NXT to Know: "A Look at the 2018 Season"
Issue 7: NXT to Know with Director of Guidance, Bill Leahy
Each Thursday through the season, we will share a weekly round-up highlighting our NXT players having success at the high school level. In addition to following us here on our NXT Watch Blog, check out our @nxtlcboys feeds on Instagram & Twitter for daily updates.
Allentown Central Catholic
- Matt Marker, NXT 2018: Exploded for 5 goals and 3 assists in an opening win against Liberty. Marker then had a huge game scoring 6 goals and 2 assists in beating rival Parkland 14-12.
- Alec Brogle, NXT 2020: Had 2 goals in the win over Liberty
- Adam Ritter, NXT 2018: Had a goal in a loss to Pennsbury. Ritter then had 2 assists in a 13-3 win over Roman Catholic.
- Mitch Moyer, NXT 2019: Had 3 goals and 3 assists in a win over Delaware Military Academy. Watch Highlights and an interview with Moyer here.
- Bryce De Muth, NXT 2018: Led the way on defense with 1 goal in a 14-5 win over West Chester Henderson
- James Reilly, NXT 2018: Had 1 goal in a 11-6 loss to Calvert Hall. Reilly then went 14 of 23 facing off with 1 goal in a 10-9 OT loss to Boys Latin. Reilly then went 13 of 13 facing off in a loss to LaSalle. Watch Reilly hidded ball trick here.
Council Rock North
- Peter Lehman, NXT 2020: Had 5 goals in a loss to Haverford High School
- Mike Leschinsky, NXT 2020 & Liam Gilley, NXT 2019: Watch highlights here.
- Owen Banavitch, NXT 2018: Had 2 goals in Great Valley’s 6-3 opening win over Methacton. Banavitch then had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 14-0 win over Oxford.
- Ben Tishgart, NXT 2020: Went 13 of 17 facing off in a 9-7 win over Methacton. Tishgart then went 12 of 17 facing off in a 8-7 OT win against Plymouth-Whitemarsh.
Haverford High School
- Alex McKendry, NXT 2018: Had 1 goal in an opening 16-6 win against Council Rock North
- Payton Hollway, NXT 2018: Had 1 goal in a loss to national power Culver Military Academy
- TJ Malone, NXT 2018: Had 4 goals to get Haverford’s first win of the year against nationally ranked McDonogh (MD). Malone followed up that performance with 3 goals and 2 assists in a 12-8 win over Maryland power Gilman. Malone then had 3 goals and 1 assist in a 11-6 win over St. Paul’s (MD). Malone continued his busy week with 2 goals and 1 assist in a 16-7 loss to Culver Military Academy.
- Cam Aksu, NXT 2019: Had 1 goal and 3 assists in a 22-4 win over York Catholic. Aksu then had 1 goal in a 11-5 loss to Wilson. Aksu bounced back with 1 goal in a win over Garden Spot.
- Grayson Dague, NXT 2020: Had 4 goals in the opening win. Dague had a 2 goal and 2 assist performance in their win Wednesday.
- Matt Heuston, NXT 2019: Had 1 goal and 2 assists in the win. Heuston had 1 assist in the loss to Wilson. Heuston then had 1 goal and 2 assists in their Garden Spot win.
- Bryce Witmer, NXT 2019: Had 6 goals and 1 assist the win against York Catholic. Witmer then had 4 goals against Garden Spot on Wednesday.
Holy Ghost Prep
- Zach May, NXT 2019: Had 8 saves in a 16-5 win over Harriton. May then had 6 saves in a 11-4 win against local rival Abington.
- Ian McAnally, NXT 2019: Had 1 assist in a win over Twin Valley while limiting their offense to 1 goal.
- Mason Scott, NXT 2021: Had 3 goals in a 12-3 win over Elizabethtown
LaSalle College High School
- Chris Mockaitis, NXT 2019: Had 2 goals in an opening 9-3 win over Springside Chestnut Hill. Mockaitis followed up with a 1 goal effort in a 8-3 win over Conestoga.
- George Hetrick, NXT 2018: Had 2 goals in a win over Conestoga Valley
- CJ Lane, NXT 2021: Had his first high school career goal in a 14-6 win over Kennett. Lane then had another goal in a 10-7 win over CB South.
- Ryan Dickson, NXT 2018: Had 2 goals in a 9-6 loss to Strath Haven. Dickson followed up that performance with a 3 goal, 2 assists effort in a 9-8 loss to St. Anne’s Belfield. Dickson then had 2 goals and 1 assists in a non conference loss to Lawrenceville (NJ). Dickson also had 1 goal in a 4-3 win over Garnet Valley.
- Matt Nevells, NXT 2020: Had 1 goal in a 16-3 win over Quakertown. Nevels added another goal in a 8-5 win over Wissahickon.
- Charlie Nuschke, NXT 2020: Had 1 assist and 4 groundballs in a win against Marple Newtown
-Trey Pompetti, NXT 2021: Had 2 assists in a 16-2 win over Sun Valley. Pompetti followed up that effort with a 2 goal, 2 assist performance in a win over Archbishop Carroll.
- Shane Stevens, NXT 2020: Had 5 saves in the win against Sun Valley. Stevens then had 12 saves against Carroll. Stevens had another 12 saves in a 9-4 loss to CB West.
- Steven Woolery, NXT 2021: Had a goal in the Sun Valley win. Woolery then had a goal in the win over Carroll.
- Jackson Birtwistle, NXT 2020: Had 4 goals and 3 assists in an opening win over Spring-Ford. Birtwistle followed up that performance with a 3 goal and 2 assist effort in a 11-4 win over Wissahickon. Birtwistle then had 2 goals and 1 assist in a 7-6 OT loss to Downingtown East.
- Drew Brown, NXT 2019: Had 1 goal and 1 assists in the win. Brown then had 3 goals in the win against Wissahickon.
- Colin Hoff, NXT 2018: Had 3 goals in a 9-6 loss to Garnet Valley
- Jerry Bardol, NXT 2018: Had 2 goals, 4 assists, and 3 ground balls in a win against Cardinal O’Hara. Bardol then had 3 assists, and the game winning overtime goal against Unionville.
- Jed Hanson, NXT 2018: Had 1 goal in the win
- Charlie Herlocher, NXT 2021: Made his first high school start and made 4 saves in a 5-4 win over Peddie School
Hempfield: Mentioned- Cameron Asku (NXT 2019), Matt Heuston (NXT 2019), Bryce Witmer (NXT 2019)
Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic: Mentioned- Ian McAnally (NXT 2019)
Manheim Township: Mentioned- Nicolas Gutierrez (NXT 2019), George Hetrick (NXT 2018), Dan Klotz (NXT 2019)
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