Both Pelham and Windham have rapidly grown into New Hampshire Division 3 lacrosse powers, and each is expected to again rise to the top in the statewide ranks.
The two will get to see how good they are right out of the gate as the Pythons and Jaguars meet Tuesday afternoon in Windham.
2012 season: 14-3, Division 3 runner-up
Returning starters (5): Keston Beauregard, Sr., attack; Kevin DeAngelo, Sr., midfield; Jake Diaz, Sr., goalie; Harley Kearney, Jr., midfield; Tom Gleason, Jr., defense
Returning lettermen: Chadd Loring, Sr., defense; Brendan Ozella, Sr., midfield; Justin Skinner, Sr., midfield; Stevie Barton, Sr., midfield; Nick Fisette, Sr., attack; Dustin Lubinger, Jr., midfield; Nolan Duffy, Soph., defense
Promising newcomers: Luke Tracy, Soph., attack; Matt Cerretani, Soph., attack; Nick Wolfrom, Soph., midfield; Eric Guinasso, Soph., midfield; Nick Gonsalves, Soph., defense; Mike Calistro, Frosh., defense; Collin Duff-Marsh, Frosh., goalie
Captains: Keston Beauregard
Returning goal leaders: Keston Beauregard 41
Returning honorees: Keston Beauregard and Harley Kearney, second-team All-Division 3; Jake Diaz honorable mention All-Division 3
Fast facts: Last year the Pythons stunned unbeaten Derryfield in the semis but couldn’t hold onto a three-goal lead in the fourth quarter of the title game. ... At one point last year, Kevin DeAngelo had won 42 of 50 faceoffs ... Luke Tracy transferred to Pelham after playing last year at Bishop Guertin.
Assistants: Andrew Keegan, Brian Kelley, Peter Soonthornprapuet
Coach Matt Regan (7th year, 54-39): “Luke Tracy coming back from BG is huge. Keston Beauregard should score a ton of goals. Nolan Duffy and Tom Gleason are our top two guys on defense and Jake Diaz in goal is so solid.”
2012 season: 12-7, lost in Divsion 3 quarterfinals
Returning starters/lettermen (10): Jeff Trovato, Sr., midfield/goalie; Andrew Koch, Sr., attack; David Goodnough, Sr., defense; Corey Alberico, Sr., defense; Chris Ferri, Sr., defense; Ben Gallo, Sr., goalie; Pat Stap, Sr., midfield; Tom Anderson, Sr., defense; Anthony Gallo, Soph., midfield; Troy Peters, Soph., attack
Promising newcomers: Jacob Estevez, Sr., midfield; Kurtis Jolicoeur, Soph., midfield; Chad Riddle, Frosh., defense; Teddy Paindes, Frosh., midfield; Ben Emrick, Frosh., attack; Matt Shea, Frosh., midfield/attack
Captains: Jeff Trovato, Chris Ferri, David Goodnough, Corey Alberico
Returning goal leaders: Anthony Gallo 42
Returning honorees: Chris Ferri, Eagle-Tribune All-Star, Division 3 co-Defensive MVP; Anthony Gallo, All-Division 3; Jeff Trovato, HM All-Division 3
Fast facts: Last year the second-year Jaguars doubled their win total from their debut season. ... Chris Ferri is committed to RIT. ... David Goodnough will play at Rivier.
Assistants: Al Sproul
Coach Joe Young (3rd year, 18-14): “We are young on the offense and will rely heavily on our defenders.”