The Strath Haven High School Boys Lacrosse program includes JV and Varsity teams and draws student-athletes from the Township of Nether Providence and the Boroughs of Rose Valley, Rutledge and Swarthmore. With a combined roster of nearly 50 student-athletes, Strath Haven plays in the highly competitive PIAA Central League which includes 2016 PIAA Boys Lacrosse state champion Springfield, 2015 PIAA Boys Lacrosse state champion Radnor High School, 2014 state champion Penncrest High School and three-time state champion Conestoga High School.

Strath Haven High School is located at 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086-6333. The JV and Varsity boys lacrosse teams play their games on Mesa Field (grass) at Strath Haven High School and on King Field (artificial turf) which is located just across the street from Strath Haven High School behind Strath Haven Middle School.

Strath Haven High School Lacrosse Coaching Staff

For information about our coaching staff, see the bio's below.

Jef Hewlings enters his 5th season as Head Coach of the Strath Haven Boys' Lacrosse program, where in 2016 he and his staff led the Panthers to its best season in program history (19-7 overall, Central League Championship, PIAA state semifinals, and LP 5th ranked team in District I).

His head coaching career began back at Malvern Prep in the early 1980's, followed by stints at Penncrest High School (1989-99), Oneonta HS (NY), where he founded the high school program in 2000 and led it for its first 7 years, Hartwick College (2003-07), and Emmaus High School (2008-11). Along the way, Coach Hewlings' teams won Central League titles (with Penncrest in 1996 and 1998), Lehigh Valley Conference titles (with Emmaus, 2008 - 2011), and participated in post-season playoffs (at Malvern, Penncrest, and Emmaus, as well as each of the past 4 seasons at Strath Haven). His Penncrest teams advanced to the PSLA state semifinals in both 1998 and 1999, and Emmaus reached the PIAA quarterfinal round in both 2009 and 2010.

Now in his 37th year of coaching high school lacrosse, Coach Hewlings is excited to be a part of the growth and maturation of the Strath Haven HS program. He adds: "The continuing development of our youth program and the growing buzz in the Wallingford-Swarthmore lacrosse community that surrounds our high school program confirms the commitment made by our lacrosse families to build and support a championship program, both on and off the field."

Scott Berkheimer enters his 5th season as Assistant Coach / Defensive Coordinator at Strath Haven High School after coaching at Ridley High School the previous three years. Coach Berkheimer played collegiately at Penn State and Stockton College where he was a 3-time Knickerbocker Conference 1st Team selection, a 3-time ECAC-Metro 1st Team All Star, as well as a USILA D3 All-American selection in 2005. He was a member of Ridley's '97 and '98 PSLA state championship teams and captained their '99 PSLA state title runner-up team.

Donald Clemons starts his third season with the Strath Haven HS staff following a successful playing career at DeSales University. Don was a 4-year starter on defense (and 2-year team captain) at DeSales. After graduation, he began coaching at Parkland High School, where in 2012 he led the JV squad to a 15-0 record; he also served as a varsity assistant while at Parkland HS.

Cory Dawes joined the Strath Haven coaching staff as an Assistant Coach working with the team's goalies in 2014. A 2-time PA state champion as a player at Ridley, Cory's focus with the Panthers is coaching the team's goalies. Before joining the Haven staff, Cory enjoyed success coaching at the youth level. He is married to Jill and they are parents to Camille.

Coach McGraw is a well-established part of the Strath Haven lacrosse community, having coached with Haven Youth lacrosse (for 8 years) and our high school program (for the past 10 years). He served as a coach of the Delaware County squad that captured gold at the 2004 Keystone Games and has also coached club lacrosse for Premier Lacrosse Club, USTC Falcons Club and assorted Haven Club teams.

Coach Donaghy is 1998 graduate of Swarthmore College, where he served as a team captain (and the program's leading scorer) in his senior year. He played for the Scotland National Team in the European Championships (1999-2001) and, prior to joining the SHHS program in 2016, coached high school lacrosse for 10 years (in Delaware and Minnesota). He currently serves as a Board member of the Haven Youth Lacrosse program. 


All Central League games are in bold.

