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Philly girls’ HS previews: PAC-10’s Owen J. Roberts, Pottstown

Saturday, 19th March 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/19/16
This is one of a series of previews for the 2016 Philly lacrosse season

Owen J. Roberts High School

League: Pioneer Athletic Conference

Head Coach: Joe Tornetta, 2nd Year

Last Year’s Record: 19-2, (PAC Champions)

Key losses to graduation: Morgan Stone, Shippensburg; Mary Kate Stone, Transfer to the Hill School, Rachel Sharpe, Injury; Ali Bevevino, Injury

Returnees/players to watch: Sr. All-American Maddie Gebert (Midfield) Temple, Sr. Kerry Huzzard (Attack/Midfield) George Mason, Jr. Anna Dempsey (Midfield/Attack) Bloomsburg, Sr. Courtney Gerber (Defense) St. Joe’s for Field Hockey; Sr. Sara Maute (Goalie); Jr. Sydney Kurtz (Defense); Jr. Frankie Carroll (Attack); Jr. Anna Lavelle (Attack); Soph. Danika Swech (Midfield/Defense).

Newcomers to watch: Jr. Sydney Drumheller (Defense/Midfield); Soph. Kylie Cahill (Defender); Soph. Kelsey Kilgallon (Midfield); Soph. Lilly Kull (Defense); Fr. Eloise Gebert (Attack/Midfield)

Coach’s Outlook: “We are looking forward to the challenges that the PAC-10 brings. We are hoping we are able to compete with the league powerhouses. Time will tell. Our goal right now is to compete every day. We have increased the difficulty of our non-league schedule in hopes of helping us to continue to grow as a program. We open the season with the returning state champions from Garnet Valley. This will show us where we are early and hopefully we will continue to grow from there.”

Pottstown High School

Head Coach: Brand Scherer- 1st year as head coach, assistant for 9 years

Players to watch: Ebony Reddick (sophomore), Mardaije Pearson (senior, Chestnut Hill College), Sabrina Butler (senior), Emily Iezzi (junior)

Coach’s Outlook: “With a small squad consisting primarily of sophomores and freshman, it will be a year of growth. We have some very talented players that will need to lead our inexperienced players as they step on the field. Our focus will be on the small successes and moving forward each game/practice.”

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