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Philly girls’ HS previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Conestoga

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/23/16
This is one of a series of previews for the 2016 Philly lacrosse season


League: Central LeaguePL-Girls-HS-previews-300x164-300x164-1-300x164

Coach: Amy Orcutt-7 years as head coach

Last year’s record: 23-4, Central League champions, state finalist

Key Returnees:
Sondra Dickey Sr, Midfield
Liz Scott, Jr, Midfield
Jules Horning, Sr, Goalie
Monica Borzillo, Sr Attack
Rilee Scott, Sr. Midfield
Elisabeth Ingersol, Jr. Defense

Others to watch:
Maggie Hanzsche, Sr. Defense
Amelia Kienzle, So, Attack
Emma McGillis, So, Defense

Coach’s outlook: “Our greatest strength is our depth, we have a lot of girls who will be contributing this year. The biggest key for us to stay healthy and injury free! We are already out 6 starters with injuries, so hopefully they will make it back and continue to stay healthy.”

Garnet Valley

League: Central League

Coach: Jenny Purvis, 4th year, 58-17

2015 record: 18-9 (PIAA state champions, fourth in five years)

Key returnees/players
Emily Mathewson- all American
Kara Nakrasius
Rachel Warden
Lauren Kinnee (goalie back from a knee injury)
Madi O’Brien
Kam McNeal
Kylie Young
Michelle Koscinski
Beth Hofmann

Coach’s outlook: “Coming off a very emotional up and down season in 2015, the Jags are looking to play a consistent and powerful game this year. With a deep bench, Garnet Valley hopes to have lots of options on both the attacking and defensive ends of the field. A strong group of seniors leads the squad this year and we count on their leadership to guide us to a successful season.”

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