By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/17/08
Northwestern, the four-time defending national women’s champion in Division I, will meet North Carolina in a Fall season contest on Sunday, Oct. 19 (noon) at Radnor High School.
The Wildcats, who defeated Penn to claim their fourth crown in May, will come to Radnor after competing Oct. 18 in the Princeton Fall Ball Tournament against Penn (3:45 p.m.), North Carolina (5:50), Syracuse (7:10) and Princeton (8:30).
Northwestern features one local player, Germantown Academy graduate Colleen Magarity. The sophomore midfielder was a two-time scholastic All-American who starred for the U.S. Under-19 World Cup team in 2007 and played in 17 games as a freshman for the Wildcats last year.
Magarity, of Oreland, scored one goal last year; ironically, it came in a 16-3 rout of the same Tar Heels.
The game also will serve as a homecoming for North Carolina freshman midfielder Beth Ellis, who led Radnor to a perfect 23-0 season and the District 1 Class AAA championship. Ellis was the All-Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year with teammate Kelly Barnes.
North Carolina went 13-7 last year and reached the second round of the NCAA tourney.