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Philly girls’ high school previews: Merion Mercy, Mount St. Joseph of the Catholic Academies

Thursday, 17th March 2011

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/17/11

This is one of a series of previews for the 2011 Philly lacrosse season

Team: Merion Mercy

Coach: Danielle (McCaffrey) Hannigan, 9th year

Last year’s record: 12-4 (regular season); 14-4 (including league playoffs)

Key returnees:
Emily Corcoran, Senior, Attack
Bonnie McShane, Junior, Attack
Julianne D’Orazio, Sophomore, Midfield
Sarah Hospodar, Senior, Center
Colleen McGonigal, Senior, Defense
Monica O’Hara, Junior, Defense
Caili Guilday, Junior, Goalie

Others to watch:
Madison Connor, Senior, Attack
Katrina Keating, Junior, Midfield/Attack
Olivia Nostrant, Freshman, Midfield
Grace O’Connor, junior, Defense

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“Our biggest team strength this year is the fact that we have so many key returnees. We have a very strong attack unit which is backed by a strong defense, lead by 3 year varsity goalie, Guilday. I believe that with our experience on the field and determination to continue the winning tradition at Merion, our team has another league championship in its sights and the ability to move further in the District playoffs.”

Team: Mount St. Joseph

Coach: Jenna Washabaugh, 1st year

Last year’s record: 10-9, placed third in League, and went to Districts

Key returnees:
Stevie Wells, Midfield, committed to Columbia
Shannon Zoldy, Defense, signed with Lafayette
Gab Rounbehler, Goalie
Maura Carroll, Defense
Melissa Gavin, Attack

Haley Hendel, Defense
Laura Pacheco, Midfield
Maddie Haas, Defense

Olivia Gannon, Attack
Marley Breslin, Attack
Alex Lista, Goalie
Emilee Ehret, Defense
Dominique Nyzio, Defense

Others to watch:
Burke Brabson, Junior, Attack
Meg McCabe, Sophomore, Defense
Hanna Bogarowski, Freshman, Midfield
Natalie Bohner, Freshman, Attack

Coach’s Outlook for 2011 season:
“We have a lot of talent returning from last season. Combined with the excitement of newcomers and the fresh outlook of our coaching staff, we have enormous potential for this season. We are excited to pursue our goals within our league and beyond.”

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