Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/31/10
Kelyn Freedman (Radnor) was named the Seniors Division MVP while leading Team Philly to an easy win over Maryland/Virginia, 17-7, in the championship game Saturday at the US Lacrosse National Tournament at Bel Air, MD.
Other team members included Springfield-Delco’s Shannon Burns (signed with Delaware), Radnor’s Courtney Campbell (Richmond), Allie Martin (Penn), Allison Heath (Monmouth), Ali Kelly (Franklin & Marshall) and Alyssa Dunlap (Vanderbilt), Archbishop Carroll’s Aimee Gennaro (Navy), Jamie DePetris (New Hampshire) and Aimee Gennaro (Navy), Unionville’s Lizzy Carney (Penn State), Lindsey Smith (Penn) and Melissa Lloyd (Penn State), Penn Charter’s Meghan Curtin (Lehigh) and Kellie Ragg (Princeton), Hatboro-Horsham’s Lauren Purvis (Penn State) and Sarah Tustin (Vanderbilt), Merion Mercy’s Margaret Corzel (North Carolina), Upper Dublin’s Amy Cross (Syracuse), Ridley’s Kelsey Garraty (Louisville) and Great Valley’s Colleen O’Malley, (Louisville).
“This team jelled fast and proved to be very unselfish,” said Philly co-coach Phyllis Kilgour, head coach at Radnor. “Some of our top midfielders – O’Malley, Corzel, Smith, and Gennaro – were all willing to take shifts on defense, which was key to a number of victories. Many of these players will have strong Division 1 careers, and I look forward to following their play.”
Working as co-coach with Kilgour was Henderson coach Kim Jackson.
Freedman, who led Radnor to the District 1 championship last week and has signed with Georgetown, also stood out in the All-Star Game and helped the Black team to a 15-4 victory over the White team. Freedman was joined on the Philly team by many members of the Philly 1 squad that won the Schoolgirls Division last year.
Eight of these seniors were selected for the North/South Senior All Star Game and played for the winning Black team: Freedman, Burns, Corzel, Dunlap, Lloyd, Martin, Purvis, and Smith.
The Philly squad also took on the Canadian U-19 squad early Sunday and earned an impressive victory although some members of the team had to leave early in the morning from Philadelphia to return to Baltimore.
Three former Radnor team captains also served as coaches from other regions: Patty Parichy Wick, who coached a state championship team in Dallas, Texas, and sent Taylor Thornton to Northwestern; Kristen Aceto Corrigan, who went to Virginia and was a World Cup alternate; and Nikki Lieb another World Cup alternate who also went to Virginia and is an assistant coach at Cal-Berkeley.