LANCASTER-LEBANON LEAGUE GIRLS' LACROSSE 2013
Section One COCALICO HEMPFIELD MANHEIM TOWNSHIP PENN MANOR WARWICK Section Two CEDAR CREST CONESTOGA VALLEY EPHRATA GARDEN SPOT LAMPETER-STRASBURG LCD/LANC. CATHOLIC Exhibition ELIZABETHTOWN
Compiled by Dustin Leed
COACH -- Mary Beth Cardin (ninth season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 20-3, lost in district final, state quarterfinals.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Kari Longstaff, Avery Longstaff.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. D Julia Stauffer, Sr. A Kayli Lescoe, Jr. M Cortney Gensemer, Jr. M Katie Costanza.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- None.
OUTLOOK -- "I am very excited to see how this season plays out," Cardin said. "Many of our girls have worked tirelessly in the offseason by participating on club teams and traveling to tournaments, clinics, and camps and now they will be able to put their hard work to the test."
COACH -- Liz Hockley (eighth season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 11-7, lost in first round of districts.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Colleen McGettigan, Lexi Gerfin, Megan Brey.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. G Morgan Bare, Sr. M Megan Bupp, Jr. M Megan Brogan, Sr. M Alex Clay, Sr. A Morgan Bright, Sr. A Shannon Barto, Sr. D Savannah Conroy, Sr. D Sara Brooks, Jr. D Blair Duscha.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Fr. M Taylor Nolan, Sr. D Kiernan Daniels.
OUTLOOK -- The Black Knights will battle for a Section One title behind 2011-12 leading scorer Bupp (51) and a solid group of returning starters. "Returning so many players breeds a familiarity that you can't ask for," Hockley said. "The girls have the desire to be successful and I 100 percent believe that we will be."
COACH -- Mark Pinkerton (third season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 24-1, L-L, district champions; lost in first round of states.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Erin Ketchum, Devon Schneider.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Molly Hendrick, Jr. A Gabby Cardina, Jr. M Emily Mann, Jr. A Toni Yuko, Jr. D Maddie Eberly, Jr. D Kat Torrance, So. M Emily McBride.
KEY NEWCOMER -- Jr. G Brianna Leaman.
OUTLOOK -- Pinkerton says that despite losing a strong senior class, the Streaks expect to succesfully defend their L-L and District three titles.
COACH -- Jenn Forney (first season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 16-9, lost in district semifinals, state semifinals.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Emily Eddowes, Megan Schlegemilch.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. G Lauren Ali, Sr. D Dana Mowbray, Sr. M Eryn McCoy, Sr. M Emily McCoy, Sr. M Shannon Sloss, So. A McKenna Edwards.
KEY NEWCOMER -- So. M Anneli Starry.
EXPECTATIONS -- Forney enters her second year with the PM program and first as head coach with plenty of skill and experience up front. "The offense and midfield has significant strength and various options which will make them a strong unit," she said.
COACH -- Eric Jeanes (fourth season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 9-9.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Emily Harting, Alyssa Manley.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Meredith Michel, Sr. M Jess Talbot, Sr. A Alex White, Jr. D Courtney Weaver, So. M Jamie Martin, So. M Marleise Emrhein, So. D Jaycie St. John.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Kelsea Hershey (So., G), Jess Cochis (Fr., G), Becca Forbes (So., D).
OUTLOOK --The Warriors have finished a few spots out of a District Three playoff spot in the past couple seasons and this year look to cash in. "We've got a lot of experience on attack and if they play up to their ability and our defense comes together, we should be able to compete with anyone," Jeanes said.
COACH -- Emma Lebo (second season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 3-12.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- None.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Jr. A Annika Harder, So. M Amanda Rhine, So. M Alexandra Rich, Jr. M Julia Steckbeck, So. A Nichole Wagner, Sr. D Carolyn Wolf, Sr. A Rachel Youngs, Sr. D Madeline Kreider, Sr. D Sarah Zug, Sr. D Kelsey Shay, Jr. G Katie Hayes, Sr. M/D Leah Anderson.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- None.
OUTLOOK -- 2012 was a year of building for Lebo, as nearly all of her roster returns for the 2013 season. "The leadership of the eight seniors, in addition to the efforts and dedication that the entire team has exhibited so far, will contribute to our success this year," Lebo said. "We have high expectations for improvement from last year's record."
