Coach: Pete Hudecki||Assistant:
Mike Finn, Mike Rizzo|
Record: 10-7 (5-4 league) finished #2 in Monsignor Martin, lost to Nichols in
Msgr Martin semifinals|
Spina - midfield (12)||Joe
Comer - midfield (11)|
Pollechetti - midfield (12)||Braden
Scales - midfield (11)|
Smith - defense (12)||Nate
O'Brien - defense (11)|
Halt - LSM (11)||Tim
Balkin - defense (11)|
Curatolo - attack (11)||Nigel
Davis - attack/midfield (9)|
Hubert - attack (10)||Andrew
Pawenski - midfield (10) |
Deakin -defense (10)|
Pete Hudecki's Marauders really made a jump last season. Winners of just 3 games
in 2009, St. Joes won 10 last year, and look for continued success in 2011. After
a disappointing overtime loss in the Monsignor Martin semifinals to Nichols, the
Marauders will look for a measure of revenge, and possibly a shot at the title.
attack will be lead by junior Christian Curatolo who had a breakout year in 2010,
earning 1st team all-league honors. Joining Curatolo on the Marauder first line
attack will be sophomore Michael Hubert and freshman Nigel Davis.|
The St. Joes
midfield is historically deep and athletic. This year's team will be no exception.
Returning will be senior Max Spina who earned 2nd team all-league honors last
season. AJ Pollechetti (15g, 8a) will also see time on the first middie line.
Up and coming talent in juniors Joe Comer and Braden Scales will challenge for
the third spot. Sophomore Andrew Pawenski will provide added depth at the position.
Unfortunately for the Marauders, junior midfielder Chad Kelly will not be returning
this season, as to better focus upon potential football scholarship opportunities.
St. Joes returns senior Adam Smith (49 gbs, 18 takeaways). Smith was a 2nd team
all-league selection and will be attending Oswego in the Fall. Filling in the
remaining close defensive spots will be junior Nate O'Brien and sophomore James
Deakin, who saw significant time in 2010 as a freshman. Junior Tim Balkin will
provide further depth to the defensive corps.|
Junior goalkeeper Paul Englert
returns between the pipes. Englert will be an important factor in the success
of St. Joes this year.
Marauders once again take their out of state trip in April, taking on; Bethel
Park, PA (4/18), University, WV (4/19), Morgantown, WV (4/20) and Seneca Valley,
PA (4/21). Critical matchups with Timon-St. Jude (4/13, 5/11) will tell Coach
Hudecki if his team is ready to take the next step to the Monsignor Martin title.
Look for the Marauders to continue to improve. A solid mix of experienced players
along with younger talent provides St. Joes great optimism in 2011. They will
be in the hunt come June.|
WNY matchups: home and home vs. Timon-St. Jude (4/13 & 5/11) @ St. Francis