The 2019 Strongsville High School Boys Lacrosse Team will head into this season with strong expectations. After posting a 6-12 record in 2018, the Mustangs will be looking to turn it around having a vast majority of the team returning after losing only 3 seniors last year.
Lead by team Captains, Midfielders 2018 All Region Jony Major (256 faceoff wins in 2018) at the faceoff spot, Nick Adams, All State Defenseman Richie Roskoph and All Region Attackman Zack Massa (66 goals in 2018), the team is expecting to significantly better last season’s results. Fortifying this veteran squad are Senior midfielders Owen McArdle and Jake Delisio, along with returning Junior standouts, midfielders Andrew Keating, Brendan Spooner and Ean Gute, Defenders Ryan Seefeldt, Cooper Hawk and Ethan Dewes, rounding off with junior Attackman Adam Dubsky. Patrick Grealis is expected to have a standout year in the goal.
In addition to its experience, what sets this team apart from last season is its significant depth, which is noticeably evident due to a solid Sophomore class that returns lettermen Midfielders Luke Demmerly and Zach Zoul, in addition to Sophomore Attackman Ben Giera, who will be making his varsity debut after missing last season due to a knee injury.
The 2019 16-game schedule will be extremely challenging, making it necessary to get off to a leading off on the road with playoff regular Perrysburg, making it necessary to get off to a fast start. Other key games include Greater Cleveland Conference opponents Medina, Mentor, Solon and Shaker Heights. Strong competition will also come from non-conference perennial opponents, St. Edward, Hoover-North Canton, Kenston and Rocky River. New on this season’s schedule is St. Ignatius Blue team, that traditionally upholds one of the best programs in the region.
With the squad dedicating themselves tremendously over the winter, they are poised to make a legitimate run at a conference title, and go deeper into the playoff bracket than past seasons.