John Sramac

By Eleanor Bailey/The Almanac

John Sramac makes his move on his defender during WPIAL Class AAA playoff action. The junior exploded for six goals and three assists in leading Mt. Lebanon to victory, 16-6, against Bethel Park.

John Sramac topped the list of area athletes garnering postseason laurels for boys lacrosse.

Sramac not only gained all-section and all-WPIAL acclaim, he earned first-team all-star recognition by the Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association.

The Mt. Lebanon rising senior registered his 100th career goal this spring. He was named the Blue Devils’ Offensive MVP.

“John’s a heck of a player and he steps up at the right times,” said Blue Devil coach Mike Ermer.

Tucker Welsh stepped up in goal. Voted Lebo’s team MVP, he grabbed all-section and all-WPIAL honors. He earned second-team honors on the All-MSLCA team.

Adam Marks joined Sramac and Welsh on the all-WPIAL and all-section squads. A recent graduate, Marks controlled the faceoffs for the Blue Devils.

Defenseman Ryan Pochek and attack Jack Sullivan gained all-section recognition for the Blue Devils.

The five players helped Lebo to a section title and WPIAL Class AAA finals. The Blue Devils dropped a 12-5 decision to Pine-Richland in that championship match played at Robert Morris University. Lebo reached the quarterfinals in the PIAA tournament before finishing the year with a 14-8 record.

While the Rams had the Class AAA Player of the Year in Dane Dowiak, Bethel Park had the Coach of the Year as Tim Schreiber led the Hawks to the WPIAL playoffs, where they lost to Lebo in the quarterfinals.

BP’s defenseman Ben Davin and attackman Zach Radcliffe were named to the Section 1 all-star list.

Among the other area athletes gaining all-section acclaim were: Upper St. Clair’s Tim Daschbach, Logan Tobias and Ethan Rutkowski; Peters Township’s Mike Vilsack and Jack DeGurian as well as Canon-McMillan’s Logan Gebhart.

In Class AA, two South Fayette players garnered all-section honors – midfielder Zack Mey and defenseman Jackson DeWitt.

Almanac Sports Editor

An award-winning journalist, Eleanor Bailey has been employed by Observer Publishing Company since 1982. She is the sports editor at The Almanac and a contributor for the Observer-Reporter.

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