After resuming play at the collegiate level for the first time since 2018, the future of the Delaware Technical Community College lacrosse program is looking bright.
While there are still a few games to make up that were postponed earlier this season, the program had four players earn National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region honors for their outstanding play during the 2021 season. Conor Christie and Sean Hinchey were named all-region attack, while Matt Kracyla and Louis Savino were named all-region midfield. Savino is also the team’s primary face-off player.
“The rebuilding of the once-strong Delaware Tech lacrosse program has been fun to watch,” said Michael Ryan, collegewide director of athletics. “Head Coach Sean Tischler and Assistant Coach Franc Cook have brought in a great group of young men that can not only play the game at a high level but also perform well in the classroom.
“The four all-region members are the backbone of the team and a huge part of the team’s success. We are very proud of them and look forward to seeing what they can do next year as well.”
Christie, a graduate of Milford High School, leads the team with 26 goals and 17 assists. Hinchey, a graduate of Ridley High School in Pennsylvania, is second with 21 goals and 11 assists.
“Conor is an all-around lacrosse player, a guy who can create his own shot and gets his teammates in the book as well,” Tischler said. “Sean is a shooter and finisher, and someone who brought toughness to the attack unit.”
Kracyla, a graduate of Middletown High School, is third on the team in scoring with 15 goals. While Savino, also a graduate of Middletown High School, is leading the nation in face-offs with nearly a 70 percent win percentage. He’s also fourth on the team in scoring with 11 goals, and leads the team in ground balls.
“Matt is a throwback midfielder, a guy who plays both ends of the field. He is our best scoring middy and best defensive middy, and a fantastic leader as well,” Tischler said. “Louis is one of the toughest guys you could ever coach, both physically and mentally. He has such a competitive drive to dominate his opponent at the face-off.”
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Delaware Tech — the First State’s only community college — offers academic, technical, community education, and workforce development comprising more than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. For more information about Delaware Tech, visit www.dtcc.edu.