Post 892 – Team Preview 2022: St. Joe’s (Montvale) Green Knights

St. Joe’s (Montvale) Green Knights 

2021: 

  • 6-4 
  • Lost to Don Bosco in the Non-Public A quarterfinals 
  • Scored 204 points: 20.30 average 
  • Allowed 150 points: 15.00 average 
  • Wins included Don Bosco, St. Peter’s Prep, Delbarton, and Pope John
  • Losses were to Bergen Catholic, DePaul, and Good Counsel (Md.) 

Graduation: 

  • DB Trey Watkins – Lafayette 
  • WR Jaden WImberly – Lehigh 
  • DB Jack Smiechowski – Columbia 
  • OL Kevin Loughlin – Fordham 
  • DB Peter Schuh – Oklahoma as a walk-on 
  • C John Ohnegian – Bucknell 
  • RB-WR Devin Miller-Singh – Monmouth 
  • DB JaTy Mays – American International 
  • DB Jalen Wade – Shippensburg 
  • DT Jeremy Mendez – Pace 
  • OL Yann SIlva – Tufts 
  • TE Brendan Stapleton – Tufts 
  • DB Brandon Wu – Gettysburg 
  • DB Joe Barrise – Ave Maria 
  • WR Conor Mahoney – Muhlenberg 
  • WR Daniel Henrnadez – LIU 
  • WR Emmanuel Laracuente – Peddie (prep) 
  • WR Joseph Stern – Muhlenberg for baseball 
  • LB Luis Soto – Springfield 
  • OL Al Shadanian – Hobart 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 5 

Quarterback: 

  • Luke Henrich, Senior, 6-1, 215 – returning starter 

Running Back: 

  • Yasin WIllis, Junior, 6-1, 215 – returning starter 
  • Luke Tucci, Senior, 5-9, 180 – will see action as he did last year 
  • John Forster, Sophomore, 5-10, 190 – will see action 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Donovan McKoy, Senior, 6-5, 195 – returning starter 
  • Mekhi Rossignol, Junior, 6-1, 185 – projected starter; saw action 
  • Jimmy Montesano, Junior, 6-2, 180 – competing and will play 
  • Jovon Williams, Sophomore, 6-0, 185 – competing and will play 
  • Nate Bailey, Freshman, 5-9, 170 – competing and will play 

Tight End: 

  • Brendan Errity, Senior, 6-1, 230 – returning starter 
  • Jimmy Mullen, Senior, 6-2, 260 – will see action; started on defense 

Offensive Line: 

  • Connor McAllen, Senior, 6-4, 290 – returning starter at left tackle 
  • Charlie Blessing, Senior, 6-2, 275 – competing at left guard; started on defense 
  • Trey Nightingale, Junior, 6-1, 255 – competing at center 
  • Marcus Hiller, Junior, 6-1, 275 – competing at right guard 
  • Jonny Parkes, Senior, 6-4, 285 – projected starter at right tackle 
  • Rashad Plaisir, Junior, 6-4, 290 – competing 
  • Sean Kivlehan, Junior, 6-2, 270 – competing 
  • John Floey, Senior, 6-1, 280 – competing 

Defense: 

  • Formation: Multiple 4-2-5 
  • Returning Starters: 4 

Defensive Line: 

  • Jimmy Mullen, Senior, 6-2, 260 – 4-year starter at end 
  • Brendan Errity, Senior, 6-1, 230 – competing at opposite end 
  • Jordan Suchocki, Sophomore, 6-2, 195 – competing at opposite end 
  • Stephan Laguerre, Senior, 6-1, 265 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Brandon Toranzo, Junior, 5-11, 260 – projected starter at tackle; injured all of 2021 after being projected to start 
  • Vin Ferrara, Sophomore, 6-2, 265 – part of rotation at tackle 

Linebacker: 

  • Takai Chisolm, Senior, 6-3, 220 – returning starter on outside 
  • Ricky Anastasi, Junior, 5-11, 200 – returning starter on inside – started last half of season 
  • Cooper Kurtz, Senior, 5-11, 200 – competing on inside 
  • Leo Titolo, Senior, 6-1, 195 – competing on inside 
  • Stanley Labady, Senior, 5-10, 195 – competing on inside 
  • Chris Wehrli, Junior, 6-0, 200 – competing on inside 
  • Aidan Schlett, Junior, 5-10, 210 – competing on inside 

Secondary: 

  • Jahmir Joseph, Sophomore, 6-1, 180 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Monte Nedd, Senior, 6-1, 180 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Jovon Williams, Sophomore, 6-0, 185 – provides depth at cornerback 
  • Ma’khi Jones, Sophomore, 6-0, 195 – projected starter at safety 
  • Will Barbieri, Sophomore, 5-11, 190 – competing at other safety 
  • Ja’Dyn WIlliams, Junior, 5-11, 175 – competing at other safety 

Special Teams: 

  • Senior Marcos Ruiz returns at kicker and will add punting to his duties 
  • Tucci, Forster, Bailey, and Joseph will be the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 8/26, at Good Counsel (Md.) 
  • Saturday, 9/3, DePaul at home 
  • Friday, 9/9, at Don Bosco 
  • Saturday, 9/17, St. Anthony’s (NY) at Rutgers 
  • Saturday, 9/24, St. Peter’s Prep at home 
  • Friday, 9/30, Donovan Catholic at Giants Stadium 
  • 10/7-8, Bye 
  • Saturday, 10/15, Bergen Catholic at home 
  • Saturday, 10/22, at Seton Hall Prep 
  • Saturday, 10/29, Delbarton at home 

Concerns: 

  • Youth and inexperience 
  • Staying healthy 

Recruiting: 

  • McAllen verballed to Princeton 
  • Henrich verballed to Lehigh 
  • McKoy verballed to Yale 
  • Mullen will choose between football and wrestling (2-time state champion) 
  • Chisolm has offers from Kent State, Toledo, Akron, and Maine 
  • Errity and Blessing are receiving Patriot League interest 
  • Parkes could go Ivy or Patriot League 
  • Laguerre has interest from Towson and LIU 
  • Ruiz has 1-AA interest 
  • Tucci may go to a team in the NESCAC 
  • Kurtz verballed to Navy for lacrosse 
  • Underclassmen: 
  • Willis is a Power-5 recruit 
  • Anastasi is a D2/D3 prospect 
  • Others need to play 
  • In the sophomore class, Forster, Rossignol, Jovon Williams, Joseph, and Jones have offers from Rutgers, Boston College, and Pittsburgh 

Coach’s Comments: 

“We’re excited about the way we’re working. We have young guys who will get experience as the season progresses to go along with some solid, grizzled veterans to lead the way,” – Head Coach Dan Marangi 

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