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Philly girls’ H.S. previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Springfield-Delco

Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/20/13

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

Garnet Valley Jaguars

Coach: Jenny Purvis, 1st Year

Last Year’s Record: State Champions, 24-3

Key Returnees:
Haley Warden (Jr, Mid)
Coley Ricci (Sr, Defense)
Julia McGrath (Sr, Mid)
Ashley Pyle (Sr, Attack)
Molly Savage (Jr, Defense)
Dana Davis (Jr, Defense)
Nova Ward, (Jr, Defense)

Key Newcomers:
Paige Mitros (Jr, Goalie)
Dana Laulis (Jr, Attack)
Rachel Glenn (Soph, Defense)
Emily Mathewson (Fr, Mid)
Kara Nakrasius (Fr, Defense)

“With a young group of athletic and driven girls, we are excited to see the fresh talent for the 2013 Jaguars.”

Springfield-Delco High School

Head Coach: Keith Broome
Asst. Coaches: Sandy Carter, Kathleen Geiger, Chrissy Poplawski

Last Year’s Record: 17-6 Got to Quarterfinal Round of District Playoffs- Did not advance to State Tournament

Key Returnees:
Alex Poplawski Sr. Center Captain Will Attend Stanford Two time All-American
Megan Tronco Sr. Defender Captain 3 year varsity starter
Rachel Charamella Sr. Attack Captain 3 Year varsity starter
Aly Gormley Jr. Midfield 2 year varsity starter will attend St. Joe’s
Emily Paulus Jr. Midfield 2 year varsity starter
Emily Verica Jr. Defender 2 year varsity starter Will attend Hopkins

Key Newcomers
Autumn Spence Jr. Attack Will attend Washington college
Kate Ryan Jr. Attack Will attend Monmouth
Emily Santana Soph.
Emily McCarry Jr. Attack
Taylor DeBernardi Jr. Attack
Kelsey Crystle Jr. Attack Will attend Mercy College D II

“The Cougars are looking to improve on 2012’s record of 17-6. The teams’ goals are to compete for the Central League and District I tournament titles and to return to the PIAA State Tournament. The team returns 15 letter earners from the 2012 team. The team will be led by two time All-American Alex Poplawski and her three senior peers; Rachel Charamella, Courtney O’Connell and Megan Tronco.”


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