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Girls’ HS previews: Central League’s Garnet Valley, Harriton, Strath Haven

Monday, 25th March 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/25/19
This is one of a series of previews for the 2019 Philly lacrosse season.

High School: Garnet Valley

League: Central League

Coach: Jenny Purvis, 7th year, 117-34-1

Last year’s record: 22-3, District 1 Champions, Central League Champions, State Semi-Finalists

Key returnees:
Madi McKee
Regan Nealon
Kara Nealon
Kathryn Toohey

Others to watch:
Caroline Shaefer
Kaitlyn Henning
Olivia Brenner
Devin Taulane
Grace Brennan
Lauren Bendo

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “After 2018’s successful season, we graduated a lot of phenomenal lacrosse players. 2019 will include a lot of new faces in the starting line-up but their skills and passionate attitudes are no different than the group we had last year. This crew is very creative on attack and very disciplined on defense. We are excited to have a lot of different teams in our non-league schedule and as always, super competitive league match-ups.”

High School: Harriton High School

League: Central

Coach: 12th Year

Last year’s record: 12-5, 9-2 2nd in Central League

Key returnees: Allie Schwab, Katelin Williams, Maddie Henderson, Emily Stewart, Lucy Dwyer, Amelia Coursen, Lauren Binnion, Mikayla Braver, Abby Tevis, Reilly Short, Cara Margolis, Morgan McElhenney, Kat Berberian, Liv Conrad, Alex Turner

Others to watch: Sophs Ashton Odiorne, Alexia Louca and Freshman Grace Dwyer and Annie Aspesi

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “With the majority of our team from last year returning, we hope to work hard and be competitive in the Central League.”

High School: Strath Haven High School

League: Central League

Coach: Pigeon Graham (4th year)

Last year’s record: 10-8, Lost in forst round of District 1 playoffs, 7th in Central League

Key returnees: Sophie Haase, Senior Midfield, Olivia Memeger, Junior Attack, Gillian Brennan, Junior Attack, Lizzie Healy, Junior Defense

Others to watch: Danielle McNeeley, Sophomore Midfield, Olivia Fox, Sophomore Defense, Devon Maillet, Sophomore Midfield

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “We have a small, young team this year but I am confident that the senior and junior leadership will help make us competitive in the Central League and help guide us to playoffs.”

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