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HS girls’ previews: Lehigh Valley’s Southern Lehigh, Emmaus

Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

Categories Girl's/Women's, High School, Previews, Posted 3/23/22

This is one of a series of previews for the 2022 scholastic lacrosse season

Southern Lehigh HS

League: Independent

Head Coach: Kevin Cain, 5th season / 40-16
Assistant Coaches:
Eric Tesche V assist
Laurissa Kashmer JV
Kaitlyn O’Brien JV
Kate Miller volunteer assistant

2021 Record: 16-4, District 11 2A champs

Key Returning Players:

Iris Gluck/SR, MF/ All area team, Jefferson University commit, 36G 22 A 58 PTS,
“aggressive player, excellent on both ends of the field, always playing at 110%.”

Riley MacIntosh/SR, MF/ all area team 40 G 17 A 57 PTS,
“very athletic, terrific speed, great on transitions thru the MF, Hofstra FH commit.”

Sophia Hoyer/ SR GK/ 92 saves
“Multi-sport athlete. Last year was first season in goal for us. Very good hand/eye coordination and great leader for us.”

Reese MacIntosh/SO MF all area team, 85 G, 25 A 110 PTS,
“will become faster player in SL history to 100 goals. Dynamic all -around player, great field vision.”

Sarah Tesche/SO D/MF
“all area team, strong on the draw, great lax IQ, strong stick, leader on D”

Jessica Mantz/JR A/ 22 G 10 A 32 PTS,
“key role in making our offense run, good IQ, good stick skills, fast.”

Olivia Hafler/JR A 18 G 8 A 26 PTS.
“Classic tall attacker, great reach, excellent hard shot”

Julia Kashmer/JR D,
“Strong and tall left-handed defender. Good stick skills and good lacrosse IQ. Played defensive mid-fielder for us last year.”

Jillian VandeBunte/ JR, D.
“Tall, fast, good stick, excellent at getting stick in passing lane and cto’s”

Key Newcomers:
Scarlett Kashmer/ F , A
Piper Gluck/ F, A
Savy Giannattasio / JR , D
Leah Alderfer / SO GK

2022 Outlook: “While we lost 5 seniors from last year’s team, we still return 8 varsity starters from last year’s 16-4 team, 4 of which were all-area players.

“Our nucleus is strong with good leadership from our seniors and a nice blend of under-classmen. Overall team speed is excellent and all of our players have good lacrosse IQ.

“We will approach this season as we usually do: as one game at a time. Will need to play consistent lacrosse all season long to have a chance to repeat last year’s success.”

Emmaus High School

League: EPC

Coaches: Roxann Betz, 6th season, overall record 63-38. Assistant coaches: Julie Williams, Sean Poll, Destanee Watkins, Ryan Fatzinger

2021 Record and accomplishments: 18-3, EPC Finalist, District XI semi-finalist

Key Players: Julia Cote, Emily Hollinger, Mikayla Viola, Jordyn Poll, Maddie Conway, Marybeth Smith, Kam Watkins, Emily Wassel

Others to Watch: Sophia Candy, Olivia Schmidt, Bri McClain, Hannah Schneider, Alani Shotwell, Melea Weber

Coach’s Outlook for 2022: “We are looking to build upon our successes from last year. We prepared in the offseason playing some of the best teams in the state and country which has helped our players continue to push themselves to the next level of play. Our primary goal this year is to win a district championship.”

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