Varsity Schedule

Day Date Game Location Time Result
Saturday March 11 Avon Grove (Scrimmage) Away TBD
Saturday March 18 6-Team Scrimmage at Strath Haven Home 8:00AM
Friday March 24 William Penn Charter Home 4:00PM
Saturday March 25 West Chester Henderson Home 12:00PM
Tuesday March 28 Ridley Away TBD
Thursday March 30 Marple Newtown Home TBD
Saturday April 1 Malvern Prep (Play for the A's) Home 6:00PM
Tuesday April 4 Lower Merion Home TBD
Thursday April 6 Upper Darby Away TBD
Monday April 10 Haverford School Away 4:00PM
Thursday April 13 Lenape Home 4:00PM
Saturday April 15 Mt. Lebo @ Dickinson College (overnight trip) Away 10:00AM
Tuesday April 18 Conestoga Home 7:00PM
Thursday April 20 Radnor Home TBD
Saturday April 22 Downingtown East Home 5:15PM
Tuesday April 25 Penncrest Away TBD
Tuesday April 27 Haverford High School Home TBD
Tuesday May 2 Harriton Away TBD
Thursday May 4 Garnet Valley Home TBD
Tuesday May 9 Springfield Home TBD
Tuesday May 16 Playoff District I - First Round N TBD
Thursday May 19 Playoff District I - Quarterfinals N TBD
Saturday May 20 Playoffs District I - Semifinal N TBD
Tuesday May 23 Playoffs District I - Championship N TBD
Wednesday May 31 State Playoffs - First Round N TBD
Saturday June 3 State Playoffs - Quarterfinals N TBD
Tuesday June 6 State Playoffs - Semifinals N TBD
Saturday June 10 State Playoffs - Championship N TBD

JV Schedule

Day Date Game Location Time Result
Friday March 24 William Penn Charter Home 4:00PM
Saturday March 25 WC Henderson Home 10:15AM
Tuesday March 28 Ridley Away TBD
Thursday March 30 Marple Newtown Home TBD
Tuesday April 4 Lower Merion Away TBD
Thursday April 6 Upper Darby Away TBD
Monday April 9 Haverford School Away 4:00PM
Thursday April 13 Lenape (NJ) Home 4:00PM
Tuesday April 18 Conestoga Home TBD
Thursday April 20 Radnor Home TBD
Saturday April 22 Downingtown East Away 10:00AM
Tuesday April 25 Penncrest Away TBD
Thursday April 27 Haverford High School Home TBD
Tuesday May 2 Harriton Away TBD
Thursday May 4 Garnet Valley Home TBD
Tuesday May 9 Springfield Home TBD

Practice Schedule

Day Date Location Time
Monday March 6 King TBD
Tuesday March 7 King TBD
Wednesday March 8 King TBD
Thursday March 9 King TBD
Friday March 10 King TBD
Monday March 13 King TBD
Tuesday March 14 King TBD
Wednesday March 15 King TBD
Thursday March 16 King TBD
Friday March 17 King TBD
Monday March 20 King TBD
Tuesday March 21 King TBD
Wednesday March 22 King TBD
Thursday March 23 King TBD
Monday March 27 King TBD
Wednesday March 28 King TBD
Friday March 31 King TBD
Monday April 3 King TBD
Wednesday April 5 King TBD
Friday April 7 King TBD
Tuesday April 11 King TBD
Wednesday April 12 King TBD
Friday April 14 King TBD
Monday April 17 King TBD
Wednesday April 19 King TBD
Friday April 21 King TBD
Monday April 24 King TBD
Wednesday April 26 King TBD
Friday April 28 King TBD
Monday May 1 King TBD
Wednesday May 3 King TBD
Friday May 5 King TBD
Monday May 8 King TBD
Wednesday May 10 King TBD
Thursday May 11 King TBD
Friday May 12 King TBD
Monday May 15 King TBD
Wednesday May 17 King TBD
Friday May 19 King TBD
Monday May 22 King TBD
Wednesday May 24 King TBD
Thursday May 25 King TBD
Friday May 26 King TBD
Monday May 29 King TBD
Tuesday May 30 King TBD


Number First Name Last Name Position Year
2 Jesse Jacobsen Defense 12
4 Vincey Palermo Goalie 10
5 Zane Mazur Midfield 10
6 Will Brake Goalie 11
7 Jack Borbee Attack / Midfield 12
9 Liam Carney Attack 10
11 Zach Politarhos Midfield 11
12 Gage Bailey Defense 11
13 Zack Irons Defense 12
17 Jakob Nangle Attack / Midfield 12
19 Nicky Palermo Attack 10
20 Will Huestis Midfield 12
21 Tyler Fink Attack 12
22 Avery Campbell Attack 10
23 Ryan Morris Defense 11
24 AJ Santisi Defense 11
25 Jake Booth Attack 11
26 Jeffrey Conner Midfield 11
27 Kyle Nerz Midfield 11
28 Amir Pio Midfield 11
29 Johnny Stellabotte Defense 10
30 Chris Rosini Attack / Midfield 11
31 Joseph Healy Defense 12
32 Zack Lesher Defense 10
33 Mike Bufalo Midfield 11
34 Christian Camp Midfield 10
37 Dylan Fitzgerald Defense 10
42 Michael Scott Defense 12
43 Jack Thomas Midfield 11
44 Hunter Clements Midfield 11
45 Jack Ferry Defense 10
47 Ryan Krause Defense 10
52 Nolan Rau Defense 11
53 Sam Lyons Midfield 11
55 Hunter Mazur Mid 12
77 Ethan Belville Midfield 10
Jake Dunning Defense 9
Jack Henry 9
Christian Fransen Attack 9
Alexander Lombard Attack 9
Ibo Pio Midfield 9
Matt Pizzirusso Midfield 9
Trevor Riess 9
Evan Rigsbee Attack 9


