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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse previews: Catholic Academy League’s Nazareth Academy, St. Basil Academy

Monday, 19th March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/19/12

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

Nazareth Academy HS

Head Coach: Kat Gallen, 4th season Varsity Coach
JV Coach: Colleen McCarthy, 2nd season JV Coach
Assistant: Sara Cummings, 1st season (alum of Nazareth Academy)

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 2011 record: 3-15. We had an Academy Win (first in about 7 years I was told). We held our first “Orange Game”, we plan to hold one every year.

Key Returnees:
Erin Harmer, 4th year varsity and captain
Caroline Wozniak, 4th year varsity and captain, attack
Gabby Balara, midfield
Lexi Cleary, midfield
Lili Shuster, midfield and defense
Gabreille Manto, captain, defense

Key Newcomers:
Jackie DiYeso, goalie
Megan Kloss, attack

Season Outlook: “I have been coaching this season’s senior class for the last three years. We have worked together to adopt a new culture at Nazareth Lacrosse. I think we will be successful in meeting our goals for this season through the leadership of the upperclassmen on our team.”

Saint Basil Academy

Coach: Brian Goettner, 2nd year

Note: 2012 will be the first varsity year for Saint Basil Academy

Key Returnees:
Jess Stefanowicz, center
Julia Vanni, d-wing
Emma Carpellotti, attack
Mairead Ferguson, a-wing
Cate Hughes, defense

Key Newcomers:
Ashley Stefanowicz, attack
Maura Brownsey, attack
Maeve Hughes, attack
Moira Bythrow, defense

Outlook for 2012: “Saint Basil Academy is looking to have a strong first year competing in the ACAA. Saint Basil will be looking to have a high scoring offense with players like Jess and Ashley Stefanowicz, Emma Carpellotti, Mairead Ferguson and Maura Brownsey. The defense will be controlled by juniors Cate Hughes, Emma Vanni and newcomer Moira Bythrow. Saint Basil will be looking to surprise some teams in the area.”

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