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Philly HS girls’ previews: PAC’s Methacton, Pottsgrove

Sunday, 25th March 2018

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/25/18
This is one of a series of previews for the 2018 Philly lacrosse season

Methacton High School

Head coach: Laurie Markle, 12th year

Last year’s record: 11-8 overall going into second round of districts, 7-6 in the league

Key losses to graduation: Jackie Cerchio, (center), Temple; Daria Lucchesi, Midfield, (JMU);
Alana Cardaci, (Shippensburg)

Key returnees: Julie Byrne, (Midfield/ UC Davis); Sydney Tornetta, Mia Tornetta

Coach’s season outlook: “We will have a young team on the attacking end as we lost a number of key scorers, so we will be looking for some players to step up and replace the leadership and scoring that was done by a trio of attack players last year. We have some experience on the defense and will be looking to Sophomore Rachel O’Toole (Goalie) to quarterback the defense. League outlook, we should be competitive in the league.”

Pottsgrove High School

League: PAC

Coach: Kirstin Urie, 7th season

Last year’s record: 1-12 PAC, 5-13 Overall

Key returnees:
Brooke Saylor, Senior, Attack – Team Leading Goal Scorer last season with 75 goals, 14 assist. PAC Frontier Division 1st Team – Attack, Mercury All-Area 2nd Team – Attack
Emily Williams, Junior, Attack – 28 goals, 11 assist. PAC Frontier Division 2nd Team – Attack, Mercury All-Area Honorable Mention
Jordyn Mayes, Junior, Defense – 31 GB’s, 24 Caused TO’s. PAC Frontier Division 2nd Team – Midfield, Mercury All-Area Honorable Mention
Anna Carroll, Junior, Defense, Alyssa Petrucelli, Junior – Midfield, Allie Reppert, Junior – Midfield, Mya Krueger – Sophomore, Goalie

Others to watch:
Summer Walker – Sophomore – Midfield/Defense
Sydney Tornetta – Freshmen – Midfield
Riley Simon – Freshmen – Defense

Coach’s outlook for 2018 season: “The 2018 Pottsgrove Lacrosse Team is the strongest and most well rounded team I have had in my 7 seasons. We lost 2 seniors from last season and have gained a very talented and hungry freshmen class. The mix of freshmen combined with the upperclassmen have made practices much more competitive and there is “must win” mentality this season. We have worked hard this preseason and are excited to put everything together out on the field.”

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