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Girls’ HS previews: Lehigh Valley’s Parkland, Saucon Valley

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

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

High School: Parkland HS

League: EPC league

Coaches: Dawn Cipolla 5th season, Assistants Brittaney Costigan, Kelsey Carlon, Mike Stagaard, Tim Pearage

2018 record: Came in second in EPC overall 19-6, Won Districts and won our first state game.

Key returners: Seniors Morgan Hurd attack, Lydia Lisetski defense, Kenzie Roth midfield, Kenzie Galucy goalie
Junior- Emily Leiby attack, Jill Bushinsky midfield, Erica Steele defense
Sophomores- Maeve Leonzi attack, Emily Green defense

Watch list: Seniors Jess Bahnick attack, Maddie Galucy attack
Juniors- Kristyn Kleinhenz defense, Claire Todaro attack, Julia Beman Goalie
Sophomore- Sophie Marcotte defense, Jess Brey attack
Freshman- Kaz Kennedy midfield, Morgan Napolitano.

Outlook: “To be the best team we can be with hard work, determination, and never giving up. With the combination of all three things hopefully we will be able to bring our game to a whole new level.”

High School: Saucon Valley

League: Independent (Lehigh Valley)

Coach: Jane Hoff, Head Coach, 8 years

Last year’s record: 14-4. AA District XI Champions, AA PIAA State First Round

Key returnees:
Katherine Naiburg, Sr., Midfield (committed to TCNJ)
Kimmy Polefka, Sr., Defense
Sarah Duffy, Sr., Defense (committed to Muhlenberg)
Siobhan Coakley, Sr., Attack
Audrey Holland, Sr., Goalie
Camryn Zavacky, Jr., Midfield (committed to Temple)
Allie Royse, Jr., Defense
Salome Carr, Jr., Defense/Attack
Maria Donahue, So., Midfield
Kerry Lannon, So., Defense

Others to watch:
Katie Marker, So., Attack
Megan Kane, So., Attack
Emerson Shauger, So., Attack
Brooke Riefenstahl, Sr., Midfield/Defense
Kiele Riefensthal, Sr., Midfield
Kennedy Morgan, Jr., Defense
Seri Johnstone, Sr. Defense
Annie Rothacker, Jr., Goalie

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “We are excited to start our 2019 season and have been diligently preparing our team for another successful year. With the majority of our starters returning, our goal is to improve our record from last year, defend our District XI AA Championship, and return once again to the PIAA tournament. We have multiple threats on the offensive side of the field, not just one or two players. Our defense is strong and experienced. We will continue to improve with a focus on the quality of our play, strong on-field leadership, hustle, and athleticism of our close-knit group of players.”

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