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April 9, 2013

N.H. Division 1 Lacrosse: Astros return 10 starters

Londonderry

2012 season: 14-5, lost in Division 1 semifinals

Returning starters (4): Rob Hart, Sr., attack; Eric Coburn, Jr., defense; Johnny DiSessa, Sr., midfield; Nick Yennaco, Jr., attack

Returning lettermen: Anthony Colameta, Sr., midfield; Matt Nielsen, Sr., midfield; Dan Hicks, Sr., longstick midfield; Kevin McIntire, Sr., midfield; Sam Hastings, Jr., midfield; Dillon McKay, Jr., midfield; Brent Bourque, Jr., defense; Conor McGrath, Jr., defense; Joe McGrath, Jr., defense; Matt Rimol, Soph., defense; Kyle Hussey, Soph., attack; Lewis Carroll, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Chris Gersh, Sr., goalie; Brendan Wall, Jr., midfield; Erik Kenison, Jr., goalie; Devin Brunet, Soph.

Candidates: 87

Returning goal leaders: Rob Hart 57, Nick Yennaco 24, Kyle Hussey 9

Returning honorees: Rob Hart, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Eric Coburn, second-team All-Division 1

Fast facts: Last year’s 14 wins tied for the most in the program’s 19-year history. The Lancers reached the semis for the first time since 2005.

Assistants: Rusty Brand, assistant; Shawn Connors JV; Ron Channelle, JV ; Shawn Given, JV; Adam Alix, Frosh.; Jake Butler, Frosh.

Coach Joe McCune (8th year, 73-51): “We are young and need to bond and gain experience quickly.”

Pinkerton

2012 season: 14-5, lost in Division 1 semifinals

Returning starters (10): Brendan Megan, Sr., midfield; Dominic Corsetto, Sr., attack; Anthony Saitta, Sr., midfield; Sean Conroy, Sr., defense; Matt Madden, Jr., defense; Brett Connal, Jr., long stick midfield; Evan Sweeney, Jr., attack; Jake Lisauskas, Jr., attack; Sean Delea, Jr., midfield; Matt Muser, Soph., defense

Returning lettermen: Kenny Sturgess, Sr., goalie; Nick Egan, Sr., attack; Josh Gallant, Jr., attack; Brendan Philippon, Jr., attack; Austin Maylor, Jr., midfield; Dan Lannan, Jr., midfield; Mark Hanlon, Jr., midfield; Todd Billetter, Soph., attack; Cam Hayward, Jr., goalie;

Promising newcomers: Conner Johnson, Sr., midfield; Brett Liporto, Jr., defense; Jack Hanaway, Soph., midfield; Mike Martinoli, Soph., defense; Ryan Burke, Soph., defense; Patrick Thompson, Soph., defense; Cam Richard, Frosh., defense; James Tulley, Frosh., long-stick midfield; Brett Dattilo, Frosh., midfielder

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