About

The Strath Haven High School Boys Lacrosse program includes JV and Varsity teams and draws student-athletes from the Township of Nether Providence and the Boroughs of Rose Valley, Rutledge and Swarthmore. With a combined roster of nearly 50 student-athletes, Strath Haven plays in the highly competitive PIAA Central League which includes 2016 PIAA Boys Lacrosse state champion Springfield, 2015 PIAA Boys Lacrosse state champion Radnor High School, 2014 state champion Penncrest High School and three-time state champion Conestoga High School.

Strath Haven High School is located at 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086-6333. The JV and Varsity boys lacrosse teams play their games on Mesa Field (grass) at Strath Haven High School and on King Field (artificial turf) which is located just across the street from Strath Haven High School behind Strath Haven Middle School.

Strath Haven High School Lacrosse Coaching Staff

For information about our coaching staff, see the bio's below.


Jef Hewlings enters his 38th year of coaching and his 6th season as Head Coach of the Strath Haven Boys' Lacrosse program. Prior to his arrival at Strath Haven, he enjoyed head coaching stops at Malvern Prep (1983-87), Penncrest High School (1989-99), Oneonta HS (NY), where he founded the high school program (2000-06), and Emmaus High School (2008-11).

Along the way, Coach Hewlings' teams won Central League titles (with Penncrest in 1996 and 1998 and Strath Haven in 2016), Lehigh Valley Conference titles (with Emmaus, 2008-11), and participated in post-season playoffs (at Malvern, Penncrest, and Emmaus, as well as in each of the past 5 seasons at Strath Haven). His Penncrest teams advanced to the PSLA state semifinals in both 1998 and 1999, and Emmaus reached the PIAA quarterfinal round in both 2009 and 2010.The Strath Haven Panthers have advanced in the PIAA state tournament in each of the past 2 seasons (posting a 2-year program best overall record of 34-15 during this time).

Speaking about the upcoming season, Hewlings says that "working with our class of 2018 these past 4 years has been an incredibly rewarding experience - for me, for them, and for our program. These guys have kept the energy flowing since they arrived back in the fall of 2014, and we're excited for them to step onto the field as seniors and leaders of our program." He adds: "The buzz about Strath Haven lacrosse in the Wallingford-Swarthmore lacrosse community is really the end result of a lot of people working together to support a championship level program, both on and off the field."


Scott Berkheimer enters his 6th season as Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator at Strath Haven High School after coaching at Ridley High School the previous three years. Coach Berkheimer played collegiately at Penn State and Stockton College where he was a 3-time Knickerbocker Conference 1st Team selection, a 3-time ECAC-Metro 1st Team All Star, as well as a USILA D3 All-American selection in 2005. He was a member of Ridley's '97 and '98 PSLA state championship teams and captained their '99 PSLA state title runner-up team.


Donald Clemons starts his fourth season with the Strath Haven HS staff following a successful playing career at DeSales University. Don was a 4-year starter on defense (and 2-year team captain) at DeSales. After graduation, he began coaching at Parkland High School, where in 2012 he led the JV squad to a 15-0 record; he also served as a varsity assistant while at Parkland HS.


Cory Dawes joined the Strath Haven coaching staff as an Assistant Coach working with the team's goalies in 2014. A 2-time PA state champion as a player at Ridley, Cory's focus with the Panthers is coaching the team's goalies. Before joining the Haven staff, Cory enjoyed success coaching at the youth level. He is married to Jill and they are parents to Camille.


Coach McGraw is a well-established part of the Strath Haven lacrosse community, having coached with Haven Youth lacrosse for 8 years and our high school program for the past 11 years. He served as a coach of the Delaware County squad that captured gold at the 2004 Keystone Games and has also coached club lacrosse for Premier Lacrosse Club, USTC Falcons Club and assorted Haven Club teams.


Coach Donaghy is 1998 graduate of Swarthmore College, where he served as a team captain (and the program's leading scorer) in his senior year. He played for the Scotland National Team in the European Championships (1999-2001) and, prior to joining the SHHS program in 2016, coached high school lacrosse for 10 years (in Delaware and Minnesota). He currently serves as a Board member of the Haven Youth Lacrosse program. 


2018 SCHEDULE

All Central League games are in bold.

