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Philly girls’ H.S. previews: Suburban One American’s Upper Dublin, Plymouth Whitemarsh

Monday, 17th March 2014

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/17/14

This is one of a series of previews for the 2014 Philly lacrosse season

Upper Dublin High School

Head Coach: Dee Cross, 8th Season, Assistant coaches: Kendra Finger, Tara Brady

Last year’s record: 13–1 League; 15–5 Overall; American Conference Champions, 2nd Round Districts

Key returning players:
Taylor D’Ginto, Sr. , Attack/Mid
Anna Petrucci,Sr. Defense
Julie Cross, Jr., Mid
Rachel DiFrangia,Sr. Attack
Alycia Hildebrand, Sr. Defense
Sarah Gallagher, Jr., Goalie
Dominique Greene-Coleman, Sr., Mid/Def
Anna Trentini, Sr., Attack

Notable losses:
Samantha Boyd, Julia Heller, Shelby Kenny, Kayla Mullen
**Kayla McAneney, Senior Defender – suffered knee injury during basketball

Others to watch (grade/position):
Jess Derr, Soph., Defense / Gabby Johnson, Soph., Mid / Demi Balasa, Fr., Def. / Shannon Reape, Fr., Mid / Hannah Reape, Fr.,Attack / Jillian Kenny, Soph., Def.

Coach’s Outlook: “We have a good core group of seniors to lead the way on the field. We also have a good group of younger players to mix in. A new conference alignment will add a challenge for the team and show what we are made of. The girls have been working hard and they know they always have a target on their back in the league, so they cannot afford to let down. We have a very challenging non-league schedule that will help to make us better.”

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Head Coach: Ellen K. Reilly, 24 years; Assistant coaches: Michelle McLoughlin, Erin Gorenflo

Last year’s record: League 4-10, Overall 5 -13

Key returning players: Rebecca Finkelman, 12th, defense, Haley Moyer 12th, midfield, Morgan Nagy 12th midfield, Underclassmen – m Step Fazio 11th midfield, Janell Lewis 11th defense, Emily Miller 11th goalie, Kirsten Monte 11th midfield (verbally committed to Wagner), Rita Trainer 11th attack, Casey Ward 11th defense, Maddie Berman 10th attack, Monica Dresnin 10th attack (verbally committed to Rutgers), Aurora Mills 10th midfield.

Notable losses: Kayla Wisnewski , Kutztown University, Sarah Naylor, attack, Haley Quinn, attack, Brin Lamason, attack, Melyssa Eigen, midfield

Coach’s Outlook: “We have a group of girls really working hard on their skills and game sense. We are young so the more experience the girls receive the more it will help in our overall play. Senior leadership is key in pushing everyone to give their best.”

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