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April 3, 2014

MVC Boys Lacrosse: Central, Haverhill led by new head coaches

Andover

2013 season: 14-6, lost Division 1 East first round

Returning starters (8): Jameson O’Connor, Sr., defense; John Oteri, Sr, midfield; Walter Pappas, Sr., goalie; Will Reardon, Sr., midfield; Hunter Tyrrell, Sr., attack; George Cardillo, Jr., attack; Brian Duffy, Jr, defense; Alex Marshall, Soph., defense

Returning lettermen: Jack Wilkie, Sr., midfield; Sean Carroll, Sr., midfield; Will Eikenberry, Sr., midfield; Jesse Greaves, Sr., midfield; Bryce Jenkins, Sr., attack; Marcus Marini, Sr., defense; Andrew Soucy, Soph., midfield

Promising newcomers: John Croston, Jr., attack; Chris Gerrior, Jr., defense; Stephen Herman, Jr., goalie; Jacob Lakos, Jr., attack; Matt Nussbaum, Jr., midfield; Griffen O’Connor, Jr., attack; Danny Parrill, Jr., midfield; Christian Richardson, Jr., defense; Brendan Slattery, Jr., defense; Chris Tully, Jr., defense; Zach Walker, Jr., midfield; Lucas Walsh, Jr., attack; Thomas Devaney, Soph., defense; Michael Biddle, Frosh., attack; Chris Carver, Frosh., midfield; Thomas Haut, Frosh., midfield

Captains: John Oteri, Jameson O’Connor, Walter Pappas

Candidates: 79

Returning honorees: Hunter Tyrrell, All-MVC; Jameson O’Connor, John Oteri, Brian Duffy and Alex Marshall MVC All-Stars

Fast facts: Will Eikenberry returns after a year at Brewster Academy. The Eagle-Tribune All-Star linebacker will play football at Penn State after originally planning to play lacrosse at Division 1 Delaware. ... Alex Marshall has committed to play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina. He is also a starting tight end in football. ... Brian Duffy and Pace lax recruit John Oteri were starting linebackers in football. ... Jacob Lakos transfered to Andover after playing seasons at Central Catholic and Salem. ... Jack Wilkie recorded four goals and 15 points for the hockey team this winter.

Assistants: Clayton Jones; Mike Votto (JV), Bill Eagan (freshmen)

Coach Wayne Puglisi (15th year, 162-101): “It’s no surprise that Will Eikenberry leads us. With him, John Oteri, Will Reardon and Hunter Tyrell we have a great combination of midfielders. Brian Duffy and Alex Marshall are returners who will play a key role on defense and Walter Pappas has been awesome in goal.”

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