NP Girls Lacrosse 2018 Preview


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LAX- The 2017 girls lacrosse squad poses for a picture in their uniforms on the tennis courts.

Coaches: Heather Mellow – head coach (4th season)

               Rachel Shaw – asst. Coach

               Julia Keffer – JV Coach

Key Losses: Kaitlyn Phifer(midfield), Victoria Brauenle(midfield), Julia Keffer(attack), Kaitlyn Varilla(defense), Kate Winstanley(GK)

Key Returners: Bri O’Donnell, Kelly Macnamara, Mikayla Barrow, Kristin Varilla, Morgan Dyck, Heather Shannon, Alexa Sparango, Grace Sacchetti, Casey Cavanaugh

Strengths and weaknesses: “Our offense has the potential to be very strong. We should see a lot of different players scoring. Our midfield and defense are young, but fast, quick, and really work well together.”

Outlook: “We are very excited to get our 2018 season underway. Coming off of a season where we had a lot of close losses to some good teams, we are looking to improve upon that. Our goal is to play consistently for the full 50 minutes. We will be relying on senior leadership to get past hurdles and learn from last year’s experience.”