2022 Spring Sports Preview


Joe Szilagyi

Girls lacrosse 2021 season

Team: Boys Volleyball

Coach:  Eric Headley (1st year)

Assistant coaches: Josh Ford, Jen Judkins

Last year’s record: 6-11

League Record: 5-9

Notable losses: Billy Dooney and Jacob An

Key returners:  Brian Landes, Aaron Foulke, Aiden Green, Rayhan Islam, Vedant Patel

Others to watch: Safi Mohammed, Sion Yeo, Josh Kim, Calen An, Calen Yanagawa, Druhv Patel, Alex Polishchuk

Strengths: Speed, Travel club experience, and Setting

Question Marks:  Serving and Serve receive along with overall team experience

Season Outlook: Work hard, learn from adversity and 9-10 wins overall

Games to Watch: Souderton, West, Pennridge


Team: Softball

Head Coach: Rick Torresani 22nd year

Assistant Coaches: Ellie White 4th year, Mike Beer 7th year, Sarah Rambo 2nd year

Key returners:

Seniors: Sophia Collins Shortstop (Kutztown University), Micki Secoda Outfielder (Mercy College), Maddy Gronback OF/C (Lebanon Valley College)

Juniors: Julia Shearer Pitcher/OF (Maryland Commit), Sarah Sabocsik Catcher, Annabelle Smink 3rd Base, Reyna Doherty OF, Brie Wilmot 1st base

Sophomores: Gianna Cimino 2nd base, Bella Nunn P/OF, Casey Sokol OF/2nd base,P, Jackie Diaz OF/2nd /C

Team Strengths: We have 7 returning starters to this year’s lineup with district and state playoff experience

Julia Shearer JR (1st team all-state) will be in the circle, Brie Wilmot JR (1st team all-state) 1 st base, Gianna Cimino Soph. (1st team all-league) 2nd base, Sophia Collins SR (2nd team all-league), Annabelle Smink JR (2nd team all-league) 3rd base, Sarah Sabocsik JR Catcher, Reyna Doherty JR Outfield

Strengths: The Senior returners have played 2 seasons and have won 48 games with 5 losses. They have won 2 conference championships and 1 state title.

Outlook: We know that there is a strong correlation between winning championships by working hard in our off-season workouts, everyday practices, game preparation, and team chemistry. This year’s team knows that we are the defending conference and state champions and how hard we had to work to achieve those rewards. We know that going into every game our opponent will be ready and excited to beat us. We are looking forward to the challenge.


Team: Baseball

Head Coach: Kevin Manero (11th season; 20th season with program)

Assistant Coaches: Frank Yanni, Kevin Harris, Keith Clauss, Bryan Clayton, Mark Renda 

JV Head Coach: Brandon Billetz

JV Asst. Coaches: Kevin Harder, Joe Picozzi, Bryan Clayton

Strength and Conditioning: Coach- James Ward 

2021 Record: 20-7 Overall; 11-5 SOL; Colonial Division Champions; Lost to LaSalle in PIAA State Semi-Final

Varsity Returners  – #1 Quinn Marett (OF), #2 Jack Picozzi (INF/P), #4 Seth Walton (P), #8 Pat Breen (C), #10 Justin Egner (INDF,  #11 Brian Neal (3B), #16 Tyler Bohn (OF), #17 Johnny Carson (INF), #19 Erk Bergey (C), #20 Ryan Sullivan (OF),  #27 Dylan Brown (P) , #42 Ethan Cohen (INF), #45 Chris LaRosa (P) 

2022 OUTLOOK: Like every year, the Suburban One League will be highly competitive, and there is no game that will not present challenges. We will have to find ways to beat good pitching in our conference and will have to command the strike zone and stay away from free 90’s. If we do those things consistently, we believe we have a strong core of returning players who, since the day our season ended on June 14, 2021, have been determined to get back on the field and win. We like the progress our returning guys have made since last season, and we are excited about a nice mix of varsity rookies who will compete for playing time right away. The offensive options in our lineup should give us good threats one through nine, and as always defense and pitching with command will be a top priority. 


Team: Boys Lacrosse

Head Coach: Rick Smith 12th season

2021 record: 7-10

Players to watch:  Danny Sloan(2022), Lars Homan(2022), Danny Myers(2022), Matt Kuhn(2022), Luke Patterson (2022), Jake Dolan(2022), Connor Toussaint(2022), Ethan Bland(2023),

2022 Outlook: We have a good core of seniors who will hopefully lead the team into competing at a high level. The goal is to compete every day at practice and show improvement with every game. To be prepared for the playoffs, we want to be playing our best lacrosse in May.


Team: Boys Track

Head Coach: Jaimey Jones

Last year’s record: 5-0 Sol & District 1 Championships

Key performers lost: Aaron Malamed, Karl Schafsteller, Luke Alcorn, Chris Bonsignore

Key returners: 12th Jabrie Gaymon (Jumps), Devin Nugent (sprints), Gavin Zanck (distance), Anthony Ayala (sprints), Joe Larkins (Jumps) 11th Xavier Boothe-Bryan (Hurdles and Jumps), Colin Fisher (Distance) 10th Marc Cobbs (sprints)

Others to watch: Kerrick Vesper (Jumps 11th), Dave Dawes (Throws 10th)

Strengths: We are returning several District and state medalists. Their leadership should be a strong point for us. 

Question marks: Depth in certain events

Outlook for the season: If we continue to keep working hard and stay focused, we’ll have a successful season. 


Team: Girls Lacrosse

Head Coach: Heather Mellow (8th season)

2021 Season Record:  9-5 (league record 8-2)

Notable losses: Alli Lindsay (Kings college – basketball/lacrosse) and Lily Szilagyi

Key returners: Seniors: Emily Varilla, Danielle Preston, Jordan Baily, Hannah Mallitz, Ella Burget Juniors: Kiera Holt, Kayla Stressman, Grace Macnamara Sophomores: Kerry O’Donnell, Riley O’Donnell

Others to watch: Olivia Caputo(Sr), Haley Decker(Sr), Lauren Blanch(Jr), Katie Harkins (Fr)

Outlook: We lost a lot of scoring power with the graduation of Lily Szilagyi and Alli Lindsay last year.  We are looking at many players offensively to fill the void these two left. Our midfield is quick and scrappy. And our defense is seasoned and anchored by Kiera Holt in the net. Our league is tough again this year. Every team has some good players to watch out for. Our goal is to stay focused, and show up for every playing opportunity this season. If we can do that, we will do well