Non-Public A Final
Who: Non-Public South A champ Pingry (15-4-1) vs. Non-Public North A champ Delbarton (21-1-1)
When/Where: 5:30 p.m. today/The College of New Jersey
Outlook: This game pits a rematch of last year’s Non-Public A Final, won 1-0 by Delbarton. The Green Wave again enters as the favorite, as they seek their 10th all-time state title after knocking off Seton Hall Prep 1-0 in the Non-Public North A Final, its 19th consecutive victory. The talented Mike Moshier leads Delbarton with 15 goals and six assists while Jared Stroud, who scored the game-winner against Seton Hall Prep, has eight goals and 10 assists. Pingry is seeking its sixth state title all-time, with its most recent coming in 2008 when they knocked off St. Augustine Prep. It also marks the first time Pingry is making consecutive appearances in a state final since 2001 when they defeated CBA, who deafeated Pingry a year earlier in 2000 in the state final, so history there is on the side of the Big Blue. Senior Matt Mangini is the catalyst for Pingry with 16 goals and 11 assists while sophomore Jack Delaney played the hero in the win in over Notre Dame in the Non-Public South A Final with a pair of second half goals. Can the Big Blue pull off the upset and add to the esteemed legacy of its 55th-year legendary head coach Miller Bugliari?
Non-Public B Final
Who: Non-Public South B champ Gill St. Bernard’s (19-3-1) vs. Non-Public North B champ Montclair Kimberley (12-7-1)
When/Where: 8 p.m. today/ The College of New Jersey
Outlook: Gill St. Bernard’s, which is seeking its second ever state title, has fallen to Montclair Kimberley in the Non-Public A Final each of the past two seasons. Is the third time the charm for the Knights? It just may be, as Gill handed Montclair Kimberley a 4-1 defeat on Nov. 3 for the Prep B title. James Reiner, with 22 goals and five assists, along with Justin Durcan, who has 20 goals and 10 assists, have both been vital to the Knights success this season. Durcan scored three goals in the 4-1 win in the Prep B final. Gill’s only state title came in 2009 when it knocked off St. Rose. Montlcair Kimberley has been an up and down team this season, as they started the season 5-5-1. Malcolm Dixon (8 goals, 12 assists) and Sam Eisen (7 goals, 14 assists) lead the way for Montclair Kimberley, which seems to not be as dominant as they were a year ago.