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2013 RipNet District by District Season Preview – Part 4

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
DashboardThis article is part of a six part series.  Be sure to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3. This is the third year of our district by district previews.  Over the next couple of week’s we’ll be  breaking down each district and taking a look at the guys to watch, who the new coaches are, and which teams look ready to break out and make some noise this season. This year, the district-by-district preview is brought to you by RipNet. RipNet is a new goal scoring app and social network for players that is available for free on iPhoneAndroid and online at  The apps help you become a better player, follow your friends’ game, and stay connected with all things lacrosse. This video will show you how RipNet Performance Technology works and what you can do with the app. watch video. You studs will be the first to let it rip, which makes RipNet even more fired up to help you put more balls in the back of the net and share your success on the field with players across the state and country.  Good luck this season. Now get out there and start scoring!  ripnet_grantcatalino_quote District 16 austin suarezBishop Verot boasts a trio of players headed to Florida Southern next year.  Marc Krispinsky (attack), Austin Suarez (goalie), and Alex Groeper (LSM).  Austin Benaquisto  is another BV player to watch this year.  They beat Estero handily during the regular season last year and then got upset in the first round of the district tournament.   This district should come down to those same two teams again. ripnet_mens_vidEstero won the district last season and advanced to play Tampa Jesuit in the first round of the regionals.  They loss of James Renner and Tyler Butcher, both playing at Florida Gulf Coast now will be a tough void to fill.  Renner was the Area P.O.Y. in 2012. Fort Myers was a respectable 7-4 in district play last year and won their only non district game.  You should look for them to be in the mix as well. Riverdale, Cypress Lake, and Canterbury School round out this district. ripnet_markmatthews_quote ripnet_profileDistrict 17 Gulf Coast cruised through this district last year, with an 8-0 record in district play. With Saint Leo commit AJ Carter running the midfield for the Sharks we don’t see it being any different this season.  Also keep an eye on Sterling Desorcy, Tim Monette, and Jordan Briggs. Golden Gate was the best of the others last year with a .500 season.  Immokalee and Palmetto Ridge round out this district. ripnet_nedcrotty_quote District 18 Coach Trent Carter begins his second year at Barron Collier with a talented young team that reached the Regional Semi-Finals last year with a 15-4 record.  Leading the offense are high scoring Senior Attackmen Matt Ihm and Alec Lange. Defense will be led by Senior Justin Schwartz (Manhattan) and highly touted Sophomore Michael Nathan. Look for sophomore attack Austin Miller to have a break out season.  Hank Peeples and Ben Beatty are geared up for a strong season at midfield for the Cougars. A challenging and highly competitive schedule has been set to be battle-tested for deep playoff run. Community School of Naples, Lely, and Naples are all a distant second in this district. ripnet_jovanmiller_quote District 19 ripnet_scoringMelbourne Central Catholic (15-2) won this district last year topping Viera (12-4) in a close championship game. For Melbourne Central Catholic watch for Scotty Arnold to have another big year for the Hustlers. Viera lost four strong players to graduation so senior middie Austin Wear will have to step up and shoulder the load. Holy Trinity was the only other team in this district with a winning record going 8-6 on the season.  They should be about the same this year and Eau Gallie,  Merritt Island, Satellite, West Shore will all battle for the fourth spot in the tournament . ripnet_billybitter_quote District 20 vero beachVero Beach is the clear favorite in District 20. They will be looking at two senior goalies, Jeff Ley and Aryeh Pollack. They have a pair of strong seniors anchoring the defense with Max Mueller and Treyson Pierce. A couple of juniors will also see significant time Derrick Stanley and Dylan Carrabia. Vero Beach has great depth at the midfield position. Returning captain Gunner Flinchum is a solid leader. They also have Florida Tech commit Austin Zugelter running in the midfield.  Andrew Shapiro will be taking the face offs for VB. Attack look for junior Winton Roschach.  He has great vision and can really finish.  Seniors Colton Pierce and Dylan Cannon are both solid shooters.  Pierce is a three year starter who brings plenty of experience to the game.  Sophomore Tyler Martin is also expected to see significant time. At St. Ed’s you should look for Tyrell Sands to have a breakout season.  He is a quick and solid athlete. John Carroll Catholic has a new coach on the staff.  John Laverty will try to help keep that program headed in the right direction. He will get help from James Davis, a very experienced and solid player. John Carroll was winless in 2009 and 2010 but won three games in 2011 in six games in 2012. We think you will see this continue pattern of improvement this season. Sebastian River will round out this district. Be sure to check out part1, part 2, and part 3 of our season preview and keep an eye out tomorrow for parts five and six.