Ohio County Phantoms
Phantoms Celebrate 2012 Season
The varsity squad, made up of more experienced players, compiled a record of 9-5, while the rookie squad, mostly first-year players, were 5-3-1. Both age groups expanded their play in 2012 by joining the Western Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse Association (WPYLA) allowing them them to play against more the seasoned teams in the Pittsburgh area. The Phantoms were up to the challenge and finished 3-1 in WPYLA play.
Boasting 48 players on the roster, the program's growth and team successes were highlighted at the picnic, along with individual player achievements. Fifth grader Spencer Abraham was honored with the Ground Ball "Hog" Award by leading all the Phantoms with 56 ground balls. Patrick Hurley, an eighth grader, was announced as the "Wingman" Award winner for most assists in the season with 23. The defensive "Brick Wall" Award went to eighth grader Noah Clune, as he helped force nearly 20 turnovers over the season. The team's "Spirit of the Game" Award went to eighth grader Colby Round who best exemplified all the lacrosse represents. The Most Improved Players of the Year Award went to Spencer Abraham and seventh grader Scotty Meaige. Both players received a gift card from Play It Again Sports to honor their performance on the field.
Coach Scatterday said he was pleased with his players’ performance this
year. “Since starting the Phantom organization in 2010, the main goal has
been aimed at introducing the fastest game on two feet to Wheeling,” he
said. “All three high schools in Wheeling have lacrosse teams so it’s been a
natural fit to start a youth program introducing the basic skills needed to
enjoy and play the game well.” Phantom players represented 10 middle schools
located throughout the Ohio Valley, as well as home-schooled students.
Ohio County Phantoms Head Coach Chuck Scatterday congratulates his players Drew Scatterday (left) and Patrick Hurley for their Spirit of the Game awards as presented by the Pittsburgh Lacrosse Foundation on June 12 in Wexford, Pa.
Feb. 21, 2012 - 6:00 -7:30 PM
OHIO COUNTY PHANTOMS
First Row - Michael Karnell, Drew Scatterday, Patrick Hurley, Stephen Dlesk
2nd Row - Casey Byrum, Jimmy Zecca, Mark Hawkins, Sammy Robinson, Luke Hawkins
3rd Row - Asst. Coaches, Tyler Amos & Collin Burke, Head Coach, Chuck Scatterday
AFTERMATH OF A LONG LACROSSE WEEKEND
OC Phantom players air their equipment out after a long weekend of lacrosse in D.C.
Mar. 26 - 11:30 am - Bridgeport Talons
WHEELING - Feb. 21, 2011 - Wheeling Jesuit University's head coach Jay Sothoron,
had 22 participants from 6th graders to 12 graders working out with him and his
staff yesterday at his goalie clinic. The clinic attracted goalies from
Pittsburgh (Bethel Park, Seneca Valley), Columbus (Pickerington), the Cleveland
area and West Virginia. Entrants from West Virginia were keepers from
University, Fairmont Senior, and Herbert Hoover High Schools.
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