ceoffs. The Lions won 15 of 23 in their opener.
Kent Island Finding senior leadership should not be a problem for the Buccaneers.
“We have a senior class of 19 players so definitely a veteran-heavy team, so we’re excited to have a lot of great senior leadership,” Bucs head coach Davey Jones said. “We’ll continue to play a fairly tough out-ofconference schedule. We’re going down to South Carolina to play one of their better teams during spring break. We play Westminster. We get to play in a tournament with Mt. Hebron who was a state finalist last year.”
Projected starters are seniors Brendan Smith (A), Jackson Kratovil (M), Stone Sticher (A), Parker Dixon (M), Austin Ryan (D), DJ Galloway (LSM), Michael Scott (LSM/D), Paul Janniche (D), and Josh Chaney (G). Junior starters are Sean Mooney (A) and Brandon Galloway (M).
Northern could be the Bucs’ toughest test in the region again this season.
“We’ve formed a pretty good rivalry against Northern, who is the team that beat us in regionals last year,” Jones said. “They have a great coaching staff. They’re always super prepared and energetic when it comes to the game we play against them. They have our attention so to speak, and we’re excited to get back at it. I think the Bayside is going to be a little more competitive.” Saints Peter and Paul The Sabres, which compete in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, have scheduled a variety of tough teams to prepare for conference action. They opened the season with a 16-1 victory over Plano East from Texas before falling to A Conference powers St. Mary’s, 11-3, St. Paul’s, 17-2, and Catholic power Salesianum (Del.), 11-9.
“We have a good team this year, just different pieces,” head coach Bud Lewis said.
Starting middies are senior Adam Alderfer and juniors Connor Lemire and Michael Pelczar. At attack are juniors Clay Schmidt — a transfer from Easton — Cole Lacaze, and Nate Shafer.
Longstick middie is junior Owen Schroeder and defenders are seniors Trey Bishop and Charlie Mangold and juniors Quinn Chambers and David Connelly.
Senior Ryker Chase and sophomore Nate Biddle are spitting time in goal.
“Our biggest problem is numbers,” Lewis said. “We have a heck of a schedule, but we get better every game. … The first game that matters for us is April 4, which is Glenelg. I’ll play anybody anywhere just to get ready for them; they’re in our conference.” Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at email@example.com
Queen Anne’s County High freshman Gavin Jens races up the field pursued by Quince Orchard’s Logan Feuer (17) and Wyatt McCabe during the Lions’ 14-12 victory Saturday afternoon in Centreville.
Quince Orchard’s Ryan Manion controls the ball near the sideline under pressure from Queen Anne’s Jack Rife during the Lions’ 14-12 victory Saturday afternoon in Centreville.