4th Annual Play for the A's: April 1, 2017

Strath Haven Releases Game Schedule for 2017 Play for the A's Event

PA Prep Live: "Conner, Huestis help Strath Haven nip Marple Newtown"

Haven advances to Eastern District Elite 8.

Week #11 (5/15): 2016 Regular Season Wrap-up

Haven captures share of Central League Championship!

Week #10 (5/8): Not Satisfied!

Strath Haven achieves team goal. Now has opportunity to be sole owners of Central League Championship.

Week#9 (5/1): "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."

Haverford H.S. and Harriton this week!

Week #8 (4/24): "We will either find a way, or make one."

Work hard. Play smart. Execute at both ends. GB's every time!

PA Prep Live: Boys Lacrosse Super 7 for April 22, 2016

Strath Haven rises to No.2 in Delaware County behind Haverford School

Week #7 (4/17): Keep Carving the Stone

"Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake."

PA Prep Live: Boys Lacrosse Super 7 for April 12, 2016

Haven Boys Lacrosse ranked 4th in Philadelphia Region with room to rise according to Delco Times' PA Prep Live.

PA Prep Live: "Conners Offense, Strath Haven Defense Turn Back Marple"

Haven advances to 6-0 with 8-3 victory over tough Marple team.

PA Prep Live: "Strath Haven Rides Conner, Fink to Upset Win"

SHHS beats perennial Western, PA powerhouse Mt. Lebanon in April Pittsburgh snow. Panthers now 5-0.

Week #6 (4/10): Practice Time Changes and Play for the A's

This Wednesday's and Friday's practices changed to 6PM

NEW GAME: SHHS Varsity Scheduled to Play Penn Charter

SHHS Varsity will play at Penn Charter on Saturday, April 23 at 12PM

Week #5 (4/4): Springfield Game Time Change, Pasta Dinner and Mt Lebo

New game times for April 6 at Springfield.

PA Prep Live: "Conners 5 Goals Lead Strath Haven Past Downingtown East"

SHHS beats Downingtown East 10-6 in hard faught game.

Week #4 (3/28): Opening Day recap and Schedule for Week

Tuesday (3/29) at Downington East; Wednesday and Thursday practice times still TDB.

Week #3 (3/21): Practice Schedule Update

Note change: Friday, March 25, practice to start at 8AM, arrive at 745AM. Click "read more" for details.

5 Team Scrimmage Schedule for Saturday, March 19

Strath Haven to play in 4 Games. Read more for details.

Week #2 (3/14) Practice News: Schedule Change and Concussion Testing

Tuesday practice now at 5PM; concussion testing at 4PM on Wednesday.

Week #1 (3/7) Practice News: Black and White Assignments

Player assignments by Black and White. Please read and be ready by 6:45PM on Monday, March 7.

March 4 Team Meeting Recap with Video Link

Meeting notes and link to new rules video (Note: All players required to watch video prior to March 7 practice)

The 2016 Season Starts Monday, March 7

The season is upon us! Here are some important announcements. Please click "Read More" below for details.

Pledge Every Ground Ball!

Another Great Opportunity to "Play for the A's" Click "Read More" to find out how.

Play for the A's: Saturday April 16

Help us raise $10,000 to battle Alzheimer's. Please click "Read More" below for important information about this team event.

Strath Haven to Play Mt. Lebanon H.S. on April 9 In Pittsburgh

Haven travels to Pittsburgh, PA for Varsity and JV games on Saturday, April 9, 2016. March 8 hotel reservation deadline fast approaching. Please click "Read More" below for details.

NEW Strath Haven Lacrosse Team Online Store Opens

Please click "Read More" below for information and access.



Store: Open Until 10/30/16

Please see the link below to access our 2016 Wave One SH Lacrosse team apparel store. As in past years, we ask all SHHS players to commit to the practice package (5 items, sold together or separately) and encourage our lacrosse families to "gear up" for the 2017 spring season.

Some of the apparel does accept a player number - for those entering into our spring program who do not yet have an assigned SHHS team number, let me know and I will send you available numbers from which to choose (these are available on a first come, first assigned basis for our incoming players).

Any questions regarding the team store can be directed to Asst. Coach Scott Berkheimer at srberk@comcast.net

Please note that the store will close at midnight on 10/30.

Store link is:


Password is haven17





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