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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse preview: Catholic Academies League’s Sacred Heart, Mount St. Joseph

Friday, 23rd March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/23/12

This is one of a series of previews for the 2012 Philly lacrosse season

Sacred Heart

Coach: Jillian Farley, 1 year

Assistants: Kathleen Grady, Meredith Rull

Last Year’s Record: Overall 9-8, League 6-6

Key Returnees:

Seniors: Eileen Dombrowski Attack, Cara Shields Midfield, Karleigh Carlin Midfield, Lara Haab Midfield; Bri Gardner Attack

Junior: Maggie Reilly Goalie

Others to Watch:

Senior: Megan McNamee Midfield / Defense

Juniors: Callie Fisher Midfield, Chandler Dunn Defense, Casey Monahan Attack, Kate Reilly Defense

Sophomores: Kelly O’Brien Midfield; Gretchen Seifried Midfield; Lauren McDevitt Defense; Kerri Shallow Midfield- Defense; Nene Fitzpatrick Attack

Freshman: Abby McGuckin Midfield

Players Lost to Graduation:
Stephanie Finley (JMU); Claire Fitzpatrick (WCU); Ryanne Baldwin, Courtney DiBianca, Patty Price, Angel Passarelli

Team Strengths:
“The team has a great chemistry. The girls are hard workers determined on improving their game.”

Team Outlook:
“With a group of highly dedicated players, we are looking forward to a great season. This is my first year at Sacred Heart and I will draw on the experience and leadership of the seniors. The team, which spans all four grade levels, has great chemistry and I am excited to see what their hard work can accomplish this season.”

Mount St. Joseph Academy, The Magic

New Coaching Staff: Coach Jenny Duckenfield formerly of Strath Haven H.S., Assistant Christi Karr formerly of Lansdale Catholic.

2011 Record: 11-8

Key Returning Players:

Magic Seniors:
Burke Brabson- LaSalle
Maddie Haas- Monmouth
Laura Pacheco- Union college
Haley Hendel defender.

Alex Lista- Jr Goalkeeper William and Mary
Olivia Gannon Jr. Villanova,
Em Ehret Jr. Penn State University
Dominique Nyzio, Drexel
Meg McCabe Jr
Marley Breslin, Jr.
Lisa Roman Jr.
Jane Black Jr.
Key Newcomers:
Sophmore Natalie Bohner
Freshman Christie Mischler
Freshman Haasinya Taylor.

2012 Outlook: “The Magic Seniors and Juniors have Varsity game experience, and the Sophomores and Freshman have been learning the system and playing hard in practice.”

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