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Philly girls’ high school lacrosse previews: PAC-10’s Phoenixville, Pottsgrove, Owen J. Roberts

Sunday, 25th March 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/25/12

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


Last Year’s Record/Accomplishments: 9-9 Pac-10 Final Four, District Tournament- knocked out by Harriton in the 1st round

Coach: Jen Foresta, 25 Years

Key Losses: Karen Hayde –Gk (Old Dominion)

Key Returnees:
Shannan Mcerlearn (Jr) Midfield
Jessica Tague (Jr) Attack
Bailey Stover (Jr) Midfield
Marlee Farbstein (Sr) Attack

Key Newcomers: Zoe Bullota (Fr) Attack

Outlook for 2012: “This will be a growing year. We graduated 13 seniors last year and we only have 3 on the squad this year.”

Pottsgrove High School

Coach: Kirstin Mayberry, 1st season

2011 Record: 4-13 Overall, 2-11 PAC – 10

Players to Watch: Rachelle Mewshaw, Midfield; Rebecca Dolenti, Attack; Cierra Walton, Defense; Jade Mark, Midfield; Lindsay Weaver, Goalie

Coaches Comments: “The 2012 season will be a rebuilding year for the team. We have a very young team, with only 4 returning seniors. We are looking for their leadership to help guide and develop the team. Our strongest asset will be our midfielders, they are a talented group of girls with strong stick skills and have the ability to read the field.”

Owen J. Roberts

Coach: Amy Stone (first season); staff includes top assistant Lynne Elphick, Clarence Jennelle, Tony Montes (goalie coach)

2011 Record: 3-14 overall, 3-10 PAC-10

Top returnees/players to watch: Jordyn Shoemaker attack; Jen Schweppe, attack; Jess Harsch, attack; Devin Hassinger, midfield (first team All-PAC-10 Liberty); Devan Davis, midfield (honorable mention All-PAC-10 Liberty); Maddie Stone, midfield; Aubrey Stuber, midfield; Molly Minihan, midfield; Alex Montes, defense; Taylor Shronk, defense; Taylor Murphy, defense; Nikki Brand, goalie; Devin Hennessey, goalie.

Coach’s comments: “Our new coaching staff is enthusiastic to work together to develop a strong lacrosse program. We hope our athletes find success this season through hard work, communication and cooperation.” contributed to this article

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