LIVINGSTON, NJ — Like many other athletic teams across the entire spectrum this spring, the Livingston boys lacrosse team isn't returning with a lot of varsity experience this season.

The Lancers would have had plenty of senior talent on the 2020 team that never got to play a game last spring. Fourteen seniors graduated from the program last June, and four of them are continuing their lacrosse careers in college this season.

"We are young and lacking varsity experience, but (we have) great senior leadership and a talented group of underclassmen," said Livingston boys lacrosse coach Brad Dzama.

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Livingston is scheduled to open its season Thursday, April 22 at Delaware Valley in Hunterdon County. The first home game is slated to be against Millburn on April 26.

Senior midfielder Jack Schreiber is one player who made measurable contributions to the Lancers' varsity as a sophomore, when he scored six goals and had two assists in 2019. He will be accompanied in the middle by junior Jace Dockx, who will be the team's long stick middie.

The back line will count on the experience of senior Sam Danchak and junior Ryan Kenney, and senior goalie Jack Nydick, who is planning to continue playing lacrosse at Richard Stockton University next year.

Livingston will have less proven manpower up front, where junior attack Pat McCormack is the only player with any varsity experience.

Among the first-time varsity players Dzama expects to step in and contribute right away are junior goalie Gavin Coyne and four sophomores. Ari Roitman and Stanley Labady are a pair of 10th-grade attackmen, Adin Kurtz looms as a midfielder who will see minutes, and Derek Ford will play defense.

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