Coach: Jamie Nash, fifth season
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Doni Ramadani, Sr. MF Junior Quesada, Sr. MF Rodolfo Contreras, Jr. MF Frank Rao, Jr. GK Tim Rittenger, Jr. D Jacob Brancato, Jr. F Rakip Velui, Jr. MF Matt Hesse, Jr. D Connor Shortall.
Newcomers: Jr. MF Ardi Mustafa, Jr. F Joe Sherifi, Jr. D Art Gega, Jr. F Pat Chyla, Jr. MF Jovan Luna, Jr. D Paul Lozaw, Jr. MF Conor Sikora, Jr. D Joe Zambarano, So. F Bryan Ohlott, So. MF Grant Barrientos.
Outlook: Returning many experienced juniors, the Bobmers hope to improve on last year’s winless season.
Coach: Brian Batz, third season.
Last year: 7-12-1.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Chris Acquaire (9g, 3a), Sr. D Ryan McConville, Sr. D Matt Schumacher, Sr. F Matt Unczowsky (5g, 1a), Sr. GK Will Hanisch, Sr. D Patrick Haywood, Sr. F Zachary Heyburn, Sr. F Phillip Thomas, Jr. MF Brendan Glock, Jr. D Nicholas Ortega, So. D Marc Anthony Federici
Outlook: With 11 players gone to graduation, Butler is looking for leadership and needs newcomers to step up quickly. However, with much of the offense returning, the Bulldogs hope for consistent scoring.
Coach: Nick Stokes, 11th season
Last year: 16-4-1, NJAC-Independence champion.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Will Spreen, Jr. Drew Thiem, Jr. F Greg Poposki, Jr. Sophus Schanche, So. F Steven Kleczkowski.
Newcomers: Sr. F Alex Noble, Fr. GK Thomas Hatch, Fr. MF Cole Capello.
Outlook: The move down to Group I should help the Colts, who hope to defend their NJAC-Independence title and take another step in the Morris County Tournament.
Coach: Santiago Salme, second season.
Last year: 4-10-1.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Bryan Medina.
Newcomers: So. Justin Homer, So. Isaiah Salme, So. Matt Graziano, So. Phillip Wilson, So. Nick Penkrat.
Outlook: A large, experienced sophomore class will lead Morris Catholic.
Coach: Michael Zummo, first season.
Last year: 12-7-1.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Liam Lillienthal, Sr. GK Billy Troast, Jr. MF Matt Apryasz, Jr. MF Ethan Blakely.
Newcomers: Sr. D Jason Kaynak, Sr. D Dan Higgins, Sr. F Matt Thomas.
Outlook: The Panthers hope to qualify for the NJSIAA Tournament, advance in the Morris County Tournament, and win the NJAC-Independence. Zummo, a long-time assistant, takes over from Carl Strong, who was at the helm for 19 years.
Coach: Tom Wilson, 35th season
Last year: 11-6-2.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Pat Thompson, Sr. MF Matt Jeng, Sr. D/MF Tyler Scherb, Sr. F Alex Bihuniak, Sr. D Sam DeFina, Sr. D Eric Jones, Sr. F Andrew Loth, Sr. D Zach Pitassi, Sr. D Maneesh Gogineni, Jr. MF Jason Berkowitz.
Newcomers: Sr. F Kevin Alwell, Sr. GK Ryan Gaynor, Sr. D Jim Gleichman, Sr. D Yanni Kebabjian, Sr. F Ryan McGrath, Sr. D Tyler Scherb, Jr. MF Victor Kignes, Jr. F Vedanth Nair, Jr. MF Alec Wilczak, Jr. D Nick Zipeto.
Outlook: Much of the defense returns, but Whippany Park must find consistent scoring. Wilson starts the season two victories short of 200 for his career.
Coach: Jeffrey Hoyt, second season.
Last year: 14-8.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. F Leandro Suarez (7g, 5a), Sr. MF Chris Rubio (5g, 9a), Sr. MF Bryan Calley, Sr. MF Armando Caamano, Sr. MF Juan Osorio (5g, 3a), Sr. D Juan Chinchayan, Sr. D Sebastian Solorza, Jr. D Joe Buri, Jr. D Camilo Pareja, So. F Sebastian Roman (9g, 5a).
Newcomers: Jr. GK Javier Rodriguez, So. F Sebastian Cortes.
Outlook: With eight starters returning from last year’s sectional semifinalist, the Tigers are optimistic.
