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Philly girls’ HS previews: Catholic Acadamies’ Mount St. Joseph, Merion Mercy

Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/15/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season

Mount Saint Joseph Academy

League: Catholic Academies League

Head Coaches: Jim Sheedy and Joy Grafenstine (our first year)

Last year’s record: 11-7 first round of districts, 2nd place in the league.

Key returnees:
Kateri Krause D
Ashley Pyne M
Adrianna Mancini D
Gwen Manchester M/D

Coach’s outlook for 2017: “Solid group of returning starters on attack and defense. Looking to replace two All-League midfielders. A mix of experience and youth that will compete and improve with every practice and game.”

Merion Mercy Academy

League: Catholic Academies League

Head Coach: John Geary, Head Coach, 6 years

Last year’s record: 14-7, (lost in playback round of the playoffs, AACA League Champions)

Key returnees:
Brenna Stone – attack
MaryCate Markey – goal
Caroline Steller – middie
Maggie Wilson – defense
Kaely Kyle – middie
Allie Scannapieco – middie
Brittney Bedrossian – attack
Kelly Rose Baffa – defense
Shannon Bedrossian – defense
Kolbe Keating – middie

Coach’s outlook for 2017: “This season, Merion will have a good blend of seniors and juniors. We look to build on our team’s progress from last season and are anticipating some exciting play from our key returnees and underclass players. Merion is very pleased to again be playing in the Checking for Cancer event and the Katie Samson Festival.”

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