Unchartered Territory (Updated)

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Lacrosse is not a hobby in Southeastern Pennsylvania, it’s a way of life. Many of the nation’s elite lacrosse stars at the collegiate level have come from Philadelphia area high schools. Of those schools, one of the toughest and most competitive conference’s is the Chest-Mont. Several Division 1 bound athlete’s from each team is commonplace.

Bishop Shanahan is no different. The Eagles have a pedigree of sending lacrosse players to D1 schools every year. However, the Chest-Mont championship is a goal that has eluded them every year. That all changed in 2014. The Eagles won the Chest-Mont outright for the first time in school history. Even with several All-American’s on it’s roster, Bishop Shanahan had to claw it’s way to the title by outworking their opponents. Their only loss came in overtime to the district’s number 1 seed, Penncrest.

The difference this year was the focus in the offseason training program. The seniors have led by example. They have had a taste of being close, but never getting over the championship hump. TITUS has trained this group of seniors throughout their high school careers, and the results have shown in on field performance. All-American, Dylan Alderman said, “TITUS has helped push us for four years to be the best and develop us into better athletes.” Fellow All-American and 53 goal scorer, John Mehok said, “Training with TITUS not only helped our team become a better more cohesive unit, TITUS has also prepared us for the next level.” Alderman will head to Hofstra next year, while Mehok will play for Lehigh, Coach Heisman has been a major supporter of the training regimen. “TITUS training really brought this team together and turned an already good group of athletes into better teammates and players. I really appreciate what TITUS has done.”

Bishop Shanahan will play for the District 1 championship tonight against a familiar Chest-Mont foe, Avon Grove. With a trip to the PIAA state championship tournament already locked in, the boys will have a chance to make history again with the chance at a District 1 title.

 

UPDATE

 

The Eagles were upended by Avon Grove in the District 1 title game, 9-3. Bishop Shanahan will move on to the PIAA State Tournament with their first round opponent being Upper Dublin or Penncrest.

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