Coach: Brian Evans, seventh season
Last year: 7-10.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. F Jason Turiansky, Sr. D Ant Monticello, Sr. D Nick Celli, Sr. D Sean DuBeau, Sr. D Jake Sacher, Sr. F Julian Sclafani, Sr. MF Dan Pitts, Sr. MF Leo Stefanelli, Jr. F Christian Mapura, Jr. MF Tristan Barquin, Jr. MF Sebastian Dale, Jr. D Ben Picciano, Jr. D Sean Toscano, Jr. GK Charlie Polk, Jr. MF Steven Schroeder.
Newcomers: Sr. D Bayode Okusanya, So. D Ryan Cunningham, So. F Carlos Mansilla.
Outlook: Nearly the entire roster returns from last year, giving Hanover Park hope for early success.
Coach: Erik Studnicky, second season.
Last year: 15-7.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Mike Noto, Sr. D Tim Azzolini.
Outlook: Graduation was unkind to the Dodgers, who hope to return to the Morris County Tournament final.
Coach: Mark Walters, 13th season
Last year: 8-12.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Cooper Vorel, Sr. MF Christian Van Dyke, Sr. F Gaetano DiMaggio, Sr. D Cole Langlois, Jr. MF Daniel DiGiovanni, Jr. D Jack Willke, Jr. D Luke Stanisci, So. MF Corey Ippolito, So D Garrett Smith.
Newcomers: Sr. MF David Cronin, Sr. D Ryan McLaughlin, Sr. MF Connor Moran, Sr. D Dan Onorati, Sr. D Tommy Roller, Sr. GK Sebastian Eulig, Jr. MF Tate Gillie, Jr. MF Tim Jansen, So. GK Antonio DiBonaventura, So. F Renato DiBonaventura, So. GK Ben Kaplan, So. MF Ian Pitcoff, So. MF Brandon Ribeiro.
Outlook: The young Lakers hope to improve.
Coach: Martin Brown, 11th season
Last year: 16-5-1.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. D Mach Iulano, Sr. F Max Borchert, Jr. F Sam Nadler, Jr. MF Charlie Ewig, Jr. D Joey Velasquez.
Outlook: Young and inexperienced, the Crimson must find a replacement for striker Mason Toye (32g, 15a), who chose to play for an academy team.
Coach: Michael Mueller, 16th season
Last year: 9-10.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Jonathan Klausner, Sr. MF/F Luca Cacciottolo, Sr. D Declan Devens, Jr. F Justin Jennings, Jr. MF Mujtaba Aslamy, Jr. MF/F Bener Uygun, Jr. GK Jake Marlowe, Jr. D Thomas Mercado, Jr. D Joe Ruggerio, So. D David Ton, So. F Jeremy Mostillo.
Newcomers: Jr. MF Anthony Caccavale, Jr. GK Matt Michalik, So. MF/F Sebastian Abreu, So. MF/D Danny Pico.
Outlook: The experienced Red Hawks must come together quickly.
Coach: Kevin Fenlon, fifth season
Last year: 9-7-3.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Ben Armstrong. Sr. D Garrett Fenlon, Sr. D Kristian Rokosny, Sr. D Brad Smolen, Sr. Javier Vanegas, Jr. MF Jake Malavet, Jr. F Korey Roman, Jr. MF Thomas Watts, Jr. F Dylan Watson, So. MF Sawyer Fenlon, So. F Jacob Sorensen, So. D William Frye, So. Alexander Vanegas.
Newcomers: Sr. Stephen Besso, Sr. Kailen Mahabir, Sr. Zach King, Jr. Garret Potter.
Outlook: With more victories in 2014 than the previous three seasons combined, the Wildcats hope to continue to rise.
Coach: Travis Gage, fifth season
Last year: 8-11.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. D Alvaro Pena, Jr. D/MF Shaun Bishop, Jr. F Chris Naiman (8g), Jr. MF Jason Morgan, So. MF Liam Fitzgerald, So. D Jack Bishop, So. MF Martin Kuras.
Newcomers: Sr. F/MF Oscar Aguilar, Sr. MF Daun White, Sr. D/MF Zak Sparks, Jr. GK Antonio Favata, So. D/MF Cole Kandel.
Outlook: The Falcons have been a team on the cusp for several years, though the loss of veterans like Josh Loomis and GK Basri Kaplan will hurt. Young Jefferson must come together quickly and try to take advantage of similar-sized schools in the NJAC-Freedom.
Coach: Eric Schuman, 10th season
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Matt Ellingworth, Sr. D Alan Cestone, Jr. D Dylan McFarland, Jr. F Fabian Munoz, Jr. MF Robert Cahn, Jr. MF Aidan Baglivo, Jr. MF Kyle Reid, Jr. MF Austin Parrish.
