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Girls’ lax notes: Great Valley grad Mosenson leads Syracuse against Team USA

Tuesday, 14th October 2008

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 10/14/08

Syracuse senior Megan Mosenson (Great Valley) had a goal and two assists for the Orange Saturday in an 18-10 loss to the U.S. National team in an exhibition game played in front of 846 fans at the Carrier Dome. The game highlighted the first day of Stars and Stripes Laxfest.

Team USA – featuring featuring Radnor High graduates Nikki Lieb and sister Jessi Lieb, Michi Ellers (Strath Haven), Regina Oliver (Pottstown) and Whitney Douthett (Newtown, Peddie School) – led 12-5 at halftime and got goals from 12 different players. Team USA was led by Caroline Cryer’s three scores.

Makoid, Schaaf are American tri-captains

American University head coach Katie Woods has announced team captains for the 2009 season will be juniors Amanda Makoid (Archbishop Wood) and Lisa Schaaf (Perkiomen Valley) and senior Kira Sonberg.

Makoid, a midfielder, had 15 goals and 10 assists last year, while scooping 27 groundballs and adding 17 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers. Schaaf, an attacker, had eight goals and four assists last year.

Marple Newtown grad Cook is NC assistant coach
Jenn Cook (Marple Newtown), one of the best women’s lacrosse players in University of North Carolina and Atlantic Coast Conference history, has joined the Tar Heel coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach Jenny Levy announced recently. Cook served as an assistant coach last season at Drexel University.

Cook, who lettered at Carolina from 2004-07, was a three-time first-team All-America and earned 2006 National Defender of the Year honors from Inside Lacrosse. She garnered first-team All-ACC honors three times, was a Tewaraaton Trophy nominee and helped lead the Tar Heels to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Cook is Carolina’s career leader in ground balls with 200 and is tied as the school’s career leader in games played with 76. She also set a school record for draw controls with 51 in 2005. Cook the only three-time first-team All-America in Tar Heel history.

King is assistant coach at Harriton

Laura King (Springfield-Delco), a recent graduate of George Mason where she was a third-team All-American, has been hired as an assistant coach at Harriton under head coach George Dick.

King finished her career ranking second in school history in career goals and points, fifth in draw controls, and ninth in assists and caused turnovers. She made the All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Team for the third straight season, earning First Team honors for the second consecutive year, and was also selected to the CAA Championship All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career.

King, an attacker led the team in goals (42), assists (15), points (57), game-winning goals (4) and draw controls (35).



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