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Philly products playing in NCAA Women’s Final Four tonight

Friday, 23rd May 2008

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/23/08

When Penn takes on Duke tonight (8:30 p.m.) in the NCAA Women’s Division I semifinals at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md., the Quakers will face several familiar names to Philly lacrosse followers.

Duke (13-7) features two Philadelphia products in its starting lineup, including freshman midfielder Emma Hamm (Baldwin School) and sophomore defender Sara Giedgowd (Conestoga).

Hamm, the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year, on Wednesday was named an IWLCA second-team All-Regional selection and is getting consideration for All-American status. She has 31 goals and 21 assists as well as 38 groundballs and team highs in draw controls (51) and caused turnovers (28).

Giedgowd, playing low defense, has 10 caused turnovers. Also, sophomore midfielder Christie Barnes (Radnor) has appeared in 11 games as a reserve and has one goal and one assist.

Duke is coached by Haverford High graduate Kerstin Manning Kimel, a 1997 inductee into the Haverford High Hall of Fame.

Mosenson leads Syracuse
Junior attacker Megan Mosenson (Great Valley) leads Syracuse in tonight’s semifinal opener (6 p.m.) against top-seeded Northwestern.

Mosenson has 40 goals and 19 assists as well as 18 draw controls for the Orangewomen (18-2), the Big East champion. Sophomore attacker Jackie DePetris (Archbishop Carroll) has 21 goals for Syracuse.

Northwestern (19-1) features freshman midfielder Colleen Magarity (Germantown Academy). Magarity has played in 16 games and has one goal for the Wildcats, the three-time defending champions.


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