Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse Goalies to Watch in 2022
As part of Shore Sports Network's 2022 boys lacrosse preview, we will take a look at some of the top returning players at each position in the Shore Conference.
Goaltenders are the literal last line of defense on the lacrosse field. Having a great one can make all the difference as they have the ability to make an average team good, and a good team into a championship contender.
A handful of teams will regularly use more than one goalie, but for the most part, it's one guy between the pipes game in and game out. These are the top returning goalies in the Shore Conference for the 2022 season.
Shore Conference Goaltenders to Watch in 2022 (Listed in alphabetical order)
Andrew Arredondo, Jr., Holmdel
Arredondo will look to build off of a solid sophomore season in which he made 164 saves with a 55% save percentage.
Matthew Azzarano, Sr., Point Boro
The Panthers will have experience in goal as Azzarano is back after making 151 saves with a 53% save percentage last season.
Colin Fay, Sr., Howell
Fay was sixth in the Shore Conference with 185 saves and posted a 61% save percentage in his first year as the starter. His presence in goals helped Howell go 12-6 and reach the quarterfinals of both the Shore Conference Tournament and the NJSIAA South Group 4 state sectional playoffs. Fay is committed to Belmont Abbey.
Carter Groezinger, Sr., Manasquan
In his first season as Manasquan’s starting goalie, Groezinger earned Second Team All-Shore honors by posting a 61 percent save percentage and making 111 saves for a team that yielded just 4.4 goals per game. His play in goal helped Manasquan go 17-4, win the Class B South division title, reach the Shore Conference Tournament championship game for the fifth straight season, win its third straight NJSIAA South Group 1 state sectional title, and finish the season ranked No. 2 in the SSN Top 10 and No. 12 in New Jersey. Groezinger is committed to Embry-Riddle.
Jake Hull, Sr., Toms River South
The Indians will rely heavily on Hull after graduating two of their three close defenders from last season. He is coming off a junior season in which he made 179 saves with a 56% save percentage.
Walker Hunter, Jr., Shore
Hunter led the Shore Conference with a 67% save percentage and was third with 193 total saves during a sophomore season in which he was a Third Team All-Shore selection. His play helped Shore go 13-5, reach the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals and advance to the NJSIAA South Group 1 semifinals.
Aiden Kessler, Sr., Wall
A First Team All-Class B South selection last season, Kessler made 137 saves with a 57% save percentage to help Wall to its best season in program history as the Crimson Knights went 16-4, reached the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals, advanced to the NJSIAA South Group 2 sectional final, finished No. 3 in the SSN Top 10, and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the state.
Matthew LaBianca, So., Jackson Liberty
LaBianca won the starting job as a freshman last season and made 161 saves with a 54% save percentage.
Paul Mazzeo, Sr., Brick Memorial
The Mustangs' netminder returns after posting a 53% save percentage and making 145 saves as a junior.
Evan Singer, Jr., Toms River North
Singer had a very good sophomore season in finishing fifth in the Shore with a 62% save percentage and tied for fourth with 189 saves.
Tyler Sininsky, Sr., Southern
Sininsky was a Second Team All-Shore selection last season with his signature being an unbelievable postseason that led the Rams to the South Group 4 sectional title. In five games in the NJSIAA Tournament, Sininsky made 53 saves, an average of 10.6 per game, to lead Southern to the South Group 4 state sectional title. The Rams’ defense allowed just 4.2 goals per game during the state tournament. For the season, the NJIT commit made 172 saves and was second in the Shore Conference with a 65% save percentage. He was a huge reason why Southern went 16-5, won its seventh straight Class A South division title, reached the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals, and captured its third sectional title in program history.