Pennsylvania’s leading Catholic Day School for Boys, Grades 9-12

Basketball Scores

Varsity

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
William Penn Charter School
William Penn Charter School Away Win 8-1
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
LSCHS - Indoor Pool Home
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away Loss 46-50
vs.
Hill School
Hill School Away Loss 4-7

Junior Varsity

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
William Penn Charter School
William Penn Charter School Away Win 8-1
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
LSCHS - Indoor Pool Home
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away Loss 46-50
vs.
Hill School
Hill School Away Loss 4-7

Freshman

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
William Penn Charter School
William Penn Charter School Away Win 8-1
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away
vs.
Archbishop Wood High School
LSCHS - Indoor Pool Home
vs.
Devon Preparatory School
Devon Preparatory School Away Loss 46-50
vs.
Hill School
Hill School Away Loss 4-7

Recent News

La Salle will host Trinity College Dublin (#1 ranked university in Ireland and top 100 in the world) on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Discuss academic programs and life after Trinity - Chat with alumni - Learn about the oldest student societies in the world - Discover how you can become part of the Trinity community.

Read more about Trinity College Dublin Ireland

Anyone interested in becoming a manager for the Freshman Baseball team should contact Coach Werman (wermank@lschs.org). Managers will attend practices and games with the team and earn school activity credit for the spring. They will help out as needed in practice and keep score of the games in GameChanger (a mobile app). Managers should have a basic level of knowledge of the game and score keeping.

Read more about Freshman Baseball Managers

Mothers of senior sons, please plan to attend the Senior Mother-Son Liturgy on Tuesday evening, April 30th at 6:30pm for one of your most memorable evenings at La Salle! There is no cost to attend this event for seniors and their mothers/special persons. For more information and to register online visit http://www.lschs.org/mcseniorliturgy. To secure a t-shirt for your son, ALL SENIOR MOTHERS must fill out the online registration form regardless of attendance.

Read more about SENIOR MOTHER-SON LITURGY: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

It was an epic night at the Fuge last Monday with 520 fathers and sons gathered to celebrate the La Salle brotherhood. Howard Stoeckel, the former CEO of Wawa, gave an empowering speech regarding the long term effect of the Servant Leadership Mindset.

Servant leadership has been a theme this year for the Men of La Salle. As parents we send our sons to La Salle for more than the cognitive experience. Shaping the mindset of men who will lead with Grit, Growth, and yes most importantly, Good of his fellow man, is just as if not more important.

Please join us for the last two meetings in April (April 4th) and May (May 2nd) to learn more about this inspirational organization.

Read more about Men of La Salle

Juniors and Seniors are reminded that Gallelli Formal Wear is the official tuxedo provider for La Salle Proms and they offer convenient personalized service for our school. Gallelli Formal Wear will come to school for one stop service. You will be able to pick out, get measured, pick up, and drop off right here at school! Measurement dates are March 13th (Juniors) and April 3rd,(Seniors). Payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card are accepted at the fitting. Tuxedos will be delivered on April 3rd,(Juniors) and April 24th (Seniors). Tuxedos are to be returned to school on Monday, April 8th by 1:00pm (Juniors) and April 29th by 1:00pm (Seniors). Cost for a complete tuxedo which include tie, vest, and shoes is $125. Gallelli Formal Wear will also make this special price available if you are attending other proms. Informational flyer and brochure will be distributed in homeroom on March 7th and March 8th. Please see Mr. Cirelli with questions.


Read more about Tuxedo Rental for the 2019 Proms

Program History

PlayerCareer PointsYear
Tom Gola1,3921951
Craig Conlin1,2021985
Chip Greenberg1,1351982
Joe Meade1,0981997
Matt Mihalich1,0801976
Amar Stukes1,0372013
Sean Simon1,000*
(updated at end of season)
2018

1941-1949


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1941Ed BunsEd Shepper
1942John MlodzianowskiBill Maher
1943
1944
1945Jim DelaneyJohn Weglicki
1946John WeglickiJim Phelan
1947Jim PhelanChas. "Buddy" Donnelly
1948Chas. "Buddy" Donnelly
1949Tom ChecchiaTom Gola

1950-1959


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1950Tom GolaJohn Kane
Fran O'Hara
1951Tom Gola
1952Harry Bense
Tom Derago
1953Tom DeragoSid Kraemer
1954Al Haeber
George Schmidt
1955Joe HeyerHugh Brolly
1956Hugh Brolly
Rich Amejka
1957Jerry Cosgrove
1958Jerry Cosgrove
1959