Newcomers: Sr. D George Amberg, Sr. D Charlie Plate, Sr. GK Derek Kuncken, Jr. MF Kyle Muir.
Outlook: After scoring just 11 goals last season, the Patriots are relying on a large junior class — and veteran Ellingworth.
Coach: Jonathan Russo, fifth season
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Ryan Gallagher, Sr. GK Matt Sturm, Sr. D Ben Smick, Sr. MF Zach LaGrave, Sr. MF Matt Castaneda, Sr. F Nick Coombs, Jr. MF Chris Sturm, Jr. F Yeshua Perez, Jr. D Logan MacFarland, So. MF Justin Oestrich, So. F Carlos Burbano.
Newcomers: Sr. MF Nick Deck, Sr. D Miguel Cencicalya, Jr. MF/D Zach Wolverton, Fr. MF/F Kyle Blaze.
Outlook: Marcos Bosio and Adam Taylor are off to college, taking much of the Mustangs’ offense with them. However, a well-balanced squad returns.
Coach: Brook Ganguzza, first season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Gabe Altamirano, Sr. MF/D Nick Ives, Sr. D Ben Evans, Sr. MF Ian Delugilo, Sr. F J.J. Lorenzo, Jr. MF/D Nick Romero, Jr. MF Arturo Layza.
Newcomers: So. MF Shane Wilson, Fr. F/MF Diego Altamirano.
Outlook: With both head coach Wilson Cusano and his high-scoring son Vaughn Cusano out, the Chiefs must rebuild.
Coach: Chris Cummins, third season.
Last year: 8-14.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF/F Matt Salerno, Sr. F Michael Dube, Sr. D Connor Boland, Sr. F Alex Caruso, Sr. D Aaron Antonio, Jr. D Jason Zoellner, Jr. MF Michael Montella, Jr. MF Dylan Snook, Jr. MF Shawn Davis.
Newcomers: So. MF/F Luke Lockburner, So. MF Brendan Cohen, So. MF Erich Schroeder.
Outlook: The Cougars’ junior class must step up to varsity quickly.
Coach: Brian Martin, third season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Tanner Euston, Sr. D Ben Docherty, Sr. MF Alejandro Petino, Sr. Jack Theil, Sr. D Ryan Lazar, Sr. MF/F Kevin Sosa, Sr. D Roman Ivaldi, Sr. Kyler Steele, Jr. F Jake Deluca, Jr. F Cameron Saks, Jr. MF Patrick Bresney, Jr. Johnny Costa, So. Omar Ba.
Outlook: Senior leadership and experience are Newton’s biggest assets. Since the Braves don’t open until Sept. 10, they still have time to develop.
Coach: Marcos Tirado, second season.
Last year: 18-4-1, NJAC-Colonial champion.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Alex Predenkoski, Sr. D Peter Smith, Jr. MF Zavier Paniagua, Jr. MF Troy McCrystal.
Newcomers: Sr. F Matteo Russo, Sr. MF Sandy Giacobbe, Jr. D Josh Salmon.
Outlook: After graduating 16 players out of the 20 on the roster, North Warren must rebuild.
Coach: Larry Hildebrand, eighth season
Last year: 0-13-5.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Jason McWilliams, Sr. MF/F Brad Worthington, Sr. F Evan Cooper, Sr. D Peter Jackson, Sr. MF Carmine Marchionda, Sr. D Kyle Mowles, Jr. D/MF Erik Pederson, Jr. F Nick Encarnacion, Jr. D Andrew Alum, Jr. F Ben Christiansen, So. D Eric Barczyk, So. MF Daniel Bacon, So. D Anthony Rosario.
Newcomers: Sr. D/MF Nick DeLucia, Sr. MF Devin Horn, So. MF Zack Conklin, So. MF/D Alex Worthington, Fr. MF Fabrizio Renteria, Fr. F Dominik Wygonowski.
Outlook: With 13 returning players, Wallkill Valley is more experienced and mature than last fall.
Coach: Mark Maka, fourth season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Henry Stusnick, Sr. D Tristan LeMon, Jr. D Harrison Cote.
Outlook: With the three returning starters in the back, Chatham will build from there. Much of the Cougars’ junior varsity moved up, so the roster is deep.
