As a club team not affiliated with the PIAA, Parkland must raise its own funds.
For the first Flyers Cup game, the team had enough money to take a charter bus to its game, but instead the players opted to use the money for a fan bus.
"We have had great fan support all season and the kids wanted to make sure they were there for the first Flyers Cup game," Chandik said. "We expect the support to continue."
And Chandik, who is assisted by Richard Dumbach and James Swartz III, said he believes his players will give the fans a few more thrills.
"Our kids are happy, but they're not satisfied," he said. "They're not going to come out flat on Monday night. They're going to come out ready to play."
Besides those previously mentioned, team members include: Jordan Lorah, Robert Stock, Anthony Sorrentino, Zachary Zager, Matthew Doe, Evan Dratch, James Swartz, Brian Sherrier, Jake Hulsizer, Colin Pratt, Tristan Sorrentino, Benjamin Zager, Matt Knotek, Nicholas White and Kevin Siroka.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
•Jessica Guro (Liberty) ended her collegiate swimming career the weekend of March 1-3 at the Big 12 Swimming Championships in Austin, Texas. She helped the University of Texas win the Big 12 crown with a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (54.03) and a third-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (1:57.34).
In addition to helping Texas win two Big 12 team titles, Guro ended her career as a three-time All-American; a two-time Big 12 champion, and a three-time Big 12-All Academic first-team selection.
•Temple's Matt Kacyon (Whitehall) placed fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships last month at the University of Rhode Island. Kacyon ran a personal best time of 8:32.06 to score four points in the team standings for the Owls, who finished eighth overall. Charlotte won the team title.
•The Susquehanna University women's lacrosse team is ranked No. 20 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) and is off to a 5-0 start thanks in part to the play of senior Lindsey Derstine (Southern Lehigh). Derstine recently went over the 100-point mark in her career and has three goals and two assists this season.
•The Lehigh-Carbon men's and women's basketball teams had several players honored as Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference all-stars.
On the women's side, sophomore Casey Rinfret (Palmerton) was a first team-selection and sophomore Jordan Hordley (Blue Mountain) was a second-team choice and Marge Beahm was named the coach of the year.
On the boys side, freshmen Frank DeJesus (Allen) and Erik Nyamai (Shimo-La-Tew, Kenya) were first-team choices.