1960-1969

Year
First TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1960Bill Garberina
1961Joe Lynch
1962
1963Frank Gaidjunas
George Smith
1964
1965Mike Osborne
Paul Stonis
1966
1967Jack Meehan
Frank McLaughlin
1968Tom Duffy
Bill Walters
1969Tom Duffy

1970-1979


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1970Steve Wiley
1971Steve Wiley
1972Rick HoganSteve Javie
1973Dennis PurcellTed Gutowicz
Lou Canelli
1974Ted Gutowicz
Joe Mihalich
1975Bob Carber
Matt Mihalich
1976Matt MihalichMike Finley
Joe Hand
1977Fran McCafferyBernie Fitzgerald
1978Dave Gray
1979Dave Gray

1980-1989


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1980Chris O'BrienMark Mischler
1981Chip GreenbergChris O'Brien
Mark Mischler
1982Chip GreenbergJohn Gay
1983Craig ConlinLarry Guess
1984Craig ConlinLarry Guess
1985Craig Conlin
Tom Gizzi
1986Mike Matthews
Matt Moyer
1987Kevin Laquinto
Malcom Macklin
1988Terry BurkeMark Fitzgerald
1989Mark FitzgeraldChris Lazorcheck
Brian Reilly

1990-1999


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
1990Chris LazorcheckErnie Koschineg
1991Ernie KoschinegBrian McGill
1992Kevin Olender
1993Kevin OlenderBrendan O'Neill
1994Brendan O'NeillBarry WhelanTim Erb
1995Jack Horgan
1996Joe MeadeB.J. Hargadon
1997Joe MeadeMatt HorganMike Morsell
1998Chris McSheaEd Bongard
Alex Ramos
1999Chris StantonBrian "Whitey" HorganSteve Erfle

2000-2017


YearFirst TeamSecond TeamThird Team
2000Brian "Whitey" HorganDennis Stanton
2001 Gabe MarabellaTom MatternRob Sullivan
2002Rob Sullivan
2003Will FureyChris Reedman
Brian Donohoe
2004Nick ShattuckRyan KirkCollin Fitzgerald
2005Joe Soboncinski
2006Clay Penecale
2007Clay PenecaleMatt Crozier
2008Matt CrozierC.J. Aiken
2009Troy HockadayTom Cooney
2010Eddie Mitchell
2011Eddie MitchellJoe BrownAmar Stukes
2012Amar StukesMatt Rodden
2013Amar StukesSteve Smith
2014David KrmpotichShawn Witherspoon

Najee Walls
2015Najee Walls
Shawn Witherspoon
David Krmpotich
2016Ryan McTamneyJarrod Stukes
2017Jarrod StukesSean Simon

1 - State Championship Appearance (2014)

1 - 4A District 12 Title

1 - City Title (La Salle's first since 1950)

1 - Catholic League Red Division Championship

2 - PIAA 4A Elite Eight quarterfinal appearance

2 - Coach of the Year awards for Coach Dempsey in 2010 & 2014

4 - Catholic League semifinal appearances

4 - 20 win seasons in the past six years (22 game regular season schedule)

4 - Division 1 scholarship winners

9 - 1st-Team All Catholics

9 - Current graduates playing college basketball

10 - Kairos retreat leaders from the basketball program

10 - Consecutive appearances in the Catholic League playoffs

23 - Years that Coach Dempsey has served as a coach at La Salle (14 as head coach)

23 - School Record for number of wins (2013-2014)

26 - All Catholics

41 - Record number of wins in a two-year period (2009-2011)

44 - Record number of wins in a two-year period (2013 - 2015)

100s - Friends made through an affiliation with Athletes Helping Athletes, a program that fosters friendship with special needs children in the Philadelphia community.



Basketball overview
Video Produced by Jason Bempah '18

Announcements

Our program boasts one of the finest basketball traditions in the Philadelphia area. La Salle competes in the famous Philadelphia Catholic League, one of the most storied high school leagues in the US.

Looking Back…

The Explorers graduated only two seniors in 2017. Senior Matt Paulus, a two-year starter, moves on to Ursinus College. His backcourt mate, Jarrod Stukes, will begin his career at Clarion University, in January of 2018. Stukes, a two-time All-Catholic, and Paulus made up the last members of a state runner-up team in 2014. Both will be missed for their leadership and steady guard play.

Looking Ahead…

With only two seniors on last year’s team, the Explorers checked in at tenth place in the Philadelphia Catholic League. Hopes are high with so much experience returning for the 2017-18 campaign. Two seniors that saw extended playing time last year were Sean Simon and Matt McMahon. Both will be expected to contribute heavily if the Explorers will have better success this season. Also rounding out the senior class are Nick Hoffman and Isaiah Snead. Both players will add depth and physicality for the Explorers.

