Lower Moreland Twp. School District
Athletics & Activities Newsletter
Lower Moreland Twp. School District Personnel
LMHS Principal: Mr. Bill Miles
Murray Avenue Principal: Ms. Jen Dilks
PRES Principal: Dr. Brian Swank
Director of Athletics & Extra Curricular Activities: Mr. Matt Heiland
Athletic Trainer: Mr. Scott DeLange
I am excited and grateful to be starting my third year as Director of Athletics and Extra Curricular Activities here in Lower Moreland Township School District. The last two years have really given me an opportunity to be exposed to this exceptional school district and all of the tremendous athletes, staff, students, and parents. Please remember to look at lmtsdathletics.com for all of the up to date information in regards to schedules, notifies you when games are changed, and keeps you in the loop with how our sports teams are doing. Please follow the directions below to sign up and get updates.
We have also moved to FamilyID full time this fall, which has proven to be extremely beneficial to our athletic department and coaches. This technology friendly site allows you, the parents, to register your children for sports, and information carries over between seasons instead of filling out the same paperwork season after season.
Before we move onto 2019-2020, lets take a look in the rearview mirror at some of our athletic accomplishments from 2018-2019.
- Nikole Lisovyy - AA Singles Tennis Champion
State Runner Ups:
- Boys Swimming & Diving - AA Boys State Silver Medalist
- Ally Cheiken & Elizabeth Berzin - AA Doubles Tennis Silver Medalist
District Champions (Team):
- Girls Tennis
- Boys Swimming
- Boys Basketball
- Boys Tennis
District Champions (Individuals):
- Shane Cohen (XC)
- Nikole Lisovvy (Tennis)
- Elizabeth Berzin & Ally Cheiken (Tennis)
Tommy Lutter (Swimming)
Mark Klinchin (Swimming)
Alex Yoon (Swimming)
Colin Shipp (Swimming)
Jaden Feldman (Swimming)
Noah Ferker (Swimming)
Greg Landis (Swimming)
Cullen Malone (Wrestling)
- Josh Arno & Mihir Ram (Doubles Tennis)
- Girls Tennis
- Girls Basketball
- Boys Basketball
- Yuval Levi - District Diving Runner Up
- Nicole Castor - Triple Jump
- Shane Cohen - Outdoor Track
- Girls Basketball
I am really looking forward to the upcoming school year at Lower Moreland. We are looking to build on the successes from last year on both team and individual levels for 2019-2020. Our coaches and athletes are very dedicated and passionate about their sports.
Please come out and SUPPORT our students, ENCOURAGE them to be the best teammates they can be, and BE POSITIVE- as that energy can be a powerful tool to help in the success of our student athletes, on and off the fields. I want to wish all our staff and students a successful school year!
Director of Athletics & Extra Curricular Activities
Lower Moreland Twp. School District
Become a Fan of LM Athletics
Go to http://www.lmtsdathletics.com and select join in the upper right hand corner.
- You will enter your information to sign up for the website. Once you do that make sure you are signed into your account for the Big Teams website.
- There a list of tabs towards the top of the screen, you will see Email Alerts on the right hand side. Please click on that tab.
- That will take you to a new screen, click on the My Favorites/Alerts tab. Then you will see favorites. In that window you can add a school, which you will add Lower Moreland.
- Then you can add select teams you wish to follow and get alerts for. This is important in regards to receiving information when events change.
- Click on Alerts and check the boxes of how you want to receive alerts.
- Click on Alert Settings. You can add another email if you want, or add a cell number and receive text messages as well.
This is just another avenue of communication between the Athletic Department and the Lower Moreland Community.
In conjunction with Big Teams, I am pleased to announce a new feature on our website that will allow you to download team schedules into your personal calendar. Visit our athletic page to subscribe to the schedule of your choice www.lmtsdathletics.com
If you need help getting started, CLICK HERE for instructions and find the type of calendar options you would like.
Lower Moreland To Join Suburban One League
Athletic Hall of Fame
The Lower Moreland Township School District is excited to announce the district’s first ever Athletic Hall of Fame. This has been created to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to our storied high school athletic programs. Individuals may be nominated in one of the following categories: Past Athletes; Past Coaches; Teams; and Contributors.
The LMTSD Athletic Hall of Fame will acknowledge those who have raised the level of public awareness and appreciation for the high school athletics through their distinguished achievement and excellence, both on and off the field of competition. These individuals may include former student athletes, coaches, administrators, contest officials, trainers, teams, or distinguished volunteers. Nominees must be retired from their fields and must exemplify the highest standard of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character.
Congratulations to all nominees, names will remain in the pool for the next cycle of nominations. The LMTSD Athletic Hall of Fame will be composed with names that have undoubtedly impacted school athletics in Lower Moreland.
