Presenting 2016 All-Main Line field hockey teams
The 2016 Main Line high school field hockey season included some outstanding teams.
Academy of Notre Dame (19-2-1 overall) was undefeated (10-0) in the InterAc, and claimed its second PAISAA title in four years, defeating Episcopal Academy (14-6-2) in the championship final.
Conestoga (22-2) captured the Central League title and advanced to the PIAA Class AAA state quarterfinals. Other strong teams in the Central League included Harriton (10-7), Haverford (12-8 overall, 10-1 Central League) and Lower Merion (11-7-1).
The AACA had two teams that went far in the post-season. Merion Mercy Academy (19-5-2) advanced to the PIAA Class AA state championship final, and Villa Maria Academy (20-3) made it to the PIAA Class AA state championship semifinal.
In the Friends’ Schools League, Shipley (9-6) had a strong team.
The All-Main Line high school field hockey teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2016 All-Main Line field hockey teams:
Quinn Maguire, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior forward was All-Delco Player of the Year, tallying 37 goals and dishing out 27 assists in 22 games. For her career, the first team All-InterAc selection scored 109 goals and handed out 69 assists to lead the Irish to a pair of Inter-Ac League and PAISAA championships.
Mary Kate Neff, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Delco selection (for the second time) and All-InterAc pick, scored 20 goals and dished out 19 assists in 22 games. Finished her career with 68 goals and 42 assists, joined the NFHCA’s All-Region team and is on the Team USA U17 national team. Will attend Princeton University.
Colleen Kearney, Academy of Notre Dame – The senior defender led an airtight Irish defense that posted six shutouts and allowed just one goal in seven other games. A first team All-Delco selection and two-time first team All-InterAc pick came up with several defensive saves and provided fine all-around play (including scoring) to help lead the Irish to the Inter-Ac and PAISAA titles.
Julianna Tornetta, Agnes Irwin – Senior midfielder and co-captain, the Owls’ all-time leading goal scorer, tallied 24 goals in 23 games this fall and earning All-InterAc and NFHCA All-Academic honors. Committed to Princeton University.
Sam Swart, Archbishop Carroll – A senior midfielder and captain, as well as a first team All-Delco and All-Catholic selection, Swart scored 30 goals and was the Patriots’ MVP. Valued for her speed and skill on the Patriots’ forward line, she finished her Carroll career with 104 goals, and will play field hockey and lacrosse at Syracuse University.
Charlotte de Vries, Conestoga – Sophomore midfielder scored 44 goals in 24 games and dished out 20 assists. A first team All-Central League selection, she was voted the Pioneers’ most valuable midfielder. Is a U17 National Team member.
Meredith Ross, Conestoga – Senior forward and captain averaged two goals per game, scoring 48 goals in 24 contests. A two-time first team All-Central League selection, she was voted the Pioneers’ offensive MVP. Scored more than 100 career goals for Conestoga. Will play at Michigan State next fall.
Corinne Zanolli, Episcopal Academy – Senior attacking center mid and captain was the Churchwomens’ MVP and a first team All-InterAc selection, scoring 29 goals in 22 games and dishing out 16 assists. Noted for her outstanding all-around skills, she has signed with Stanford.
Maddie Rehak, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore forward, a first team All-InterAc selection, scored 17 goals in 22 games and dished out 12 assists. A dangerous scoring threat with great speed and quickness, she served on the Churchwomens’ offensive PC unit.
Molly McDonough, Harriton – Junior center defender and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, was considered the anchor of the Rams’ defense, and was Harriton’s Defensive MVP. Posted five defensive saves, she was flyer on defensive corners, and is noted for her great speed and intensity.
Carly Gannon, Haverford High – Sophomore center forward/middie was a first team All-Central League pick and was voted the Fords’ Offensive MVP, scoring nine goals in 20 games and dishing out seven assists.
Lea VanLuvender, Haverford High – Senior center defensive back and captain was a first team All-Delco pick and first team All-Central League selection. She was voted the Fords’ Defensive MVP, anchoring a defense that posted five shutouts and providing some offensive punch as well this fall.
Samantha Scimeca, Lower Merion – Senior defensive center mid anchored a strong Aces’ defense. Her fine all-around consistent play this fall earned her a selection for first team All-Central League.
Jamie Natale, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior was first team all-state selection, an AACA all-star and second team all-region by NFHCA. Scored 23 goals and dished out 15 assists in 26 games. Won the Golden Bears’ attack MVP award. Committed to Boston College.
Kelsey Farkas, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior was first team all-state selection as well as AACA all-star. Displayed a wide range of talents for the PIAA state runner-up, scoring 13 goals dishing out four assists and making five defensive saves. Won the Golden Bears’ Defensive MVP award.
