Boys Lacrosse: Moore, Spence earn All-Central honors

Just a sophomore, Matt Moore helped lead Garnet Valley to a share of its first Central League boys lacrosse title. Lucas Spence, a senior, was part of the resurgence of Springfield that has them peaking late.

Springfield's Lucas Spence, right, recovered from early season injuries to earn Central League co-player of the year honors. (Times Staff/TOM KELLY IV)

Springfield’s Lucas Spence, right, recovered from early season injuries to earn Central League co-player of the year honors. (Times Staff/TOM KELLY IV)

Those two players were recognized by league coaches this week as the co-MVPs in the Central League.

Moore is joined by one teammate on the first team, faceoff guy Daniel Lanham. Spence’s younger brother, goalie James Spence, LSM Zac Methlie and defender Pat Smyth, are Springfield’s other representatives, while Tom Lemieux earned coach of the year honors.

League co-champ Penncrest is represented by attackman Drew Hanna, midfielder Ryan Kinnard (who had the game-winning goal for them in Tuesday’s title-share clincher) and defender Ryan Granger.

Also earning first-team nods from Delco was the Radnor quartet of Jack Norton, Jack Wilson, Drew Ryan and Mike Farnish. Ridley defender John Lyman rounds out the first team reps from Delco. Norton, Farnish, Lucas Spence and Moore were named to the All-Delco team last season.

Below is the full list of first and second team plus honorable mentions. (Note: All-Central teams are voted on by league coaches. The Daily Times has no input in the selections.)

Jack Wilson League Co-MVPs: Matt Moore, Garnet Valley and Lucas Spence, Springfield

George Kruse Sportsmanship Award: Parke Schweiter, Conestoga

Coach of the Year: Tom Lemieux, Springfield

Team Sportsmanship: Upper Darby

First Team

Drew Hanna, Sr. A, Penncrest

Radnor's Drew Ryan, right, earned a first-team All-Central League midfield nod. (Times Staff/ROBERT J. GURECKI)

Radnor’s Drew Ryan, left, earned a first-team All-Central League midfield nod. (Times Staff/ROBERT J. GURECKI)

Jack Norton, Sr. A, Radnor
Lucas Spence, Sr. A, Springfield
Evan Wolf, Sr. A, Lower Merion
Ryan Kinnard, Jr. M, Penncrest
Matt Moore, So. M, Garnet Valley
Drew Ryan, Sr. M, Radnor
Jack Wilson, Jr. M, Radnor
Daniel Lanham, Sr. FOGO, Garnet Valley
Zac Methlie, Jr. LSM, Springfield
Mike Farnish, Sr. D, Radnor
Ryan Granger, Jr. D, Penncrest
John Lyman, Sr. D, Ridley
Pat Smyth, Jr. D, Springfield
James Spence, So. G, Springfield

Second Team

Alex Bonnett, Jr. A, Penncrest
Mike Gerzabek, Jr. A, Springfield
Denny Nealon, So. A, Garnet valley
Ryan Simpson, Sr. A, Upper Darby
Pat Berniker, Sr. M, Harriton
Jacob Buttermore, So. M, Garnet Valley
Luke McCallion, So. M, Haverford
Dan Wasson, Sr. M, Springfield
Tom Meyers, Sr. FOGO, Radnor
Noah Frantz, Jr. LSM, Strath Haven
Matt Binnion, Jr. D, Harriton
Josh Chiapetta, Sr. D, Garnet Valley
Jack Reilly, Jr. D, Conestoga
Parke Schweiter, Sr. D, Conestoga
Michael Bonaddio, Jr. G, Garnet Valley

Honorable mention

Attack

Brock Anderson, So., Ridley
Hakan Atilasoy, So., Harriton
Paddy Black, Sr., Lower Merion
Jack Borbee, So., Strath Haven
Tom Higgins, Sr., Marple Newtown
Bobby McClure, Jr., Haverford
Clayton Proctor, So., Radnor
Tommy Sopko, So., Conestoga
Cade Stratton, So., Ridley
Luke Taicher, Sr., Conestoga

Midfield

Timmy Bradley, Sr., Garnet Valley
Chris Brady, Sr., Conestoga
Dan Bullitt, Sr., Penncrest
Nick Fox, Sr., Ridley
Nolan Fox, Sr., Ridley
Sam Friedman, Sr., Conestoga
Dylan Lee, Sr., Garnet Valley
Brant Pittman, Jr., Conestoga
TJ Reiley, Sr., Marple Newtown
Bill Rouse, Sr., Ridley

FOGO

Zach Groses, Jr., Penncrest
Cade Heverly, So., Ridley
Aaron Jaffe, Sr., Lower Merion
Hunter Mazur, So., Strath Haven

LSM

Sam Bouhdary, Jr., Conestoga
Rod Castro, Jr., Radnor
Eric McKelvey, Sr., Marple Newtown

Defense

Anders Camp, Jr., Strath Haven
Vince Civardelli, Sr., Marple Newtown
Chris Durning, Jr., Ridley
Dario Falcone, Jr., Radnor
Hal Marshall, Sr., Radnor
Ryan Schultz, Jr., Penncrest
Dillon Smart, Jr., Garnet Valley

Goalies

Alex Andersen, Sr., Radnor
Victor Fink, Sr., Harriton

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2 thoughts on “Boys Lacrosse: Moore, Spence earn All-Central honors

  1. some great players this year are not on the winning teams. it should be all central teams not players if this is how you are judging them.

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