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Philly girls’ H.S. Previews: Inter-Ac’s Academy of Notre Dame, Springside Chestnut Hill

Monday, 18th March 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/18/13

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

Academy of Notre Dame

Coach: Erin Cleary Cook, Head Coach, 4th Season; Assistants: Casey Downie, F&M; Mary Cryan, Rutgers

Last Year’s Record: 20-3, Inter-Ac Co-Champs

Key Returnees:
Senior, Nora McCallion (Attack, St Joe’s, 100 point scorer in junior season, UA All-American, All-Main Line, All inter-Ac)
Senior, Delaney Tuite (Attack, Rutgers)
Senior, Kaileen O’Donnell (Defense, Fairfield)
Senior, Caroline Shoemaker (Mid/D)
Senior, Barb McHugh(Mid/D)
Senior, Meg McGurk(Mid)
Senior, Courtney Donovan (Mid, William & Mary)
Junior, Katie Schneider (Stanford)
Junior, Kelsey Mangano on Attack
Sophomore Kirsten Mansfield will be an anchor for us on Defense

Key Newcomers:
“We are thrilled to welcome Sophomore GK, Kat Land who we believe is going to step up big for us between the pipes, Jess Derstine & Amanda Odgers on Attack, Carolyn Riegel in Midfield and promising Freshmen Madison Chermol & Alexis Odgers.”

“We are returning a very strong core group of players in Seniors Nora McCallion, Delaney Tuite, Kaileen O’Donnell (Fairfield), Caroline Shoemaker, Barb McHugh, Meg McGurk, and Courtney Donovan (William & Mary). We will also be looking to standout Junior Katie Schneider (Stanford) to be a key player for us in the midfield. Kirsten Mansfield will be an anchor for us on Defense. We hope to continue to build our team chemistry and be very competitive in our league this year.”

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Coach: Allison Thomas, 1st year Head Coach, 2nd year coaching at SCH

Last Year’s Record: 9-11

Key Returnees:
Kitty Morrissey, Senior, Draw Controls: 60, Goals: 49, Assists: 38, Ground balls: 43

Key Newcomers:
Meg McCool, Freshmen, Attack Wing
Mikaela Watson, Freshmen, Midfield

“We lost 6 seniors, but have a more aggressive, athletic team this year. Looking to strengthen our record and transform the culture of our Inter-Ac team.”


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