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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Radnor, Haverford High

Thursday, 22nd March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/22/12

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

Garnet Valley

Coach:  Kate Henwood, 3rd season

Assistants: Christy Ann Morello, Amanda Kammes, Jamie Westzergrom, Patrice Hughes

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments:  24-3,  State Champion, Central League Quad Champion, three seed in district tournament.  District runner-up.  2 seed in state tournament.

Key Returnees:

Sr-Ally Heavens-Midfield, Committed to Penn State, All-American, Listed #2 overall in ESPN’s top 100, and #1 in the defender category. First team for Upper Atlantic-National Tournament.  First Team all Central.  In 2011–64 goals, 40 assists, 43 draw controls, 57 ground balls. Played for under armor team in 2011.  First team all Delco in 2011

Sr-Halley Barnes-Attack, Committed to Rutgers. co-player of the year, listed as one of the “five players to watch” for mid-Atlantic region by US Lacrosse Magazine.  First Team all Central League.  In 2011, 118 goals, 40 assists, 83 draw controls, 70 ground balls. Captain junior year.  Listed #15 in ESPN’s top 100, and listed at #5 for top attackers. One of the national leaders in goals scored and total points.  First team all delco in 2011

Sr- Anna Elise Morello–Attack, Committed to Yale. Academic-All American.  2nd Team all Central League.  racked up second most assists in the country last season.  In 2011, 108 assists, 62 goals.  Played for under armor team in 2011.  One of the national leaders in total points as well in 2011. Second team all delco in 2011.  Played in National Tournament.

Sr-Kara Stroup–M,  Committed to Temple. Takes most of our draws.  2nd Team All Central League.  In 2011-33 goals, 24 assists, 53 Draw controls, 50 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers.  played in under armor tournament 2011. Second team all delco in 2011.  Played in National Tournament (2nd team)

Sr-Missy Koscinski–D, Committed to Robert Morris, In 2011–30 Ground Balls, 24 Caused turnovers.  played in Under armor tournament 2011.

Sr- Kate Stroup–G, 3 year starter. Started every game in 2011.  Made 180 saves on the season. Including 9 in the state championship game, and 9 in the double over time league title clinching game vs. Conestoga.

Jr-Julia McGrath–M, 3 year starter.  Moving to Midfield this year from Defense.  in 2011, 6 points, 15 Draw controls, 40 Ground balls, 22 caused turnovers.  Key in transition.  (played in National Tournament)

Jr-Coley Ricci–D, Committed to University of Delaware.  Honorable Mention All Central League.  In 2011, 30 Draw Controls, 36 Ground Balls, 30 Caused turnovers.  Will look to use her to shut down opponent’s top scorers.  Honorable Mention All Delco.

Jr-Ashley Pyle–A, Committed to West Chester.  3 year star starter.  In 2011, 47 goals, 7 assists, 18 draw controls, 35 ground balls.

So- Halley Warden–A, Honorable Mention All League as a freshman.  In 2011, 37 goals, 4 assists, 52 Draw Controls, 58 Ground balls.  Honorable Mention all Delco

Five seniors, and 2 (soon to be 3) juniors committed to play DI in college.  Returning 6 All-Central League, and All-Delco players, and 10 starters.

Key Newcomers:   Roster has 8 talented and eager sophomores and 1 freshman.

Outlook for 2012:  “Getting ranked so high so early can be a blessing or a curse.  We are focused.  And we are determined to play as one. “



Coach: Brooke Fritz 2nd year as head,  5th year at Radnor

Last Year’s Record: 13-5


Lindsay Grossman 2012, Attack
Libby Lowry 2012, attack
Natalie Miller 2012, attack
Kristen Norden 2012, midfield
Colleen Packer 2012, GK
Molly Samson 2012, Defense
Amelie Yeager 2012, Attack

Lyndsey Britton 2013 midfield
Sydney Cowles 2013 Midfield
Taryn Deck 2013 Attack
Abby Junior 2013 Defense
Brooke Pancoast 2013 Defense
Taylor Quinn 2013 midfield
Shannon Quinn 2013 Midfield

Sara Curley 2014, Attack


Kyle Hays 2012, defense
Moira Mahoney 2012 Attack

Grace Collins 2013, GK

Hannah Proctor 2015 Defense
Lindsay Frumer 2015 Defense

2012 Outlook:  “We are looking forward to an incredibly competitive Central League this year and hopefully playoffs to follow.”


Haverford High

Coach: Nancy McGoldrick, 30th year

Last Year’s Record: 11-9, 2nd round of playoffs lost to Harriton

Key Returnees:
Katrina Geiger: Senior/ Captain/ Center/ 1st Team All Central, All-American/ High Scorer
Caroline Doran: Senior/Captain/ Midfiel-/Defernse/ Honorable Mention All Central Academic All American
Amanda Case: Junior/ Captain/ Midfield/ Honorable Mention All Central
Lauren Falasco: Sophomore/ Attack/ 3rd High Scorer
Olivia Martin: Junior/ Midfielder/
Caitlin Poole: Senior/ Defender
Diana Caecedo: Junior Midfielder
Paige Dougherty: Senior/ Attack

Key Newcomers:
Nikki Harnwell: Sophomore Goalie
Maura O’connell: Senior/ Defender
Jackie Gantz: Senior/ Defender/Midfielder
Mairead Janzer: Freshman/ Midfielder

Headed to College
Katrina Geiger: Headed to Loyola to play lacrosse
Caroline Doran: Headed to Franklin and Marshall to play lacrosse
Maura O’Connell: Headed to Cabrini to play basketball
Jackie Gantz: MVP for Central League Basketball–Headed to Scranton to play basketball
Paige Dougherty: Headed to Dickinson to play field hockey
Caitlin Poole–Headed to Cabrini to play lacrosse

2012 Outlook: “The Central League is the toughest around, and we are looking forward to playing every team we face. We are playing to win the Central League and to go to the playoffs!”

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