Saucon Spring Sports Shoutout: Boys Lacrosse

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The 2020 Saucon Valley High School boys lacrosse team.

With the closing of Pennsylvania schools due to the Coronavirus now comes the termination of the 2020 PIAA  Spring sports season.  Saucon Valley student-athletes, like all other disheartened student-athletes across the state, have now had all practice and competition cancelled.

For the first time in many, many years the Spring preseason got underway with premium weather conditions. On Monday, March 9th the campus was buzzing with activity.  The season, however, grinded to a halt on March 13th with an announcement made from the Saucon Valley School District that pulled the plug on sports and restricted the use ofcampus facilities.  This directive came on the heels of Governor Wolf’s order to temporarily close all Pennsylvania schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Then, on Thursday, Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania schools will be shuttered for the entire school year.  Shortly following Governor Wolf’s latest announcement, Saucon Valley Director of Athletics, Bob Frey sadly tweeted the cancellation of all remaining 2019- 2020 Athletic Events.

With this latest announcement, approximately 285 Panther student-athletes are, no doubt, saddened that their extra-curricular passion has been stripped away from them by the Coronavirus.  It is with this recreational injustice in mind that Saucon Source wants to spread a little love and shine a warm spotlight on those who have been benched due to COVID-19.

Here is a little tribute to your 2020 Saucon Valley High School Boys lacrosse team!

VARSITY ROSTER

  • James Townsend
  • Thomas Austin
  • Louis Tiboldo
  • Owen Petiet
  • Jake Kalinchock
  • Mark Strunk
  • Colin Zavacky
  • Garrett Laub
  • Jacob Stump
  • Matthew Schastall
  • Gregory Nolf
  • Zachary Mikuta
  • Colin Zyck
  • Alexander Magnotta
  • Colin Johnson
  • Reed Ernst
  • Nicholas Magnotta
  • Kevin Dyer
  • Michael Cordes
  • Ethan Vanderwalt
  • Nickolas Warnke
  • Kyle Patton

JV ROSTER

  • Sean Cherry
  • Zachary Lebo
  • Kyle Laub
  • Brandon Thompson
  • Raafae Rizvi
  • Cameron Brown
  • Kieran Walsh0
  • Andrew Kehs
  • Aidan Piccuirro
  • Tyler Pfizenmayer
  • Ryan Gilbert
  • Mason Simms
  • Kevin Patton
  • William Reccek
  • Mason Warnke
  • Nathan Mondschein

SENIOR POWER!:  Tommy Austin, Kevin Dyer, Garrett Laub, Zach Mikuta, Greg Nolf Kyle Patton and Nick Warnke

Coaches

  • Head Coach:  Chuck Austin
  • Assistants: Pat Kowalski and Nate Brolsma
  • Team Manager:  Tanner Gilly

Coach Quote:

“The coaching staff is extremely disappointed that the boys didn’t have a chance to compete this season.  

We were excited for the season to begin and seeing what these boys could do on the field against our opponents.  The boys put in a lot of hours of preparation.

Great bunch of kids, lots of fun to coach.  We had some key returning varsity players who would have made an immediate impact and we were excited about several underclassmen stepping up to show what they could do at the varsity level.
We understand why the season had to be cancelled, it’s just disappointing for the players, especially our seniors.”

SVHS Head Boys Lacrosse coach, Chuck Austin

Hang in there SV Boys lacrosse, the Source is with you!

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