Welcome to the 2014 Enoch Office/Varsity Sports Network preseason Top 20 boys’ lacrosse poll. VSN ranks the top teams in the Baltimore region which covers public and private schools in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County and Howard County.

 

6. Calvert Hall College Cardinals (click for video)

2013 record: 11-6 (MIAA A Conference semifinalists; No. 4 in final 2013 VSN Top 20)

Coach: Bryan Kelly (19th season)

Returning letter winners – 22

Returning starters – 5

Key returning players – Matt Burke, senior, defender; Luke Ciccarone, junior, midfielder; Eric Evans, senior, defender; Andrew Fanshaw, senior, attack; Michael Fanshaw, sophomore, midfielder; David Fritz, senior, midfielder; Matt Huertas, senior, midfielder; Timmy Kelly, junior, attack; Michael Lanahan, senior, defender; Joe McSorley, sophomore, goalie; Colin McLaughlin, senior, midfielder; Evan Mintzer, sophomore, midfielder

Key newcomers – Jason Brown, junior, attack; J.T. Bugliosi, freshman, attack; Brendan Curry, freshman, midfielder; Omar DeBerry, freshman, attack; Jed Manning, freshman, defender; Daniel Murphy, sophomore, midfielder

Outlook – The Cardinals have gotten off to their best start (6-0) since 2011 including a win over nationally-ranked Canada’s Hill Academy (ranked No. 8 in the latest Inside Lacrosse Top 25). It’s a promising beginning for what longtime coach Kelly called his “most inexperienced team.”

Andrew Fanshaw (Towson University signee) and Timmy Kelly (North Carolina) are the veteran leaders at attack. The starting midfield unit is new with holdovers Evan Mintzer (Maryland commit) Michael Fanshaw (Towson commit), Ciccarone (UMBC),  Atkinson (Johns Hopkins commit), Huertas, Fritz (St. Mary’s), McLaughlin (Siena) leading.

The defense is experienced with Evans (Ohio State), Burke (Vermont) and Lanahan back in starting roles. McSorley is back in goal with senior Daniel Flock providing depth. 

“We’re young, a lot of new faces, a lot of guys who never had varsity experience,” said Bryan Kelly, whose team is 12th nationally in the latest Inside Lacrosse Top 25. “We definitely have some work to do.”

 

2014 schedule

Mar. 8 – def. Jordan (N.C.), 22-1

Mar. 9 – def. Highland Park (Tex.), 8-3

Mar. 13 – def. Hill Academy (Canada), 10-9

Mar. 15 – def. Collegiate School (Va.), 9-6

Mar. 18 – def. Benjamin School (Fla.), 9-4

Mar. 21 – def. LaSalle College (Pa.), 8-4

Mar. 24 vs. Trinity-Pawling (Fla.)

Mar. 25 vs IMG National (Fla.)

Mar. 28 vs. Conestoga (Pa.)

Mar. 30 vs. Loyola Academy (Ill.)

bryan kellyApr. 4 at Mount St. Joseph

Apr. 8 vs. Severn School

Apr. 11 at St. Mary’s

Apr. 15 at Boys’ Latin School

Apr. 22 at St. Paul’s School

Apr. 25 vs. Gilman School

Apr. 29 vs. Archbishop Spalding

May 2 at McDonogh School

May 6 vs. Loyola Blakefield