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2019 Team Previews: Notre Dame (GP) Crusaders (11)

Written by: on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Philip Stambaugh (9th Yr., 74-27)

Assistant Coaches: Anthony Casciano, Jordon Hildabrant, Andre Jordan, Rob Irving, Tom Campanaro, Lloyd Brooks, Matthew “Duke” Giovannini, Roy Cortez, Mike Kaulius, Mike Carroll, Alex Rivera, Richie Kessler

Team Name: Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders

2018 Record: 10-2 / DXI AAA Runner-Up (9-1 / Colonial League Champions)

Twitter: @philipstambaugh

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters lost: QB, Cole DeFranco (Sacred Heart), WR, David Sanders, Jr. (East Stroudsburg), WR, Isaiah Dejesus (Muhlenberg), WR/CB, Ethen Aquino (Moravian), OLB, Jake Gillen (Wilkes), K, Alex Garrido (Muhlenberg), P, Anthony DeMasi (St. Anselm)

Offensive Starters Returning: (7) Sr. RB, Christian Greggo, Sr. WR, Andrew Darno, Sr. OL, Andrew Stackhouse, Sr. OL Liam Carroll, Jr. OL Brandon Guffy, Jr. OL Lex Rivera, Jr. OL Tyler Lissy

Defensive Starters Returning: (4) Sr. DB Ben Carlin, Sr. LB Andy Matisz, Jr. LB Jake Hull, So. ATH Derek Berlitz

Special Team Starters Returning: (3) Sr. SS, Andrew Stackhouse, Sr. LS, Liam Carroll, Sr. HOLD, Andrew Darno

Key Newcomers: (32)  Sr. DL, Shakhur “Shaq” Harris, Sr. LB-DE, Matt Dittmar, Jr. RB-LB, Matt Frauen, Jr., Jr. WR-DB, Joe Galle, So. QB, Collin Quintano, Jr. WR-DB Izzy Rodriguez, Jr. WR Robby Spirk, Sr, DB, Michael Irving, Jr. DE, William Jordan, Jr. LB, Joey Rivituso, Jr. CB, Christian Bell, So. LB-WR, Fulvio D’Avella, So. WR, Nadir Sanders, Jr. QB-DE, Nick Oligino, Jr. DB, John Febbo V, Sr. DL, Eshan Swartz, Sr. OL, Allan Milkovitz, Sr. DL, Max Battista, Sr. DB, Matt Wolke, So. DL, Ryan Carroll, So. OL-DL, Logan Castellano, So. K/P, Nick Garrido, So. CB, Jared Rodriguez, So. LB, Antonio Caiazzo, So. WR-DB, Gavin Gibbs, So. RB/WR, Trevor Shay, Fr. QB, Conner Aquino, Fr. LB, Tyler Garcia, So. LB-WR, Ethan O’Neill, So. LB, Tony Gillen, So. DB, Evan Swartz and Jr. DB, Bryan Lynch

D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: Sr. OL, Andrew Stackhouse, Sr. DL, Shakhur “Shaq” Harris, Sr. WR, Andrew Darno, Jr. RB-LB, Matt Frauen, Jr., Jr. OL, Lex Rivera, Jr. LB, Jake Hull, Jr. OL, Tyler Lissy, Jr. WR, Joe Galle, So. WR, Derek Berlitz

Key Stats: Ben Carlin (’18 Co-Defensive MVP / 102 total tackles + 5 PD) , Andy Matisz (102 total tackles [3 for loss]), Christian Greggo (110 carries for 781 yds. & 11 rushing TDs + 12 receptions for 158 yds. & 2 receiving TDs), Andrew Darno (24 receptions for 270 yds. & 5 receiving TDs), Jake Hull (76 total tackles (3 for loss) + 5 hurries), Derek Berlitz (68 total tackles + 1 INT & 2 PD)

2019 Outlook: We will continue to push to the top of the league, district and state. Extremely close-knit team, will have between 70-80 players on team…

Offense: We return experienced starting offensive line. Skill players on Offense are young but very talented – need to replace key losses to graduation…

Defense: Strong nucleus returns, more depth all-around on Defense heading into 2019. Role players will be key.

Special Teams: Graduation took the kicker and punter off to college. Nick Garrido, who is the younger brother of our former kicker, Alex Garrido, will handle the majority of kicking duties.

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