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Philly girls’ HS previews: Merion Mercy, Friends’ Central

Monday, 16th March 2015

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/16/15

This is one of a series of previews for the 2015 Philly lacrosse season

Merion Mercy Academy

League: Catholic Academies LeagueGirls-preview

Head Coach: John Geary; 4th year as Head Coach

Last year’s record: 15-4, (Tied for League Championship)

Key returnees:
Caroline Corzel – middie/center, co-captain
Lauren Dice –middie, co-captain
Michaela Scanlon – defense, co-captain
Lauren Thomas –goalkeeper
Kaitlyn Devine –defense
Caroline Heath – middie
Amelia Piccone – defense
Jackie Benedict – middie
Caroline Steller – middie/attack
Kaely Kyle – middie/attack

Coach’s outlook: “Similar to last season Merion will have a young team. We look to continue building on this core and are anticipating some exciting play from our key returnees. We are excited to again be playing in the Checking for Cancer event and the Katie Samson Festival.”

Friends’ Central School

League: Friends Schools League

Head Coach: Lauren Becker Rubin, 12th Season, Coach of the Year in 2014

Assistant Coaches: Kylie Young, Diana Eberl

Last year’s record: 15-9, 7-2 FSL(2nd Place), PAISAA State Champions

Key returnees:
Sophie Macfarlane-Midfield, captain
Abby Crowley, Midfield
Emily Tedesco-Attack
Lisa Bernstein-Defense, captain

Jesse Rubin-Midfield, captain
Avital Schweitzer-Defense
Miranda Mastrocola-Attack/midfield
Anne Pizzini-Goalie

Lorna Macfarlane-midfield
Hayden Posencheg-Midfield
Hannah Posencheg-defense
Sophie Berger-Attack

Coach’s outlook: “After graduating 8 seniors, our team will have a different look and style in many positions. However, we will be anchored by our current seniors and juniors who are mostly 3 and 4 year starters. This group will be a strong core, and we will build out from there. We have good leadership, a solid midfield, many players who can score, and multiple sophomores capable of making a big impact. We hope to compete for the league title again and be competitive in every game on our schedule.”

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