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Philly girls’ high school previews: Central League’s Conestoga, Harriton

Thursday, 17th March 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/17/11

This is one of a series of previews for the 2011 Philly lacrosse season

Team: Conestoga

Coach: Amy Orcutt, 2nd year as Head Coach

Last year’s record: 13-10 overall, 8-3 league, District 1 quarterfinals

Key returnees:
Brooke McGillis, Senior, Midfield, signed with New Hampshire
Emily Pillion, Junior, Defense, committed to James Madison
Britta Hjelm, Junior, Attack, committed to Yale
Sarah Priem, Junior, Goalie
Meghan McGillis, Sophomore, Midfield

Others to watch:
Allison Henry, Senior, Defense, signed with William & Mary
Taylor King, Senior, Midfield, signed with Monmouth
Taylor Lawlor, Senior, Midfield, committed to Gettysburg
Emily McAleer, Junior, Midfield
Kelly Morrison, Junior, Attack

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We have a strong group of veterans with valuable playing experience. We have great depth and speed this year and will look to run a lot of girls in the midfield. With 10 seniors, we have a great group of leaders who do an excellent job creating a competitive environment every day in practice which helps to prepare us for our tough opponents this season.”

Team: Harriton

Coach: George Dick, 4th Year

Last year’s record: 13-7 overall, 5-6 league

Key returnees:
Carli Sukonik, Senior, Attack, Tri-Captain, Academic All-American, 217 career goals, signed with Lehigh
Jess Schwab, Junior, Attack, 2nd Team All Central League, 65 Goals, 54 Assists last year
Ally Mclaughlin, Junior, Defense, 2nd Team All Central League, Defensive MVP, Team Leader in Ground Balls and Caused Turnovers, 2nd in assists
Betsy Hurtado, Senior, Attack, Tri-Captain, 4 year starter
Carolyn Flannery, Senior, Defense, Tri-Captain, Academic All-American
Caleigh Foust, Sophomore, Midfield

Others to watch:
Laura Walzer, Senior, Attack, 4 year starter
Jackie Marshall, Senior, Goalie, committed to Widener
Alison Tepper, Sophomore, Defense
Megan Rubenstein, Senior, Midfield, 4 year starter
Maddy Pisani, Junior, Midfield, 40 Goals Last year
MacKenzie Morgan, Senior, Defender, 4 year starter

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We have a very nice mix of experienced players; including 6 who have been 4 year starters and another 2 who will be starting for the 3rd year, and an outstanding group of younger players who are working to earn playing time. With hard work and commitment, we look to be competitive in the always tough Central League.”

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