2009. The team will be led by seniors Nick Stachel, Luke Chadwick, and Vince Everman, with many others joining them as well. With most of last year’s team back for another season, the Explorers have high expectations to go further in the State Championship.

5 Games to Watch:

1.  Saturday August 30th: Green Valley Country Club Tournament (Mechanicsburg)

The Explorers again open up their season in the Green Valley CC Tournament, and take on talented opponents such as Cumberland Valley, Wilson-West Lawn, and Governor Mifflin in a rematch of last year’s State Play-In Game.

2.  Friday September 5th @ Souderton (5:00 PM)

The Explorers fell to the Indians 9-8 in last year’s highly contested battle. All of their previous meetings have been thrillers in the past, and this one should be the same. They’ll also meet again Friday the 26th at 4:30 PM at The Hill School Tournament, as well as Thursday October 2nd at 5:00 PM at Springfield (Montgomery County).

3.  Friday September 19th: Beast of the East Tournament (Location TBA)

The Explorers won the nation’s 2nd largest high school Water Polo tournament two years ago and finished 2nd after falling to Wissahickon in the Championship.

4.  Tuesday September 23rd @ Malvern Prep (3:45 PM)

The Explorers have had a very hard time dealing with the Friars. They haven’t won a game against the Inter-Ac opponent since La Salle joined the PIAA in 2009. They look to break that winless streak on the road this year.

5.  Saturday October 25th: North Penn Invite (at North Penn)

This is the last regular season tournament for the Explorers before the State Championship two weeks after. Just like last year, the season may come down to whether the Explorers do well enough to move onto the State Tournament or play in a Play-In Game, or fail to move on.

Other Notable Games:

Friday September 26th: The Hill School Tournament (at The Hill School)

Saturday October 4th: Screaming Eagle Tournament (at Cumberland Valley)

Tuesday October 21st: @ Wissahickon (5:00 PM) 

To see the complete Water Polo schedule, as well as learn more about the Water Polo program, visit the Water Polo online or follow @LaSalle Sports on Twitter.

2014 Fall Sports Preview: Golf

BY CHRIS JASTRZEMBSKI '14 AND CARTER FILLMAN '15

The Fall Sports is quickly approaching yet again, with tryouts starting this week.  The Sports Information Club is proud to continue previewing our Fall Sports teams for another season. Taking over the club will be senior Carter Fillman, along with other student contributors throughout the school year.  And as always, stay up to date with the latest on what's going on with the Athletic Department at La Salle by following the Student Sports Blog and by following us on Twitter @LaSalle_Sports.

GOLF

2013 Record: 16-3 (12-2 in PCL)

PCL Champions (3rd consecutive year)

District XII Champions

Placed 3rd in PIAA State Championships

Key Returning Golfers: Gary McCabe (Temple), Jack Quirk, Phil Held, Pat Corcoran, Hugh Farris, Frank Brigidi, Eric Carlidge, Troy Thierolf, Billy Matthews, Connor Pensabene

Key Departing Golfers: Jack Gregor (Bucknell), Joey Rueter, Reid Worster, David Cox


The Explorers enter the 2014 campaign coming off of their best finish ever in program history.  They won the Catholic League and District XII Championships and placed 3rd in the PIAA State Championships after defeating Emmaus in the Regional Championship by 13 strokes.  With only a few departures from the year before, the Explorers return two big pieces in their playoff runs in seniors Gary McCabe and Frank Brigidi, along with Jack Quirk and Pat Corcoran.  The Explorers look to improve on a stellar season with the development of incoming juniors Phil Held, Eric Carlidge, and Hugh Farris.  Just like last year’s squad, the team looks to one-up last year’s 3rd place performance in the State Championship and take on the program’s first ever PIAA State Championship, which starts with winning their 4th straight PCL Championship.

5 Matches to Watch:

1. Thursday August 21st vs. Cardinal O’Hara (at North Hills CC) (3:00 PM)

They lost last year’s match to the Lions by 11 strokes after losing to St. Joe’s Prep two days before.

2. Thursday August 28th vs. St. Joe’s Prep (at North Hills CC) ( 3:00 PM)

These two are constantly favored as the top two teams in the PCL and their back and forth matches show it.  Despite losing by ten strokes in their first meeting last year, the Explorers were able to win the PCL and District 12 Championships by a large margin over the Hawks en route to their 3rd place finish at States.  Expect this to be a huge test for the La Salle golfers.

