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Philly girl’s H.S. previews: Catholic Academies’ Merion Mercy, Saint Basil Academy

Tuesday, 19th March 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/19/13

This is one of a series of previews for the 2013 Philly lacrosse season

Merion Mercy

Coach: John Geary, 2nd year

Last Year’s Record: 15-2/13-0

Key Returnees:
Senior – Defense – Courtney Devine – Captain
Senior – Attack – Cassidy Guilday
Senior – Middie – Julianne D’Orazio – Captain
Junior – Middie – Katie FitzPatrick
Junior – Middie – Olivia Nostrant
Junior – Attack – Ro Hurley
Sophomore – Middie – Caroline Corzel

Others to watch:
Senior – Defense – Molly Missett
Junior – Attack – Aislinn Flynn
Junior – Attack – Ro Hurley
Sophomore – Middie – Lauren Dice
Sophomore – Middie – Kelly Goggin
Freshman – Goalie – Lauren Thomas
Freshman – Middie – Jackie Benedict
Freshman – Defense/Middie – Ameilia Piccone

Lost to graduation:
Bonnie McShane – St Joseph’s University
Grace O’Connor – Gettysburg College
Monica O’Hara
Caili Guilday – Stetson University

“Merion is a young team with strong potential for a very exciting season. Captains Devine and D’Orazio will provide terrific leadership.”

Saint Basil Academy

Coach: Brian Goettner, 3rd year

Last Year’s Record: 5-10 (1-8)

Key Returnees:
Jess Stefanowicz, A, 31 Goals, 11 Assist
Julia Vanni, DW
Brynn Conroy, A, 30 Goals, 14 Assist
Emma Carpellotti, A, 14 Goals, 11 Assist
Mairead Ferguson, AW, 9 goals
Courtney Weiss D
Ashley Stefanowicz, A, 57 Goals, All-AACA

Key Newcomers:
Maria Palantino, D
Kierstin Barbieri, D
Maggie Shotzbarger, D
Maura Angiolillo, A
Gabriela Cardmone, DW
Lexie Webster, DW
Olivia Carter, AW
Maura Brownsey, A
Brigid Young, D
Sara Hagstotz, G

“Last year was a learning experience. This year we have the talent and plan on winning a lot of games.”


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