Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/23/09
There is clearly no lack of offensive talent on the 2009 version of the All-Phillylacrosse.com First-Team Girls’ squad released today.
The team was chosen from input primarily from area coaches as well as the media.
Start with Strath Haven senior and Player of the Year pick Emily Garrity (signed with North Carolina), who collected 114 goals and 124 assists. Next is Radnor’s Sam Ellis (Princeton), who had 109 goals for the state champion Red Raiders.
There is Germantown Academy senior Kate Henrich (Denver), who had 96 goals and 55 assists. Notre Dame senior Kelly McCallion (Penn) notched 83 goals and Unionville junior Lindsey Smith (committed to Penn) had 81 goals, while another junior, Radnor’s Kelyn Freedman, had 80 goals and 80 assists.
There is much more. Springfield-Delco’s Madison Poplawski (Penn) had 79 goals and both Merion Mercy junior Margaret Corzel (North Carolina) and Radnor junior Allie Martin (junior) had 77 goals.
For the defense, Episcopal Academy midfielder Sammi Arbitman (Johns Hoplins) had 107 groundballs to go with 34 goals and 34 assists. Radnor junior defender Alyssa Dunlap (Vanderbilt) had 65 groundballs and 35 draw controls. Unionville junior goalie Melissa Lloyd (Penn State) made 274 saves.
The team features four players headed to three-time NCAA Final Four qualifier Penn and four members of state champion Radnor.
The Second, Third and Honorable Mention teams will be released tomorrow.
Sammi Arbitman, Sr., Midfield, Episcopal Academy
First-Team All-Inter-Ac League and All-American … Played in Under Armour All-American Game. … Collected 34 goals, 34 assists and 107 groundballs while helping lead EA to fifth straight Inter-Ac League championship … Signed with Johns Hopkins.
Margaret Corzel, Jr., Midfield, Merion Mercy
First-Team All-Athletic Association of Catholic Academies and All-American … Scored 77 goals in leading Bears to AACA championship … Committed to North Carolina.
Alyssa Dunlap, Jr., Defense, Radnor
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … Collected 18 interceptions, 65 ground balls and 35 draw controls for PIAA champions … Was a member of the Philly1 team that claimed the gold at the US Lacrosse National Tourney in May … Was an Academic All-American pick … Committed to Vanderbilt.
Sam Ellis, Sr., Attack, Radnor
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … Played in Under Armour All-American Game … Also made Academic All-American … Helped Radnor win first PIAA championship … Set a school record with 109 goals this season, getting nine in the district semifinal win over Strath Haven and six in the PIAA title victory over the Panthers. .. Will play at Princeton.
Kelyn Freedman, Jr., Attack, Radnor
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … Repeat First-Team All-Phillylacrosse selection, she collected 80 goals and 80 assists to help the Red Raiders earn the first PIAA title … Also a standout in cross country and basketball … Has committed to play lacrosse at Georgetown.
Emily Garrity, Sr., Midfield, Strath Haven
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … Played in Under Armour All-American Game. … Established National Federation of State High School Associations records for career points (695) and assists (289) …. Had 114 goals and 124 assists this year in leading Panthers into PIAA championship game … Was on cover of Rise Magazine in May and won MVP at US Lacrosse National Tournament … Signed with North Carolina.
Kate Henrich, Midfield, Germantown Academy
First-Team All-Inter-Ac League and All-American … Collected 96 goals and 55 assists for GA, helping squad win 16 games … Signed with Denver.
Melissa Lloyd, Jr., Goalie, Unionville
First-Team All-Ches Mont League and All-American … Made 274 saves as Indians won Ches-Mont crown and advanced to semis of the PIAA tourney … Played on philly1 team that won gold at National Tournament … Committed to Penn State.
Allie Martin, Jr., Midfield, Radnor
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … Played in Under Armour Underclassmen Games for third-place finisher. … Collected 77 goals and 55 assists in helping Raiders win Central League and first PIAA championship … Committed to Pennsylvania.
Kelly McCallion, Sr., Midfield, Notre Dame
First-Team All-Inter-Ac League and All-American … She scored 83 goals for the Irish, helping team finish in a second-place tie in Inter-Ac … Also a standout in field hockey and basketball … She will play lacrosse at Pennsylvania.
Madison Poplawski, Sr., Midfield Springfield-Delco
First-Team All-Central League and All-American … She broke a Cougars record for draw controls and led the team with 79 goals … Led Cougars to District 1 championship over Radnor … She will play at Pennsylvania.
Lindsey Smith, Jr., Midfield, Unionville
First-Team All-Ches-Mont League and All-American … Collected 81 goals, 39 assists, 58 groundballs, 16 interceptions and 60 draw controls in leading Indians to Ches-Mont championship and PIAA semifinals. … Has committed to Pennsylvania.