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Philly girls’ HS previews: Merion Mercy Academy, The Hill School

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

Merion Mercy Academy

League: CACC

Head Coach: John Geary, 5 years as Head Coach

Last year’s record: 17-4, (won the league)

Key returnees:
Caroline Heath – M
Amelia Piccone – D
Caroline Steller – M
Lauren Thomas – G
Kaitlyn Devine – D
Jackie Benedict – M

Coach’s Outlook for 2016: “Merion has several key returnees and looks to contest in our league.”

The Hill School

League: Mid-Atlantic Prep League

Head Coach: Shannon Summers, 3rd year as Head

Last year’s record: 8-8 regular season, 3-2 in MAPL, First round PAISAA loss to Penn Charter

Key returnees:
Lilly Pollak ’15 (D)
Annie Carroll ’16 (GK)
Amanda Dupell ’16 (M)
Makena Hanson ’16 (M)
Bree Gorman ’16 (M)

Coach’s Outlook for 2016: “With a strong returning core, the Hill Girls’ Lacrosse team looks to pick up where we left off last season. We have some new faces to the program that will fill the gaps we lost last year due to graduation. The coaching staff has high expectations for this season and we are excited to see the success that is ahead of this program. Our first two weeks (end of March/beginning of April) will be a true test, with our biggest rivalry game happening on the second weekend after our return from spring break.”

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