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Philly HS girls’ previews: Central League’s Haverford High, Penncrest

Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/22/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Haverford High School

League: Central League

Coach: Nancy McGoldrick, 33rd year

Last year’s record: 9-9

Key returners
Senior Captain Nora Janzer- midfield (Gettysburg playing lacrosse)
Senior Captain Reilly Morgan – attack (Ursinus College playing lacrosse)
Senior Captain Alyssa Eder-midfield
Senior Drew Fuentes- Attack
Senior Morgan Pasquerello- Defense
Senior Hannah Bennett-Defense
Junior Carly Gannon- midfield (Penn State for field hockey)
Junior Sydney Corcoran- midfield (Old Dominion playing field hockey)
Junior Julia Klein- defense (Virginia Commonwealth University playing lacrosse)
Sophomore Lauren Johns-Goalie

Others to watch
Sophomore Mia Ciancio-midfield
Sophomore Willa Hetznecker- midfield
Sophomore Maya Leblanc -attack
Sophomore Abby Rowland -midfield
Sophomore Paige Corcoran – midfield
Jumior Orla Fay – defense

Coach’s outlook for 2018: “The Central League is so tough and just to play against all these great teams is the toughest competition. Of course our team goal is to do well in league but our out of league games are just as tough our goals are just as lofty. We want to surpass our record of last year and make it to playoffs. Work hard and play harder.”

Penncrest High School

League: Central League

​Coach: Caitlin Morgan, first year as head coach ​

Last year’s record: 8-11

​​Key returnees:
Logan O’Donnell, senior, defense
Grace Harding, senior, attack/midfield
Juliana George, junior, attack
Kenna Kaut, sophomore, midfield/attack
Jen Peyton, senior, defense
Carys Dougherty, senior, defense

Others to watch:
Abby Pennoni, junior, attack
Annalee Doyle, junior, attack
Sadie King, junior, attack/midfield
Moira Ward, junior, defense

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “These girls have so much talent and drive and have what it takes to have a winning season and advance in playoffs. We have been spending the off season trying to put the pieces together to get the right players in the right spots to work effectively as a team. So far this focus, along with an organized offense, flexible defense, and intentional ball movement has proven to be the positive change this team has needed. There is so much strong senior leadership and a young and eager bench, that the lions are primed for success this year and the foundation has been set to build up a successful program.”

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