2010 Preview: Thomas



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- Webster Thomas won the first Section Five Tournament in 1975 and after thirty-four years, won it again in 2009. (A combined Webster team won in 1995). It was a thrilling game, as they defeated Fairport 11-10 in overtime. The Titans finished last season 15-1, (5-0 in Division II) with their only loss to Fairport early in the season. Thomas 2009The Titans move to Class B this season and look to continue to challenge the top Class B teams.

The Titans graduated thirteen seniors, including six who continue to play in college and nine who received All League honors. Graduation included both starting goalies, two strong First Team defenseman and two First Team midfielders; Austin Fox (Air Force), Andrew Glagolev (Drexel), Billy Gurowski (Ithaca), Mason Hill (MCC), Pat Morrill (Jacksonville) and Nick Sclazo (Jacksonville). The graduating senior class accounted for 108g-72a and 197 saves (60% between both goalies).

Jack Hinderland, who led in goals, assists and points for the Titans, returns for his senior year. He finished with 59g-33a last season and was third in goals and fifth in points in the Section and was named a US Lacrosse All American. Hinderland will be the cornerstone of the offense for Thomas as he returns for his senior year with 102g-48a over the span of his three year varsity career. He is certainly one of the strongest attackman in Section Five and is a key resource for the Titans.

Senior Brad Hutton (44g-14a) and junior Kyle Rothfuss will also be among the top players in the Titan attack. Coach Rob Ruller will also look to Kenny Tomeno and JT Hauck for significant contributions in the midfield. Tomeno has signed a letter to intent to play at Marist in the fall. Tomeno finished with 39g-15a last season while Hauck finished with 20g-18a.

The graduation of four senior defensemen (three of them three year starters) and two starting goalies will be the most difficult for Coach Ruller to replace in 2010. The Titans will have to look to new blood in the defense if they hope to compete in their difficult division. Coach Ruller, "I think if we can stay focused at one game at a time and improve each week and stay healthy we will be in the thick of things at the end of the year." With the current alignment of divisions, only three out of league games can be scheduled and Coach Ruller has scheduled games against Aquinas, Livonia and Penn Yan.


Top Returning Players:

John Hart 11 M All League Honorable Mention Midfield (MC-d2)
JT Hauck 11 M All League 2nd Team Midfield (MC-d2)
Jack Hinderland 12 A D&C All-Greater Rochester Super 16 (Att), All League 1st Team Attack (MC-d2), USLacrosse All American
Brad Hutton 12 A All League 2nd Team Attack (MC-d2), Section 5 (Class A) All Tournament Team
Kyle Rothfuss 11 A All League Honorable Mention Attack (MC-d2)
Kenny Tomeno 12 M D&C All-Greater Rochester (Honorable Mention-MC-2), All League 1st Team Midfield (MC-d2), Section 5 MVP (Class A) All Tournament Team


Top New Players:

Doug Passero 11 D  
Connor Smith 11 LSM  
Dan Thomas 12 D