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Philly girls’ HS previews: Suburban One League’s Central Bucks East, Council Rock South

Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/14/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Central Bucks High School East

League: Suburban One League (National)

Coach: David Schlesinger (2)

Last year’s record: 14-7, Lost in 1st round of District 1 playoffs to Great Valley

Key returnees:
Bella Ridolfi (Sr.) Defense
Stephanie Ott (Sr.) Defense
Julia Gleason (Sr.) Defense
Lauren Maurer (Sr.) GK
Erin McGovern (Sr.) Attack
Mackenzie Boyle (Sr.) Attack
Brigitte Bishop (Jr) Midfield
Quinn Ferry (Soph) Midfield
Riley Forman (Soph) Attack

Others to watch:
Ava Lisle (Jr) Defense
Kiki Fink (Soph) Attack
Katie Powell (Soph) Attack
Morgan Eater (Fr) Attack
Grace Bethke (Fr) Defense
Fiona Henderson (Fr) GK

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Strong senior leadership should help guide our young players resulting in a team that could contend for a conference championship and District 1 Playoff berth.”

Council Rock South High School

Coach: Madison Hurwitz (2nd year)
Assistant coaches: David Hurwitz (father) and Taylor Hurwitz (sister)

Last year’s record: 10-8. We were team #25 in the power rankings. 24 teams go to playoffs.

Notable losses:
Sarah Womer- Shippensburg (Division 2 National Champs field hockey)
Caroline McGovern- Boston College (college field hockey)
MK Simpson- Iona College (college lacrosse)
Chloe Wszolek- Lehigh University

Key returners:
Tori Wright- Junior/Defender (committed La Salle D1 field hockey)
Mikayla VanAken- Senior/Midfield
Faith Turner- Senior/Midfield (committed to Howard D1 lacrosse)
Caitlyn Thornton- Senior/Attack (committed to Gwynedd Mercy D3 field hockey)
Dani Purcell- Senior/Defender
Shannon Lind- Senior/Defender

Others to watch:
Claudia Steinmetz- Sophomore/Midfield
Kristen Lee- Sophomore/Midfield

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “Having laid the groundwork for our very positive team culture in which there exists an environment/atmosphere where everyone is having a fun and a fulfilling experience while at the same time developing as individual lacrosse players/student-athletes, we are ready to take the program to the next level. While beating some of the better programs that have numerous players playing club lacrosse will be challenging, and in addition to fielding a competitive varsity team that understands offensive, defensive and transition schemes, we are going to work hard to teach the same system/structure/knowledge of the game to develop our JV program/players. Varsity and JV alike, we will continue to play as a team on both ends of the field.

“We enter the season with the goal of making playoffs while at the same time showing significant growth at the JV level in terms of both player development and team record. Future success at the varsity level can, and only will, be achieved by further developing our JV team/players. We value players who are capable of extending themselves significantly beyond what they and the team are today and feel like we have identified a number of freshmen that are capable of contributing at the varsity level as the season progresses.”

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