SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Boys lacrosse is looking for a return to the NJSIAA Tournament after having last season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The squad is preparing for another strong season on the field and, according to their coach, the team is coming together as a unit.
“We have a very cohesive group that thoroughly enjoys playing together. They truly love the game and competing,” said Coach Nick Miceli. “They are excited to represent our program, and our entire SPF community.”
Coach Miceli cites attacker Aidan Guma, defender Mike DiFrancesco, and midfielder CJ Bunin as some of the players who graduated last year and will be a challenge to replace on the roster. Despite this, Miceli says his team has many younger players who will be stepping onto the varsity field for first time. Despite missing these former players, Coach Miceli is very excited about the group of returners he has on his roster.
Those players include Junior attacker Mikey Kloepfer, Junior attacker Jake Monroy, Junior attacker Sandro Frias, Junior defender Ben Root, Junior defender Isiah Nathaniel, and Sophomore Face-off Specialist Ethan Filler.
Senior midfielder Alex Werkheiser, junior midfielder Chase Alber, and junior midfielder Matt Power are expected to control the middle of the field comfortably and be key in the team’s transition play when marching up the field. On the other end of the field, Senior defenseman Kenny Yeager and senior goalie Sam Oross are set to shut it down on the defensive end.
“I believe we have good potential. It's a matter if our chemistry clicks on the field and if we stay healthy,” says Miceli. “This year it's all about taking it one day at a time and being thankful for each day we are out there with one another.”
- Chase Alber, Junior
- John Dazzo, Senior
- Ryan Duthie, Senior
- Ethan Filler, Sophomore
- Alessandro Frias, Junior
- Zachary Harmer, Junior
- Connor Jablonski, Junior
- Michael Kloepfer, Junior
- Robert Koch, Junior
- Joseph Kowalczyk, Sophomore
- Joey Larmore, Senior
- Alexander Lo, Junior
- Giovanni Marra, Sophomore
- Will Mauer, Senior
- Jake Monroy, Junior
- Isaiah Nathaniel, Junior
- Maxwell Oross, Senior
- Samuel Oross, Senior
- Timmy Paprocki, Sophomore
- Giacomo Pares, Junior
- Matthew Power, Junior
- Lucas Regan, Junior
- Anthony Robinson, Junior
- Brian Roessle, Senior
- Benjamin Root, Junior
- Tyrell Weir, Junior
- Alex Werkheiser, Senior
- Kenny Yeager, Senior
- Monday, Apr 19, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Ridge at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
- Tuesday, Apr 20, at 7:00 p.m. vs. Millburn at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
- Saturday, Apr 24, at 11:00 a.m. vs. Morristown-Beard at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
- Monday, Apr 26, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Bernards at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
- Friday, Apr 30, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Delaware Valley at Delaware Valley Regional High School
- Saturday, May 1, at 11:00 a.m. vs. St. Joseph (Metuchen) at St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, NJ
- Monday, May 3, at 4:00 p.m. vs. New Providence at New Providence High School
- Wednesday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. vs Summit at Memorial Field/Park
- Saturday, May 8, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Montgomery at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
- Tuesday, May 11, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Livingston at Livingston High School
- Thursday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Cranford at Cranford High School - Memorial Field
- Saturday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. vs. Glen Rock at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
- Wednesday, May 26, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Madison at Madison High School
- Thursday, May 27, at 4:00 p.m. vs. Westfield at Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Seniors: John Dazzo, Ryan Duthie, Ethan Filler, Joey Larmore, Will Mauer, Maxwell Oross, Samuel Oross, Brian Roessle, Alex Werkheiser, Kenny Yeager.
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