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Overview

2018 FOOTBALL TEAM

Football has been part of the Wyoming Seminary community for at least 130 years.  From its inception, the football program has been a defining aspect of the school, helping Sem build a distinguished reputation for academic and athletic excellence among fellow prep schools as well as colleges and universities.  Many Sem football players have gone on to successful college football careers, and have advanced to play in the professional leagues or coach nationally at recognized university programs.

The 2018 Blue Knights are led by captains Prince Hall (PG- Riviera Beach, FL)- RB/OLB and Cooper Heisey (PG- Scotch Plains, NJ)- QB along with Mike Leyland- (PG- Phila, PA)- OL/DL, Jason Kcehowski (PG- Allison Park, PA)- WR/DE-OLB, and Isaiah Ortiz- (PG- Staten Island, NY)- OL/DL.  Local standouts Rob Dwyer (PG- Kingston, PA)- WR-FB/Saf, Kyle Costello (Jr- Plains, PA)- FB/LB, Todd Phillips (Jr- Dallas, PA)- WR/Saf, and Alex Kristeller (Sr - Dallas, PA) - OL/DL give Sem football talent from our neighboring community.  Globally, Max Plank (Jr- Vienna, Austria)- TE/LB, Mario Kljajic (So.- Innsbruck, Austria)- OL/DL, Florian Roperz (Jr- Hamburg, Germany)- OL/DL, and Jevon Layne (Jr. - Toronto, Canada) - RB/OLB bring international exposure to the Sem football program this fall.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Type Result Score
Pre-Season Camp Move in Day
Three team Scrimmage CHA/GA
Away Scrimmage
Open
All Day
vs.
Hill School
Pottstown High School Away Win 20-12
vs.
Peddie School
Away Loss 7-51
vs.
Blair Academy
Away Loss 30-15
vs.
Loyola Blakefield School
Home Loss 24-14
vs.
St. Luke's (New Canaan, CT)
Nesbitt Stadium Home Win 43-3
vs.
Homecoming, Kiski
Nesbitt Stadium Home Win 54-19
vs.
St. Josephs (Ottawa, Canada)
Nesbitt Stadium Home Win 35-0
vs.
King and Low Heywood Thomas (CT)
Away Win 27-6

Roster

# Name Position Height Weight Class Hometown
24 Paul Amara WR/DB 6-1 180 2019 Plains, PA
81 Jakson Amend K/P 5-8 150 2021 Mountain Top, PA
12 Ryan Anderson P 6-2 175 2019 Mountain Top, PA
1 Christopher (Chris) Burg RB/DB 5-9 165 2019 Kingston, PA
5 Kyle Costello FB/LB 6-0 210 2020 Wilkes-Barre, PA
57 Dante Dalgin OL/DL 5-8 180 2019 Mountain Top, PA
44 Owen Davis RB/LB 5-7 165 2020 Hanover Township, PA
170 Robert (Bobby) de Luna WR/DB 5-9 170 2019 Dallas, PA
6 Robert Dwyer TE-FB/LB 6-2 220 2019 Pringle, PA
51 Santino Gaudino OL/DE 6-0 190 2019 Kingston, PA
2 Prince Hall RB/OLB 6-2 205 2019 West Palm Beach, FL
15 Cooper Heisey QB 6-4 210 2019 Scotch Plains, NJ
84 Darwin Hull TE/LB 5-8 175 2021 Schertz, TX
54 Jacob Kaminski TE/DE-LB 6-3 220 2021 Riverside, IL
10 Jason Kcehowski TE/DE 6-4 220 2019 Allison Park, PA
70 Mario Kljajic OL/DL 6-1 245 S18U Innsbruck
22 Alexander (Alex) Kristeller OL/DL 6-5 270 2019 Dallas, PA
22 Jevon Layne RB/Saf 6-0 205 2020 Whitby, ON
56 Michael (Mike) Leyland OL/DL 6-3 265 2019 Cheltenham, PA
14 Ari Lonstein QB 5-7 175 2020 Ellenville, NY
11 Samuel (Sam) Lonstein QB-Rec/DB 6-1 200 2022 Ellenville, NY
23 Lawrence Mazurek RB/DB 5-5 145 2019 Plains, PA
50 Nathaniel (Nate) Miller OL/DL 6-0 240 2021 Gap, PA
71 Isaiah Ortiz OL/DL 6-3 300 2019 Staten Island, NY
3 Todd Phillips QB/TE 6-3 175 2020 Dallas, PA
13 Maximilian (Max) Plank FB/LB 6-1 190 2020 Vienna
58 Florian Roperz OL/DL 6-1 250 2020 Hamburg
59 Michael (Mike) Stanczyk OL/DL 5-8 200 2021 Wyoming, PA
4 William Ziegler PK 6-2 180 2019 Mountain Top, PA

