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Top 10 Program Previews: #7 Flower Mound

03/07/2018, 5:00pm CST
By Editor

A team that is kind of scary on the defensive side of the field.

2017 Recap
In 2017 Flower Mound was talented, but still building.  They finished with a record of 5-8, but they played some very competitive ball.  FM dropped a contest to Kinkaid by two, Jesuit by four, Coppell by three, St. Marks by two, and Southlake by one.  Every game right in the ballpark.  Their key wins came against Allen, St. Johns, Keller, and Plano West, and those games were also close.  In 2018 they are looking to turn those close calls into wins.

Committed Players
Vinny Ianiero 2018 LSM – Utah
Sammy Cambere 2018 Defense - Utah

Team Strengths
The Senior Long Stick Tandem:  The Tandem of Utah bound seniors Vinny Ianiero and Sammy Cambere is where it all starts for Flower Mound.  These two guys absolutely create chaos putting the ball on the ground and push it up the field.  These guys also have the ability to dangle and put the ball in the goal.  Nightmares on D, with the ability to create offense, scary.  They are offensive threats and quality goal scoring opportunity catalysts.

Strength up the Middle:  Flower Mound is fortunate to have solid options at the faceoff X, and in between the pipes.  Grant Hoagland & Evan Arnold are strong on the draw, and Brady King has unbelievable hand speed in goal.  With the ability to turn quality shots away and find Ianiero and Cambere up and over the top in transition, King compliments their defensive style quite while.

Major Changes
In 2017 Brendan Carney became the interim Head Coach and has taken the reigns since then.  An excellent coach at McKinney, he now has another talented program to work with.  A skilled, tough, hungry group and that has been working hard to make some noise.  They have a quality group of upperclassmen, and between those two classes they can compete with most, if not all the publics in the North District. 

Keys to the Upcoming Year
Generating Offensive Production:  Most of the committed talent for Flower Mound is on defense but their top offensive producers are very capable.  These players are crafty, with the ability to distribute and finish in traffic.  Down at attack Andrew Hetrick and Preston Cole work well together.  They initiate and move the ball well, while also possessing a variety of release points to finish with.  At the midfield Griffin DeFreitas and Zane Torress add a one / two punch up top.  Both of these players do well when they bear down getting to the goal.  Hetrick and Cole's ability to draw attention behind creates openings up to for the mids.  Again much of the offensive effort also happens in transition where Ianiero and Cambere can apply pressure. 


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Projection
In the north, Flower Mound is working to be one of the top Publics in the area.  They are on the same side of the North District bracket with Colleyville, Coppell, Jesuit, ESD, Keller and Southlake.  You’ve got to win tough games to position yourself well in this playoff structure, but the top 4 go and Flower Mound should be able to take that step.


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