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In addition to Simon, two other starters return to La Salle this season. Six feet, nine inch junior, Zach Crisler returns after a terrific summer on the AAU circuit. Crisler amassed scholarship offers from Penn State, Temple, St. Joe’s, Columbia, and Lafayette, among others. He will be expected to lead the team on and off the floor as a returning captain, as well. Another returning starter and captain, junior Konrad Kiszka, missed the last ten games of last season. He looks to rebound from his injury and lead the Explorers at both ends of the floor. While these two juniors will certainly garner a lot of attention from opposing teams, the 2019 class for La Salle is perhaps one of the deepest in a long time on the Wyndmoor, PA campus. Point guard, Allen Powell, who saw extended minutes last year, and who started several games, will have to fill Stukes’ roll as lead guard. Titus Beard and Emmanuel Freyre are also talented ball handlers and savvy guards that should allow Powell to play off the ball some, and give the team added scoring. Combo guard/forwards, Jack Rothenberg and Luke Baldini are poised to contribute meaningful minutes. Both players saw Varsity minutes last year, and had terrific off seasons. Khalil Ashley-Diarrah should also see significant minutes at the forward position. At 6’6”, his size and presence in the middle should complement the Explorers’ front court well. Another junior, Joe Dempsey, Jr., will add toughness and grit to this already deep and talented class.

While the Explorers should be much improved, a gauntlet of a schedule awaits. The season begins on Dec. 8th, with two games in the Haverford School Tournament. Home games against three-time state champion Constitution, Malvern Prep, and Central High school will certainly challenge the Explorers. Additionally, there is a trip to see defending state champion, Reading High School, and three games at the Benedictine Classic in Richmond, VA. – one of the most famous Christmas Tournaments on the East Coast. Then, there are the thirteen games in the Philadelphia Catholic League, which some observers deem one of the toughest leagues in the country.

It should be a challenging, but meaningful journey for this year’s team. Coach Dempsey and his staff will certainly have the players up for the challenge.

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    Alumni Currently Playing Collegiate Basketball

    Jarrod Stukes '17 - Clarion University
    Matt Paulus '17 - Ursinus College

    Ryan McTamney '16 - Ursinus College
    Shane Stark '16 - Ursinus College

    Najee Wells '15 - East Stroudsburg University
    David Krmpotich '15 - East Stroudsburg University
    Shawn Witherspoon '15 - Nyack College

    Stephen Smith '13 - West Chester University
    Amar Stukes '13 - La Salle University

    Alumni That Recently Played Collegiate Basketball

    Steve Erfle ‘03—Ursinus College

    Dennis Stanton ‘04—Ursinus College (Division III All-American)
    Ryan Kirk '04--Scranton University

    Brian Horgan ‘05—King's College (Division III All-American)

    Rob Sullivan ‘06—St. Joseph's University

    Will Furey ‘07—Ursinus College

    Nick Shattuck ‘08—Ursinus College (Centennial Conference Player of the Year and Division III All-American)
    Matt Crozier '08—John Carroll University

    Todd Stokley '09 - Immaculata University
    Tom Cooney '09 - Elizabethtown College

    Troy Hockaday '10—West Chester University

    Joe Brown '11 - Arcadia University
    Steve Collins '11 - Dickinson College

    Sean Dougherty '12 - Chestnut Hill College
    Darnell Artis '12 -Gwynedd Mercy College

    All Alumni Under Coach Dempsey

    2017: Matt Paulus, Jarrod Stukes
    2016: Chris Ferguson, Phil Held, Ryan McTamney, Dan Remolde, Shane Stark
    2015: Dan Corr, Mike Crone, Kevin Crozier, Matt Dessner, Charlie Hemcher, David Krmpotich, Pat Meenan, Najee Walls, Shawn Witherspoon
    2014: Mick Barrett, Langston Ellison, Sean Greenberg, Jalen Herdsman
    2013: Amar Stukes, Steve Smith, Ryan Winslow, Jon Naji, Malik Janifer, Pat Cooney, Alex Cuoci
    2012: Sean Dougherty, Matt Murphy, Darnell Artis, P.J. Acierno, Colin Buckley
    2011: Joe Brown, Steve Collins, Mike Glatz, Eddie Mitchell, Joe Naji, Mike Poncia, Brennan Woods, Tim Young
    2010: Chris Edger, Troy Hockaday
    2009: Mike Cassidy, Tom Cooney, Mike Donohoe, Brendan Duffy, Tucker Durkin, Tom McAloon, Todd Stokley
    2008: Matt Crozier, BJ Fitzgerald, Joe Migliarese, Frank Pierson
    2007: Anthony Acie-Davis, Sean Benz, TJ Brown, Greg Dusing
    2006: Matt Greenfield, Billy Keenan, Tyrell Marshall, Billy Warrender, Doug Maxwell
    2005: Brian Carlin, Mike Chapman, Ryan Gibbons, Kevin Miller, Joe Sobocinski