Varsity Schedule


Day Date Game Location Time Result
Saturday March 10 8-Team Varsity Scrimmage Home 8:00AM
Saturday March 17 Scrimmage Day at Garnet Valley Away 8:45AM
Friday March 23 William Penn Charter Away 4:00PM
Saturday March 24 West Chester Henderson Away 12:00PM
Thursday March 29 C.E. Jordan (North Carolina) Away 6:00PM
Tuesday April 3 Ridley Home 7:15PM
Thursday April 5 Marple Newtown Away 7:30PM
Saturday April 7 Downingtown East Away 12:00PM
Tuesday April 10 Lower Merion Home 5:45PM
Thursday April 12 Upper Darby Away 5:45PM
Tuesday April 17 Conestoga Away 7:00PM
Thursday April 19 Radnor Away 7:00PM
Saturday April 21 Mt. Lebanon (Play for the A's) Home 12:00PM
Tuesday April 24 Penncrest Home 7:15PM
Thursday April 26 Haverford High School Away 7:30PM
Saturday April 28 St. Augustine Prep (NJ) Away 12:00PM
Tuesday May 1 Harriton Home 7:15PM
Thursday May 3 Garnet Valley Away 7:30PM
Tuesday May 8 Springfield Away 7:00PM
Thursday May 10 Southern Lehigh - Senior Night Home 7:30PM
Tuesday May 15 Playoff District I - First Round N TBD
Friday May 18 Playoff District I - Quarterfinals N TBD
Tuesday May 22 Playoffs District I - Semifinal N TBD
Thursday May 24 Playoffs District I - Championship N TBD
Tuesday May 29 State Playoffs - First Round N TBD
Saturday June 2 State Playoffs - Quarterfinals N TBD
Tuesday June 5 State Playoffs - Semifinals N TBD
Saturday June 9 State Playoffs - Championship N TBD

JV Schedule


Day Date Game Location Time Result
Saturday March 24 WC Henderson Away 12:00PM
Tuesday April 3 Ridley Home 5:30PM
Thursday April 5 Marple Newtown Away 5:45PM
Saturday April 7 Downingtown East Away 12:00PM
Tuesday April 10 Lower Merion Home 3:45PM
Thursday April 12 Upper Darby Home 3:45PM
Tuesday April 17 Conestoga Away 5:00PM
Thursday April 19 Radnor Away 5:00PM
Tuesday April 24 Penncrest Home 5:30PM
Thursday April 26 Haverford High School Home 6:00PM
Saturday April 28 St. Augustine Prep (NJ) 10:00PM
Tuesday May 1 Harriton Home 5:30PM
Thursday May 3 Garnet Valley Away 3:45PM
Tuesday May 8 Springfield Away 5:30PM

ROSTER

Number First Name Last Name Position Year
2 Wade Mutz Attack 9
3 Christian Fransen Attack 10
4 Vincey Palermo Goalie 11
5 Zane Mazur Midfield 11
6 Will Brake Goalie 12
7 Robbie Guilday 9
8 James Harper Defense 10
9 Liam Carney Attack 11
10 Ibo Pio Midfield 10
11 Zach Politarhos Midfield 12
12 Jack Dougherty Defense 9
13 Walter Clauss Attack / Midfield 9
14 William Graham Midfield 10
15 Alexander Lombard Attack 10
16 Trevor Riess Attack / Midfield 10
17 Charlie Dawes Defense 9
18 Jake Dunning Defense 10
19 Nicky Palermo Attack 11
20 Will George Midfield 9
21 Bronson Deeck Defense 9
22 Blayden Reid 11
23 Ryan Morris Defense 12
24 AJ Santisi Defense 12
25 Jake Booth Attack 12
26 Jeffrey Conner Midfield 12
27 Kyle Nerz Midfield 12
28 Amir Pio Midfield 12
29 Johnny Stellabotte Defense 11
30 Chris Rosini Attack / Midfield 12
32 Zack Lesher Defense 11
33 Mike Bufalo Midfield 12
34 Christian Camp Midfield 11
35 Leo McCue 9
37 Dylan Fitzgerald Midfield / Defense 11
38 Matt Pizzirusso Midfield 10
40 Matt Faggioli Midfield 9
43 Jack Thomas Midfield 12
44 Hunter Clements Midfield 12
45 Jack Ferry Defense 11
52 Nolan Rau Defense 12
53 Sam Lyons Midfield 12
54 Jack Henry Defense 10
55 Christian Mazur Midfield 9
58 Matteo Campobasso Midfield 9
77 Ethan Belville Midfield 11

NEWS

5th Annual Play for the A's: April 1, 2017

Strath Haven Releases Game Schedule for 2017 Play for the A's Event. Please contribute today! Read more to see how.


