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Girls’ HS previews: Ches-Mont’s Henderson, Central League’s Penncrest, Berks League’s Wilson

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 3/26/19
This is one of a series of previews for the 2019 Philly lacrosse season.

High School: WC Henderson High School

League: Ches-Mont League

Coach: Lauen Purvis, 4th year

Last year’s record: Made it to the second round of playoffs

Key returnees:
Olivia Pritchard
Taylor Turner
Emma Goodstein
Katie Bixler
Caroline Carey

Others to watch:
Grace DePrisco
Ella Tunnell
Nancy McSwain
Delaney Turner
Julia Bixler

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “We are a young team this year with 13 of our varsity players are freshman or sophomores. We have a team that is willing to work hard to improve their personal and team play each day. I think we will see a lot of growth from March to May.”

High school: Penncrest

League: Central League

Coach: Caitlin Morgan, 2nd year as head coach

Last year’s record: 17-5; lost by one goal vs Villa Maria in State Semi Final

Key returnees: Kenna Kaut (junior, midfield), Moira Ward (senior, defense), Sam Lyon (sophomore , defense), Annalee Doyle (senior, midfield/attack), Abby Pennoni (senior, attack), Sadie King (senior, attack)

Others to watch: Mia George (sophomore, attack), Megan Gress (sophomore, attack), Abby Speer (sophomore, attack), Hannah Bonebrake (junior, defense), Kaylee Woodhull (sophomore, goalie)

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “The Lions are coming off a successful transitional season and look to build on last year’s progress with a great group of young, eager players and seasoned veterans. The team has been working hard on the off season to improve their fitness and stick skills and has great team chemistry. We are looking forward to utilizing our strengths and improving our weaknesses to compete in the league and make it to play offs again this year.”

School: Wilson West Lawn HS

League: Berks League

Coach: John Spleen (4th season) at Wilson

Last season: 22-3, 3yr record 62-9, 3-County Titles/1-District 3 Title 2016-17, State quarterfinals 2017-2018

Key returns:
Senior Kendall Duffy(U. Richmond) commit
Senior Genna Strobel(Lafayette) commit
Senior Sara DeLeon(UMBC) commit
Junior Emily Magalotti(U. North Carolina) commit

Others to watch: Division I prospects,
Sophomore Kate Troutman(Mid-fielder)
Sophomore Lindsey Fox(Attack)
Freshman Kayla Wilkes(Attack)

Coach’s comment: “With a solid starting lineup, the Wilson Bulldogs are looking to a fourth straight county title, a spot in the district 3 finals and a long run in the state playoffs.”

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