3. Thursday September 11th vs. Episcopal Academy (at North Hills CC) (3:30 PM)

4. Wednesday September 24th vs. Episcopal Academy (at Merion GC – West Course) (3:30 PM)

The Explorers split last year’s meetings with the Churchmen, defeating Episcopal by 22 strokes at Merion GC before losing to the Churchmen in their final meeting by two strokes at Whitemarsh Valley CC.

5. Wednesday October 1st: Philadelphia Catholic League Championship (at LuLu CC) (8:00 AM)

The season comes down to this event.  The Explorers look to go for a 4-peat of PCL Championships at LuLu Country Club.  It will most likely come down to La Salle and St. Joe’s Prep to decide who takes home the Catholic League title.

Other Notable Matches:

Tuesday August 19th vs. Bonner-Prendergast (@ Bala CC) (2:30 PM)

Monday October 6th: District XII Championship (@ JC Melrose CC) (10:00 AM)



To see the complete Golf schedule, as well as learn more about the Golf program, visit the Golf page online or follow @LaSalle Sports on Twitter.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org on Tuesday August 12 at 10:07AM
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2014 Fall Sports Preview: Football

BY CHRIS JASTRZEMBSKI '14 AND CARTER FILLMAN '15

The Fall Sports is quickly approaching yet again, with tryouts starting this week.  The Sports Information Club is proud to continue previewing our Fall Sports teams for another season.  Taking over the club will be senior Carter Fillman, along with other student contributors throughout the school year.  And as always, stay up to date with the latest on what's going on with the Athletic Department at La Salle by following the Student Sports Blog and by following us on Twitter @LaSalle_Sports.  If you're interested in joining the club, contact the Sport Information Director & Club Moderator Mr. Rob Johnson

FOOTBALL

2013 Record: 8-3 (4-2 in PCL)

PCL Runner-Ups (Lost to St. Joe’s Prep in PCL Championship 30-20)

Key Returning Players: Kyle Shurmur (Vanderbilt verbal commit), Jimmy Herron (Duke Baseball verbal commit), Jordan Meachum, Aidan Kerrigan, Ryan Brady, Brian Buckley, Charles Headen, AJ Grezeszak, Nick Rinella, Keith Wagner, Matt McDermott, Anthony Piscopo, Sean Collins, Charlie Hemcher, Justin Campanella, Matt Strosser, Fletcher Grady, Ian MacIntosh, Mike Crone, Chris Ciliberto

Key Departing Players: Zaire Franklin (Syracuse), Bill Frusco (Susquehanna), Mick Barrett, Steve Hudak, Matt Raczak, Corey Lerch (Temple), Tom McClain, Nick Buckley, Dave Geppert, Ryan Coonahan, Tamar Turner, Levi Hardy, Brennan O’Donnell, Raekwon Caswell, Mike Koller, Vince Cicalese

The Explorers look to make their 100th season on the gridiron a very special one.  Despite a disappointing end to the season, the Explorers showed resilience in their two losses to eventual state champion St. Joe’s Prep.  Junior Kyle Shurmur blossomed in his starting role after transferring from Ohio powerhouse St. Edward. Shurmur shattered former La Salle records for passing and passing touchdowns.  Against Father Judge in the PCL Semifinals, Shurmur tied the record for most TD passes in a city playoff game.  Going into his senior year, expect teams to put a major target on pressuring Shurmur to make plays, especially with his commitment to Vanderbilt over the summer.  Also coming back as an offensive threat is RB Jordan Meachum.  With nearly 1,300 all-purpose yards last season, Meachum proved to be a real offensive threat that defenses will have to plan against.  Juniors Nick Rinella and Jared Walls complement Meachum and create a three-headed monster on the ground.  Along with the RBs and Shurmur, WRs Jimmy Herron and Charles Headen will give plenty of options for Shurmur to make big plays.  With one year under his belt, Headen hopes to improve catching the football, which was his biggest problem last season.  With the departure of defensive leader Zaire Franklin to Syracuse, expect younger players and many seniors to step up in a leadership role.  S AJ Greseszak, DL Matt Strosser, and LBs Aidan Kerrigan and Ryan Brady will be a few seniors that must step up.  The Explorers hope to reestablish themselves as PCL champions this season and they certainly have the talent and depth to achieve that.