- Graduated from Lower Moreland High School, individual or team nomination
- Been out of high school for a minimum of 10 years; Coaches must have 10+ years of coaching experience, and must be retired.
- Demonstrated remarkable athletic accomplishments
- Should be recognized for their unique contribution to the Lower Moreland High School sports history.
The nomination window will be open from June 24th through September 30th for the first class of the LMTSD Athletic Hall of Fame.
End of Year Sports Banquet
The Athletic Department will be hosting a fundraiser in order to help raise money for the event as well. Details will be on the athletics website in the coming weeks.
At the sports banquet we will be having a program book for the evening. If you or your business is interested in helping sponsor the event, please email Matt Heiland @ email@example.com for further pricing information.
Fall: Middle School Boys Soccer
High School - JV Boys Basketball; Assistant Boys Varsity; JV Girls Basketball; Asst. Girls Basketball; Diving; Asst. Swimming; Asst. Wrestling;
Murray Ave- Cheerleaders; Asst. Wrestling
If you are interested in coaching please contact Matt Heiland @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Sports Are Underway
Football - Season Preview
The team has 6 seniors on the team this year, including 4 year players Pat Whittle and Christian Long. The team also welcomes back Joe Kelly, and looks for John Sheridan to fill in the void as playmaker.
The team started camp earlier this year then ever before, beginning on August 5th. The team has put in a lot of effort and time into improving on a daily basis, and Coach Beck says that the program is heading in the right direction. With a more regimented off season conditioning and lifting program this year, the team is in better shape heading into the season. There is also a young nucleus of athletes that are on the rise to help continue to build the program.
The team opened up with a tough loss to Academy of Palumbo, but looks to bounce back in their home opener Friday 8/30. The game will start at Noon at Mark V. Mayson Stadium.
Other Key Games:
9/13 7 PM vs. Jenkintown
10/12 2:30 PM vs. George School Homecoming
10/18 7 PM vs. New Hope Solebury @ Upper Moreland
10/25 7 PM vs. Bristol Senior Night
Girls Tennis - Season Preview
The girls are looking strong as they begin the 2019 season. We only graduated one senior (Eliabeth Berzin - 4 time district champion, state silver medalist in team & doubles, and team captain for 2 years) and having a few promising freshman vying to play varsity, our season looks promising. We have started the season with great wins against all AAA opponents, beating Council Rock North, Abington and C.B. East.
The lady lions have a strong singles line-up with state single champion, Nicole Lisovyy at first singles and our captains Ally Cheiken and Maeve McErlean playing second and third singles. We are still working on finding the best doubles teams possible from a strong group of returning players - seniors Lauren Oblon, Nicole Stone, Juliana Litz, Rachel Brodsky, Audrey Kim and Erica Stone. Promising freshmen looking for a spot on varsity are Sarah Kideckel, Madison Sopinsky and Lexi Moore.
Long-time coach Jeanette Hausman has been coaching the girls team for 30+ years and is joined by a great assistant coach in Amy Titus, both optimistic about the season. Tennis is a unique blend of individual and team play. The team has strong individual players and the goal of the coaches and captains is to unite the girls as a team. The team always looks forward to playing our strongest league opponent, New Hope and playing many AAA non-league opponents to stay strong for post-season play. Although the girls take one match at a time, their goal is to win a 5th consecutive league and district 1 AA title and return to the state championships in Hershey.
Golf - Season Preview
Head Coach: Mike Guido First season
2018 record- 5-8
Key players Lost- Max Cousins & Tim Kennedy
Key Returning Players-Anthony Mangan and Bryce Fazio
2019 outlook- A young team looking to make a mark in the league with the returning leadership of Bryce and Anthony. Will Klanderman looks to develop into a key piece along with Freshman Ian McErlean.
The boys home match will be a tri-match with Holy Ghost Prep and Delco Christian at 5 Ponds Golf Club on 9/17.
Competitive Spirit - Season Preview
Part of the squad attended Pine Forrest Cheer Camp back in mid-August not only to improve on stunts and routines, but took the opportunity to come together as a team. The team performed nightly in camp competitions and took home the Spirit Stick on night 1. The Lions squad also brought home the 2019 Superior UCA trophy from the camp, which earned them an invitation to the Citrus Bowl.
The team has been working hard at practices leading up to the first football game and looks to be out there to support the team all season long. Look for their routines at half time of our football games.
Boys Cross Country - Season Preview
Head Coach - Dick Rapson 51st season
Key Team Losses: Shane Cohen, Connor McFadden, John Davies
Seniors: Ben Zonshayn, Brandon Mutchnick, Nick Bratspis
Juniors: Tom Hellenbrand, Justin Sandler, Andrew Ung
First year prospects:
Sophmores: Noah Kim, Tom Mavroudis
Freshmen: Jack Becker, Alex Kebuz
The focus this year will be to develop a group of runners who can run run as a pack. Success this season will be based on how closely the top 5 can run together. Matching our BAL and District finishes last year is an optimistic goal, but with hard work and dedication it is something that may be achievable.
