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O’Donnell (Strath Haven), Forker (Episcopal Academy) named among nation’s top defenders by ESPN RISE

Thursday, 21st October 2010

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 10/21/10

Strath Haven’s Summer O’Donnell was listed at No. 9 among the nation’s top girls’ defenders and Episcopal Academy’s Maggie Forker was listed at No. 18 by ESPN RISE in its weekly “On The RISE” feature.

O’Donnell was an Honorable Mention Central League pick in 2010, helping the Panthers tie for their

Strath Haven's Summer O'Donnell

first league crown ever. A midfielder who plays on the defensive side, she played for Team Philly in the Under Armour Underclassmen Games and has committed to Drexel. She also helped the Panthers reach the state title game as a sophomore.

Forker was a First Team Inter-Ac League pick for EA, helping it claim a sixth straight league crown. Forker, who has committed to Vanderbilt, also was an pick who excelled for Philly at the National Tournament last year.

Also at No. 14 is Nicole Gleason (Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill.), who has committed to Villanova.

Click here for coverage on last week’s article by ESPN RISE on the top senior goalies.


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