This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in lacrosse history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/20
4/17/08 – Female Student-Athlete: Family is a major part of McDonough’s success at Unionville
By Bridget Algeo
Phillylacrosse,com, Posted 4/17/08
Any time Unionville defense wing Kalyn McDonough receives an honor, you can expect a family event.
Besides her supportive parents and a brother who just celebrated the completion of flight school, one will find an extended mix of aunts, uncles, and twelve cousins proudly attending the milestone moments of the senior tri-captain.
With McDonough’s unique blend of accolades and accomplishments, the McDonough clan has much to celebrate. In addition to being a US Lacrosse Academic All-American her junior year, McDonough is also president of her school’s National Honor Society and recently earned the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.
4/17/10 – Scholastic girls: Strath Haven tops Unionville in battle of last year’s semifinalists
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/10
Junior Sara Carzo broke an 8-8 tie and visiting Strath Haven went on to defeat Unionville, 12-9, today in a girls’ lacrosse game between two top-ranked teams that met in the state semifinals last year.
The Panthers, who also downed the Indians in last year’s PIAA semis, improved to 5-1. Strath Haven is ranked No. 4 in the PA Media Rankings.
Unionville, ranked No. 2, suffered its first loss, falling to 7-1.
Strath Haven led, 7-5, at halftime, but saw Unionville storm back to tie the game at 8-8 until Carzo put her team ahead to stay.
Alex Duckenfield led the Panthers with three goals and three assists and combined with Ana White (three goals, two assists) to won the battle of the draw controls.
4/17/10 – Saturday’s girls’ roundup: Shanahan tops Germantown Friends in OT, Harriton, Great Valley win
Phillylacrosse.clom, Posted 4/17/10
Gina Eberwein scored the game-winner in overtime as host Bishop Shanahan defeated Germantown Friends, 12-11, today in a non-league girls’ lacrosse game involving two undefeated teams.
The win raised Shanahan’s record to 5-0 while the Tigers fell to 5-1.
Colleen Holmes led the Eagles with three goals and two assists while Eberwein, and Casey Brigilia each had two goals and Kathryn Skahan had a goal and three assists.
Iris Williamson led the Tigers with five goals and Betsy Sachs added four while Lyles Swift-Farley had two.
Harriton 18, Plymouth Whitemarsh 4
Jess Schwab had five goals and four assists and Carli Sukonik had five goals and one assist while Laura Walzer added four goals and two assists for the Rams (5-2) in the non-league win.
4/17/11 – Phillylacrosse.com Collegiate Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Swarthmore’s Williams (Kennett) keeps herself busy
By Bridget Letukas
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/11
To call Swarthmore junior defender Maddie Williams one busy woman would be an understatement.
The All-Centennial Conference Academic Honoree, majoring in history with a minor in political science, is likely to fill her share of memo tablets as she checks off her daily “to-do” list.
Prepare to research thesis – check. Volunteer to participate in mock trials within the Chester School District – check. Write, proofread, and fact-check for the Swarthmore Alumni magazine – check. Play two sports while maintaining a Thomas B. McCabe Scholarship – check. Don’t forget training to be Resident Assistant – check. Attend DART (Drug & Alcohol Resource Team) – check.
Still, the industrious Williams finds time to curl up and read – a lot.
4/17/12- Girls’ lacrosse: Harriton topples Conestoga, ready for showdown with Garnet Valley
By Harry Chaykun
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/12
When Ally McLaughlin was a freshman, the Harriton High lacrosse program began turning into a winning one.
“We were OK that year,” the Rams senior co-captain said. “And we’ve kept getting better.”
McLaughlin played a key role in coach George Dick’s building plans at Harriton. Tuesday afternoon. She scored four goals in the second half as the Rams, ranked No. 4 in the state, remained undefeated (10-0 overall, 5-0 Central League) with a 14-7 league decision over visiting Conestoga.
Wednesday, McLaughlin will join at least three dozen other Harriton students who will be making plans to build whatever they are challenged to put together in competition with other students from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
4/7/13 – Girls’ lacrosse: Harriton tops Garnet Valley, Germantown Friends edges Friends’ Central
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/13
Caleigh Foust had four goals and an assist and Sabrina Tabasso contributed three goals and three assists while Katie Melvin added three goals and two assists Tuesday night as Harriton defeated host Garnet Valley, 13-8, in Central League girls’ lacrosse.
The third-ranked Rams (8-1) moved into a first-place tie with Radnor (which fell to Conestoga), Conestoga, Springfield-Delco and Haverford High at 4-1.
Harriton led, 10-3, at halftime. Jane Henderson added two goals and melina Avery made seven saves.
Ashley Pyle had four goals and Haley Warden two goals and an assist for Garnet Valley (5-3, 2-3).
Germantown Friends 11, Friends’ Central 10
Anna Bezahler and Annie Tyson each had three goals and Lauren Shinn made 13 saves in goal as the visiting Tigers (8-3) opened Friends School league play with a key win at Friends’ Central.
4/17/14 – Girls’ lacrosse: Upper Dublin coach Cross wins 200th over Abington, her first team, as daughter scores 9 goals
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/14
From Staff Report and SuburbanOneSports.com
It was indeed a fitting ending Wednesday when host Upper Dublin defeated Abington, 17-7, in a Suburban One American Conference girls’ lacrosse game.
Julie Cross collected nine goals and two assists as her mother, UD coach Dee Cross, won her 200th game as a high school coach.
Cross, a member of the Eastern PA Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has been the head coach at Upper Dublin since 2007 and has led her team to six straight league titles. This year’s team is now 3-6, but has won three straight and is 3-0 in the conference.
Cross’ record at Upper Dublin is 110-40. She also won 90 games as coach at Abington for 13 years (1986-99). She had come back to coaching and has had the joy of coaching her four daughters (Julie is the youngest).