This is one of a regular-day series of boys’/men’s and girls’/women’s stories looking back on this date in history)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/6/20
By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/6/09
The Baldwin School girls’ lacrosse team earned a key 19-14 victory over previously-undefeated Notre Dame last week in its Inter-Ac League opener and is now 2-0 to start the season.
But the Bears – the Phillylacrosse.com/Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival Scholastic Female Team of the Week – have been doing much more than gearing for a successful lacrosse season.
Baldwin also is dedicated to helping others off the field. All 34 members of the varsity and JV program volunteer for different organizations throughout the year.
“Volunteering is not mandatory at Baldwin because it doesn’t have to be,” said Bears coach Kathleen Harte Simone. “They all volunteer. It’s part of the essence of a Baldwin girl.”
Baldwin’s lacrosse players volunteer in a variety of ways. Here is a sampling:
*Senior co-captain Ali Pedersen, volunteers with the Berwyn Volunteer Ambulance and is pursuing EMT certification.
Radnor remained the unanimous choice for the top spot in he Pennsylvania Media Lacrosse Girls’ Rankings.
The Red Raiders garnered all 13 first-place votes in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and All-Teams polls, good for 130 points. The All-Teams poll includes private and independent schools that are not members of the PIAA.
Each week members of the media from Phillylacrosse.com, LaxPower and 11 newspapers throughout the state are voting on the top teams both in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the entire state for girls and boys. Points will be provided for the PIAA Polls.
Media members are also voting from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Delaware County Daily Times, West Chester Daily Local, Pottstown Mercury, Norristown Times Herald, Doylestown Intelligencer, Bucks County Courier Times, Allentown Morning Call, Lancaster Intelligencer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Girls – PIAA
1. Radnor (District 1) 1-0 130 points, 13 first-place votes (Prev: 1)
2. Unionville (1) 2-0 117 (Prev: 2)
Emily Corcoran had three goals and two assists while Madison Connor added two goals and two assists to help Merion Mercy edge Mount St. Joseph today in a key Athletic Association of Catholic Academies lacrosse game.
The Bears improved to 3-1 overall and 3-1 in the league. The Mount is 1-1 in the league and 1-3 overall.
Julianne D’Orazio also had two goals and an assist for Merion, which led 6-0 at halftime and was leading 8-4 until allowing three late goals. Stevie Wells led the Mount with three goals and an assist.
Notre Dame 15, Germantown Friends 11
Kristen Bandos had five goals, three assists and five draw controls to pace the Irish (3-0) to the non-league win. Carlianne McCabe added four goals, four draw controls and two groundballs.
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/6/12
From Press Release
The 12th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Radnor High School. This year’s festival will be the biggest yet and the LARGEST single-day high school lacrosse festival in the country with 54 varsity teams – (26 boys teams and 28 girls teams), youth teams, 20+ vendors, 10,000+ fans, 50+ major sponsors and 2 FanZones with rides, bounces, rock walls, face painters, BBQ, funnel cakes, raffle prices, clothing etc.
The Katie Samson Foundation raised $150,000 in 2011, after hitting the $1,000,000 mark in our 10th year! We are proud to have distributed the proceeds to charities supporting spinal cord injury research, care, and quality of life improvements. Through the years, the fest has grown beyond our wildest dreams in both number and stature. While lacrosse is always front and center, the spirit of a community making a difference in people’s lives is powerful. It mirrors Katie’s own spirit in her pursuit of well being for all people, whatever their challenges are.
Alissa Watts and Kelli Joran (Downingtown East) each scored three goals and Emily Duffey (Lenape) had the game-winner as the Drexel women’s lacrosse team defeated William and Mary, 11-9, Friday in its first Colonial Athletic Association opener.
Duffey had two goals and an assist and Elyse Maiden (Washington Township) had a goal and an assist for Drexel (8-3, 1-0).
Kyrstin Mackrides (Villa Maria Academy) had two goals and an assist to lead W&M (3-8. 0-2).
Temple 18, St. Bonaventure 3
Charlotte Swavola (Cheltenham) had a career-high six goals as the Owls defeated visiting St. Bonaventure. Temple (7-4, 2-0) did the majority of its damage in the first half, scoring 15 goals including six in the first five minutes.
Syracuse’s Amy Cross (Upper Dublin, front) and Villanova’s Hannah Goforth (Bishop Shanahan) squared off in Friday’s BIG EAST contest. Each player scored once in the Orange victory. (Photo for Phillylacrosse.com)
Stephany Parcell (Interboro) and Kelly Syphard scored three goals apiece, with Parcell and Swavola each adding an assist as well.