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Girls’ HS previews: SOL’s Central Bucks West, PAC’s Upper Merion

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: Central Bucks High School West

Coach: Becky Cartee, 1st year as head coach, past 5 years as assistant at CB West
Assistant coaches: Kelli Romano and Teresa Roy

Last year’s record: 16-6, Shared National League title: 7-1

Notable losses:
Dani Dundas (Old Dominion University), Maddie Maio (Delaware University), Finley Ueland (University of Southern California)

Key returners:
Julia Carey 11th Attack
Emma Haring 11th Midfield (Towson University commit)
Maddy McGarry 11th Midfield
Abby Natoli 12th Midfield (Iona College commit)
Casey Reichwein 12th Attack (University of Michigan commit- field hockey)
Lauren Ring 11th Goalie

Others to watch:
Shelby Hahn 10th Midfield
Ryan Kelly 11th Defense
Kiersten Mangin 11th Defense
Kristen Rice 12th Attack
Shannen Roy 12th Defense (Lockhaven University commit)

Outlook: “We are a young team with incredible speed, true heart and a team-oriented culture. The players on this team genuinely love playing together. The team will look to the leadership of Kristen Rice and Casey Reichwiein and we anticipate several newcomers to the varsity line-up will likely have breakout seasons that will carry us into post season play.”

High School: Upper Merion High School

League: PAC-Frontier Division

Coach: Angie Yanocha, 14th year as Head Coach

Last year record– 8-10 overall

Key returning players: Riley O’Malley, Senior, Midfield; Molly Weygand, Senior, Midfield; Zoey Nikolaou, Senior, Defense; Anya Waller, Sophomore, GK; Catherine Merritt, Sophomore, Attack; Sarah Adams, Sophomore, Midfield; Emma Wellington, Sophomore, Midfield

Losses to graduation: Quinn O’Malley, Karli Friend, Andrea Davis

Coach’s team outlook: “We have a lot of strength in our senior duo midfielders- Molly Weygand and Riley O’Malley. Surrounding them is a mix of young and old, experienced and not as experienced at the Varsity level. We’ve worked hard in the off season training with conditioning and an indoor league. We need to rely on our experienced leaders and have a lot of communication on the field. Strengths also include our enthusiasm and team bonding. Hoping to improve with each scrimmage and each game into the season.”

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