By TOM WILLIAMS
This is the first Ocean City High School All-Decade Team in boys lacrosse since the sport only started at OCHS in 2007. And a player who just graduated a little over a month ago clearly put his stamp on this decade.
Marty Cattie scored 130 goals in his career, a new OCHS record. He was a first team all star in the Cape-Atlantic League three straight years. He helped the Raiders win three championships in four years. And he was the first OCHS player to be named an All-American in boys lacrosse. Cattie is the OCHS Player of the Decade and will go on to play the sport at Salisbury University.
Joining Cattie at midfield on this team is Bill Kroeger, a highly-successful three-sport athlete who was among the very best in New Jersey at winning face-offs. Kroeger was a first team all star in 2018 and this spring was named second team, all-state. The CAL should be thoroughly embarrassed that he was not even voted honorable mention on their all star team this year.
The other midfielders are Matt Schuler. Dylan Fahy and Tom Cusack, all selected to CAL all star teams.
Among those on the attack are two of the top three career scorers in school history – Christian Kuhn and Marc Impagliazzo – along with Kyle Conrad, fourth in career assists, and Dan Spatol, fourth in season goals.
On defense this all-decade team includes multiple all star Harry Pfeifle, all stars Shane Rauner and Kyle Saul, and Shane Stack, who holds all the school records for groundballs.
Multiple all star Mark Kolmer, who holds all the school save records, is the goalkeeper.
More about OCHS boys lacrosse, including school records and the CAL stat leaders, is available here.
Joe LaTorre has built boys lacrosse into one of Ocean City’s most consistent winners and his idea for a CAL Tournament will begin next season. He was also blessed with Marty Cattie in his lineup for four years. Cattie joins Josh Crego (1st Decade) as Ocean City High School Boys Lacrosse Players of the Decade.
Next week – the Girls Lacrosse Team of the Decade.
OCHS Boys Lacrosse in the Second Decade
2015…..9-8…..Joe LaTorre – CAL champions
2016….15-5….Joe LaTorre – CAL champions
2017….12-3….Joe LaTorre – CAL champions
2019….12-5….Joe LaTorre – conference champions
The Second Decade
Raider Boys Lacrosse Team
Att- Marc Impagliazzo (2011)
Att- Dan Spatol (2013)
Att- Kyle Conrad (2015)
Att- Christian Kuhn (2019)
Mid- Matt Schuler (2013)
Mid- Dylan Fahy (2015)
Mid- Tom Cusack (2016)
Mid- Marty Cattie (2019)
Mid- Bill Kroeger (2019)
Def- Shane Rauner (2015)
Def- Shane Stack (2016)
Def- Harry Pfeifle (2018)
Def- Kyle Saul (2019)
GK- Mark Kolmer (2017)