Coach: David Donovan, 22nd season
Last year: 20-2-1; three-time Non-Public A champion; MCT champion.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. D Brian Finn, Sr. GK Jack Kielty, Sr. D Rory Madigan, Sr. MF Bobby Fabricant, Sr. F Ryan Kidd, Jr. MF Matt Cristou, Jr. MF Garrett Lynch, Jr. MF Connor Dolan, Jr. MF Charles Cadena, Jr. MF Steven Hadley, So. MF Kian Alberto.
Newcomers: Jr. GK Santiago Robertson-Lavalle, Jr. D Sam Fuchs, So. MF John Gerard, So. D Mark Forbes, So. D William Stroud.
Outlook: Delbarton should remain competitive in the NJAC-United, Morris County and NJSIAA.
Coach: Russ Raffay, fourth season.
Last year: 8-11-1.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Zack Bible, Sr. GK Jeremy McManus, Sr. D Will Petrella, Sr. D Conor Petrella, Sr. D Matt Hank, Sr. D Jack Vispoli, Sr. D Caleb Lucas, Sr. MF Christian Pedercini, Sr. MF Troy Browse, Sr. MF Scott Buchanan, Sr. MF Rob Adelhelm, Sr. MF Jordan Auriemma, Sr. MF Dillon Wintz, Sr. F Thomas Nobes, Sr. F Julian Montilus, Jr. MF Jared Beneducci, Jr. F Danny Post.
Newcomers: Sr. MF Jack Herb, Sr. D Zach Saliterman, Jr. D Jack Chernow, Jr. D Alex Charney.
Outlook: Another senior-heavy team hopes to be buoyed to a winning record by a lot of summer conditioning.
Coach: Kevin Brown, first season.
Last year: 3-15.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Kamil Rebisz, Sr. F Tyler Mackay, Sr. MF Brandon Mackay, Sr. D Jared Cohen, Sr. D Harry Sonn, Sr. D Max Carus, Sr. MF Shaun Spielberger, Sr. D Ethan Tuckman, Sr. MF Alex Fass, Sr. F Chris Firriolo, Sr. MF Nick Lisi, Jr. MF Adam Elias, Jr. MF Ethan Grossman.
Newcomers: Jr. MF Walid El Akkari, So. F Justin Moreira, So. D Luke Elias.
Outlook: Brown, the Mustangs’ third coach in as many seasons, has a veteran-heavy team with a lot to prove. Grossman and Elias will be the playmakers, with newcomers Moreira and Elias expected to step in right away.
Coach: Brian Kiernan, fifth season
Last year: 18-8, NJSIAA North 1 Group IV champion.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. D Ian Johnson, Sr. MF Magdiel Paz, Sr. MF Pietro Pullano, Sr. GK Alan Maldonado (0.91 GAA), Sr. F Abdoulaye Sangare, Jr. F Aaron Castillo, Jr. F Edwin Hernandez (10g, 4a), Jr. MF Arturo Ruiz.
Newcomers: Sr. F Austin Casabona, Jr. D Chris Matzuk, Jr. D Ethan Delacruz.
Outlook: After a historic sectional title, Morristown had more than 100 players try out. A mid-September stretch against Delbarton, Kearny, Randolph and Chatham will be the Colonials’ proving ground.
Coach: Mike Mugavero, 14th season
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Dan Debleick, Sr. F Michael Chapman, Sr. D Sebastian Castano, Sr. D Matt Clark, Jr. MF Stephan Stasiuk, Jr. D Adrian Sameshima, Jr. MF Michael Lou, Jr. GK Anthony Principe.
Newcomers: Sr. F Adrian Canovic, Sr. F Mike Hernandez, Jr. MF Nick Errante, Jr. D Jon Sherman, Jr. MF Matt Scafati, So. F Ryan Johanson, So. MF Christian Bornemann, Fr. MF Tommy Scalici, Fr. MF Brian Perez.
Outlook: With eight starters lost to graduation, there are many opportunities for new players to step up. The Golden Eagles are quick and skilled. Morris Knolls opens against sister school Morris Hills on Sept. 9 under the lights on Gardner Field.
Coach: James Wiegand, second season.
Last year: 10-9-2.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. Sebastian Amaya, Sr. MF Robert Barrese, Sr. D Michael Cerri, Sr. D Zach Steinberg, Sr. D Matt Schaaf, Sr. GK Marco Garcia, Sr. D Kevin Manci, Jr. MF Brandon Fernandes.
Newcomers: Sr. MF/D Luke Ferrante, Sr. MF Kelly Berry, Sr. MF Mark Lalo, Sr. MF Ricky Cortez, So. F Edwin Aguirre.
Outlook: The Vikings hope to advance at least one round farther this year, reaching the Morris County Tournament semi and sectional quarterfinal.
