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This Day in History for Philly lacrosse: Links to top stories (girls’/women’s) from April 1

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, High School  

(This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history), Posted 4/1/20

4/1/08 – Girls’ lacrosse: Success carries over for Bayard Rustin girls

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 4/1/08

A powerhouse team returns every single starter from the year before? It almost sounds like an April Fool’s joke.

Yes, the Bayard Rustin girls’ lacrosse team has the rare chance to play a second season with basically the same players.

And on Tuesday the Golden Hawks faced their first major test of the year by defeating host Strath Haven, 11-9, in non-league play.

Senior midfield standout Allison Tatios pumped in six goals for Bayard Rustin (2-0), a team that reached the semifinals of the District 1 Class AAA tournament in 2007 (19-3 record) without any seniors due to the split of the West Chester School District.

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4/1/09 – Girls’ wrap: Unionville knocks off Rustin, 13-9; Downingtown East tops Merion Mercy, 15-8

Unionville outscored visiting Bayard Rustin, 9-3, in the second half Tuesday night and claimed a 13-9 victory in Ches-Mont League American Conference girls’ lacrosse.

Lindsey Smith led the Indians (4-1, 1-0) with four goals and three assists while Julie Moran had three goals, Erica Midiri had two goals and two assists, Kathleen Insetta had two goals and Erin Linthicum and Lizzy Carney had one each. Melissa Lloyd made three saves for Unionville.

Bayard Rustin, ranked third in the PIAA and fifth in the state in the PA Media Rankings, fell to 3-1 and 0-1.

Downingtown East 15, Merion Mercy 8

Emily Solenberger had five goals and Kristen Blye added three goals and two assists to power the Cougars (2-1, ranked eighth in the PIAA and 10th in the state) to the victory over the Bears (2-1), ranked fourth in the PIAA and sixth in the state. Kelly Devlin and Kelli Jordan each added a pair of goals for Downingtown East.

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4/1/10 – Girls’ roundup: North Penn handles Ridley; Merion Mercy tops VMA

Danielle Horn collected three goals and three assists while Abbie Hartman had three goals and an assists as visiting North Penn toppled Ridley, 12-7, today in non-league girls’ lacrosse.

Macie Hauck added two goals and an assist for North Penn (2-0) while Garrie Grenfell had two goals. Stacey Pellechia and Rachel Shaw each scored once.

Brittany Hanrahan had four groundballs and two caused turnovers to pace the defense, which also featured strong efforts from Tory Brady, Carly Ball, Kaitlin Colbridge, Brenda McDermott and Steph Knauer.

Sarah Prall had five saves to earn the win and Ciera Smith added one save.

Kelsey Garrity and Carly McColgan led Ridley (2-1) with two goals apiece.

Merion Mercy 13, Villa Maria Academy 12

Emily Corcoran notched four goals and three assists and Margaret Corzel had three goals, and assists to help the Bears open their season with a key Catholic Academies win over the Hurricanes.

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4/1/16 – Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Downingtown West 2016 DEF Heather Camden, Posted 4/1/16
Staff Report

Downingtown West 2016 defender Heather Camden has been named the season’s first winner of the Pansini Law Group Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Heather Camden

The award recognizes senior and junior lacrosse players that excel in academics, service and athletics.

Heather Camden profile:

GPA: 4.24
Honors: Distinguished Honor Roll/Honor Roll 2012-2016, Lacrosse Academic All-American 2015

Honors: National Honor Society 2013-2016
Projects: Work Trip Rural Ethiopia, Africa (SIM, Langano Harvest Foundation) 2009
Work Trip Rural Ethiopia, Africa (Langano Farms) 2014

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4/1/18 – Philly legend Timchal (Haverford High, WCU) is first D1 coach to win 500 games as Navy downs Holy Cross, Posted 4/1/18
From Press Release

Navy women’s lacrosse head coach Cindy Timchal (Haverford High, West Chester) recorded her 500th career victory on Saturday afternoon as the Midshipmen (9-2, 4-0 Patriot League) posted a 19-7 victory over Holy Cross (4-8, 2-2 PL) at Kuzniewski Field in Worcester, Mass.

Timchal has amassed 164 wins at Navy in her 11 seasons with the Midshipmen. She began her head coaching career by tallying 76 victories in nine seasons at Northwestern University before winning eight national championships and totaling 260 wins in 16 years at the University of Maryland.

Cindy Timchal

“Five hundred wins are the players; all the losses are the coach,” Timchal said after her historic win (she is the first D1 coach to reach 500 wins). “I am very grateful to be in a position to be coaching and achieve this milestone victory. It goes without saying that it is the players that compete hard on the field. Pleased with this victory for our team and happy that it was 500. Now we can move on to just getting ready for our next game.

“I credit the great players and great staff that we have for putting it all together to get to such a milestone in my head coaching career.”

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