The Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse scene featured plenty of teams that won league, district or state championships last spring.
Agnes Irwin (25-4), featuring three All-Americans and ranked as one of the top teams in the nation, captured the PAISAA tournament championship.
Archbishop Carroll (24-1) captured its first-ever PIAA 3A state championship, and its only loss was to nationally-ranked Agnes Irwin. Along the way, the Patriots also won their 17th consecutive Catholic League title.
Episcopal Academy (21-5, 12-0) captured the Inter-Ac title; Conestoga (23-3) won its first district title since 2006; and Radnor (19-7) captured the PIAA 2A state title.
Villa Maria Academy (18-4) captured the AACA championship, and Friends’ Central (14-4, 9-0) went undefeated in the Friends’ School League.
Other strong Main Line teams included Academy of Notre Dame (16-8), Harriton (13-7) and Merion Mercy Academy (20-8).
The All-Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse 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 sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2017 All-Main Line high school girls’ lacrosse teams:
Claire Nappi, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior midfielder and captain, an All-American as well as a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, displayed a wide range of skills, scoring 41 goals, dishing out 17 assists, winning 78 draw controls, scooping up 86 ground balls and causing 44 turnovers. Will play for University of North Carolina.
Hailey Andress, Agnes Irwin – Senior goalie was All-American, as well as first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco. While the Owls played a number of nationally-ranked squads this spring, Andress nevertheless posted 202 saves, made nine interceptions and scooped up 34 ground balls, allowing just seven goals per game. Will play for Cornell University.
Lila Barker, Agnes Irwin – Senior attacker, a two-time All-American and an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection as well as first team All-Delco pick. Scored 65 goals and dished out 29 assists to lead the PAISAA champions in scoring. Had a knack for scoring in big games, tallying four goals in the Owls’ win against Archbishop Carroll and scoring three goals in the PAISAA championship final. Will play for University of Virginia.
Maria Pansini, Agnes Irwin – Junior midfielder and captain was an All-American, as well as first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection. Noted for her ability to possess the ball, her excellent moves in transition, and her determination and composure in playing defense, she won 81 draw controls, caused 58 turnovers, scooped up 44 ground balls, scored 38 goals and dished out 16 assists. An Academic All-American, she is committed to Princeton.
Samantha Swart, Archbishop Carroll – Senior midfielder and captain, the Delaware County Daily Times’ Player of the Year, was a US Lacrosse All-American, Under Armour All-American, Catholic League Most Valuable Player and Patriots’ MVP. Closed her career with a bang, scoring 19 goals in the Patriots’ final three PIAA 3A state tournament games. Will play lacrosse for Syracuse University with a standing offer to play field hockey as well.
Maddie Ferraioli, Archbishop Carroll – Senior goalkeeper, a first team All-Catholic selection, came through with excellent performances through the PIAA 3A tournament; according to Carroll coach Lorraine Beers, “She was clearly the MVP of the PIAA 3A tournament if they had picked one.”
Rachel Matey, Archbishop Carroll – Senior midfield defender, a first team All-Catholic League selection, led the state champions in draw controls, winning eight in the PIAA 3A state championship final. Bolstered a back line that allowed just 4.1 goals per game and posted five shutouts. The James Madison signee also scored 12 goals.
Marissa McGarrey, Baldwin School – Junior midfielder/attacker, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second year in a row, scored 58 goals, won 120 draw controls and scooped up 41 ground balls.
Liz Scott, Conestoga – Senior midfielder and captain, the Daily Local News Player of the Year, finished her career with a school record 423 draw controls. A three-time All-American, Under Armour All-American and two-time Central League MVP, she scored 66 goals this spring, dished out 27 assists, won 122 draw controls and scooped up 46 ground balls. Will play for Loyola University.
Scottie Rose Growney, Conestoga – Senior midfielder and co-captain, a two-time All-American, an Under Armour All-American and a two-time first team All-Central League selection, scored 76 goals, dished out 28 assists, won 81 draw controls and caused 10 turnovers. Will play for University of North Carolina.
Elisabeth Ingersoll, Conestoga – Senior defender and co-captain, a US Lacrosse All-American, was a key player on defense for a Pioneers squad that won its first district title since 2006. A former Academic All-American, she is heading to the University of Pennsylvania.
Katie Crager, Episcopal Academy – Junior attack, the Inter-Ac’s Most Valuable Player and an All-American, tied EA’s single-season points record with 101 (79 goals, 22 assists). The Georgetown commit also won 48 draw controls and scooped up 26 ground balls. The first team All-Delco and All-Inter-Ac selection scored a hat trick in EA’s 10-9 win over Agnes Irwin May 2.
Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, set EA’s single-season goals scored record with 80. The Penn State commit is a multi-skilled performer who won 124 draw controls this spring, scooped up 35 ground balls, dished out 13 assists and caused 14 turnovers.
Izzy Rohr, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore defender, a US Lacrosse All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, was the Inter-Ac champion’s Defensive Most Valuable Player, breaking EA single-season records for draw controls (126), ground balls (83) and caused turnovers (62).
Greta Stahl, Harriton – Junior attacker, a first team US Lacrosse All-American, broke the Rams’ record for points in a season with 140 (85 goals, 55 assists). All-Central League selection was Harriton’s Offensive Player of the Year, and won 86 draw controls this spring.
