Coach: John Zitarelli (1st season)
Last Year’s Record: None (first season as varsity team).
Key Players: Aaron Shelton, MID, Sr.; Shain Quigley, MID, Sr.; Josh LeChette, MID, Sr.; Robert Civitella, ATT. Jr.; Garland Hamilton, DEF, Jr.; Mark Patton, DEF, Jr.; Connor Dwyer, G, Soph.; John Martinelli, MID, Soph.; Xander Wehner, ATT, Soph.; Tyler Barbone, ATT, Soph.
Outlook: Hornets are fielding a varsity team for the first time and will compete as an independent this season until joining the Ches-Mont in 2017. Oxford will play Ches-Mont teams Kennett, Bishop Shanahan and Unionville on its schedule along with multiple Bicentennial and Catholic League schools. Hornets will be only area team that plays on grass field as they look to grow in first year playing varsity competition after going 9-3 playing a junior varsity schedule in 2015. “We’re a young team in our first year,” Zitarelli said. “All of us are looking forward to the challenge.”
Prediction: Hornets will experience growing pains, but plenty of excitement with a varsity lacrosse team for first time. Will improve as season progresses.