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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse previews: Abington, Central Bucks South & Villa Joseph Marie

Monday, 26th March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/26/12

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

Abington HS

Coach: Chris Aquilino, 2nd Year

Assistant Coaches: Erica Affleck, Steph Serbun, Bruce Cox, Jason Magee

2011 Record: 6-2 league overall, 10 -6 or 11 -6

Key Losses:
Carly Fitzgerald DW, Molly Seifreid LA, Emily Towey G

Key Returnees:
Meredith Cox Jr C,
Hannah Sjholm Jr LA,
Allison Rooney JR Mid
Elisa Macall SR LA,
Kelsey Fitzgerald Sr LA

Others to Watch:
Ana Kumor Jr DW
Emma Gross Jr DW
Kate Margolis Jr G
Jeannie Van Buren Fr. Mid

2012 Outlook: “I think the future is bright for the program. How quickly the future comes will be based upon how quickly we mature as a team.”

Game to Watch : CR North

Central Bucks South

Coach: Janique Craig, 8 years

2011 Record: 10-8, lost to Boyertown in 1st round if playoffs.

CB South: Sportsmanship Award with CB East for SOL

Key Returnees:

Maddie DiBruno 12 midfield/defense (Lacrosse scholarship to Drexel, First team All-League Defense)
Brynn Dietzel 12 attack/midfield (Lacrosse scholarship to Ursinus, All-League midfield)
Megan Hamilton 10 midfield/defense (All-League Defense 2011)
Leslie Searles 11 GK
Mackenzie Harding 10 attack
Kirsten McPoyle 10 defense
Devon Dietzel 10 midfield

Others to Watch
Emily Cliggett 9 midfield
Corrine Kenney 9 attack
Courtney Wasson, 11 defense
Alisa Morelli 11 attack
Alex Zinkand 11 midfield
Lauren Brauckman 10 Defense
Ann Danyluk 10 attack

Strengths: “Fast, Athletic.”

Question Marks: We are a young team and need to gain game experience.”

2012 Outlook: “We have natural ability and young talented athletes. We hope to improve each practice and game; gaining game experience and making smart decisions under pressure.”

Villa Joseph Marie High School

Coach: Stephanie Magnone, 10th year

Last Year’s Record: Academy League 3-9

Key Returning Players:
Kelly – middie
Claire Kawoczka,sr – middie
Courtney Shaw,sr – defense
Danielle Prunetti,sr – attack
Elizabeth Goldner,jr – middie
Kristin Fitzgerald,so – attack
Morgan Smith,jr – attack

Key newcomers:Lydia Mahony,fr – attack

Coach’s outlook for 2012: “I have confidence in this group of talented players to step up and succeed in finishing strong in the Academy League. It is a rebuilding year for us, having graduated 9 varsity starters, but with our teams great chemistry and solid effort, we will be competitive by working hard each day.”

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