Lydia Hetznecker, Haverford High – Senior midfielder and captain, a first team All-Central League selection, was the Fords’ MVP, scoring 45 goals, dishing out 14 assists, winning 31 draw controls and causing 12 turnovers. Will play for Temple University.
Caroline Steller, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior middie was an AACA all-star, a PASLA All-Academic pick and the Golden Bears’ co-MVP, scoring 59 goals and dishing out 19 assists. Will play for Marquette.
Allie Scannapieco, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior middie was an AACA all-star, a PASLA All-Academic pick and the Golden Bears’ Offensive MVP, scoring 57 goals and dishing out 27 assists. Will play for George Washington University.
Julianne Puckette, Radnor – Senior attack, an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Central League and All-Delco selection as well. Scored 97 goals, including a record nine goals in the PIAA 2A state championship final. Will play at Lehigh University.
Nicole Massimino, Radnor – Senior midfielder/defender and co-captain, a two-time All-American and an Academic All-American, was a first team All-Central League and All-Delco pick. Headed a stingy defense that allowed only 7.5 goals per game, and scored 30 goals while dishing out 21 assists. Will play for the University of Notre Dame.
Ashleigh Gundy, Shipley – Junior midfielder and captain was the Friends’ Schools League Most Valuable Player and a member of the All-PASLA team. The Cornell commit scored 40 goals, caused 20 turnovers and won 58 draw controls.
Audrey Fantazzia, Villa Maria Academy – Senior midfielder and co-captain was the Hurricanes’ MVP and an AACA all-star. Scored a team-high 74 goals, won 52 draw controls, dished out 21 assists, scooped up 30 ground balls and caused nine turnovers. Will play for University of Massachusetts.
Annina Iacobucci, Villa Maria Academy – Senior attack was AACA’s Most Valuable Player and Hurricanes’ Offensive MVP, scoring 54 goals, dishing out 44 assists and scooping up 27 ground balls. Will play for LaSalle.
Academy of Notre Dame – Makenzie Irvine, senior attack; Kelly Coyle, junior attack; Maggie O’Brien, sophomore midfielder.
Agnes Irwin – Nat Pansini, freshman; Alex Hark, junior attack; Sydney Wolfington, junior attack.
Archbishop Carroll – Katie Detweiler, junior midfielder; Anna Murphy, senior attacker; Sydney D’Orsogna, junior attack.
Baldwin School – Myla Barnett, junior midfielder/attacker.
Conestoga – Sydney Sloan, sophomore midfielder; Emma McGillis, junior defender; Amelia Kienzle, junior attacker.
Episcopal Academy – Taylor Lucey, senior attack; Olivia Tuma, junior midfielder; Devon Whitaker, freshman midfielder.
Friends’ Central – Lorna MacFarlane, senior midfielder; Soph Berger, senior midfielder/attack.
Harriton – Devin McClain, junior goalie; Claudia Conrad, senior middie; Molly McDonough, junior midfielder.
Haverford High –Laura Winters, senior attack; Nora Janzer, junior midfielder.
Lower Merion – Ashley Roberts, junior midfielder.
Merion Mercy Academy – Kaely Kyle, senior middie; Mary Cate Markey, senior goalie; Arianna Lavelle, junior attack.
Radnor – Natalie Junior, senior defender; Hope Smith, senior attack; Allison Lanzone, senior midfielder; Alex Solomon, senior goalie; Cate Cox, sophomore attack.
Sacred Heart – Hannah Seifried, junior midfielder; Danielle Santora, sophomore midfielder.
Shipley – Grace Donnelly, sophomore goalie; Elizabeth Talluto, sophomore midfielder.
Villa Maria Academy – Lizzy Walheim, junior defender/midfielder; Erin Finley, junior midfielder; Maddie Medve, junior goalie.
Academy of Notre Dame – Claire Gola, sophomore midfielder; Isabelle McHugh, sophomore defender; Hannah Gillespie, sophomore attack; Jackie Lanzalotto, junior goalie.
Agnes Irwin – Emma Macione, junior defender; Brynn Smith, junior midfielder; Kate Chernitsky, junior midfielder.
Archbishop Carroll – Grace Gallagher, junior attacker; Maddison Henry, sophomore midfielder; Kristi Kucia, sophomore midfielder.
Baldwin School – Olivia Tornetta, sophomore goalie.
Conestoga – Ceara Sweeney, junior midfielder.
Episcopal Academy – Phoebe Christos, junior defender; Lindsay Walling, sophomore defender; Ally Marino, junior attack.
Friends’ Central – Jess Goralski, senior goalie; Hannah Posencheg, senior defensive midfielder.
Harriton – Allison Schwab, sophomore attack; Emily Stewart, sophomore midfielder; Maddie Henderson, freshman defender; Katelin Williams, sophomore attack.
Haverford High – Lauren Johns, freshman goalie; Carly Gannon, sophomore midfielder; Amelia Durfee, senior defender; Clare Janzer, senior defender.
Lower Merion – Melissa Gingold, sophomore midfielder; Danielle Geis, junior attack.
Radnor – Lindsey McShea, senior defender.
Villa Maria Academy – Bri Bamber, senior attacker; Adele Iacobucci, sophomore midfielder; Nico Czyzewski, junior defender.