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Philly girls’ H.S. previews: PAC-10’s Phoenixville, Pope John Paul II, Pottstown, Upper Perkiomen

Friday, 21st March 2014

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/21/14
Courtesy of PAC-10Sports

This is one of a series of previews for the 2014 Philly lacrosse season


Head Coach: Senorita Thornton, 2nd season

2013 record: 8-5 PAC-10, 10-8 overall

2013 postseason: Advanced to Final Four playoffs as top seed from Frontier Division, losing to Owen J. Roberts 21-10 in semifinal round

Key returners:
Zoe Bullotta, attack, first-team all-league; Megan Nemeth, goalie, honorable mention all-league; Alex Wertman D; Kellie Matson, M/A; Ellie Delany,M/A; Kira Landis, M/A

Coach’s outlook: “We have a young team and five seniors who we will look to for leadership. Our focus this year is to play hard, work hard and have fun together as a team.”

Pope John Paul II

Head coach: Maureen Burger, 2nd season

2013 record: 1-12 PAC-10, 3-12 overall

Key returners:
Jordan Kengor, Attack, Shippensburg recruit
Lillia Walles, midfield
Grace Dawson, midfield
Kate Cressman, midfield
Bridget Rauh, defense
Olivia Torress, defense
Monica Bladel, defense
Jackie Bowes, goalie
Kelsey Brennan, attack
Megan Mattiolla, attack

Coach’s outlook: “The girls have been working hard in the preseason and are excited to improve on last year’s record through a unified team effort. We’re looking forward to the seniors leading the team.”


Head coach: Andrew Bachman (20th season), Assistant coach: Brandy Scherer

2013 record: 8-5 PAC-10, 9-10 overall

2013 postseason: Advanced to Final Four playoffs as No. 2 seed from Frontier Division, falling to 10-time league champion Boyertown 17-3 in semifinal round

Key returners:
Madison Mackewicz –Midfield, 1st Team All Frontier Division Midfielder in 2013
Sidney Sanford- Midfield
Tyler Thorne – Midfield
Jenna Endy – Defense
Julia Pearson – Attack
Tyisha Reddick – Defense
Brigid Benfield – Goalie

Coach’s outlook: “We are a very young team this year with low numbers. We are starting out behind due to the weather and lack of attendance during off season training. This is a year of teaching and nurturing our young athletes. While Pottstown has had a tradition of hard work and success, we have not had the next generation commit and put forth the necessary time to maintain our level of success.”

Upper Perkiomen

Head coach: Susan Flack, 1st season (takes over for Melissa Furey)

2013 record: 5-8 PAC-10, 7-10 overall

Key returners:
Kayla Smith – Attack, first team All PAC-10 Frontier Division
Madelyn Fox – Midfield, first team All PAC-10 Frontier Division
Samantha Dingler – Defense, first team All PAC-10 Frontier Division
Morgan Rynn – Midfield

Coach’s outlook: “We are optimistic about the season. The players are working hard at practice. Time will tell how they jell together as a team. We are very young with only 2 seniors on the team.”


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