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Philly girls’ HS previews: Suburban One League’s CB East, CR North, CR South, HH, Neshaminy, Pennridge

Sunday, 27th March 2016

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/27/16
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This is one of a series of previews for the 2016 Philly lacrosse season

Suburban One League girls’ previews:PL-Girls-HS-previews-300x164-300x164-1-300x164


Coach: Kelly White, 3rd year coach; Assistant coaches: Amy Weber, Lauren Distler, and Alicia Buck

Last year’s record: 7-11 overall and 4-5 SOL National

Key returners: Maggie Vetter (11th /mid), Riley Donnelly(10th/mid), Katelyn Stout (12th /attack), Sara Donnelly (11th/defense), Bella Ridolfi (10th/defense) and Kayla Bartl (11th/defense).

Others to watch: Kaitlin Cahill(11th/Attack), Mel Burian,(11th/Attack) Whitney Dietz (10th/Mid), Mackenzie Boyle (10th/Defense), Kaitlyn Mickalic (12th/Attack), and Michaela Daley (11th/Attack).

Coach’s outlook: “Looking forward to this season…we ended on a very positive note last year after a very challenging season. Our skills have vastly improved and we working hard as a team. Our focus has been to stay in the moment and to improve our game every day. There is a positive and fun energy at the moment…will need that to continue as our league is very challenging!”


Coach: Krista Dayton-Ventresca (4th year); Assistant coaches: Therese O’Connell, Kaylee Logan, Jason Winkler

Last year’s record: 2-7 league; 5-12 overall

Key returners:
Devon Mela – Sr. Mid
Anna Lehman – Jr. Mid
Claire Jarema – Jr. Mid.
Margaret D’Auria – Jr. GK
Lauren D’Amelia – Jr. Def

Others to watch: Gabby Shepherd, Jr. Def.; Megan Haggerty, Jr. Mid.; Greta Rolli, Jr. Att; Maddie Humes, Sr. Def; Jacklyn Walstrum, Fr. Att

Coach’s outlook: “We look forward to improving a little bit each day.”


Coach: Ashley Fox – 4th year; Assistant coaches: Madison Hurwitz – Varsity Assistant, Sara Bolara – Junior Varsity

Last year’s record: 3-13 overall

Key returners:
Anna DiDonato – Senior Midfield
Neena Culleton – Senior Attack
Katie Rafter – Senior Defense
Hannah Inchausti – Senior Attack
Mary Kate Simpson – Junior Defense

Others to watch:
Sara Womer – Junior Midfield
Stephanie Jin – Senior Defense

Coach’s outlook: “We are really excited about this season. We struggled a lot last season, and as a team, we decided we needed a new direction and a new mindset. The girls have been working very hard in the offseason and we have been refocusing on the basics. We are ready to take this season on one game at a time.”


Coach: Marie Schmucker (1st year)

Last year’s record: 11-8 overall, 7-2 SOL

Key returners:
Sydney Rausa (Sr.), Carly Daley (Sr.), Keeley Henry (Sr.), Kaitlyn Wallace (Jr.), Gabby Acker (Jr.)

Others to watch: Morgan Crostarosa (Sr.), Katie Hartmaier (Sr.)

Coach’s outlook: “We have 15 freshmen, and there’s a lot of developing and rebuilding, but the girls are such hard workers. They’re staying after practice – they just want to get better.”


Coach: Ashley Belmonte

Last year’s record:
8-8 overall, 2-7 SOL National Conference

Key Returners:
Ashley Nicoletti – Sr – Mid
Elena Donato – Jr – Def
Mia Sexton – Jr – Attack
Katie Denis – Soph – Mid

Coach’s outlook: “Neshaminy will miss Fran Donato (now playing D1 at St. Joseph’s University); however, we are looking forward to the season. With the team only graduating two seniors last year, the majority of the team is returning and looking to build on the successes from last year.”


Coach: Karen Schnurr (2nd Year); Assistant coaches: Kathy Loughery, Will Rodzewich

Last year’s record: Overall 10-8, SOL 4-5

Key returners: Jennifer Rodzewich 11th/Midfield, Grace Loughery 10th/Midfield, Maddie Dachowski 11th/Attack, Emily Price 11th/Attack, Leah Hilton 12th/Defense, Kelly McNally 12th/Defense

Others to watch: Casey Hefner 10th Grade/Midfield, Alexa Machado 9th/Goalie, Hannah Cressman 9th/Defense, Caitlyn Amsden 9th/Defense

Coach’s outlook: “This season we are excited to keep improving and be able to compete with the powerhouses around us. This team is focused and dedicated and has been ready to go since last season. Pennridge has become a family and it shows in their leadership, teamwork, and desire to push this program to new levels.”


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