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Philly girls’ high school previews: Ches-Mont League’s Unionville, Downingtown East

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: Unionville

Coach: Wendy Landry, 18 years (5 Varsity)

Last Year’s Record: 21-4, District and State Semi-Finalist

Key returnees:
Christine Astarita, Defense, signed with Marist
Hannah Haskell, Midfield, committed to Hamilton
Jill Murray, Attack, signed with Lock Haven
Brett Perkins, Defense

Key newcomers:
Annabeth Donovan, Midfield
Kelly Close, Midfield
Marissa Yarosh, Defense

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We have some key returners in the midfield and on defense combined with a talented junior class and some key sophomore and
freshman players. The girls are looking forward to seeing their hard work pay off. With our key players and newcomers, we are looking forward to the start of the season.”

Team: Downingtown East

Coach: Caitlin Barbakoff, 4 years

Last year’s record: 19-6, first appearance in States, longest run through district playoffs

Key returnees:
Kelly Devlin, Senior, Midfield, All-American, Under Armour team (2 yrs), 78 Goals, signed with North Carolina
Emily Solenberger, Senior, Attack/Midfield, 93 Goals, signed with Lehigh
Allie Murray, Senior, Goalie, U19 National Team, UA team 2010, signed with Notre Dame
Ashley Poli, Senior, Attack, 50 Goals, signed with West Chester
Marya Fratoni, Senior, Goalie/Attack, committed to Navy
McKenzie Rafferty, Junior, Attack, UA 2010, committed to Delaware
Kaitlin Brennan, Defense, All-Area selection
Melissa Hummel, Defense, 4 year varsity

Coach’s Outlook for 2011:
“We are looking to build on our experience and post-season run from last year. Our players are more experienced and ready to go and we have several new players who look ready to step into a starting role.”

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