2016 Fox Lane Foxes
Coach — Matt Hillis
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? This will be my 15th.
How did your team fare last season? 15-8, lost to RCK in the AA sectional semifinal.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Andrew Workman, Joe Fraioli, Will Wortmann, Colin Reed.
Who are your key returning players? Aaron Winkler (Sr, P), Robert Lichtenberger (Sr, 1B/P), Christopher Stern (Sr, INF), Thomas O’Sullivan (So, SS), Henry Davis (So, C), Sean Fopeano (Sr, C), Will Cohen (Sr, C), Julian Francisco (Sr, OF), Joe Passarelli (Sr, OF), Alex Olsen (Sr, P/OF), Ryan Kozersky (Sr, P), Shane Reichert (Sr, P).
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? Our pitching is fairly deep. Winkler returns as our No. 1. The rest of our rotation is to be determined.
Your lineup? We return many of our starters from last year. As a group, we had a bad year at the plate last season and we are looking to improve upon that.
Your defense? With many of our starters returning, I think we will have a good defensive season.
How would you describe your philosophy on how the game should be played? We always want to be as aggressive as we possibly can. It sounds cliché, but we ask our players to leave it all on the field in every game we play. We also emphasize supporting “our guys” constantly and in a positive fashion, while NEVER engaging in negative banter towards our opponents
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? Our goal every year is to win the section.
When is your opening game? April 2 at Arlington.
On deck: Lincoln
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