    2005-2006 Honors and Awards

    Clay Penecale - Second Team All-Catholic

    T.J. Brown - Archbishop Carroll Classic - All Tournament Team

    Billy Warrender - Christian Brothers Wave Classic All Tournament Team

    Tyrell Marshall - William Markward Weekly Award Winner

    Billy Warrender - William Markward Weekly Award Winner

    Doug Maxwell - William Markward Unsung Hero Winner

    Billy Keenan - William Markward Unsung Hero Winner

    Matt Greenfield - William Markward Unsung Hero Winner

    Billy Warrender - Ferguson Scholar-Athlete Award Winner

    Gresham Cooney - Inaugural Andy Dougherty Manager of the Year Award

    2006-2007 Honors and Awards

    Kevin O'Connell - Andy Dougherty Manager of the Year

    Philadelphia Catholic League

    Clay Penecale - Second Team All-Catholic

    Matt Crozier - Third Team All-Catholic

    Mike Topley - Christian Brothers Classic All-Tournament Team

    Clay Penecale - Christian Brothers Classic MVP

    Frank Pierson - Wissahickon Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team

    Clay Penecale - Wissahickon Holiday Classic MVP

    Sean Benz - William Markward Award Winner

    Anthony Acey-Davis - William Markward Award Winner

    T.J. Brown - William Markward Award Winner

    Greg Dusing - William Ferguson Scholar Athlete Winner

    2007-2008 Honors and Awards

    Matt Crozier - First Team All-Catholic

    C.J. Aiken - Second Team All-Catholic

    Matt Crozier - Markward Club Weekly Award Winner

    Joe Migliarese - Ferguson Award Winner

    B.J. Fitzgerald - Weekly Award Winner

    Frank Pierson - Markward Club Weekly Award Winner

    Matt Crozier - Christian Brothers Classic All-Tournament Team

    2008-2009 Honors and Awards

    Tom Cooney - Second Team All-Catholic

    Todd Stokley - Weekly Markward Award Winner

    Tom Cooney - Weekly Markward Award Winner

    Eddie Joyner-Mitchell - Alex Rodriguez All-Tournament Team

    Eddie Joyner-Mitchell - Wissahickon All-Tournament Team

    2009-2010 Honors and Awards

    Eddie Joyner-Mitchell - First Team All-Catholic

    Eddie Joyner-Mitchell -Red Land All-Tournament Team

    Troy Hockaday - First Team All-Catholic

    Troy Hockaday - Third Team All-State

    Troy Hockaday- Triangle Club All-Tournament Team

    Chris Edger - Feguson Award Winner

    Troy Hockaday - Markward Club Award Winner

    2010-2011 Honors and Awards

    Eddie Mitchell - First Team All-Catholic

    Joe Brown - Second Team All-Catholic

    Amar Stukes - Third Team All-Catholic

    Eddie Mitchell - First Team Philadelphia Daily News All-City

    Eddie Mitchell - Second Team Philadelphia Inquirer All Area

    Eddie Mitchell - Second Team PIAA - All State

    Joe Brown - Markward Award Winner

    Eddie Mitchell - Markward Award Winner

    Coach Joe Dempsey - Phiadelphia Catholic League Coach of the Year

    2011-2012 Honors and Awards

    Amar Stukes - First Team All-Catholic

    Matt Rodden - Second Team All-Catholic

    Matt Murphy - Markward Award Winner

    Darnell Artis - Markward Award Winner

    2012-2013 Honors and Awards

    Amar Stukes - First Team All-Catholic

    Stephen Smith - Second Team All-Catholic

    Amar Stukes - First Team - Daily News All-City

    Amar Stukes - Third Team - All-State

    Amar Stukes - Norristown Times Herald - Player of the Year

    Amar Stukes - Third Team - Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area

    Stephen Smith - Markward Award Winner

    Amar Stukes - Markward Award Winner

    2013-2014 Honors and Awards

    Dave Krmpotich - Second Team All-Catholic

    Najee Walls - Second Team All-Catholic

    Shawn Witherspoon - Third Team All-Catholic

    Mick Barrett - Ferguson Award Winner

    Langston Ellison - Markward Award Winner

    Jalen Herdsman - Markward Award Winner

    Sean Greenberg - Markward Award Winne

    Coach Joe Dempsey - Philadelphia Inquirer Coach of the Year

    2014-2015 Honors and Awards

    Najee Walls - First Team All-Catholic

    Shawn Witherspoon - First Team All-Catholic

    Dave Krmpotich - Second Team All-Catholic

    Program FAQs

    If I make the team, can I play sports other than Basketball at La Salle?

