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It takes plenty of fortitude to strap on minimal equipment and square up to a hard rubber ball sizzling toward you at upwards of 100 miles per hour, but such is the life of a lacrosse goalie. They are the last line of defense and the backbone of any top defense. With a standout between the pipes, the sky is the limit.

 

Shore Conference Goalies to Watch in 2021

 

Ryan Croddick, Sr., Rumson-Fair Haven

Croddick figures to be among the Shore’s stingiest netminders for a stout Rumson squad. As a sophomore, Croddick made 159 saves with a .591 save percentage against a very difficult schedule. He opened the season by making 11 saves in a 9-4 win over state-ranked Chatham.

 

Joey Dam, Sr., Middletown North

An honorable mention Class A North selection in 2019, Dam sported a fantastic .633 save percentage as a sophomore to go along with 133 saves.

 

Noah D’Andrea, Sr., Christian Brothers Academy

D’Andrea stopped 137 shots with a .539 save percentage as a sophomore. The Providence commit gives CBA a veteran standout in goal. He made 15 saves versus prep power Lawrenceville School in the Colts’ season-opener.

 

Colin Fay, Jr., Howell

As a freshman, Fay saw action in four games and finished with 16 saves against 26 shots for a .615 save percentage. He’ll have a chance to make a major impact for a Rebels team that could be among the Shore’s top 10 teams this season.

 

Carter Groezinger, Jr., Manasquan

After waiting his turn behind two-time All-Shore goalie Mike LaPoint, Groezinger gets his turn to backstop a Warriors defense that should be among the stingiest in the Shore. He appeared in two games as a freshman and allowed one goal on nine shots.

 

Max MacEachern, Sr., St., Rose

One of the few returning starting goalies from the 2019 season, MacEachern made 116 saves for the Purple Roses as a sophomore, including a season-best 17 against Ocean.

 

Garrett Schwab, Sr., Ocean

Schwab made 236 saves with a .590 save percentage as a sophomore and returns as Ocean’s defensive linchpin. He is closing in on 400 career saves.

 

Tyler Sininsky, Jr., Southern

Sininsky saw limited action as a freshman but this season the cage belongs solely to the NJIT commit. He appeared in seven games in 2019 with 13 saves and a .722 save percentage.

 

Chad Szatkowski, Sr., Jackson Memorial

Szatkowski returns as Jackson’s starting goalie after a sophomore season in 2019 in which he made 144 saves and posted a .550 save percentage.

 

 

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