Staff


Jim Anderson - Head Coach
Jim Anderson, named Associate Director of Athletic and Head Varsity Football Coach at Wyoming Seminary in January, 2017, has a distinguished career in football at both the college and high school levels. Most recently he served as associate vice president for enrollment management/executive director of admission at King’s College and as assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for the Dallas High School football program.

Coach Anderson also was a member of the King's College football program from its inception in 1991 until 2009, serving as defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, strength coach, and head of player recruitment for the Monarchs.

Anderson's belief is that a football team wins with defense first. His philosophy was confirmed in 2002 when he was selected as the NCAA Div. III Defensive Coordinator of the Year by American Football Monthly Magazine.

A 1982 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Mass., Anderson was an All-League selection in 1981. While at Springfield College he enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career. As a senior middle linebacker, he served as a team tri-captain and was named the Pride's MVP, while earning All-New England laurels. Anderson received his highest honor as a Kodak Division II All-America first-team selection, and has been named to the Pride’s All-Decade Team.

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1985 before attending graduate school at Springfield the following year, when he served as the Pride’s head freshman coach; he was promoted to graduate assistant varsity coach the following year. For two seasons, he coached the inside linebackers at Springfield while earning his master of education degree in athletic administration in 1988. Anderson also served as outside linebackers coach for one season at Div. I-AA Lehigh University, and as offensive line and offensive special teams coach for one season at Springfield College. He later served there as offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator before joining the King’s College football program.

For more information about the football program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Anderson at janderson@wyomingseminary.org or (570) 270-2159.

Jim Norris - Offensive Coordinator (Offensive/Defensive Line)
Coach Norris was a standout player at Pittston Area High School, who continued his playing career at Lehigh University as a three-year letter winner and two-year starter. After completing his athletic and academic careers at Lehigh University, Coach Norris served as an assistant football coach at the collegiate level at Delaware Valley College (Pa.), Westfield (N.J.) Junior High School, Pittston Area (Pa.) High School and Mid Valley (Pa.) High School. Coach Norris served as the head football coach at Pittston (Pa.) High School from 2014-2016 before joining the Wyoming Seminary community.

Randy Granger - Running Backs/Defensive Backs, Kickers
Coach Granger has worked at independent schools for over 30 years in admissions, administration and teaching. Coach Granger has coached football at Sem for 15 years with five head coaches, and brings valuable insights to both players and coaching staff. During his 30-year career, Coach Granger has also coached baseball, soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse, during which his teams were highly successful.

Keith Lowthert - Quarterbacks/Punters
A standout high school player in Owings Mills (Md.), Coach Lowthert graduated from Towson University in 1984, and served as an assistant coach at Springfield College (Mass.) from 1989-1991. Coach Lowthert served as the King’s College (Pa.) quarterbacks coach from 1991-2008, and as special teams coordinator before his arrival at Sem in 2017.

Joe Oliveri - Linebackers/Technology
Coach Oliveri was an All-WVC player at linebacker for Pittston Area High School (Pa.) and played the linebacker position from 1997-2001. Coach Oliveri continued his playing career at King’s College and served on the Pittston Area High School football program as both head freshman coach and assistant coach from 2006-2016.

Facilities

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Gallery

Sem vs. Hill School