Boys Lacrosse: Sellinger fills void for Hinsdale Central
Hinsdale Central's Eric Mahon (left) defends Lyons Township's Jeff Richert. | Steve Johnston~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 4, 2012 11:11AM
With two of the team’s top attackers out due to injury, Hinsdale Central boys lacrosse coach Tom McBride knew someone would have to step up.
Senior midfielder Nick Sellinger has filled the void.
“Nick has been pretty steady for us from an offensive standpoint,” McBride said. “He’s a fantastic feeder for assists and is very consistent. He’s bumped up his scoring lately, and has done a good job. He has a lot of speed, which helps generate offense.”
The Red Devils have been playing without starting attackers Brendan Flaherty, a senior captain, and sophomore Matt Santulli. Flaherty broke his arm during a game and is out for the season. Santulli is expected back soon after missing time with a back injury.
Junior defender Louis Skibicki also has missed time, but will return to action as well.
“It’s been kind of a struggle offensively,” McBride said. “We’re just struggling to find ourselves offensively. The defense has had some lapses, but has played pretty well. We have five games left (in the regular season), and we’re trying to improve. We’d like to get our offense a little bit better.”
Hinsdale Central (4-6) beat Barrington 10-7 on Saturday and Fenwick 7-1 on April 24 at home, and lost to Oak Park-River Forest 10-6 on the road April 26.
The Red Devils, 1-2 in the West Suburban Conference, dropped four straight games against ranked teams before collecting a couple of wins.
Sophomore goalie Devin Chenelle continues to shine for Central, while junior defender Tim Glavin is another player making an impact.
Hinsdale Central was set to face Naperville Central on todayTuesday, and will close the regular season with games against Lake Forest on Saturday, Oak Park-River Forest on May 8, Lyons Township on May 12 and York on May 15.
“We’re getting ready for the playoffs, and trying to bring a competitive team into the playoffs,” McBride said. “That’s what we’re striving for right now.”