District Preview: Class 2A, District 6 – A Likely Stroll in the Winter Park

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Class 2A – Region R2 – District D6
School City
East River Orlando
Lake Howell Winter Park
Lake Nona Orlando
Timber Creek Orlando
University (Orlando) Orlando
Winter Park Winter Park

 

This district will require a major change for Winter Park not to move on to the playoffs.  Last year WP beat each of these schools handily, the smallest margin being 13 goals.  That’s a LOT of ground to make up.  And the opening game of this season resulted in WP taking Bishop Moore down to the wire on the road.

We’ll see who can win the scramble for the other three spots as the teams look very close to each other.  Timber Creek comes over to this district after getting to their finals with Boone last season and looks like the co-favorite for the 2nd slot with Lake Howell.

 

Winter Park

Head Coach Ryan Healey

What are your expectations this season for the team?

Compete for a District and Metro Conference Championship

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Garrett Moore M 36 G, 7 A Junior (JU Commit), John Workman M 25 G 12  Senior, Jack Martinez SSDM Junior, Andrew Ducsay LSM Senior

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Ryan Roberts Junior Midfield

Davis Campbell Junior Attack

Bronson Dowdell Freshman

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Bishop Moore, Timber Creek, Boone, Lake Brantley and Lake Mary

 

Timber Creek

Head Coach Trey Gordon

What are your expectations this season for the team?

My expectation is our team will compete in every game, we will hold teams to under 10 goals per game, and we will win our district!

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Ethan Canning (Newberry, S.C), Zach Hixenbaugh, and Anthony Torla

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

David Sebert (Midfield), Brynn Floyd (Defense)

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Winter Park, Lake Mary, Boone, Hagerty

 

Lake Howell

Head Coach Mark Ayad

What are your expectations this season for the team?

To keep getting better.  We want to continue to build Lake Howell Into a consistently strong program. We have a strong belief we will be competitive in our district and further if we continue to improve each day.

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

I graduated 17 last year, so our returners this year are stepping up and will make a difference. Seniors Aidan Callahan (Defense), Rafael Rosario (Goalie), Ethan Hardesty (Defense), Juniors Ethan Gerber and Koen Koller (Midfield), Tyler Faires and Mason Kalinowski (Attack), and Sophomore Michael Relvini (Midfield).

 

 

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Everyone on our roster steps up when they are needed. We rely on each other and when their time comes to step up, they will rise to the level of our training and preparation.

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

We look forward to the next game on our schedule. We are focusing on taking the season one game at a time, and not overhyping or underestimating any opponent we play.

 

East River

Head Coach Franklin Adkins

What are your expectations this season for the team?

This year our Varsity team goal is to improve our record from last season. We also want to reach the district playoffs and play as long as we can in April. 2020  has a host of JV players that are brand new to the game. Our goal for the young guys is to introduce them to the exciting sport of lacrosse and create a passion for the game so that they return each year and continue to build a foundation for our program.

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Rashad Abdulsalam DEFENSE 69 GB  8 INT  12 TA

Jacob Adkins   ATTACK  29 G  38 Total Points

Josh Rodriguez ATTACK  10 G  18 Total Points

Brandon Sellers  DEFENSE 33 GB  7 INT  8 TA

Gavin Yurick  DEFENSE  11 GB   5 TA

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Cole Alexander FOGO

Cody Downer  ATTACK/MIDDIE

Michael Irvin ATTACK/MIDDIE

Aidan Kory ATTACK/MIDDIE

Ashton Morgan MIDDIE

Sergio Raygoza MIDDIE

Eli Johnson MIDDIE

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

Our team is looking forward to playing Winter Park and Boone. Those programs are consistently so well run, that when you play a team like that, it makes you have a new respect for the game. Those higher level matchups always challenge and bring out the best in our guys.

 

We’ll add University and Lake Nona when we get their questionnaires