Girls Cross Country - Season Preview
Head Coach: Greg Green (2nd Season)
Assistant Coach: Alana Jackaruso
Key Players Lost: Sandy Hua
Key Returning Players: Leena Saidi, Kat Mavroudis, Jade McCool
Key New Comers: Sophia Zalipsky, Melina Papanikolaou, Siri Hellenbrand
2019 Outlook: The ultimate goal for the season is to get runners to the State XC Championships in Hershey PA. The team will be young this season with just one senior. The team goal is to develop runners so they will compete at their highest level at the league and district championships at the end of the season.
Boys Soccer - Season Preview
Senior Adam Aloush will see significant minutes as the season progresses. Juniors Colin Clark, and Javin Cooper along with returning sophomore Braden Alicea will look to help get the Lions back into the district playoffs after a heartbreaking loss to Phoenixville in overtime last season. The Lions will look to a handful of other returning Sophomores and a few talented Freshman to fill holes left by the graduating seniors from last season.
This will be the third year for a hand full of seniors on the varsity field and they are eager to help the Lions return to the postseason. The season kicks off on August 30th as the Lions of Lower Moreland take on the squad from across town in Upper Moreland.
Girls Soccer - Season Preview
Assistant Coach: Bree Rock 1st Year
2018 Record 8-9-1
Key Lost: Allison Asmann (St. Francis) Gianna Pennecale (Holy Family) Jess Murawsky (Brandeis)
Key Returning Players: Nicole Castor, Celli Courdoff, Phoebe Lynch
This season the staff and players are very excited. We will look at the 2019 season as a fresh slate with coaches and players. The girls varsity team will relay heavily on the key returning players, one of which is returning All State player Nicole Castor. There are a host of other returning players who saw valuable time on the pitch in 2018 who will be key in the success for the program. The coaching staff also expects contributions from a freshman Demmi Fox and Peyton Lennon to help this years squad. The goal is to win the BAL league title and get back to the playoffs, which the Lions barely missed out on last season.
Field Hockey - Season Preview
Assistant Coach:Janet Lutter
Last Years Record: BAL 5-8-1 (5th)/ Overall 5-13-1 (District 1A 8th Seed)
Key Players Lost: Lindsay Graham
Key Returning Players: Ashley Tang (12), Linda Tang (11) and Taryn Mayer (11)
2019 Outlook: As the team was young last season, we look to build on the Varsity experience of 4 Seniors and 7 Juniors. The goal is to finish in the top 3 of the BAL. We have an outstanding large group of 18 Freshmen who have joined us for the 2019 season!
Murray Avenue Athletics Update
There will be a cross country informational meeting with Coach Esposito the week of the 9th to go over the new club.
Also please remember to sign up via FamilyID, and upload a physical which must be dated after June 1st 2019. If you have any questions regarding any of these items please reach out to Matt Heiland @ email@example.com or Kristy Hutchinson @ KHutchinson@lmtsd.org
FamilyID Registration Info: https://lmtsdathletics.com/main/otherad/contentID/48614455
Freshman Orientation Activities/Athletics Fair
We had representatives from the Art Club, Buddy Club, Coding Club, Class Sponsors, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, FBLA, German Club, GSA, Interact Club, Mini-THON, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, News Studio, Ping Pong Club, Science Club, Students Against Melanoma, Tech Crew, Volleyball Club, & Yearbook.
Boys Soccer Pancake Breakfast
Mini Thon Color Run
5K Fun Run
Field Hockey Pancake Breakfast
Lower Moreland Alumni Athletes
Emily Kleintz - Chestnut Hill College - Lacrosse
Taylor DiJoseph - Bryn Athyn College - Soccer
Gianna Penecale - Holy Family University - Soccer
Dan Maloney -Ursinus College- Track & Field
Bryce Horn - Penn Tech - Basketball
Tommy Lutter- University of Delaware - Swimming
Colin Shipp - Bloomsburg University - Swimming
Mark Klinchin - Illinois Tech - Swimming
Allison Asmann '19
St. Francis University
Andrew Buss '19
Jess Murawsky '19
Bridgette Alexander '16
Matt Gallagher '16
Kayla O'Malley '18
Jamie Mayer '18
Field Hockey & Track & Field
Yasmine Machlof '18
Holy Family University
Mike Gould '16
Tyler Millan '16
Mens Tennis & Basketball
Greg Gallagher '16
Tim McCreesh '17
Mike McLaughlin '18
Holy Family University
Danny Duffey '16
Connor Killion '18
University of Virginia
Melanie Goldstein '18
Rachel Millan '17
Chestnut Hill College
Joe Kvint '18