Main Line basketball squads ready to tip off for 2016-17 season
December 8, 2016
Head coach: Mike Troy, 11th year (also was head coach at Devon Prep for nine years).
Last year’s record: 18-10.
Key returnees: 6-4 senior forward Charlie Martin, 6-4 senior center Angus Mayock, 6-0 senior guard Scott Shapiro.
Others to watch: 5-11 sophomore guard Zack Lezanic, 6-0 sophomore guard Milton Robinson, 6-4 junior forward Charlie Schappell, 5-10 junior guard Colin McFillin, 5-10 sophomore guard Shane Scott.
Lost to graduation: guard Daryl Caldwell (playing for West Chester University), guard MJ Lezanic (playing for Susquehanna), guard Andrew Larkin, center Jack Baker.
Outlook: Troy lists the Pioneers’ biggest strengths as unselfishness (ability to find the open man with the extra pass), shooting and senior leadership; while listing their biggest challenges as replacing the experience of the three guards (all two-year starters) lost to graduation, and increasing their defensive pressure on the ball and forcing more turnovers.