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Staying teammates

Seneca Valley lacrosse players Brady Moze, left, and Adam Galovich are headed to Cleveland State next year to continue their careers. Both are seniors for the Raiders.
SV lacrosse players Galovich, Moze to continue careers at Cleveland State

JACKSON TWP — For Adam Galovich and Brady Moze, the perfect fit was the same fit.

Seneca Valley’s senior lacrosse stars, a defenseman and goalie, respectively, are both headed to Cleveland State University. They signed their letters of intent Nov. 10.

“I visited there in October 2015,” said Galovich. “As soon as I got there, I thought it was awesome and said, ‘I’m really going to pursue this.’”

Soon after his trip to Cleveland, Galovich made a verbal commitment with the Division I Vikings.

“I wasn’t really trying to push Brady to go there, but I guess I was in a way,” said Galovich. “One day, I saw that he posted on Twitter that he was going there, too. It was a bit of a surprise, but I was really excited.”

Moze had entertained thoughts of attending and playing lacrosse at Siena College and the University of Hartford.

“I was thinking about going to Cleveland State for a long time, but it wasn’t until after one of my visits to the other schools that Coach (Dylan) Sheridan called me up and asked me to come to Cleveland for a visit.”

Seneca Valley went a combined 9-20 in 2014 and 2015. Due in large part to Galovich and Moze, the Raiders rebounded to finish 8-5 last spring.

“Adam is one of the top 1-on-1 cover guys out there,” said Seneca Valley head coach Peter Tumbas, who was an assistant with the Raiders the last two years. “As long as he hits the weight room, he will continue to develop.

“Brady bided his time and became a starter for us last year,” Tumbas added. “He made some big strides and became a defined leader.”

Galovich and Moze were also teammates last summer on a Duke’s Lacrosse Club team, based in Philadelphia.

“We played in eight tournaments, most of them were in June and July,” said Moze. “We played teams from the Philadelphia and Baltimore area. In one tournament, we placed first out of 24 teams.

“We’d stay out there for a week straight, come home for a few days and then head back out. It was a lot of work. We started to call Philadelphia our second home.”

Both players relish the thought of taking their game to the next level.

“In lacrosse, in college sports in general, there is an extreme brotherhood between teammates,” said Galovich. “Spending five hours per day playing lacrosse sounds like a lot, but I’m looking forward to it. I love everything about the game.”

“Honestly, it’s just really exciting to know that I will be part of a college program,” Moze said.

But before they head to the shores of Lake Erie, Galovich and Moze can help Seneca Valley continue its return to prominence.

“We had a lot of team chemistry last year,” said Moze. “We still have a lot of potential.”