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NFL Pre Season Profiles

Charter School for Applied Technologies

Head Coach: Doug Whitehead

Assistant Coaches: Scott Whitehead, Kevin Whitehead

2017 Varsity Record: 4-10. But went to B Semi Finals Vs Alden

Starters Returning: Connor Spinda, Sho’Quan James

Key Players: Connor Spinda, Sho’Quan James, Christian Cabrera , Jairo Santos , Elijah Meckenberg, Wesley Kubasiak

Key Losses due to Graduation: J.P Henry, Leo Perdomo, Jose Jimenez

Goals for Season: We are somewhat a young team this year after graduating 9 Seniors last year. But the young players we have added to the team this year will be able to contribute immediately and have an immediate impact . Even though we are a young team our players have worked extremely hard and we look to be a competitive team in the N.F.L.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

N/A

Grand Island High School

Head Coach: Dean Santorio

Assistant Coaches: Brian Willats – JV Head Coach

2017 Varsity Record: 10-8

Starters Returning: Art Meaney (3rd/P), Cam Sionko (1st/P), Derek Callen (2nd/P), Easton Speer (SS/P), Frank DePalma (C), Mark Seibert (P)

Key Players: Art Meaney, Cam Sionko, Colby Muggli (P/CF), Frank DePalma

Key Losses due to Graduation: Sean Pufpaff, Bryce Jellinick, Tyler Muggli, Will Hughes

Goals for Season: Our goal is always to finish in the top 3 in the division and be competitive in every game we play.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? None

Kenmore East Bulldogs

Head Coach: Leslie Simon

Assistant Coaches: Cory Martin

2017 Varsity Record: 9-5 NFL, 9-8 overall

Starters Returning: Mario Ruggiero- (p-ss) Vince Lodestro (p-ss) Dan Spors (2b)

Key Players: the above

Key Losses due to Graduation: Ryan Williams, Dominic Germano ,Dylan Creasey

*****top 3 pitchers, we lost 6 starters overall

Goals for Season: to hold our own in the NFL, make a sectional run

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Dylan Creasey ,Fingerlakes CC

Kenmore West

Head Coach:   John Haynes

2017 Record: 15-5

Lost players -Kyle LaPlante, Benny Serrano, Adam Pray,Jacob Pray,Rich Fries,Patrick Gourlay and Scott Hanesworth

Returning Starters-Dom Schmidt , Zach LaPlante,Owen Green and Andrew Fron

Goals-To repeat as NFL champs and win a sectional title

Lew-Port

Head Coach: Mark Waple

Assistant Coaches: Joe Rizzo, Mike Fitzgerald, Kyle Waple

2017 Varsity Record: 13-8 Lost in Class A2 Sectional Finals to Olean 7-2

Starters Returning: SENIORS: Mat Carden (P, INF), Shane Kowalski (P,INF), SOPHS: Cooper Krawczyk (P, INF,OF), Anthony Dragone (P, INF),

Lucas Route (P, INF, OF), FROSH: Dom Fazzolari (C),

Key Players: See above

Key Losses due to Graduation: None

Goals for Season: To compete on a Dailey basis and to continue to improve so that we are playing our best baseball at playoff time.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Mat Carden will attend NCCC to play Baseball.

Lockport High School

Head Coach: Dan Petock

Assistant Coaches: Trait Smith

2017 Varsity Record: 6-12

Starters Returning: Sean McKinney C, Andrew Gault P,3B, Colin Kobylanski P,OF Alex Drake LF,

Key Players: See above

Key Losses due to Graduation: Brian Chatt

Goals for Season: Finish in top 5 sectionals

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? N/A

Niagara Falls High School

Head Coach: Rob Augustino

Assistant Coaches: Brad McLeod and Jim Hutchinson – Varsity Assistants; David Zona – JV Coach; Ed Kladke – Modified Coach

2017 Varsity Record: 10-4 NFL Record

Starters Returning: SS Jason Walker, CF Dominic Geracitano, 1B Anthony Coty and P-OF Anthony Kinney

Key Players: Pitchers Anthony Kinney (Sr.) and Treavor Janese (Jr.), SS Jason Walker (Sr.), 1B Anthony Coty (Sr.), CF Dominic Geracitano (Jr.) and 3B Brian Hutchinson (Sr.)

Key Losses due to Graduation: P-OF Dustin Newman, SS-P Matt Grace,1B Michael Laurrie

Goals for Season: Same as every year: win NFL, win Section

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Anthony Kinney – Fredonia and Brian Hutchinson – Hilbert

Niagara Wheatfield

Head Coach: Jim Hagerty

Assistant Coaches: Matt Anderson

Starters Returning: James Filippelli, Ethan Guthrie, Kyle Stenzel, Billy Scullion

Key Players: Same

Key Losses due to Graduation: DJ Stillinger

Goals for Season: Compete for NFL Title

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? James Filippelli – Mercyhurst

North Tonawanda High School

Head Coach: J.R. Liberti

Assistant Coaches: Ryan Wayne, Josh Brosios

2017 Varsity Record: 4-12

Starters Returning: Max Jeswald, Nick Cook, Kyle Toth, Dylan Normandin

Key Players: Everyone and their roles are key to success

Key Losses due to Graduation: Daniel Smolka, Antonio LaBarbara

Goals for Season: 10+ Wins

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? N/A

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