5 Games to Watch:

1. Away vs. North Penn (Friday August 29th 7:30 PM @ North Penn)

It’s been an annual event since 2010 that these two Southeastern PA powerhouses face off in the first game of the regular season.  The Explorers have defeated the Knights in all four opening meetings so far, and it could turn into five straight season opening wins against the Knights.  North Penn made a surprise run in the District 1 playoffs, only to get crushed by Neshaminy in the District title game, but most of the team from last year has left, and as always, is replaced by rising seniors. Look for an exciting game as it will be interesting to see if either team can bring out new offensive or defensive plans.  The first game is usually important to set the tone of the season, so expect the Explorers to come out firing.

2. Home vs. DeMatha Catholic (Maryland) (Friday September 12th 7:00 PM @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh)

Both teams usually meet in the Spring for the annual Fallen Heroes Lacrosse Classic, and it’s great to see both teams now face off on the gridiron.  The 2013 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champions (WCAC) is a very good football team, and will give the Explorers a very tough game.  USA Today ranked the Stags #1 in Maryland and #19 nationally at the end of the season.  They are the closest thing the Explorers will see from St. Joe’s Prep before playing them in October.  It will be interesting to see how the Explorers play against a strong team.  Both teams have lost a large senior class, so there is no reason not to expect a very competitive game between the two.

3. Home vs. McDonogh School (Maryland) (Saturday September 27th 7:00 PM @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh)

Another very good lacrosse program from the Maryland area takes on the Explorers in football.  Two weeks after playing DeMatha, the Explorers will face off against the #2 team in the state.  Last year, the Eagles were undefeated in season play, including shutting out Haverford School and Penn Charter.  In Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association league play (MIAA), they defeated their opponents by a combined score of 398-85 en route to their first MIAA Class A Championship since 2006.  This should be another great out-of-state test for the Explorers.

4. Away vs. Archbishop Wood (Friday October 3rd 7:00 PM @ William Tennent)

They finally play each other, a matchup that has been waiting for a very long time.  This will be La Salle’s first PCL team they play this season, but won’t count towards league play since Wood is an AAA school.  Archbishop Wood brings back seventeen starters back from last year’s state championship team.  Considered a favorite to win another state championship this year, the Explorers will be facing another tough test against a Wood team that features many Division One Athletes.  Expect another hard fought game on both sides with an electrifying atmosphere in the stadium.  A win against Wood would mean a ton for the Explorers entering the following week against St. Joe’s Prep

5. Away vs. St. Joseph’s Prep (Friday October 10th 7:30 PM @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh)

It’s Prep, the biggest sporting event at La Salle in the school year, and the Hawks are the defending AAAA State Champions, so how can this not be on the list?  Everything is on the line for both schools for this game, and could be a preview for the PCL Championship in early November.  Even with the loss of QB Chris Martin, the Hawks still have senior John Reid (Penn State verbal commit) anchoring the defense, while senior Olamide Zaccheaus (Virginia verbal commit) and sophomore D’Andre Swift return running the ball on offense.  The stadium will be full and both student sections will be loud.  The Hawks will do everything they can to contain the Explorer offense in hopes of continuing their success from last season.

Other Notable Games:

Away vs. Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) (Saturday September 6th 4:30 PM @ Overpeck Country Park in Palisades Park, New Jersey)

Away vs. Malvern Prep (Saturday September 20th 2:00 PM @ Malvern Prep)

Home vs. Roman Catholic (Homecoming) (Saturday October 18th 1:00 PM @ Plymouth-Whitemarsh)


To see the complete Football schedule, as well as learn more about the Football program, visit the Football page online or follow @LaSalle Sports on Twitter.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org in football on Monday August 11
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Sports Fan Base Network to Stream Baseball, Lacrosse Games

By Chris Jastrzembski '14

     The Sports Fan Base Network will stream live La Salle College High School baseball and lacrosse games in the next three weeks.  The company has previously streamed Explorer football, basketball, and baseball games in the past two years.  

      On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Explorers will host Cardinal O'Hara at 3:45 PM on Ward Field in the first game of a home-and-home series between the two teams.  Earlier this season, O'Hara edged the Explorers 4-3, which was the team's first loss of the season.  Entering Saturday morning's game against Archbishop Ryan, the Explorers are currently 8-2 overall on the season and are ranked #1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Rick O'Brien.  