Coach: George Mousis,11th season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF/F Mateo Panizza, Sr. F Rodrigo Avila, Sr. D Kyle Ross, Sr. D Andrew Linz, Sr. MF Kevin Weber, Sr. D Ryan Rauchberg, Sr. MF/F Nick Shetzline, Jr. F Michael Galipo, Jr. GK Evan Miele, Jr. MF Michael Lauria, So. MF Nick Panvini, So. MF Justin Linz.
Newcomers: Jr. F Vladimir Hernandez, So. D Cameron Rauchberg, So. MF Michael Panvini.
Outlook: The veteran-heavy Rams are promising.
Coach: Gary Irwin, 29th season
Last year: 10-8.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Jason Adamo, Sr. MF Nick Anderson, Sr. F Dean Constantinos, Sr. F Matt Buccieri, Sr. MF Nick Caicedio, Sr. F John Freund, Sr. MF Saeed Mougharbel, Sr. MF Rod Taglienti, Sr. F David Gearhart, Jr. MF Eric D’Arminio, Jr. D Jason Rodriquez.
Newcomers: Jr. D Nolan Warsaw, Fr. F Owen Stahl.
Outlook: The Gaels hope to be competitive in the NJAC-National, Morris County, and NJSIAA Tournament.
Coach: Greg Barkey, fifth season
Last year: 3-1-12.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Liam Moylan, Sr. D Chris Barosi, Sr. F Jackson Meyer, Sr. D Noah Burn, Jr. MF Christian Carbini.
Newcomers: So. MF Christopher Flores.
Outlook: Moylan, the Wolfpack’s playmaker, leads 10 players with varsity experience.
Coach: Bob Harkins, second season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF/F Kevin Hogrelius, Sr. MF Michael Cordero, Sr. D Ryan Machuga, Sr. Kevin Pratt, Sr. Abdulla Hairullaev, Sr. Shaun Montalto-Rook, Jr. MF Michael Creighton, Jr. Justin Kaufman, Jr. Robert Vento, So. Silas Ridgway, So. Francis Ortiz, So. Toba Olokungbemi.
Newcomers: So. Tomas Sampson, Fr. Chris Grilk.
Outlook: The Scarlet Knights hope to improve.
Coach: Dan Grzywacz, eighth season
Last year: 16-4-1, NJAC-American champion.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. MF Hugo Almeida, Sr. D Kenny Joseph, Sr. GK Tim Watral, Sr. F Brian Gonzalez, Sr. D Justin Savastano, Sr. MF Sameer Bhatti, Jr. MF Andrew Broening, Jr. MF Alex Colon, Jr. MF Thales Tiago.
Newcomers: Sr. D Brendan Cherprinko, Sr. D Bektesh Hadzovic, Sr. D Austin Goll, Sr. D Leonard Rocha, Sr. MF Kevin Lane, Sr. F Bryan Villagra, Sr. MF Avi Pillai, Sr. F Brian Zheng, Sr. GK Brett Seigel, Jr. D Andrew Neary, So. D Beznik Hadzovic, So. D Jared Savastano, So. F Skylar Conway, So. F R.J. Djzema.
Outlook: The Marauders hope to step up to Morris County competition, and defend their NJAC-American title.
Coach: Joseph Jones, second season.
Last year: 17-2-2.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. GK Eamon Logue, Sr. MF Destan Antunbilek, Sr. D Cody Bartsch, Sr. Nick Bosma, Sr. MF Connor Quinn, Sr. MF William Schoesswohl, Sr. D Stephan Thomson, Sr. MF Marcel Thomson, Sr. MF Tim Shine, Sr. MF Brendan Shine, Jr. Chris Ast, Jr. D Jake Lally, Jr. Chris Ploch, Jr. MF Nik Polizos, Jr. MF Jason Nitch.
Newcomers: Sr. D Demitir Loukeris, Sr. MF Hughie Gardner, Jr. F Charlie Gardner, Jr. GK/D Parker Shade.
Outlook: Deep, experienced Vernon hopes to contend in the tough NJAC-American.
Coach: Scott Malagold, third season.
Returning letter-winners: Sr. F Tosin Olokungbemi, Sr. D Neelav Patel, Sr. MF Patrick Lippert, Sr. D Sean McEvoy, Sr. D Tyler Olcott.
Newcomers: Jr. MF Sumaarg Pandya, So. F Brendan Kopec, So. MF Michael Perreira, So. D Zach Lifschin, So. F Cole Huetz.
Outlook: The young Devils hope to defeat all their tech-school opponents and match up well against Morris County teams.