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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse previews: Friends League’s Germantown Friends, Moorestown Friends

Saturday, 17th March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/17/12

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

Germantown Friends

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 10-9 (6-3 in Friends Schools League) / Friends Schools League Runnner-up

Coach: Katie Bergstrom Mark, 10 seasons

Key Returnees: Midfield- Sr. Iris Williamson (Penn, team captain), Sr. Annie Morrissey (Dartmouth, team captain), and Sr. Isabella DiDio (MIT). Defense: Sr. captain Alex Clarke.

Key Newcomers: Five freshmen made the GFS varsity squad. The Class of 2015 will contribute immediately on attack this season.

Strengths: Speed in the midfield and our experienced and feisty defense, anchored by Clarke, Sophomore Caroline Myran, and Juniors Katherine Walden and Sophie Mercuris.

Goalkeeping: Jr. Lauren Shinn and Sophomore Dana Schulman.

Games to Watch: Big League match-ups against Friends’ Central and Shipley.

Moorestown Friends School

Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 9-6, 4-3 in Friends League.

Coach: Paige Dougherty, first year here. Previously at Lebanon Valley College and Jserra Catholic in San Juan Capistrano California.

Key returnees: Senior attackers Danielle Magaziner and Laura Bader. Midfielders Noelle Smith (sophomore) Lara Savon (senior) and Kailey Burgess (Junior). And Defender junior Lauren Lowe and ALea Couch Goalie.

Key newcomers: Katrina Savon sophomore in the midfield, Maureen Kelleher sophomore defense and Sarah Henig, freshmen on Defense.

Outlook for 2012: “With a new coaching staff and having graduated a lot of seniors last year, we have a lot of rising upperclassmen taking on new roles. Although people are in different positions, we have a lot of versatility within our team. The girls came out strong and are improving everyday. We are looking forward to making a name for ourselves in the Friends League and in states here in Jersey.”

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