    On Thursday, May 1st, the Explorers will host St. Joseph's Prep at 4:00 PM on Upper Bartley Field in a rematch of last year's PCL Championship game, which the Explorers came out with a 11-6 victory.  The Explorers and Hawks are top contenders to win the PIAA State Championship, as one of these teams has appeared in the State Championship in Hershey every year since its inception in 2009.  Four days later, on Monday, May 5th, the Explorers will travel to take on Inter-Ac rival The Haverford School at 4:00 PM.  In last year's meeting, the Explorers defeated Haverford in an exciting 11-9 game at the Katie Samson Tournament in Radnor, which featured current Michigan defenseman Stefan Bergman '13 scoring a goal the length of the field and landing himself on ESPN's Sportscenter's Top Ten Segment for Best Plays of April.  It was also the team's first win against Haverford since 2009, which also occured at the Katie Samson Tournament.  The Explorers are currently 5-4 on the season, and 5-0 in Philadelphia Catholic League play.  This will be SFBN's first ever lacrosse broadcasts.

      The SFBN streamed will be available online at www.lschs.org/stream.  You can also follow all of your La Salle teams by following La Salle Sports on Twitter.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org in Athletics on Saturday April 19
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Winter Sports Preview - Swimming by Christopher Sanders

La Salle Winter Sports Preview: Swimming

By: Christopher Sanders

2013 Record: 8-0

PCL Champions (25th straight year)

District 12 Champions (5th straight year)

Back-to-back PIAA State Champions

Key Returning Swimmers: Mike McBride, Colin Happ, John Brady (Co-Captains)

Key Departing Swimmers: All 12 seniors.

Coming off of probably two of the best years in recent time, the two time defending State Champions are trying to get back to States for the 3rd straight year. Last year, the Explorers dominated PCL’s for the 25th straight year, District 12 for the 5th straight year, and States for the 2nd year in a row. The team was led by all twelve seniors which included a few All- Americans. “LaSalle graduated the greatest swimming class ever” says Coach Lichtner. Everyone knew how good they were last year and almost knew they were going to be at the top once again. This year is different. The team is a very young and talented one and it will be a struggle to replace such a good team. The Explorers have basically a new team including some talented freshman that will be led by captains, Mike McBride, Colin Happ, and John Brady.

Notable Swim Meets:

Away vs. Christian Brothers Academy @ La Salle University (December 21st 12:00)    

Last year’s meeting between the two schools had the Explorers out on top for the first time ever against a very talented Christian Brother’s team. This meet will be one of the biggest meets of the season for the Explorers as they look to return to states for the 3rd straight year.

Away vs. Malvern Prep (January 3rd 3:45)

Although La Salle hasn’t faced Malvern in a few years, they have grown to be one of the best in the area. Coach Lichtner says “Malvern is the type of that La Salle wants to go up against and wants to swim against. They have a very classy, good, swimming program.” Look for this meet to be an exciting one in the New Year.

Home vs. St. Joseph’s Prep (February 4th 7:00 PM)

Any meeting with St. Joe’s Prep is an exciting one. La Salle out swam their rival St. Joes last year 51 – 38. With a bright and talented young team, the Explorers looks to finish off the season and get back to PCL’s to continue their streak of twenty- five straight years winning. 

Stay up to date with the team at www.lschs.org/swimming

Posted by Mr. Robert J. Johnson in Athletics, Swimming on Monday December 16, 2013
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Power Plays Dominate, Sparks Ignite in 4-4 Tie

By Chris Jastrzembski '14

      The mindset of some of the Explorer players before Friday night's game was that Holy Ghost Prep would not be the team like they have been the past two years. The Firebirds did lose a lot of their forwards as well as defenseman from last year, whereas La Salle, who did also lose huge pieces such as Nick Master and Brendan Jaquay, still has experience in guys like Andrew Romano and Collin and Kevin Charyszyn.

      But what occurred instead was a very wild matchup, typical of how La Salle-Holy Ghost Prep games have been for the past few seasons.

      The game ended up to be a La Salle come-from-behind 4-4 tie (similar to last year's meeting at the same exact Northeast Philly Flyers Skate Zone).  The game was energy-filled right from the start, as freshman Jack McDonough scored the opening goal a few minutes into the opening period before Holy Ghost would even up the game at 1 on their first powerplay goal of the night. 

      After McDonough's second goal however, things got very crazy.

