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Girls’ HS previews: Inter Ac’s Episcopal Ac., Ac. of Notre Dame

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/13/19
This is one of a series of previews for the 2019 Philly lacrosse season.

High School: The Episcopal Academy

League: Inter-Ac League

Head Coach: Josie Tomaino (6th season, 100-25)

Last year’s record: 18-7 Overall, 11-1 League (Inter-Ac, Co-Champs)

Lost to Graduation: Katie Crager (Georgetown), Olivia Tuma (Cornell), Phoebe Christos (Villanova), Olivia Cunningham (Lafayette), Lilly Emery-Baum (Virginia), Bridget Boyle (Drexel), Ally Marino (Franklin & Marshall), Lauren Rodio, Tess McMullin

Key returnees: Senior, Midfield, Olivia Dirks (Penn State); Senior, Defense, Izzy Rohr (Penn); Senior, Defense, Annie Rau (Denison); Junior, Midfield, Devon Whitaker (Virginia); Junior, Defense, Jayne Morley (Harvard); Junior, Attack, Caroline Burt (Yale); Junior, Midfield, Ali McHugh (Notre Dame); Sophomore, Attack, Sarah Groark

Others to watch: Senior, Attack, Scottie Crockett; Junior, Defense, Sophia Garino; Junior, Defense, Kelsey Richter; Junior, Attack, Lola Quigley (La Salle); Sophomore, Midfield, Madison Vetterlein

Coach’s Outlook for 2019: “Having lost a strong class to graduation, our biggest challenge will lie in many players across all positions stepping up to compete on a daily basis. We certainly have a ton of individual talent but our greatest strength will still be in our ability to play well and work together as a team. We have a small, but strong senior class that is captained by Olivia Dirks & Izzy Rohr. I’m confident in their ability to bring this young group together and lead us to our program’s 20th Inter-Ac title!”

High School: Academy of Notre Dame

League: InterAC

Coach: Xan Zimatore, 5th Year

Last year’s record: 13-7 Overall, 7-5 league, win over #5 in the Nation St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes

Key returnees:
Hannah Gillespie, SR, Attack
Maggie O’Brien, SR, Mid
Belle McHugh, SR, Defense
Claire Gola, SR, Mid
Lindsay Barnes, SR, Defense
Lily Allen, SR , Defense
Caitlyn Mullen, SR, Mid
Anna Grace Coyne, SR, Attack

Others to watch:
Georgie Gorelick, JR, Mid
Riley Gillin, JR, Mid
Mikayla Dever, JR, Attack
Morgan O’Brien, JR, Defense
Grace Bleckley, JR, Mid

Coach’s outlook for 2019 season: “With 16 Upperclassmen leading the way, we are confident we will have our most competitive season yet. The team has been working hard in the off season to prepare for an extremely challenging schedule. We are excited to get 2019 underway!”

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