Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/15/10
NCAA semifinalist Syracuse will meet Delaware on Saturday at Radnor High at noon in a women’s collegiate Fall Ball game.
Admission is free.
This will be the third straight year that Radnor has served as host of a women’s Fall Ball game between major Division I powers. Two years ago Northwestern faced North Carolina and last year Syracuse played North Carolina.
The Orange feature three Philly women – junior midfielder Heather Wentz (Unionville) and two freshmen midfielders that earned All-Philllylacrosse.com honors last year, Upper Dublin’s Amy Cross and Pottstown’s Kasey Mock.
Last year Syracuse finished 15-7 and reached the semifinals before bowing to eventual champion Maryland.
The Blue Hens went 6-10 last year and are led by first-year coach Kateri Linville, a former Delaware standout. Philly women on the roster include senior midfielder Julianna Jeffers (Springfield-Delco), junior midfielder Kalyn McDonough (Unionville), sophomore defender Kendall Bailey and a large freshmen class: Shannon Burns (Springfield-Delco, midfield), Bridget Burns (Notre Dame, midfield), Abbie Hartman (North Penn, attack), Chelsea Fay (Villa Maria Academy, attack), Erin Linthicum (Unionville, midfield) and Casey Rooney (Merion Mercy. midfield).
Shannon Burns, who led the Cougars to the finals of both the District 1 and PIAA championships as well as a share of the Central League title, along with Hartman were All-Phillylacrosse.com picks last year.
Lehigh women to host Rutgers, Drexel, Lafayette, Monmouth
The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team continues its fall schedule this weekend when it hosts four teams over two days at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Today, the Mountain Hawks will play Rutgers (5:30 p.m.) and Drexel (7:30 p.m.) at Banko Field before hosting Lafayette (11 a.m.) and Monmouth (1:30 p.m.) on Saturday.
The home games coincide with family weekend on Lehigh’s campus.
The Mountain Hawks began their fall slate in State College on Sept. 26 where they faced Penn State and Rutgers. They wrap up their fall season at the George Mason Tournament on Oct. 23. There, they’ll play Georgetown (9:00 p.m.), La Salle (11:00 a.m.), Towson (1:00 p.m.) and George Washington (3:00 p.m.).