      At around the 2:50 mark, senior forward Kevin Charyszyn was on the opposite end of a clean hit delivered by a Firebird player near La Salle's bench closer to center ice. Play stopped a few seconds after the hit as Charyszyn was very slow getting up. He stayed on the ice for the next shift, when all chaos broke loose. After an Albert Washco shot twenty-two seconds after the hit on Charyszyn, the senior forward went after one of the Holy Ghost players, shoving him to the ground. Two Firebirds tried to break up the one-sided scuffle, but made it worse. Charyszyn took off his helmet and his gloves as teammates and referees attempted to break the crowd up, and threw a few punches at one of the Firebirds.

      Because of his actions, he was given a game misconduct, and the Explorers had to work on a seven minute penalty kill.  The first period ended with no harm from the Charyszyn incident, but it would play a role right at the beginning of the period. Ghost tied the game seven seconds into the 2nd stanza and would score another goal in the long powerplay to give them a 3-2 lead. The period would end at 4-2 after their 4th powerplay goal of the game. Things looked very bleak for the Explorers during the 2nd intermission.

      But the 3rd period proved to be sixteen minutes of Explorer dominated hockey, capped off by two powerplay goals, first by Andrew Romano with a few minutes into the period and shortly thereafter another powerplay goal by Collin Charyszyn. The Explorers got two more powerplay chances in the remaining 5:09 of the game, but failed to score, although freshman Albert Washco had a plethora of chances in the first man-advantage, including three in a span of about fifteen seconds.

      This was La Salle's first league game of the season and are now 1-0-2 overall. Next week, the Explorers close out the month of November as they take on Cardinal O'Hara on Wednesday night at 7:20 at Hatfield Ice.

Posted by chrisjastrzembski14@lschs.org in Athletics on Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 02:41PM
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GAME PREVIEW: Varsity Basketball vs North Allegheny 12/6/13 by Gary McCabe '15

The La Salle Explorers Varsity basketball team will begin their season by traveling to State College this Friday, December 6th, where they will take on state power North Allegheny in the opening round of the annual State College High School tournament.

The Explorers are coming off an excellent season of 15 and 7, but look to avenge a first round overtime loss from the same tournament last year with a win to start their campaign. The tournament consists of four excellent teams: La Salle, Northern Allegheny, Norristown, and State College. The winner of LaSalle’s matchup will face the winner of Norristown vs. State College in the championship game on Saturday, December 7th.

Head Coach Joe Dempsey will look to juniors Shawn Witherspoon, Najee Walls, David Krmpotich, and Dan Corr to contribute. Also looking to help are seniors Jalen Herdsman, Sean Greenburg, and Dom Couci, along with sophomores Chuck Champion, Shane Stark, and Ryan McTamne.

The team boasts loads of talent, but they will lose seven seniors and over 90% of their scoring from the 2012-2013 campaign, including division 1 players Amar Stukes (LaSalle) and Steve Smith (Fairfield).

Coming off of two solid scrimmage performances, the Explorers will look to make a run in the Catholic League playoffs along with the PIAA AAAA state tournament.  With such a strong fielded opening tournament, the Explorers are sure to gain pivotal experience before opening up their Catholic League schedule with Father Judge on Friday, January 3rd.

Good luck to the team as they open up what is sure to be an exciting 2013-2014 season. 

Posted by Mr. Robert J. Johnson in Athletics, Basketball on Wednesday December 4, 2013
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Basketball Season Tips Off November 18th by Colin Friday '15

It was a tough post-season to say the least and with that a long off-season. The La Salle Varsity Basketball team had high hopes riding into the PCL playoffs. Seniors Amar Stukes and Steve Smith were leading the way as two of the top players in the Catholic League.

The first round game was against a rival, St. Joe’s Prep. What happened next was something that would trouble the La Salle fan base for the month. After what had been a stellar 9-5 season, La Salle lost. With a couple of minutes left in the fourth quarter, Coach Joe Dempsey knew it was over, there would be no comeback, as he pulled his starters of the floor. This is the game that would haunt the Explorers for the next off-season after the 2012-13 season.

Here we are though back in it again. With the off-season coming to a close, the La Salle Explorers will look to new heights hoping that this year will be a championship year.

Tryouts are beginning November 18th giving Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors a chance to crack this roster. Some will make it. Some will come close, landing themselves a spot on the JV team. Some will fail. Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you back to another season of La Salle Basketball.

Stay up to date all season at www.lschs.org/basketball

Posted by Mr. Robert J. Johnson in Athletics on Thursday November 14, 2013
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