Boys lacrosse preview for Towson area schools [Pictures]
While Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association squads will follow all the new NCAA rules designed to create more action on the field, their public school counterparts will continue to follow the 2012 status quo. Regardless of the rules, look below to see if your favorite team has a chance to be the last one standing after a season-long sprint to the finish.
This team-by-team preview includes Boys' Latin, Calvert Hall, Dulaney, Friends, Gilman, Loch Raven, Loyola Blakefield, Lutheran, St. Paul's, and Towson.
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Lutheran( File photo / March 12, 2013 )
2012 record: 11-7
Coach Jonny Class' quote: "We lost four or five seniors that were very experienced. We just won't have the senior leadership like we did last year."
Breakdown: The Saints graduated 86-goal scorer Steve Licata, who is now playing at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. But Class believes Lutheran will be solid offensively with seniors Stephen Bachman and Nolan Robinson sparking the team. Bachman, a Stevenson University recruit, totaled 39 goals and 36 assists last season. Robinson transferred from Boys' Latin, where he played on the junior varsity. "They could play at any MIAA A Conference school," said Class, whose squad competes in the 10-team C Conference. Bachman and Robinson will get plenty of help offensively from three midfielders, juniors Zakk Davis and Luke Dyjak and senior George Roras, and sophomore attacker Nick Weinal. The defense will be handled by seniors Nathan Scarf and juniors Luke Dyjak and Marquis King. Zack Gruber returns to start in goal for the second straight season. The Saints have only 14 players on their roster so Class worries about injuries. "I can't have a guy miss a single game or practice," Class said. "It just throws everything off. We are probably the smallest varsity program in the area."