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PIAA girls’ championship previews: Villa Maria vs Springfield-Delco, Harriton vs. Manheim Twp.

Friday, 7th June 2019

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 6/7/19

Previews for PIAA Lacrosse Championships Saturday at West Chester East:

Class AA girls, 10 a.m.
Springfield-Delco vs. Villa Maria Academy

Records: Springfield-Delco 19-6; Villa Maria Academy 24-1
How they got here: Springfield defeated York Catholic, 11-10; Villa Maria defeated Archbishop Carroll, 18-10
Head-to-head: Villa Maria defeated Springfield, 9-8, in the District 1 championship
Leagues: Springfield finished 8-3 in the Central League; Villa Maria won the Catholic Academies League title with a 14-0 record
Districts: Villa Maria defeated Springfield-Delco in finals, 9-8.
PIAA history: Springfield fell to Radnor, 14-7, in the 2010 final, Garnet Valley in the 2014 final (both one classification) and lost to Archbishop Carroll, 9-8, in the 2017 Class AAA final. Villa Maria defeated Kennard-Dale, 17-5, in the 2018 Class AA final
Key players:
US Lacrosse All-Americans Belle Mastropietro (Sr. MF) and Alyssa Long (Jr. MF/DEF), First Team All-League Erin Gormley (Jr. MF), Second Team Julie Schickling (Sr. MF/ATT), HM Carli Johnston (Jr. DEF), Casey O’Connor (Soph MF/DEF/ATT).
Villa Maria Academy: All-American Abby Walheim (Sr. MF), All-League Bridget Finley (Jr. ATT), Kristy Kucia (Sr. DEF), Hannah Young (Jr. ATT) and Adele Iacobucci (Sr. MF), and Margie Carden (Soph ATT).

Class AAA, noon
Harriton vs. Manheim Township

Records: Harriton 23-2; Manheim Township 22-3
How they got here: Harriton defeated Downingtown West, 13-10; Manheim Township defeated Garnet Valley, 14-10
Leagues: Harriton shared the Central League title with Radnor, going 10-1; Manheim Township won the Lancaster-Lebanon League crown (11-0 regular season).
Districts: Harriton placed second in District 1; Manheim Township won the District 3 crown.
PIAA history: Harriton won the 2013 title (one classification); Manheim Township fell to Unionville, 11-6, in the 2018 Class AAA final.
Key players:
Harriton –
All-Americans Allie Schwab (Sr. ATT, 80G, 92A) and Katelin Williams (Sr. MF, 104G), Second Team All-League Lucy Dwyer (Jr. MF), Emily Stewart (Sr. MF), HM Grace Dwyer (Fr. MF), Alex Turner (Jr. G), Maddie Henderson (Jr. MF).
Manheim Township – All-American Lucy Svetec (Sr. MF, 85G, 35A), First Team Ashlyn Campagna (Sr. MF), Taylor Kopan (Jr. ATT, 79G, 44A), Megan Rice (Soph. ATT, 75G, 56A), Abby Laubach (Jr. DEF), Emma Hagg (Soph. DEF), Second Team Shannon Elias (Jr. MF), Ariana Baublitz (Soph. ATT). Also, Gail Wilkes (Soph. G).


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