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Philly girls’ HS previews: Germantown Academy, Padua Academy (DE), Parkland

Saturday, 25th March 2017

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/25/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season

Germantown Academy

Head Coach: Brooke Watson, 3rd year
Assistantsd: Assistant Varsity Coach Kelli Romano, Head JV Coach Sherrea Chadwin, Assistant JV Coach Caitlin Kelly, Goalie Coach Allan Chagan (Jebb)

Last year’s record: 5-14

League: Inter-Ac League

Key Returnees:
Ali Crump ’17 – Midfielder/Defender
Belle McMahon ’17 – Attack
Isabelle Jacobs ’17 – Midfielder/Defender
Olivia Doody ’19 – Midfielder/Attack
Others to Watch:
Sydney Brown ’17
Caitriona Andress ’17
Jenna D’Ambrosio ’19 – Midfielder/Defender
Charlotte Rapp ’19 – Midfielder/Defender
Grayson Gross ’19 – Midfielder/Defender
Zoe Torrey ’19 – Goalkeeper
Cammy Korman ’19 – Attack
Sophie Thatcher ’19 – Defender
Gabby Hearn ’19 – Defender
Maddie Burns ’20 – Midfielder
Elizabeth Van Blarcom ’20 – Attack/Midfielder
Maddi Ota ’20 – Attack/Midfielder
Ella Henry ’20 – Attack/Midfielder
Annabel Brewer ’20 – Midfielder/Defender
Nadja Velis – Midfielder/Defender

Coach’s Outlook:
“The Patriots’ motto this year is ‘Burning Our Fears’ as we look to build team chemistry, particularly during their spring break training trip in Florida, and learn from last year’s losses. As usual, we will rely heavily on the leadership of their captains to bring the team together to fight for Inter-Ac League wins and to prepare properly before every game. The Patriots have terrific senior leaders who have experience that should complement a tested sophomore class that saw plenty of time last year and a very talented freshman class.”

Padua Academy, Delaware

Head Coach: Erin Blansfield — 4th year with Padua, 2nd year as head coach.

Last year’s record: 8-7

Key returnees: Senior Captain Amanda Berry (A), Senior Captain Susan Stepek (M), Senior Defender Dani Clerval, Junior Grace Digiovanni (A), Sophomore Jordan Bramble (M), Sophomore Rachel Delate (M), and Senior Goalie Elizabeth Hennessey

Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “With a strong core group of Pandas returning this season and promising new members of the P-Lax family, we hope to elevate our game. Building on last year, we trained in the off season and the players have dedicated time and energy into becoming stronger and faster. With a focus on attitude this year, we will not only demonstrate our perseverance and teamwork, but also our power and poise. This year we look to improve our record with hopes of closing that playoff gap!”

Parkland

Head Coach: Dawn Cipolla, 4th season

League: East Penn

Last year’s record: 17-6, EPC Champions, District XI champions. Lost first round of states to Bishop Shanahan.

Key returnees: Camryn Barnett attack, Brooke Cipolla defense, Mackenzie Galucy goalie, Abby Pope midfield, Makenzie Roth midfield.

Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “To continue to grow as a team. Our league is getting better and winning is going to be difficult. We have a young hard working team and we expect to compete.”

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