District 7 – St. Augustine Favored, With Matanzas Looking to Surprise

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St. Augustine was able to sneak by Matanzas by a goal in the district final after beating them soundly in the regular season then pulled off probably the biggest upset of the first round of the FHSAA bracket by taking down Lake Mary and then went on to a respectable showing against Ponte Vedra in the 2nd round so there’s a lot to build off of for the program.

Last season’s Regular Season records via MaxPreps (Note: possibility not all results were uploaded):

School Name *W-L *Pct. W-L Pct. GF GA
St. Augustine 7-0 1.000 18-7 0.720 278 124
Matanzas 3-2 0.600 9-6 0.600 174 94
Menendez 2-3 0.400 8-11 0.421 167 211
Flagler Palm Coast 1-4 0.200 3-13 0.188 81 166
Father Lopez 0-4 0.000 8-13 0.381 100 243
  • * Denotes district data.

St. Augustine 18-7 , lost in the Round of 16 in the FHSAA

Coach David Ott looks forward to this season and a possible FHSAA rematch:

What are your expectations this season for the team?

3rd straight District Championship. Hopefully get another shot at PV in the playoffs

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

Jacob Jones (senior/midfielder)

Josh Hatten (senior/defense)

Rylan Shugart (senior/defense)

Byron Mariotti (Junior/defense)

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

Goalie competition between Gabe Harris (junior) and Hayden Yanni (sophomore)

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

Matanzas (district rival) Nease (local rival) PV (at JU for Moes Classic)

Coral Shores and Key West HS (because it’s in the Keys!!)

Matanzas High 9-6, lost in the district final

Unfortunately we have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll post when we get it

Menendez High 8-11, lost in the district semifinals

Unfortunately we have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll post when we get it

Flagler Palm Coast 3-13, lost in the district semifinals

Unfortunately we have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll post when we get it

Father Lopez 8-13, did not qualify for district

We have Coach Catroppa’s comments:

The Father Lopez Green Lacrosse Program turned around tremendously. From 0-15 to 8-13 in one year, and now going into the 2019 with a lot of returnees it’s looking like finally the year we can make district playoffs!

What are your expectations this season for the team?

Make District Playoffs

Have our first year JV team a successful season

Continue to Build the Culture And Win over .500

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

Parker Savas (Junior/midfielder)

Corbin Ketchum (senior/defense)

Patrick Wilke (Junior/Attack)

Jose Ugarte (Senior/Goalie)