    Absolutely! The coaching staff encourages our players to play other sports if an athlete has the ability and a passion. While we encourage our players to participate in as much off season training as possible, we believe that participation in other athletic programs can also be a valuable experience. Unfortunately, many schools have taken an “all or nothing” approach toward their athletes, essentially asking their athletes to “specialize” in a particular sport. In other words, you have to choose what sport you want to play, unfortunately, very early in your high school years.

    How many guys make the freshman team?

    Typically, we keep between 12 and 15 players on the freshman basketball team.

    When are practices held?

    Most of the time, our teams practice after school. The Varsity team rotates practice time with the Freshman/Junior Varsity teams. In other words, if the Varsity practices right after school, the Freshman/JV teams will go to study hall first, then practice after the Varsity. This “down time” after school can be fun, productive, and valuable for our student athletes. Many guys like to grab a snack after school, get extra academic help from a teacher, or just relax a little before practice.

    What is your schedule like?

    We believe in playing the most competitive schedule available to us. Because we don't compete in the PIAA, we do not have to worry about rankings or seedings in the district tournament. The only thing that ultimately matters is making our league playoffs and competing for our league championship. Consequently, our schedule last year was extremely ambitious and featured many ranked teams from the area – Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy , Abington Friends, Archbishop Wood, and St. Joseph's Prep.

    Do you take any trips or go to any special tournaments?

    In the 2005-06 season, our team will be taking a trip to Memphis , Tennessee to play in the “Wave Classic” at Christian Brothers High School . Generally speaking, we always go to at least one tournament that allows our team to travel out of the area. We have typically gone to places like New Jersey , Virginia , Washington , D.C. , and Connecticut in past years. The guys really like getting away and experiencing other levels of basketball competition.

    How many of your players go on to play college basketball?

    La Salle has had many of its alumni go on to play in college. True, most of La Salle 's recent grads have played at the Division III level. Many college coaches tell us that our players are well prepared for college basketball because they have been taught the fundamentals of the game and have a strong understanding of the physical, emotional, and intellectual demands necessary to succeed at the collegiate level. We are continuing to pursue high caliber student athletes, and one of our primary goals is to help our players continue their educational and athletic experiences at excellent schools across the country. Two of our most recent alumns have been named All-Americans. (See Recent Alumni link.) While it is true that many high school basketball players aspire to play at the “D 1” level, the realitiy suggests that many more go on to have highly successful careers at the Division II and III level. The style of basketball that we play along with the importance that we place in our program in developing fundamentals allows our players to go to whatever level of basketball suits them.

    What is so special about the Philadelphia Catholic League?

    The Catholic League is perhaps, one of the most tradition-rich high school basketball leagues in the country. The league is consistently one of the toughest, most competitive leagues in the state if not, the East Coast. The league also encompasses some of the most competitive teams, coaches, and fans in the area. There are always a few of the league schools in the local rankings. If you aspire to be a high school basketball player, it is something, quite simply, that you have to experience!

    What kind of exposure does your program receive?

    Because of our affiliation with this prestigious league coupled with the added bonus of being located in the suburbs, but playing in a city league, the media coverage our school and program receives is extensive. We are covered by The Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Montgomery Newspapers, The Ambler Gazzette, Bucks County Courier Times, The Springfield Sun, The Norristown Times Herald , and many other local publications. Additionally, the Catholic League is a hot bed for college coaches of all levels. It is not uncommon to go to one of our games and have coaches from all three competitive levels, I, II, and III, present.

    Summer Camp

    Boys Basketball Camp

    Ages 9 to 15
    Session 1: 
    June 25-29, 2018
    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Session 2:
    July 9-13, 2018
    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    $260 per session
    $475 for Both Sessions

    Registration Information
    Click here to Register and Pay Online

    Walk-ups welcome! Email Coach Dempsey to be sure there is room.

    For more information call 215-402-4153 or email Coach Dempsey

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