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Basketball - Boys Varsity

 

Overview

The Blue Knights capped the 2017-2018 season with the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3 championship and they went on to claim the District 2 Class 3A title with a win over Holy Redeemer. Sem defeated Mastery Charter, 62-47 in the first round of the PIAA Class A state tournament before losing to Neumann-Goretti in the second round of the state playoffs.

Dmitri Gnall ‘19 was named MVP of the division, while guard Jeremy Callahan ‘20 was a first-team all-star selection.

Wyoming Seminary has a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. The basketball program stresses the importance of working hard on and off the court as well as expecting players to handle themselves with dignity at all times. We play a competitive schedule that enables players to improve their basketball ability while taking a college-preparatory academic curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of college.

NEWS AND NOTES

Two former Blue Knight basketball players recently completed successful college basketball careers. Matt Swaback was a starter on the University of Scranton team, which made it all the way to the D-III Elite Eight, and senior Gary Robinson completed a successful career at Keystone College.

In addition, '08 gradute Max Saidman graduated from Muhlenberg College and is now working for the Hoop Group, which runs basketball camps and tournaments.

Mike Alvarado, who played for Sem from 2006 to 2008, recently graduated from Manhattan College where he was the starting point guard on a team that made the NCAA tournament in 2014.

 

 

Schedule

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Roster

# Name Class
Jakson Amend 2021
20 Ryan Anderson 2019
13 Nicolas Bufalino 2019
22 Jeremy Callahan 2020
Tomoya (Tomo) Chiken 2022
11 John Coates 2021
Carmen Cox 2021
Philip Evan 2022
53 Gavin Flanley 2021
42 Nicholas Ganter 2019
35 Dimitri Gnall 2019
14 Jacob Koretz 2021
Angelo Lombardo 2022
5 Andrew Maddock 2021
Alexander (Alex) Meuser 2020
33 Ethan Meuser 2021
24 Aiden (AJ) Murphy 2021
Dylan Ostroski 2021
44 Benjamin Paglia 2019
21 Todd Phillips 2020
Zirun (Benny) Wu 2020
William (Will) Youngman 2022

Coaches

Peter Moses - Head Coach
Peter Moses was named Wyoming Seminary's head coach in May, 2018.
A Wilkes-Barre native, Moses has an extensive coaching career, beginning in 2000 with the Dallas Mountaineers. Moses most recently has been at the helm of Wyoming Area’s boys basketball team. He joined the Warriors in 2014 and helped them recover from a winless season in 2013-2014 with five wins during 2014-15, nine wins in 2015-16, 16 wins in 2016-17 and 15 wins during the 2017-18 season.

There he also helped double student participation in the program at the high school level.

Prior to Wyoming Area, Moses led the Luzerne Lightning (AAU) to two AAU state championships as head coach from 2004-2013. In addition, he coordinated recruiting efforts with NCAA Div. I, II and III colleges.

For more information about the basketball program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Moses at pmoses@wyomingseminary.org.

Rich Musinski - Assistant Coach
Rich Musinski was a three-sport athlete at Wyoming Area. As a football player, Musinski was a two-time first team Wyoming Valley Conference wide receiver and a first-time all-state small school wide receiver. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2004 where he was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, a three-time first team all A-10, and a two-time all-American wide receiver. Musinski holds numerous school receiving record. He resides in West Pittston with his wife Amy and three children, Caden, Ava, and Tucker.

Bill Burke - Assistant Coach
Bill Burke graduated from Seton Catholic High School where he was an all-conference selection in his junior and senior years while helping lead the Eagles to WVC and District 2 titles. 

He was a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Scranton as a History major with departmental honors, while lettering in men’s basketball four years and serving as team captain his senior year.  He received Academic All-American Honors for the Mid-Atlantic region and was given the University’s Peter Carlesimo Student-Athlete of the Year Award his senior year.  He then attended Fordham University’s School of Law before returning to practice law in NEPA, where he resides with his wife, Mallory, and their young son, Billy.  In addition to his love for basketball, Bill is an avid golfer and music lover.

Myer Messinger

Myer is a 2012 graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where he received his B.S. in Humanities & Science and was a four-year member of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Team. He served as Team Captain in his senior season and was a recipient of the Sam Cozen Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Award, which recognizes athletic and academic achievement.  Prior to University of the Sciences, he attended Dallas High School and was a first-team WVC Boys Basketball all-star selection. Myer practices law and resides with his wife, Shana, in Dallas.