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Philly girls’ H.S. previews: Central League’s Conestoga, Ridley

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/27/13

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

Conestoga High School

Coach: Amy Orcutt, 4th year at school

Last Year’s Record: Made it to District 1 Championship game losing to Radnor, advanced to the quarterfinals of State Championship

Key Returnees:
Meghan McGillis, Senior Captain, Midfielder, All American Honorable Mention, 1st Team All Central League, Philly 1, Under Armour team, 81 goals, 19 assists, 29 draw controls, playing at Ohio State next year;
Blake Hamblett, Senior Captain, Midfielder, 2nd team All Central League, Unsung Hero Award, Philly 1, Under Armour team, 19 goals, 9 assists, 49 ground balls, 51 draw controls, 20 caused turnovers, playing at Dartmouth next year;
Mackenzie Orr, Senior Captain, Midfielder, 20 goals, 19 assists, 28 ground balls, 28 draw controls, 24 caused turnover, playing at Navy next year;
Catie Smith, Senior, Captain, Midfielder, All Central League Honorable Mention, Philly 1, MVP of Attack, 59 goals, 10 assists, 30 Groundballs, 69 draw controls, 29 caused turnovers, playing at Cornell next year
Maggie Friel, Junior, Midfielder, 25 goals, 20 assists, 28 groundballs, 47 draw controls, committed to Johns Hopkins; Abby Lord, Junior, Attacker, 36 goals, 6 assists, 19 groundballs, 17 draw controls, committed to Cincinatti

Players to Watch:
Jessie Beer, Senior, Defender, was injured most of last year, Playing at UCONN next year
Lexy King, Junior, Midfielder, 3 goals, committed to Lehigh

“With the majority of our starting lineup returning, especially our entire midfield, we look to be dominant force in the Central League. We hope our leadership and experience on the field will help in big games.”

Ridley High School

Coach: Meagan DiCave, 2nd year

Last Year’s Record: 5-13

Key Returnees:
Amy Loftus, Defense
Jamie Hills, Attack
Annemarie Cericola, Midfield
Liz Brennan, Midfield
Sam Brennan, Midfield
Hayley Kilian, Attack

Key Newcomers:
Desi George, Midfield
Brooke Nasella, Midfield

“We are excited for what’s ahead of us this year. We had a solid winter season & are looking for our upperclassmen to step up & become leaders for us. We have some very talented & athletic underclassmen which makes for great competition at practice.”


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