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2020 Morris Catholic Preseason Football Preview

The 2020 Preseason Football Previews are sponsored by the County College of Morris, offering an an outstanding education at an affordable price with Division II and III athletics. Go to www.ccm.edu right now to learn more about this amazing educational institution that is right in our backyard in Randolph, NJ.

The Staff

Head Coach:  John Hack

Years on the Job:  6th season at Morris Catholic

Assistants:  Mike Arakelian, Kyle Cleffi, Mike Beach, William Chevalier, John Hack Sr., Elias Perez, Stephen Lahoe, Mark Barron, Kip Finley, Jason Denburg & trainer Carlos Ruales

Returning Starters:  Zach Thomas, Soph. (WR/DB), Thomas Stark, Sr. (TE/DB), Tommy Tsangaropoulos, Sr. (RB/LB), Dan Bennett, Sr. (OL/DL), Kyle Schermerhorn, Jr. (OL/DL) & Mike RIchards, Sr. (LB)

Player’s Expected to Step Up:  In addition to the returners – Dean DeNobile, Jr. (QB), Nick Gonzalez, Soph. (WR/DB), Stanford Davis, Soph. (RB/LB), Sean Hegarty, Soph. (LB/QB), Walter Quick, Sr. (WR/DB), Aaditya Shukla, Sr. (WR/DB), Jack Armstrong, Sr. (OL/DL), Colton Lehrer, Sr. (WR/DB), Andrew Gunneson, Jr. (Edge), Dante Galella, Jr. (WR/DB), Mat Garcia, Sr. (OL/DL), Jake Lukasko, Fr. (OL/DL), Yohann Gouin, Jr. (DL), Dreveon Eddleman (OL/LB), TImmy Liebhauser, Jr. (OL/DL) & Ryan Osterhoudt, Soph. (WR)

From the Coach

What This Team Does Better than Anybody:  Culture: Faith, Toughness, Hard Work, Discipline (FTHD); Tempo; Great Teammates. Our 2020 theme is As One. We need to have a team full of players and coaches who love each other and play/coach for each other. We are hoping that through the culture that we build, we will be able to perform under pressure by playing for and loving one another, and the results will be in our favor due to the culture.

Biggest Surprise of the Off-season:  So many of our young guys matured and did such a great job developing as players and people. Also, the additions of our transfers and freshmen and how they have bought into the program so seamlessly, has helped us not miss a beat from a season in which we graduated 13 seniors, seven of which are playing in college. Additionally, we were able to add a few quality coaches to an already very strong staff.

Team Goal:  1-0 each week; be great teammates; Be who we say we are; Continue to elevate the proud tradition of MC Football. We believe if we continue to do things the right way, success will continue to find us.

Other Comments: This has been a strange offseason, but our boys have been great. We had well over 50 virtual sessions and since July 13th have worked very hard in person, despite all the surrounding circumstances. Our 2020 Bible verse is Joshua 1:9, which is Be Strong and Courageous! I feel like our boys and coaches have exhibited this consistently throughout this pandemic.

George Muha’s Take

George Muha’s Take is sponsored by Parisi Speed School of Morristown. Reach out to Parisi today to get bigger, faster and stronger because champions are made in the off-season.

It’s been fun watching this program grow since Coach Hack took over the reigns six years ago.  Hack’s first goal was to win a playoff game (something MC hasn’t done since the Regan administration…literally).  Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to build more of a playoff resume and that’s what this squad will do this year.  They got some dudes on the team and even had some nice athletes transfer in.  Prediction:  I believe this Crusader’s squad will be the team to beat in this division.   They still have games to play but this group has the ability to go undefeated against this schedule.

Schedule

10/2 vs. Pequannock
10/9 vs. Immaculata
10/16 @ Hudson Catholic
10/23 @ Hackettstown
10/29 vs. Warren Hills
11/7 @ Sussex Tech

Roster

NUMBER FULL NAME GRADE
1 Walter Quick, Jr. 12
2 Matt Lahoe 9
3 Sean Hegarty 10
4 Tommy Tsangaropoulos 12
5 Nick Gonzalez 10
6 Colton Lehrer 12
7 Thomas Stark 12
8 James Conigliaro 9
9 Matteo Banks 9
10 Aaditya Shukla 12
11 Dean Denobile 11
12 Yohann Gouin 11
13 Zach Thomas 11
14 Cam Cortez 9
15 Brandon Lamadieu 10
17 Sehji Munroe 9
18 Ryan Osterhoudt 10
19 AJ Piechota 10
20 Reece Grow 9
21 Dante Galella 11
22 Joey Dembia 10
23 Chris Urriola 10
24 Stanford Davis 10
27 Andrew Gunneson 11
28 Nick Cortes 10
29 Charlie Hooey 10
35 Sean Grewal 9
44 Alex Lorber 9
50 Dreveon Eddleman 11
51 Kyle Schermerhorn 11
52 Michael Richards 12
54 Jack Armstrong 12
55 Daniel Bennett 12
58 Gio Oliveras 10
60 Brogan Wooley 10
62 Logan Taylor 10
66 Timmy Liebhauser 11
67 Jake Lukasko 9
70 Mathew Garcia 12
71 Alex Sheiffele 9
72 Jon Prawdzik 11
75 Morgan Ressland 9
77 Camren Kersey 9
80 RJ Holloway 9
87 Andrew Anastasi 9

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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