1999 Season

Preview
The men's lacrosse team enters its second season at the varsity level in Division III after a productive inaugural season. Head Coach Brooks Singer returns to coach this season and believes the team's 18 returning players will provide the necessary foundation the team will need for success this season. For the 1998-99 season, the team has more than 25 players on its current roster. The team is primarily young, consisting of at least 12 incoming freshmen, seven sophomores and five juniors. Coach Singer continues to look to establish a lacrosse program for Catholic which will have a promising future in both Division III and the CAC.

Attack: Returners on offense include Todd Danner and Jamie Cooke, along with lefty John Abrams. Danner led the team in goals and total points last season. Newcomers Brad King and Mike Norusis each have the ability to make an impact on the offense in their first season with the Cardinals.

Midfield: Dan Moran, along with returners Mike Scovotti, Tim Lambert, Shane McDevitt, Sean Lavine, and Conor Chamberlain all have strong offense capabilities. Keith Ledwith, Jon Loughlin, and Mike Fithian will provide necessary support as defensive Middies. Newcomers Jimmy Nalls, Mike Concannon and Damian Noto each will be welcome additions to the midfield core.

Defense: Returner Nick Martone and Eric MacEwen will lead the Defense along with fellow returner Rob Graziosi. The defense will strengthen with the welcome additions of a strong freshman trio of defensemen: Andrew Avon, Matt Comerford, and Paul Swartz.

Goaltenders: Returning goalie Sean Murphy, who played an important role last season, will lead the Cardinals. Freshman Mike Madonia will be a welcome addition to this CUA core.

Results (4-10, 0-4 CAC)

Date Opponent Result Notables
Feb. 25 at Salisbury State * weather Rescheduled March 8
Feb. 27 at Guilford L, 15-8  
March 1 Lees-McRae $ W, 13-10 Second win in program's history
March 8 at Salisbury State * L, 22-2 Salisbury reached 1998 Final Four
March 11 St. Mary's (Md.) * weather Rescheduled March 23
March 13 Allentown L, 6-5 Norusis 3 G
March 17 at Marymount (Va.) * L, 16-5 Moran 2G, Murphy 14 saves
March 20 at Eastern (Pa.) W, 26-3 Lambert school-record 8 pts, Scovotti
school-record five assists
March 23 St. Mary's (Md.) * L, 12-3 Madonia 10 saves, Norusis 2 G
March 27 Stevens Tech W, 13-8 First home win in program history.
Lambert 4 G, 1 A; Nalls 1 G, 3 A
March 30 at Villa Julie L, 12-8 Lambert 2 G, 1 A
April 7 Mary Washington * L, 12-6 Madonia 14 saves
April 10 at Lycoming L, 14-7 Lambert 4G
April 11 at CCNY W, 14-3 Moran 4G, Murphy 4A, Ledwith 3G
April 14 Goucher * L, 12-9 Lambert 4 G, Murphy 16 saves
April 20 CAC Tournament
at Mary Washington
L, 13-4 Norusis 2G. Lambert 1G, 1A

Home games in bold.
* -- Conference games
$ -- at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
2 Sean Murphy G Jr. 5-7 165 Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier
3 Matt Comerford D Fr. 6-0 190 Randolph, N.J./Randolph
4 Jamie Cooke A Jr. 5-8 170 Richmond, Va./St. Andrews
5 Shane McDevitt M Jr. 5-9 190 Philadelphia, Pa./W. Penn Charter
6 Tim Lambert A/M Jr. 5-8 170 Rockville Centre, N.Y./Holy Trinity
7 Jimmy Nalls M Fr. 5-11 175 Rockville, Md./Gonzaga
8 Damian Noto M Jr. 6-1 180 Yorktown Hts, N.Y./Yorktown Prep
9 Mike Norusis M Fr. 5-6 165 Falls Church, Va./Bishop Ireton
10 Brad King A Fr. 6-1 175 Manhasset, N.Y./St. Mary's
12 Todd Danner A Sr. 5-6 165 Alloway, N.J./Tanall School
13 Mike Madonia G Fr. 5-6 160 Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland
14 John Loughlin M/D Jr. 5-9 170 Bowie, Md./Gonzaga
15 Keith Ledwith M Jr. 5-9 175 Erdenheim, Pa./LaSalle
16 John Abrams A Jr. 5-6 160 Camp Hill, Pa./Harrisburg
17 Andrew Avon D Fr. 5-9 175 Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic
18 Mike Murphy M Fr. 5-8 165 Airmont, N.Y./St. Joseph's
19 Mike Concannon M Fr. 5-6 170 Philadelphia, Pa./St. John Neumann
20 Mike Scovotti M Jr. 5-10 180 Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville
21 Mike Fithian M So. 5-8 170 Abington, Pa./LaSalle
23 Conor Chamberlain M So. 5-7 165 Brookline, Mass./Brookline
24 Sean Lavine M So. 5-6 165 Baldwin, N.Y./Chaminade
27 Paul Swartz D Fr. 5-6 180 Cumberland Valley, Pa./Cumberland
28 Rob Graziosi D So. 6-0 180 Glen Cove, N.Y./Glen Cove
29 Dan Moran M Jr. 5-8 175 New City, N.Y./Clarkstown North
31 Nick Martone D Sr. 6-1 200 Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley

Head Coach: Brooks Singer (Second Year)
Assistant Coaches: Shawn Mural, Adam Norton, Rob Neff

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