Kolbe Keating, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior, an AACA all-star, displayed a wide range of skills during the season for the PIAA Class AA state runner-up, scoring 14 goals, dishing out three assists and making three defensive saves. Committed to Harvard.
Page Lowry, Radnor – Sophomore forward was a prolific scorer for Radnor, leading the Red Raiders in goals scored this fall.
Ashleigh Gundy, Shipley – Junior midfielder was the Gators’ Most Valuable Player, providing a wide range of offensive and defensive skills that allowed the Shipley squad to have a successful season. An All-Friends Schools League first team selection, she scored six goals and made three assists in 15 games.
Lindsay Dickinson, Villa Maria Academy – Junior midfielder and co-captain, an AACA all-star, scored 17 goals and dished out 22 assists in 23 games for the PIAA Class AA state semifinalists. Has committed to the University of Connecticut.
Annina Iacobucci, Villa Maria Academy – Senior forward and co-captain, an AACA all-star, was a prolific scorer for the PIAA Class AA state semifinalists, tallying 34 goals in 23 games and dishing out six assists.
Emily Doyle, Villa Maria Academy – Junior forward, an AACA all-star, was a prolific scorer for the PIAA Class AA state semifinalists, tallying 27 goals in 23 games and dishing out five assists.
Academy of Notre Dame – Colleen Kearney, senior defender; Cami Osborne, senior defender; Tina D’Anjolell, junior midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Jax van der Veen, senior midfielder.
Archbishop Carroll – Maddie Sutter, senior center mid; Carly Bateman, freshman defender; Hannah Bateman, junior midfielder.
Conestoga – Kiley Allen, junior midfielder; Grace McEvoy, junior midfielder; Stephanie Hamilton, senior defender.
Episcopal Academy – Katie Crager, junior midfielder; Lauren Devletian, sophomore center back; Lexi Fischer, senior left forward.
Harriton – Sophie Grady, senior left midfielder; Meg Willcox, junior right midfielder.
Haverford High – Laura Winters, senior center middie; Megan Phillips, sophomore right middie/right defensive back.
Lower Merion – Samantha Bruttomesso-Clarke, senior center forward; Eleanor Gaddy, senior center back.
Merion Mercy Academy – Margo Carlin, sophomore; Cameron Toddy, senior.
Radnor – Hope Smith, senior back; Barbara Civitella, freshman forward.
Sacred Heart – MaryRose O’Donnell, senior defensive mid; Hannah Seifried, junior midfielder.
Shipley – Kate Scutt, sophomore midfielder; Olivia Sobel, senior forward.
Villa Maria Academy – Danielle Acura, junior goalie; Hannah Miller, sophomore forward.
Academy of Notre Dame – Sara Jane Quigley, junior defender; Katie Liebeskind, junior goalie.
Agnes Irwin – Meredith Murphy, junior defender.
Archbishop Carroll – Kimmy McGroary, senior goalie; Keri Daly, sophomore defender; Maggie Pina, sophomore defender.
Baldwin School – Courtney Loomis, senior center back; Sophia Nicoletti, junior forward; Elza Thaler, junior center back/mid.
Conestoga – Madison Rogalski, senior defender; Sophie Grove, senior defender; Emma McGillis, junior forward.
Episcopal Academy – Jenna Lotsis, senior right forward; Bridget Boyle, junior goalie; Caroline Kelly, sophomore goalie.
Harriton – Katelin Williams, sophomore center forward; Sarah Marks, junior center midfielder.
Haverford High – Sydney Corcoran, sophomore forward; Kelsy Knapp, sophomore forward; Brynn Thiel, senior left middie; Francesca Truax, senior left defensive back.
Lower Merion – Annie O’Connor, senior center mid; Sophie Shaffer, junior left mid; Ashley Roberts, junior right forward; Danielle Geis, junior left forward.
Merion Mercy Academy – Kaely Kyle, senior; Caroline Steller, senior; Allie Scannapieco, senior.
Radnor – Brigid Lowry, freshman forward; Emma Majercak senior midfielder; Natalie Junior, senior back; Sydney Aljian, senior back.
Sacred Heart – Emily Franz, senior wing; Colleen Vissar, junior goalie; Lauren Palumbo, junior midfielder; Bell Chan, junior forward.
Shipley – Gianna McDougall, freshman defender; Carolina Riley, freshman midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Mary Harkins, sophomore defender; Jen Finley, senior defender; Adele Iacobucci, sophomore midfielder.
Note: Archbishop Carroll did not file a completed All-Main Line field hockey ballot.