Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/27/17
This is one of a series of previews for the 2017 Philly lacrosse season
League: Suburban One
Coach: Amanda Kammes 2nd year at Abington
Assistant coaches: Casey Kellogg, Jamie Wesztergrom, Caili Guilday
Last year’s record: 16-4 and only lost to PW in conference so 7-1.
Key returnees: Sam McGee Sr/A, Cathy Staerk Sr/M, Lindsay Baer Sr/A, Casey McCallister Sr/A, Maddie Sjoholm Sr/D, Jules Greceo Sr/A, Jordan Campbell Sr/D, Kiki Brasher Sr/GK
Others to watch: Sam Simon So/ M, Kaley Enhow So/ M, Lauren Van Buren So/ M, Abby Thomas So/A, Anna Joseph So/M
Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “The outlook for the ghosts is good in 2017. We have a strong returning core coming back with a lot of experience. Two All-Americans in Sam McGee and Casey McCallister coming back as well as a strong defensive unit, and a first team all SOL Goalie- will hopefully keep us rolling over the next several months. We also have a much improved sophomore class that will play roles as a strong supporting cast and take the philly area by storm this season. The 2017 season outlook is simple. We have unfinished business… a lot of it, and being good isn’t a surprise anymore at Abington, its an expectation.”
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Head Coach: Ellen K. Reilly, 27 years
Assistant coaches: Michelle McLoughlin, Kristen Satko
Last year’s record: League 9-0, Overall 17-3
Key returnees: Cate Golden Senior/defense, Sam Ward Senior/defense, Victoria Betterly Junior/attack, Ali Diamond Junior/attack, Sophia Kolkka Junior/midfield, Sarah Putsch Junior/midfield, Meghan Ely Junior/goalie.
Players to watch: Lilly Hanlon Soph, Kayla Kaufman Soph, Jess Margulies Soph, Lexi Petrakis Soph, Kennedy Reardon Soph
Coach’s Outlook for 2017: “We return a group of girls who gained some great experience last year. We are looking to fill some spots on the field with some younger players. Our upperclassmen will have to lead the way. For our team to be successful we need to continue to work hard and together.”