Who are the top returning goalies in the Shore? See who's back between the pipes to lead the way in 2018.

Lacey senior goalie Justin Covey. (Photo by Steve Meyer/Townsquare Media).

Goalies to Watch

Justin Covey, Sr., Lacey

Committed to Delaware Valley, Covey returns as one of the Shore’s top netminders after making 207 saves with a 61% save percentage last season.

 

Sean DeMott, Jr., Wall

DeMott stopped 56 percent of shots with 94 saves last season for a Crimson Knights team that allowed 6.3 goals per game and finished with a 12-3 record.

 

Matt Gibson, Jr., Red Bank

Gibson led the Shore with 293 saves last season and posted a .578 save percentage.

 

C.J. Hanson, Jr., St. John Vianney

A 6-foot-5, 285-pound behemoth who is also an FBS recruit as an offensive lineman, Hanson has the size and athleticism to have a big year. He stopped 56 percent of shots last season and made 238 saves last, the third-highest total in the Shore.

 

Mike LaPoint, Jr., Manasquan

After serving as a backup as a freshman and splitting time last season the Warriors’ cage is LaPoint’s to preside over in 2018. Expect the Siena recruit to be among the best goalies in the Shore after posting a 61 percent save percentage last season.

 

Billy Patten, Sr., Freehold Township/Aidan Purcell, Jr., Freehold Township

The Patriots have a good problem in that they have two starting-caliber goalies. Patten had a .587 save percentage and 114 saves last season while Purcell made 61 stops with a .539 save percentage.

 

Nick Roberto, Sr., Howell

Roberto and the Rebels’ defense will be leaned on heavily this season as the Rebels work in several new starts on the attack line and in the midfield. The Catawba recruit made 194 saves with a .563 save percentage last season to be selected as the Class A North all-division goalie.

 

Parker Roncin, Jr., Point Boro

A second-team Class B South selection last season, Roncin had a .568 save percentage and made 201 saves.

 

Nick Tuccillo, Jr., Holmdel

Tuccillo returns as the Hornets’ starting goalie after making 154 saves with a .613 save percentage.

 

Managing editor Bob Badders can be reached at bob.badders@townsquaremedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @Bob_Badders. Like Shore Sports Network on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest video highlights.

 

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