The Cardinal men's lacrosse team enters the varsity level of Division III lacrosse after a productive and successful year at the club level. Head Coach Brooks Singer returns to coach this season and believes the team's 18 returning players will provide the necessary core the team will need for success at the varsity level.
The team is primarily young, consisting of seven freshmen and 11 sophomores. Coach Singer looks to build a lacrosse program at Catholic which will have a promising future in both Division III and the conference. There is strong potential at each position as players seek to establish their roles on the team.
Attack: The offense will be led by returners Todd Danner, Tim Quinn and Jamie Cooke who were top scorers for Catholic last season. Each has the ability to score individually and set up others as well. Returner Matt Laczkowski also plays a vital role, while newcomers Jon Abrams and Mike Kriston each have the ability to make an impact on the offense as well.
Midfield: Face-off middies Dan Moran and Mike Scovotti will lead their midfields with their diverse abilities. Moran, along with returners Tim Lambert, Shane McDevitt, Tom McFadden, and Conor Chamberlain each have strong offense capabilities. Keith Ledwith, Jon Loughlin, and Matt Wanamaker will provide leadership to newcomers Mike Joy, Sean Lavine and Mike Fithian.
Defense: The team's strength lies with its defense, with leaders Chris Feelhey and Joe Rakowski. Returners Greg Saloy, Mike Kearney, and Dan McKenna also will play a crucial role for the Cardinals this season. Newcomers Rob Grazioso, Nick Martone, Erik MacEwen, and James Weir will also be sound defensemen for Catholic.
Goaltenders: Sean Murphy is coming off a strong season and will lead Catholic with his quick moves and stick abilities. Sophomore Eric Kittner is a welcome addition to the squad, as is freshman Rob West.
1998 Results (1-12)
|March 7||Mary Washington||L, 17-3|
|March 10||St. Mary's (Md.)||L, 18-4|
|March 14||Villa Julie||L, 17-9|
|March 19||Richard Stockton||L, 13-2|
|March 21||Neumann||L, 12-4|
|March 23||Allentown||L, 9-7|
|March 25||Plymouth State||L, 17-3|
|March 28||Stevens State Tech||W, 11-6|
|April 1||Greensboro||L, 23-5|
|April 5||Cabrini||L, 22-6|
|April 15||Goucher||L, 22-5|
|April 18||Shenandoah||L, 19-5|
|April 25||Dickinson||L, 21-6|
Home games in bold.
All times p.m.