Bath Haverling: 2009 Preview


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- Bath ended their league season fourth in GRALL with a 0-7 record (9-8 overall). Seeded third in the Class C tournament the Rams lost to Livonia in the second round and finished as seeded. Bath had its best season ever last year, with a 9-1 out of league record, finishing over .500 for the first time in the programs history. The Rams bathplayed close games with their GRALL competitors with a two goal loss to Livonia and a one goal loss to McQuaid Jesuit early in the season.

Offensively, Bath will miss some of their star power from 2008. The graduation of McKenzie Durham and Dave Harris will affect how the Rams score on offense. Durham was the Rams leading points scorer and Harris led the team in goals.

This season's offense will be led by sophomores Nick Rossi and Zach Reed. Reed stepped up last season as a freshman and led the Rams in assists with 34, and scored 38 goals as well. Reed was 11th in Section Five for assists and tied for 17th in total points. Reed will continue to be a cornerstone for the Ram's offense. Rossi was fourth in points for the Rams with 27g-3a. Rossi will be joined by Matt and Andy Nesbitt in the midfield. Tyler Reed, a transfer from Corning East, will add depth to the Rams midfield. Coach Ken DiDomineck says "The midfielders will be the deepest it has been in a while."

The defense should be a strength for the team this year with Chris Wolfer returning in the goal for the Rams for the third straight year. In front of Wolfer will be two time GRALL Top 16 player Brent Harrison. Coach DiDomineck, "Harrison has stepped up to become a defense and team leader." Harrison will be looking to both returning and new players to join him on the starting defensive line. Tyler Hutchenson will also be a key part of the defense in the LSM position. After sharing the position last season, Hutchenson will take over the position.

This year, Bath will continue to look for their first GRALL win since the formation of the league. Coach DiDomineck looks forward to the season saying, "There is a lot of excitement for the upcoming Lacrosse season in Bath. However, this season's schedule should be a little harder with the return of Corning West on it and a very competitive GRALL league."


Top Returning Players:

Brent Harrison - Def - 12 - GRALL Top 16
Tyler Hutchenson - LSM - 11 - GRALL Top 16
Nick Rossi - Mid - 10 - GRALL HM
Zach Reed - Att - 10 - GRALL Top 16
Chris Wolfer - Goal - 12
Matt Nesbitt - Mid - 11
Andy Nesbitt - Mid - 12
Tyler Reed - G/Mid - 12


Top New Players:

Brian Gable - Mid - 10
Drew Wagner - Short stick utility - 10
Brett Patridge - Short stick midfield - 10