COACH -- Emily Corcoran (fifth season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 3-14.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- G Sara Keathing.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Hannah Corcoran, Sr. M Kate Smucker, So. M Amanda Speth, So. M Haley Weaver, So. D Kali Lapp.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Jr. D Malia Dickson, Fr. M Grace Zechman.
OUTLOOK -- With the exception of goalie, everyone who made an impact for the Buckskins is back for this season. "I know that our team has what it needs to secure a league playoff (spot) and go further, but they have to play as one and believe in themselves," Corcoran said. "This will be a fun year."
COACH -- Kirstin Schneider (first season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 0-16-1.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- None.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Jr. D Brooke Overly, Sr. M Rachael Anderson, Jr. D Kirsten Ueberroth.
KEY NEWCOMER -- So. G Katie Hammaker.
OUTLOOK -- Schneider enters her first season with Ephrata after spending the last two years at Cumberland Valley, and calls this season a rebuilding year for the program. "Our team goal is to learn the game, the basics and begin to gel as a team on and off the field," she said. "We have a lot of work to do not just with stick skills and understanding of the game, but also with team moral and the desire to compete. If these girls leave everything on the field, my hope is that we begin to see some success and learn to love the sport."
COACH -- Rachel Stern (third season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 3-15.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- A Aubrey Carol and M Holly Simmers.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Angel Adams, Sr. G Holly Frantz, Sr. A Molly Ammons, Sr. D Rachel Berrios, Sr. A Lauren Yoder, Sr. M Meghan Bogush.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Sr. A Brittany Daniluk, Sr. D Kendra Delgado, Jr. M Liz Depew, Jr. M Kayla Strothers.
OUTLOOK -- The Spartans will continue to build upon their win total from last season with a strong group of seniors.
COACH -- Shanna Muscavage (second season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 7-10.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Bridget Hufnagel.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Maddie Long, Sr. M Hannah Eshleman, Sr. A Emily Collins, Jr. M Ashley Gochenaur, Jr. M Abby Zorrilla, Jr. D Hannah Emig, Jr. D Amy Lee.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Jr. G Sarah Vanderwende, Jr. A Kaitlyn Langabeer, Fr. A Madison Lawhead.
OUTLOOK -- L-S returns lots of talent for Muscavage's second year at the helm and the players will look to become more comfotable with their teammates and style of play. "This group is extremely motivated to raise the bar for the program, but playing as a unit -- not individuals -- will determine where this team stands at the end of the regular season," Muscavage said.
COACH -- Barbara Zeigler (first season).
LAST YEAR'S RECORD -- 16-6, lost in district semifinals, state play-in game.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- Sarah Flaherty and Erin Nevin.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. A Jayme Verman, So. A Kelly Daggett, Sr. A Mary Lobeck, So M Paige Brown, So. M Carloline Kolva, Sr. D Maria Blaszczyk.
KEY NEWCOMERS --None.
OUTLOOK -- After advancing to the District Three Tournament semifinals a year ago, Lancaster Country Day/Lancaster Catholic will look to improve on a six-loss season and avenge a season-ending PIAA play-in game loss to Penn Manor.With Cocalico moving up to Section One, LCD/LC may be the team to beat in Section Two. A solid group of starters, including Section Two points leader Jayme Verman (149) and leading goal-scorer Kelly Daggett (88), return for LCD/LC.
COACH -- Jim Miller (first season).
LAST YEARS RECORD -- None.
KEY PLAYERS LOST -- None.
BACK ON THE FIELD -- Sr. M Ally Alessi, Jr. A Grace Benitez, So. 10 Anna Forry, So. D Katelyn Shipe, So. G Amanda Dietrich.
KEY NEWCOMERS -- Fr. A Allie Stump, Fr. D Alyssa Heisey, Fr. A Joy Hileman, Fr. M Maddie Mohr, Fr. M Sarah Leverentz.
OUTLOOK -- Elizabethtown lacrosse team will make its program debut this spring. "(It's a) first year program with lots of energy and interest," Miller said. "The girls have worked very hard thus far and take pride in what they do. Our goal is to play excellent aggressive defense and win more (ground balls) than opponents."
NOTE -- Elizabethtown enters its first season as what the Lancaster-Lebanon League refers to as exhibition. Because of logistics and the PIAA and L-L League two-year schedule cycle, the Bears will not officially compete in the league for the current cycle but have been admitted to the L-L for 2015. The E-town schedule features several games against L-L opponents this season and it is a PIAA-sanctioned program.
The next cycle in 2015 also will feature each L-L League team playing under one section instead of split into Section One and Section Two.