PA Prep Live: "Conner, Huestis help Strath Haven nip Marple Newtown"

Haven advances to Eastern District Elite 8.


Week #11 (5/15): 2016 Regular Season Wrap-up

Haven captures share of Central League Championship!


Week #10 (5/8): Not Satisfied!

Strath Haven achieves team goal. Now has opportunity to be sole owners of Central League Championship.


Week#9 (5/1): "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."

Haverford H.S. and Harriton this week!


Week #8 (4/24): "We will either find a way, or make one."

Work hard. Play smart. Execute at both ends. GB's every time!


PA Prep Live: Boys Lacrosse Super 7 for April 22, 2016

Strath Haven rises to No.2 in Delaware County behind Haverford School


Week #7 (4/17): Keep Carving the Stone

"Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake."


PA Prep Live: Boys Lacrosse Super 7 for April 12, 2016

Haven Boys Lacrosse ranked 4th in Philadelphia Region with room to rise according to Delco Times' PA Prep Live.


PA Prep Live: "Conners Offense, Strath Haven Defense Turn Back Marple"

Haven advances to 6-0 with 8-3 victory over tough Marple team.


PA Prep Live: "Strath Haven Rides Conner, Fink to Upset Win"

SHHS beats perennial Western, PA powerhouse Mt. Lebanon in April Pittsburgh snow. Panthers now 5-0.


Week #6 (4/10): Practice Time Changes and Play for the A's

This Wednesday's and Friday's practices changed to 6PM


NEW GAME: SHHS Varsity Scheduled to Play Penn Charter

SHHS Varsity will play at Penn Charter on Saturday, April 23 at 12PM


Week #5 (4/4): Springfield Game Time Change, Pasta Dinner and Mt Lebo

New game times for April 6 at Springfield.


PA Prep Live: "Conners 5 Goals Lead Strath Haven Past Downingtown East"

SHHS beats Downingtown East 10-6 in hard faught game.


Week #4 (3/28): Opening Day recap and Schedule for Week

Tuesday (3/29) at Downington East; Wednesday and Thursday practice times still TDB.


Week #3 (3/21): Practice Schedule Update

Note change: Friday, March 25, practice to start at 8AM, arrive at 745AM. Click "read more" for details.


5 Team Scrimmage Schedule for Saturday, March 19

Strath Haven to play in 4 Games. Read more for details.


Week #2 (3/14) Practice News: Schedule Change and Concussion Testing

Tuesday practice now at 5PM; concussion testing at 4PM on Wednesday.


Week #1 (3/7) Practice News: Black and White Assignments

Player assignments by Black and White. Please read and be ready by 6:45PM on Monday, March 7.


March 4 Team Meeting Recap with Video Link

Meeting notes and link to new rules video (Note: All players required to watch video prior to March 7 practice)


The 2016 Season Starts Monday, March 7

The season is upon us! Here are some important announcements. Please click "Read More" below for details.


Pledge Every Ground Ball!

Another Great Opportunity to "Play for the A's" Click "Read More" to find out how.


Play for the A's: Saturday April 16

Help us raise $10,000 to battle Alzheimer's. Please click "Read More" below for important information about this team event.


Strath Haven to Play Mt. Lebanon H.S. on April 9 In Pittsburgh

Haven travels to Pittsburgh, PA for Varsity and JV games on Saturday, April 9, 2016. March 8 hotel reservation deadline fast approaching. Please click "Read More" below for details.


NEW Strath Haven Lacrosse Team Online Store Opens

Please click "Read More" below for information and access.


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Store: Open Until March 15, 2018!

We have partnered with Warrior/Brine to set up the very first PLAY FOR THE As team store! Be the first in your family to sport this great PFAs gear - Warrior is donating a portion of EVERY team store sale to help us meet this year's $25,000 fund raising goal!

The team store will be open through March 15th, at which time we will shut it down so that orders can be processed in time for you to sport your PFAs gear at this year's event, Saturday April 21st, beginning at 10:00 am on George King Field in Wallingford PA.

Here's the link: https://www.warrior.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-warrior_us-Site/default/Team-MemberOrder?orderId=52485

Once you click on the link to open the store, use access code LAX to access the store!

Coaches - please make sure you share this link with your lacrosse communities - we encourage all supporters of this year's event to take full advantage of the PFAs gear and other lacrosse equipment featured! 

Thanks for your ongoing support of our effort to help those struggling to deal with this life altering disease; your generous contributions are gratefully appreciated,

Jef Hewlings
Strath Haven HS lacrosse

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