EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 9, 2013

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


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — 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

Captains: Brendan Megan, Sean Conroy

Candidates: 107

Returning leaders: Dominic Corsetto 35-34—69, Jake Lisauskas 13-27-40

Returning honorees: Brendan Megan, Dominic Corsetto and Jake Lisauskas, second-team All-Division 1

Fast facts: Former Astros Bobby Dattilo (2008) and Steven Boyle (2006) play professional lacrosse for the Rochester Rattlers. ... Ex-Astros Casey Broderson (2005) and Steven Boyle are coaching at Bryant and Brown, respectively. ... Pinkerton has produced 10 All-Americans.

Assistants: Steve Tewksbury, Bob McGrath, Braden Verge, Marc Auger, Bryon Murphy

Coach Brian O’Reilly (31st year, 414-126): “We graduated only two seniors so our expectations are to compete for a championship. This team has a high lacrosse IQ. Depth in the midfield will offset preseason injuries to attack and defense.”

Salem

2012 season: 4-14, didn’t make tourney

Returning starters (8): Cody Sharpe, Sr., midfield; Jon Soldano, Sr., midfield; Zack Guilmet, Sr., attack; Joe Ferraro, Sr., defense; Jeff LaRosa, Jr., defense; Oliver Ouellet, Jr., midfield; Jake Burns, Soph., midfield; Sam McDonald, Soph., defense

Returning lettermen: Alex Gentile, Sr., defense; Matt Gibbons, Sr., attack; Justin Juranovits, Sr., defense; Nick Gentile, Jr., midfield; Andrew Phillips, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: Shane Morin, Sr., goalie; Logan Parenti, Jr., attack; Jake Genest, Soph., midfield; Jake Lakos, Soph., attack; Kyle Svenson, Soph., midfield

Captains: Oliver Ouellet, Joe Ferraro, Cody Sharpe

Candidates: 59

Returning honorees: None

Fast facts: Jake Lakos scored 35 goals as a freshman last year at Central Catholic. ... Senior Shane Morin will start in goal after playing JV last season. ... Kyle Svenson scored nine goals as a top-line forward in hockey.

Assistants: Robert Hailey, JV

Coach Chris Kelleher (10th year, 39-112): “Oliver Ouellet is our top returning scorer and he should have another big season. Jake Lakos we are expecting big things. Zack Guilmet has really come on too. Sam McDonald, Jeff LaRosa and Joe Ferraro were all big parts of last year’s team. Shane Morin has worked so hard and really stepped up this year in goal.”